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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Nothing middling about the Mustangs

    There has been nothing middling about the Anderson County Mustangs this fall.

    At least when it comes to sports teams there's been nothing middling.

    Absolutely nothing.

    Everything has been first class.

    Itt has been a time of joy. A time of excitement and a time to celebrate.

    In case you have missed it, the Mustang football team finished 12-2 and was runner-up in the state tournament. The boys' soccer team went 8-2-1. A newer team, archery, was invited to go to Disney World for the world championships of the National Archery in the Schools Program.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.28

    Elk photo akin to watching ‘vomit in color’

    To the editor:

    Once again my senses were pinched by a ghastly color photo of a beautiful, dead animal on the cover of [last week’s] paper.

    It happens every year.

    Yes, I know all the reasons. They eat the meat, it’s a sport, family activity, good for kids’ self-esteem, etc.

    I completely understand and know there is an overpopulation of deer. Heck, they brought the elk in just so they could be shot at, I guess. 

  • COLUMN: Let's bring our families together for a winter dance

    A couple weekends ago I was asked for my opinion on an idea one by one of my church members.

    The idea was to have a family dance around this winter, which my mom and I think is a great idea for a variety of reasons.

    There isn’t a lot to do during the winter besides sit at home because it’s cold and few sports seasons are in play.

    The dance would be inside, where it would be warm, and we could have fun socializing and dancing.

    Who doesn’t love a few hours of that?

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Nov. 6: State Class 5A playoffs, Doss at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 7: Regional meet, TBA

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Thursday, Nov. 5  Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game, Anderson County vs. Marion County  at Anderson Co. High School, 7:45 p.m. 

  • COLUMN Wooly bears, plants offer predictions for winter

    As we fall deeper into our cold season, we can watch for several signs, like the “old-timers” did.

    They watched their environment. I use several of these folklore forecasters. It’s fun and it’s fairly accurate. Just keep an eye on your environment.

    Start watching the moon for halos. A lot of them means a lot of snow falls. Take a look at the wooly worms. They’re all over the place right now. There are several different kinds of wooly bears, and they do come in different bands of colors or even solid black.

  • MUSTANG MANIA: They just keep on winning

    Clay Birdwhistell took a game program, then rolled it tightly into his right hand.

    Wooden, you know. John Wooden.

    “Do I look that old?” Birdwhistell asked on his Twitter account.

    Well, not really. Birdwhistell is in his early 30s while the Wizard of Westwood recently celebrated No. 99.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Mustangs defeat Rowan County in semifinals

    Anderson County overcame an early deficit, then survived a late scare to oust Rowan County, 18-16, in the middle school state football playoff semifinals.

    Tristan Ashburn had a big game, running for approximately 100 yards and finding the end zone with the go-ahead touchdown to lead Anderson’s offense.

  • MUSTANG MANIA: Winning is fun!

    Chris Glass likes to start his freshman math classes with a joke. All the better to make learning a difficult subject fun.

    When Glass makes the transition from Anderson County High School teacher to Middle School football coach, nothing really changes. Just like the classroom, it's not really a laughing matter and carries an expectation of success, but there is fun in getting there.

    Lots of fun. And lots of wins for the Mustangs, who made it all the way to to the second state middle school championship game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Young Lady Mustangs remain unbeaten, win conference tourney

    The Anderson Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team, also known as the “B-team,” captured the championship of the Mid-Kentucky Middle School Conference tournament Wednesday night at Marion County High School.

    The Lady Mustangs defeated Old Kentucky Home for the third time this season, 49-45. Anderson improved to 27-0 on the year.

  • COLUMN: Health board earns kudos

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Kudos this week go to the Anderson County Board of Health for listening to the public and doing away with that goofy septic tank pumping ordinance. (See page A1.)

    Anderson was the only county in the state with such an ordinance, and with good reason: it was bad policy.