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Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Safety should come first, dogs come second

    Man’s best friend, maybe, then again maybe not. The park and dogs just seem not to mix apparently. Dogs are great, until they hurt someone or cause a problem that is.

    Dogs mean different things to different people. Some say a dog is like a member of their family, others however say it’s just a dog, nothing special about it. How you see it determines your view on a dog ordinance.

  • Penny home, says juco not for him

    Former Anderson County basketball player C.J. Penny has had a change of heart.

    Penny, who was a first team all-state selection last spring, signed to play for Southeastern Illinois, a junior college located in Harrisburg, Ill., in June. But after moving to the school, he returned home after less than one week.

    “I just realized it was not what was best for me,” Penny said Friday, while attending the Anderson County-Garrard County football game.

  • School board calls for 5.25 percent tax rate increase

    The Anderson County Board of Education is proposing a tax increase that would create over $300,000 more in revenue than it collected last year.

    The proposed rate is 58.1 cents per $100 on real property and 58.1 cents per $100 on personal property, according to a legal advertisement that appeared in The Anderson News.

    A public hearing to discuss the general fund tax levy is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Training Room located at 1160 Bypass North.

  • Chandler answers health care reform critics

    Congressman Ben Chandler wants the Obama administration to slow down on health care and focus on jobs and the economy.

    That was Chandler’s message in an interview Monday after opponents of the House’s efforts to reform health care held a spoof town hall meeting Saturday in Lexington.

    The meeting included an effigy of Chandler on stage with a microphone.

    Chandler said he does not routinely hold town hall meetings during his August recess and had no plans to do so during the ongoing health care debate.