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Today's News

  • ‘Second Sunday’ encourages citizens to get active

    This Sunday — the second Sunday of the month — Anderson County citizens are invited downtown to get active.

    For the first time, Anderson County is participating in “Second Sunday,” which is a “statewide event that encourages all forms of physical activity within the local community and is designed to get Kentuckians moving,” according to the event website, www.2ndsundayky.com.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Letters to the editor - 9.30

    Car-based development harms the least among us

    To the editor:

    Juanita Stratton does not drive. Like the majority of Anderson County residents, she lives in a residential subdivision, far away from essential destinations such as the doctor’s office, grocery stores, schools, and parks.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Oct. 9: Anderson County at Bullitt Central, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 12: South Oldham at Anderson Co. 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Oct. 7: John Hardin at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 10, Tates Creek at Anderson Co., 1 p.m.

    Senior Day festivities at 12:30 p.m.

    District 25 tournament at Frankfort's Sower Field

  • EDITORIAL: Provide opportunities to prevent 'brain drain'

    Anderson County will be presented with an opportunity over the next couple years to clog up the drain and prevent its brains from slipping away into other areas. This is an opportunity the county should fully embrace.

    As a story on this week’s front page points out, the Lawrenceburg campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College has seen a 46 percent increase in enrollment in the past year. Around 800 students are enrolled at the campus.

    As the story also says, those students are of all ages — from 16 to 83, says Campus Liaison Rhonda Wheeler.

  • District tournament schedules

    District soccer and volleyball tournament schedules

    Boys' soccer at Owen County High School

    Monday, Oct. 12

    Western Hills vs. Frankfort, 6 p.m.

    Anderson Co. vs. Owen Co., 8 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 13

    Woodford Co. vs. Western Hills-Frankfort winner, 6 p.m.

    Franklin Co. vs. Anderson Co.-Owen Co. winner, 8 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 16

    Championship game, 6 p.m.

    District 25 girls' soccer at Sower Soccer Complex, Frankfort

    Monday, Oct. 12

    Western Hills vs. Frankfort, 6 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Agony of defeat

    Nearly 48 hours after it was all over, Taylor Gillis’ heart was still broken.

    And hurting. In a way few could really, totally understand.

    A talented senior at Anderson County High School, Taylor knew the expectations. She’d be playing the regional golf tournament on her home course at Wild Turkey Trace, would advance to the state tournament at Bowling Green this weekend, hopefully do well, and leave her mark as one of the best ever to tee it up for Anderson County.

    “Reality hit me in the face,” she said Thursday.

  • COLUMN: Time to winterize your tools

    Well, we were a little dry. I’d say we’ve definitely gotten caught up on our rainfall. This is the time when I am really thankful for a mud room. Three dogs and one cat equals to 16 paw prints per step, and we all know they always travel in a straight line. Not. Spanky runs the Indy 500 whether she’s going out or coming inside. Tiller just dances and Boomer the cat likes to twirl. I can’t blame the blind dog.

  • Community calendar - 10.7 to 10.13

    Wednesday, Oct. 7

    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.

  • Prosecutor: Gillispie's 'charge will not be amended down'

    Former University of Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie will have to plead guilty to driving under the influence or go to trial, according to a statement released last week by Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

  • Cornish announces run for re-election in 2010

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish filed a letter of intent to seek re-election in 2010, he announced last week.

    Cornish said he sent in his letter of intent on Aug. 31. Filing the letter means Cornish is allowed to start raising funds for his campaign.

    As it currently stands, Cornish will square off against current Magistrate John Wayne Conway in the democratic primary election. Donna Drury has also filed to run for the office as an independent.

    Cornish said he always planned on running for election.