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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A new friend kept me away from games

    I gave my newest friend a name.

    Arnold.

    You remember Arnold don’t you? He was that weather-forecasting, lunchbox-toting Wonder Pig from that intellectually-stimulating 60’s classic, Green Acres.

    But let’s just say my Arnold was not nearly as lovable as Fred and Doris Ziffel’s, ahem, son. While that Arnold once predicted a snowstorm during warm weather, my Arnold was more into chills after high temperature.

    Yep, my Arnold wasn’t an American Yorkshire, but of the H1N1 variety.

  • Grand Jury indicts six on charges ranging from drugs to fleeing police

    The following people were indicted Dec. 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to court documents.

    Wade Engle, 44, of Blackey, was indicted on four charges: receiving stolen property (less than $10,000); use/possession of drug paraphernalia; operating on a suspended/revoked/canceled/denied operator’s license; and illegal possession of a legend drug.

    Nathan Green, 28, of 1820 Harrodsburg Road, was indicted on two charges: tampering with physical evidence; and possession of marijuana.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Sept. 28.

    Michael Cooper, hearing, attempted intimidating a participant in a legal process -- to serve 11 months (credit time served), fines and costs converted to eight days (concurrent).

    Michael A. Cooper, hearing, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- to serve 11 months (credit time served, concurrent) , fines and costs converted to eight days (concurrent).

  • MatCats romp in duals

    Four teams showed up Saturday morning at Anderson County High School to wrestle the MatCats, and four teams went home that afternoon licking their wounds.

    The MatCats racked up 36 pins on route to knocking off Montgomery County (62-18), Woodford County (64-6), Boyle County’s A (69-6) and B (53-30) teams and Bourbon County (46-33).

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Blake Curtsinger (130) were dominant, each scoring five pins in five matches on the day.

    T.W. Stockton (135) also notched five wins, including four pins, and Zach Perry won five matches on two pins.

  • Russell's muscles lead Bearcats past upset minded Titans

    It really would be possible to have a better game than Jacob Russell did Friday night at Mercer County. But you won’t see it very often.

    Russell was uncommonly incredible, scoring 27 points, pulling down 20 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists to lead Anderson County to a 70-59 win over the Titans. It was undoubtedly one of the most dominating individual performances at Anderson basketball history.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR DEC. 16: Shelby girls' coach continuing long run of class

    Most Anderson County fans find it strange that I list Shelby County as one of my favorite places to go on the road.

    Some think it is because my wife, while not a Shelby County native, almost considers herself from Shelbyville and her uncle, Sam Chandler, was the principal at Shelby County High School for years. Plus, Stephanie teaches at Clear Creek Elementary School and, as many of our readers know, we have lived in Shelbyville since we married over three years ago.

  • COLUMN: Things learned this weekend

    Occasionally, I write a serious column about things I learn or about how important learning is in general. This is not one of those columns. I learned a few fun things this weekend, so I’ll share those.

    Thing #1

    I love my mother, but she is almost impossible to tolerate when watching a University of Kentucky basketball game.

    She is a UK fan, as in she wants the team to win and win by about 60 if at all possible.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Hoopin' it Up Holiday Classic at London, Ky.

    Saturday, Dec. 19: Anderson Co. vs. Whitley Co. at North Laurel High School, 6:30  p.m.   

    Sunday, Dec. 20: Anderson Co.-Whitley Co. winner vs. Pleasure Ridge Park at North Laurel High School, 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 21: TBA

    Tuesday, Dec. 22: TBA

    Tournament updates and game times will be posted at www.theandersonnews.com.

    Boys' freshman basketball

  • COLUMN: Woodstove ashes make next year's garden great

    December just whizzes by, doesn’t it?

    In a hurry is the state of being everyone is in right now. When we do stop for a breather, we realize all the things we need to do and get cranking all over again.

    On the bright side, this warp speed means spring will get here before we know it. In the meantime, I’m getting my gardening fix by watching my carrots grow. I have an indoor window box and I planted seeds awhile back. Looks like I’ll be harvesting fresh carrots for Christmas.

  • COLUMN: DUI conviction rate allows us to feel safer

    Anderson County just keeps proving how great it is.

    So far this year we’ve had so many things to be happy about, including sports victories, shooting a film and we’re among the toughest on drunk driving in the state.

    Although some of us can’t drive, we still ride in cars.

    With Christmas a few weeks away there will be lots of traveling to various places. We all know the roads aren’t always the safest places, but knowing Anderson County law enforcement is very watchful of the roads makes you feel safer.