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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 8.19 to 8.25

    Wednesday, Aug. 19

    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: Sometimes life feels just right

    There are certain moments when all the world feels right.

    Like when your dad sees your new house for the first time. He puts his arm around your shoulders, and even though he doesn’t say much, you just know he’s proud of you.

    Or when you go out to dinner with all of your friends, and you’re perfectly content to just sit back, smile and take in the others’ conversations because evenings like that are too few and far between.

  • Congressman Chandler honors WWII vet

    Congressman Ben Chandler made a surprise visit to Anderson County on Friday to honor Truman Wells, a World War II veteran.

    Well, it was supposed to be a surprise.

    Wells’ daughter Susan Young and her husband, Tony, planned to keep the visit a secret until Chandler arrived Friday afternoon to present Wells with a flag flown over the nation’s capitol in his honor.

    However, the cat was let out of the bag on Thursday night so other family members could plan to attend, Tony Young said.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Late changes from the print edition of The Anderson News are highlighted.

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 21: Anderson Co. at Garrard Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Aug. 19: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, District 25 seeding game, 7 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 5:30 p.m.

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

        Junior varsity at 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for improvement

    It finally happened last fall.

    Anderson County's Taylor Gillis qualified for the state golf tournament, the first Anderson golfer to do so since the girls' team was organized seven years ago.

    The current Lady Bearcats are hoping to ride some of Gillis' coattails, mixed in with the good fortune of having the regional tournament on their home course at Wild Turkey Trace, to join Gillis at the state tournament in Bowling Green.

    Anderson coach Lynn Gritton says it will be difficult but his team knows it is possible to advance, just like their teammate.

  • Referee of the Year!

    Kate Wickizer, a junior at Anderson County High School, has been named the female winner of the EuroSport Young Referee of the Year award as given by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. She was selected for her impact on the local community and across the state of Kentucky.

    Wickizer represented the state for the Region II Olympic Development Program in DeKalb, Ill.

    Wickizer was selected after being nominated by Daniel Rogers, former head of officials for the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association.

  • COLUMN: Clean this year’s mess to save next year’s crops

    Did you see that full moon last week? I sat on the porch to watch the huge ball of orange rise above the tree tops. What a sight. Spanky and Tiller nuzzled up to join me, but kept their eyes on the rabbits playing in the grass.

    The moon rise wasn’t enough action for them. With one word they were off and running after the rabbits. Fear not, the rabbits made a clean getaway; it’s the chase the dogs enjoy.

  • Lady Bearcats learning new system, looking to regional return

    There is little doubt that 2008 will go down as one of the benchmark years in Anderson County volleyball history.

    The Lady Bearcats finished 19-13, claimed a win over Scott County, swept a very good Henry County team, and after faltering in the District 28 championship game, rebounded to win the first regional match in the program's history.

    Moments after the team's final match, a regional semi-final loss to eventual champion North Oldham, there was a quick transition to looking ahead. After all, nearly everyone that played was expected to return.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.12

    Paper right on DUIs, city wrong on crosses

    To the editor:

    There are a few things I’d like to get off my chest. First off, about the dentist and his [alleged] DUIs.

    Thank you, Anderson News, for giving me the heads up on this dentist. This is coming from a mother of two little ones who is trying to find a good local dentist to take her family to.

    Instead of complaining, maybe you people should be thanking God that he didn’t kill himself or someone else.

  • COLUMN: Maybe high school isn’t so scary after all

    Confusion, yeah you could say that, but worry? No.

    Walking into that intimidating, huge building certainly seemed like a task. The high school itself and the added freshman center are big. Taking a deep breath and walking nervously into the new school was all I could do, it seemed like, Tuesday morning.