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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Not sold on notion court’s not buying

    It appears the Anderson County Fiscal Court has a line on a pile of grant money to purchase some property.

    I don’t know that for a fact, but make the assumption based on statements by the judge-executive and ongoing closed-door negotiations during recent fiscal court meetings.

    A month ago, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish slammed the door on what he said were ongoing rumors that the fiscal court was considering buying the current health department building once it moves into its new $2 million home near Wal-Mart. (More on that in a moment.)

  • Oldham collars Bearcats, wins district championship

    BUCKNER – Oldham County stifled the powerful Anderson County offense for a half, then held on in the closing seconds to defeat Anderson County 10-7 Friday night.

    Oldham handed the Bearcats their first loss of the season, but most importantly, won the Class 5A, District 4 championship.

    Oldham County's Jake Weigel nailed a 23-yard field goal with 3:06 to play to decide the outcome.

  • COLUMN: Brother’s hunt proves patience pays off

    Patience, how many of us can say we have that trait? Ever heard the saying the best things happen to those who wait? I’m not always the most patient person, especially when I want it done or I’m in a hurry. While you may not be a believer of that saying, every now and then you get a great example of one though.  For me that happened youth hunt weekend with my brother.

  • COLUMN: Sometimes family is all we have

    I’ve learned a lot about family in the past week. It’s probably nothing I haven’t learned before, but some lessons are worth repeating.

    Family may very well be the most important thing in this life since it is the first thing God gives us when we are born. But because some original families don’t live up to their potential, we continue to get opportunities to add to the group we call our family.

  • Community calendar - 10.28 to 11.3

    Wednesday, Oct. 28

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

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Stingy Oldham County shuts down Bearcats

    BUCKNER – Oldham County should really consider changing its mascot.

    Nothing wrong with that genteel Southern Colonel that bears a bit of resemblance to Col. Sanders, mind you. But these guys are more like Col. Patton. Or Col. Schwarzkopf. Or any other military hero on his way to general.

  • COLUMN: Get prepared for winter to help save on energy bills

    As the leaves go from green to gold, and the makings for compost blanket the lawn, I have one constant chore, removing sticktights. Walking the farm leaves me covered with the little seeds that attach themselves to almost everything.

    Spanky and Tiller get covered from head to toe causing me to keep the brushes by the back door. I’ve learned to wear nylon. I really believe that some scientist ought to study those little seeds and make them the “new” Velcro of our time.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.21

    Where’s ‘revolt’ over sewer billing?

    To the editor:

    Have any citizens written opinions to The Anderson News about the sewer billing in Lawrenceburg?

    I’m surprised people haven’t begun a revolt.

    We live in Briar Creek and recently had to water quite a bit outside to get new grass to germinate before cold weather (we did have a dry spell in September) and I just received my water bill for the month.

  • Mustangs two steps closer to state title

    The Anderson County Middle School football team navigated the first two steps in its quest for a state championship last week when the Mustangs defeated Grant County and Lexington Catholic on the field at Anderson County High School.

    The Mustangs move on to play the winner of Johnson Central and Rowan County in the state semi-finals on Saturday night, Oct. 31 at Lexington Catholic High School. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

  • No fancy passing in regional semifinals

    SHELBYVILLE – When tournament time rolls around, volleyball is just like any other sport.

    Then the stakes are the greatest, it is the smallest aspects of the game that make the difference.

    Such was the case Wednesday night when Oldham County ended Anderson County's season with a 25-10, 25-17 decision in the semi-finals of the Eighth Region Tournament at Shelby County High School.

    Oldham went on to upset North Oldham in the championship game to advance to this week's state tournament, being held at Regents Hall at Northern Kentucky University.