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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Strawberries a multi-purpose fruit

    Quick, name the only fruit with the seeds on the outside. They’re ripening right now and I’m eating them right now on my cereal. It’s a member of the rose family and it was a symbol for Venus, Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red color. It’s the strawberry.

    Man, they are so good. Strawberries ripen on the vine and not after so be sure you let it get just right before you pick. How do you know it’s ripe? It pops when you pluck it and it’s not a tough pull from the vine. Leave the green cap on it until you’re ready to eat.

  • Trinity hangs on to win semi-state

    LOUISVILLE – Before he could entertain any question, L.W. Barnes sported a look that combined the frustration and shock of the high school baseball season abruptly ending.

    “This was a tough one,” the Anderson County coach said moments after Louisville Trinity had held on for an 8-5 win in game two of the Semi-state 4 series at Eastern High School. Trinity clinched the series, 2-0, to move on to the state tournament at Lexington's Applebee's Park next week.

    Tough might not do justice to the way Anderson went down.

  • COLUMN: Cool Hand Luke lets cats escape

    Cool Hand Luke might have delivered his biggest escape yet last Wednesday.

    You know Cool Hand Luke. Forget that Paul Newman character in the classic movie.

    Think Luke Hawkins, who cemented his place in local sports lore one night before he picked up his high school diploma at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • South Anderson lifts boil water advisory

    UPDATED 3 P.M., MAY 27: The South Anderson Water District lifted its boil water advisory, which had been in effect since Sunday.

    All customers west of Beaver Lake Road to the Spencer-Nelson county lines and north to the Mercer-Washington county lines may now resume regular use of their water.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.27

    Little League thankful for support

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Little League Board would like to take the opportunity to express gratitude to the parents, the managers and coaches, the 83 sponsors and the over 100 volunteers who have made the 2009 Little League baseball season a great experience for the youth of Anderson County.

  • Encore!

    SHELBYVILLE – Kenny Chesney might have brought the house down singing about sexy tractors Saturday night but his encore could not have been any better than Anderson County baseball.

    The Bearcats repeated as Eighth Region champions, roaring to a 7-1 lead then holding on to beat host Shelby County, 8-5, in the regional final last Wednesday night. The Bearcats became the first Anderson County team to ever repeat as regional champion in a single-class sport.

    It was also the second time Anderson had beaten its arch-rival in seven days.

  • COLUMN: Kudos to caring officials

    Last year around this time, I wrote a column praising the efforts of the “behind-the-scenes stars” of the county’s DARE graduation.

    I still stand behind every word of that column, but this year deserves a follow-up.

    For some reason or another, I only attended the picnic at the park portion of last year’s festivities.

    This year, I got to see the other side of the event — the actual graduation ceremony full of accolades and guest speakers.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Feb. 26.

    Jeffery W. Goodlett, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to March 9.

    David M. Matheny, sentencing, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury) -- sentenced to 60 days, to serve five days (balance conditionally discharged for two years), $153, installment/deferred payment March 26.

  • Directions to Eastern High School

    Directions to Eastern High School

    From Lawrenceburg, get on I-64 West to the Gene Snyder Freeway North (Exit 19B). Go just over a mile to the Middletown exit (US 60-Shelbyville Road) and take a left off the exit ramp. Counting the light at the bottom of the exit ramp, go through five stoplights. Just past the fifth light, turn left onto Old Shelbyville Road (Old Main Street) and turn left.  (If you reach the McDonald's, you have gone too far.) The school is just up Old Shelbyville Road (Old Main) on the left.

  • Bearcats' semi-state opponent is highest-ranked team left

    This time, at least, Anderson County won't be playing on the other team's home field.

    The Bearcats tangle with Louisville Trinity in the best-of-three series that is the first round of the state high school baseball tournament beginning Monday, June 1. The series will be played at Louisville's Eastern High School.