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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Vick deserves a second chance

    As humans, we had our shot at being perfect, but Adam and Eve blew that in the garden, and we’ve all been making mistakes ever since.

    Michael Vick is no exception. Vick, who bankrolled a dog-fighting operation, made several big mistakes, and for those mistakes he was punished through our country’s court system and through the National Football League, by which he was employed.

    His complete reinstatement is still pending, even though the Philadelphia Eagles signed him last week. (Should he be reinstated, he will play for the Eagles.)

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 22.

    Sean M. Roberts, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .130) -- show cause.

    Justin A. Robinson, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed.

    Jorge Ruiz, continued first appearance, no operator’s/moped license -- pleaded guilty, $243, show cause/installment/deferred payment Sept. 28.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.19

    Cemetery ordinance serves responsible purpose

    To the editor,

    Over the past two weeks I have been following the controversy over the wooden crosses in the Lawrenceburg City Cemetery. I do not wish to be insensitive to this family or their situation. However, they are looking at this from a very emotional perspective (which is to be expected). We as a community should be looking at this from a factual perspective.

  • Community calendar - 8.26 to 9.1

    Wednesday, Aug. 26

    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

  • COLUMN: Researching gourds so you don’t have to

    Awww, the sun is going down sooner. You know what that means? Summer is ending. On the bright side, the sun doesn’t glare right in on you when you’re driving home. There is an up side to everything. Sometimes you have to look really hard though. I’m trying to find the bright side to a spider bite right now.

  • First Anderson team never won, but never gave up

    First Bearcats to be honored Friday

    The first Anderson Bearcat football team will be honored in a short ceremony prior to the Alumni Bowl game Friday night. The ceremony is set to begin at 7:40 p.m.

    Team members and a guest should report to the pass gate near the football fieldhouse by 7:15 for instructions on the ceremony. For more information, contact The Anderson News sports editor John Herndon by e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com or call 839-6906.

    Their legacy is simple. They were just the first.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 28: Alumni Bowl, Meade Co. at Anderson Co., 8 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 31: Junior varsity, Washington Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug 26: Anderson Co. at West Jessamine, 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 29: Anderson Co. at Central Hardin, 6:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5 p.m.

  • Slow start dooms Lady Bearcats against Shelby

    One of the oldest sayings in sport is that the best defense is a great offense.

    Cliched, no doubt, but true.

    Such was case Thursday night when Shelby County swept home-standing Anderson County in volleyball action. Shelby rolled to a 25-10 win in the first game but had to score the final two points to claim a 26-24 victory in game two.

  • COLUMN: Alumni Bowl is more than a game

    Often overlooked in the incredible rebuilding job Mark Peach has done with Anderson County football is a decision he made less than a year into the task.

    In Peach's first season, the Bearcats went 1-9, but there were signs of the corner being turned. With fans that already had a reputation of following the Bearcats in large numbers, Peach had decided to add a little lustre to the early-season, but also give Bearcat fans something a little bit more special to look forward to.

    Out of that simple idea, the Alumni Bowl idea was born.

  • Novice boaters can bring some good fun to watch at ramp

    Outdoors columnist Jeff Lilly says fun can be had at the lake even if you catch nothing. Just watching novice boaters can bring some laughs. He also gives the dates of the upcoming hunting seasons. His column is available this week in The Anderson News, available at newstands across the county.