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Today's News

  • Young heroes spark girls past Oldham

    BUCKNER – An unlikely upset bid ended because of some unlikelier heroes Friday night.

    Anderson County overcame a four-point deficit in the final three minutes to stave off Oldham County 45-40 Friday night. Anderson, now 10-1, probably would have gone down if not for the play of freshman Sydney Brown and seventh-grader Eriel McKee.

    Coming off the bench, Brown scored 10 points, eight in the fourth quarter of her best outing of the season.

  • Sims takes Denny’s seat on court

    During the next two years as the magistrate for the 4th District, Buddy Sims hopes to provide Anderson County residents with quality service — despite a tighter budget.

    “I want to take my years of experience and find different ways to do more,” Sims said. “I want to give them (county residents) the same or better service, even though I know we’ll be working with less money.”

  • More regional foes awaiting Bearcats

    A pair of teams perceived to be threats to Anderson County’s top-dog status in the Eighth Region await the Bearcats in the coming week.

    Anderson travels to a puzzling Owen County team Thursday, Jan. 15. A year ago, Owen created a bit of a buzz within the region, winning eight straight in the final weeks of the season and posting an 18-10 record.

    The Rebels nearly upset eventual champion Shelby County in the Eighth Region Tournament’s first round as well.

  • Jan 14. to Jan 20 community calendar

    Wednesday, Jan. 14

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library.

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library.

    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.

  • Concerns linger following water advisory

    A weekend-long boil water advisory issued by the city ended Sunday morning, but questions remain regarding how effectively residents are being notified.

    Two of the city’s main water lines had to be shut down to make repairs late Friday afternoon, forcing city officials to declare the advisory.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said his office contacted each of the city’s restaurants and other locations that serve tap water or use it in beverages they sell.

  • No excuses on boil water letdown

    The lead letter to the editor on this page speaks poorly of city officials and The Anderson News.

    Frankly, each of us has failed in our missions: the city by not using all available resources to notify the public of a potential health problem; the paper by not effectively doing its job to find out about those problems and let you know.

    Rest assured that will not continue to happen on the newspaper’s part and, hopefully, the city’s.

  • Getting a 'Wii' bit more fit

    Exercise and video games are two things I’ve never really been able to get in to.

    I know that exercising for the sake of exercising is something that everyone should do, but I’ve never been able to continuously, on some sort of schedule make myself exercise just because it’s good for me. Back in high school, I did plenty of exercise disguised in the form of cheerleading practice, but that was because it was exercise in disguise. I had to do it or be a bad cheerleader, and the latter just wasn’t going to happen.

  • ‘Every child deserves a loving family’

    All children deserve to have a home to go to on Christmas, a place to eat at Thanksgiving and someone to take them out on their birthday — at least that’s the way Faith Flowers sees it.

    However, Flowers, a Lawrenceburg resident, knows that isn’t always the case. Thousands of children sit waiting for a home in Kentucky’s foster care system alone, she said.

    Still, Flowers is doing her part (and encouraging others to do theirs) to change that.

    Flowers and her husband adopted Rachel a little over two years ago. At the time, Rachel was 15.

  • Junior Miss to vie for state crown this weekend

    Singrid Tipton only needed to hear five words to make up her mind about competing in last spring’s Anderson County Junior Miss: “It’s about girls helping girls.”

    Sherrie Hall, the chairperson for the scholarship program, said those words during an informational meeting prior to last year’s event and Tipton was sold.

    Tipton’s decision must have been the right one. She was named Anderson County’s winner last April and will be competing for the state crown this weekend in Lexington.

  • Lots of burgers, more great teams

    Thanks to the Anderson County boys’ basketball team, I’ve put a bunch of miles on my car, eaten too many fast food dinners and had more late Monday deadlines than my Anderson News colleagues – and my wife – really want to remember.

    Because of this job, not only have I seen the Bearcats live up to their pre-season billing as the Eighth Region’s top team, I have had the privilege of being able to see some of the best high school teams in Kentucky. I just hope the company’s accounting department understands.