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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 1.6 to 1.12

    Wednesday, Jan. 6

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Good-for-nothing horse owner should face prosecution

    Last Wednesday, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish called our office and asked if we would like to do a “heartbreaking” story.

    I cautiously replied “maybe,” not knowing that my heart would actually end up broken.

    Cornish began to tell me about three horses, at least one of which can be seen on the front page, which had been abandoned in the Birdie area.

    “Altogether, they probably didn’t weigh 800 pounds,” Cornish said.

  • Shelby rallies to slip past Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE – Only the uninitiated  would have foreseen a different scenario to Saturday's annual Anderson County-Shelby County border war.

    The scoreboard showed that Shelby came away with a 32-30 win and the likely No. 1 seed in the 30th District Tournament. To many, it was the epitome of ugly basketball.

    There were frustrations, missed open shots and crucial turnovers.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Henry Clay rally

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats built a big lead, then held off a spirited Henry Clay rally to post a 49-40 win in girls' high school basketball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    The Lady Bearcats had overcome some sloppy play to go up 45-30 with five minutes to play but Henry  Clay ran off 10 straight points over the next 2:35 to get within 45-40.

    Anderson survived a turnover, its fifth straight possession without a shot, when Eriel McKee blocked a shot, then hit four of six free throws inside the final minute to preserve the win.

  • Local Wildcat fans saddened by Brooks retirement

    Leslie Edmondson has not bled Blue all her life, but her heart was still heavy when Rich Brooks retired as football coach at the University of Kentucky on Monday.

    “We were in Nashville (for the Music City Bowl) when the news broke that he was more than likely going to retire,” said Edmondson, a teacher at Anderson County Middle School.

    “Even knowing the chance was high, the thought was there that maybe he would change his mind.”

  • EDITORIAL: Time to show KACo, League the door

    It should be a no-brainer next year when the city and county accept bids for their insurance needs that the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and the Kentucky League of Cities are automatically rejected.

    There can be no other conclusion given the outright financial debauchery that has come to light during the past year, and the exceptionally scathing comments made about each by the state auditor’s office.

  • Police solve smoke shop burglary

    A Louisville man is behind bars and facing charges in connection with a burglary at Bo’s Smoke Shop last month.

    Tracy Shanklin, 42, is charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony.

    More arrests are expected in the case, according to Detective Bryan Taylor with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Ice storm is year's top story

    Old man winter slapped Anderson County and most of Kentucky square in the chops late last January, blanketing us first with an inch of ice followed by several inches of snow.

    The storm, widely considered the worst of its kind in the state’s history, fell trees and power lines across Anderson County, leaving thousands shivering in the dark and hundreds seeking shelter.

    The city and county declared states of emergency, triggering shelters to open as dozens fled from their dark, freezing homes.

  • Abandoned horses put down

    Three horses abandoned in the Birdie area were put down last week after a veterinarian determined it was the “most humane thing to do,” said Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Someone in the neighborhood called animal control on Dec. 22 to report the horses wandering in the middle of the road.

    Animal control officer Jason Chesser picked up the horses, which he said ranged in age from 3 to 6 years.

    “Altogether, they probably didn’t weigh 800 pounds,” Cornish said.

  • Shelby rallies to defeat Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County overcame a five-point third quarter deficit to defeat visiting Anderson County 32-30 in a boys' basketball game turned chess match Saturday night.

    Anderson led 24-19 after Tyler Hyatt buried a 3-pointer with a minute to go in the third frame but Shelby's Eric Standafer swished a trey as the third quarter ended to pull Shelby within 24-23.

    The lead changed hands five times in the fourth quarter, with Anderson taking its last lead on Will Ruggles' layup that made it 30-29 with 53 seconds to play.