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Today's News

  • Hanging up her ledger

    Joy Peach has used the same ledger during all 25 years of her service at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office — but that ledger will close for the final time Dec. 31 when she retires.

    Peach, an office deputy, said that ledger was one of the only constants at the sheriff’s office during her tenure. The ledger actually belonged to the woman who previously held Peach’s position and could be anywhere from 30 to 50 years old, she said.

  • The Night Before Christmas (at the White House)

    The Night Before Christmas

    (at the White House)

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the nation

    Not a creature was stirring, due to economic stagnation

    A list of woes was hung by the chimney with care,

    In hopes that Obama would soon be there;

    The twins were nestled all snug in their beds,

    While visions of bourbon balls danced in their heads

    And mamma in her 'kerchief' eating a wrap

    Had just settled down with the world's biggest sap

    When out on the lawn there arose such a howl,

  • A trip to Louisville with Lexington on their minds

    That ultimate measuring stick of success is undoubtedly found on the hardwood of Rupp Arena. At least for a high school basketball team in Kentucky, it is.

  • Speaking of electric cars, discrimination, Christmas

    Column as I see ’em...

    A question for those of you who think the answer for America’s auto industry woes is for the Big Three to build electric cars: What happens when tens of millions of people pull into their driveways after work and plug them in?

    Might not be too terrible a problem here, but when it’s 90 degrees on the West Coast, California already experiences brown outs due to its aging and inadequate electric grid.

    Ditto the Northeast.

  • Defense leads Lady Cats to finals

    SHELBYVILLE -- It was fitting that turnovers resulting in Anderson County points formed the parentheses around the second half of the semi-final game of the Lady Rocket Invitational.

    Kara Yeaste swished a short jump shot after the Lady Bearcats forced Oldham County into a 5-second violation on the throw-in to start the second half and Makenzie Stoner’s steal and lay-up with two seconds remaining punctuated Anderson’s 47-37 win Monday night.

  • Theft ring warning issued by sheriff’s office

    A rash of thefts of items from unlocked vehicles and buildings have prompted the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department to issue a warning of a possible theft ring operating in this area.

    The warning was issued last Wednesday in a news release, and says that residents in the Alton area should be especially vigilant in locking their vehicles, homes and outbuildings.

  • ‘I wanted to do this for her’

    Thanks to the holiday spirit of local police and the largess of the community, the Christmases of 14 Anderson County children were jump started Saturday through a program dubbed Shop With A Cop.

    One of the children, Brianna, 12, was too ill to participate in the program, so her brother Blake, 10, filled in for her.

    “She’s really sick and has been in the hospital a lot,” Blake said. “I wanted to do this for her. I made a list of things that I thought she’d like and would make her happy. And I added a few things for myself.”

  • Trojan icon is more than a football coach

    I never thought I could become a Southern Cal football fan. Maybe it’s because of the way they repeatedly run roughshod over my University of Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl.

    It wasn’t always that way. The Michiganders swamped the Trojans 49-0 in the 1949 Rose Bowl. But that’s ancient history and I didn’t become a Wolverine fan until the 1970s when I moved to Michigan. Since then it has been all University of Southern California. They whipped U of M 14-3 in 1970, 14-6 in 1972, 28-14 in 2004, and 32-18 two years ago.

  • County schools should be in session Thursday

    Students in Anderson County can expect to be back in the classroom Thursday.

    "I expect we'll be in tomorrow," Superintendent Kim Shaw said Wednesday morning.

    Schools were closed Tuesday and Wednesday following a winter storm Monday night that dumped over 3 inches of snow in Anderson and surrounding counties.

    According to weather.com, tonight's low should be around 30 F with cloudy skies. Thursday should be cloudy with a chance for rain later in the day. The high should be around 48.

  • Lady Bearcats get district win over Spencer

    Anderson County overcame a sporadic performance to record a 52-37 win over visiting Spencer County in a key 30th District seeding game Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats took the lead for good midway through the first quarter and never looked back, gradually padding their lead to as many as 22 points with four minutes to play.

    Lindsay Fultz paced Anderson, now 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in district play, with 21 points. The Lady Bearcats got a huge lift from reserve Caroline McDowell, who scored a varsity career-high 14.