Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor - 03.11

    Carlton’s letter missed the mark

    To the editor:

    Will Carlton missed the point I was trying to make in his letter last week titled ‘Missed opportunity to teach a lesson.’

    His letter makes me out to be this father who is ranting and raving over his child not making “whatever team they tried out for.”

    It was not my intention on making this personal. I was merely stating a problem, as well as speaking for others that I know share in my thinking.

  • Cinders on private road called ‘morally correct but ‘technically incorrect’

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish on Monday said he would “probably do it again” when asked about his decision to order cinders placed on a private road during last month’s ice storm.

    By Tuesday, he had issued a statement through County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office, saying that while he still thought the decision was “morally correct,” he would in the future consult the county attorney before taking similar action.

  • Both sides of Barbie

    At 50, Barbie certainly doesn’t look her age.

    The 11.5-inch plastic doll doesn’t look a day older than she did when she was first “born” in 1959.

    But over the course of her half century, she sure has managed to stir up a lot of trouble. So much so that legislators in a state or two have tried to get the sale of the doll banned.

  • Church musicians plead not guilty

    The two First Baptist Church keyboard players indicted last month on multiple felony charges for allegedly creating a fake commercial drivers license pleaded not guilty Friday morning during their arraignment in Franklin County Circuit Court, according to court documents.

  • No Distractions? Yeah, right

    Their motto from October 15, probably even long before that, had been “No Distractions.”

    But looking back at how things turned out, the litany of things that could have potentially derailed Anderson County’s drive to the Sweet 16 is almost as long as the Bearcats’ roster.

  • Anderson tracksters turn in record day

    The Anderson County High School track and field team had a strong start to the 2009 season as the Bearcats broke eight school records in the Mason-Dixon games held at Broadbent Arena at the state fairgrounds in Louisville.

    “We had a lot of top 10 finishes but unfortunately we didn’t score a lot of points,” said Coach Travis Gay.

  • Hooligans? Not hardly

    It’s not often that I respond to a column that appears in another publication, especially a local paper similar to The Anderson News.

    After 24 years in the business, I know it can be difficult to put together a factual, yet interesting story. In sports writing, when you are often crossing county lines for game stories, it can be doubly tough.

  • GO BEARCATS: Bearcat mania sweeps through community

    C.J. Penny's dramatic 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Shelby County on Tuesday night and propel the Bearcats into the Sweet 16 has set off a flurry of activities.

    The following events have been planned in support of the Bearcats' trip to the Sweet 16. More events will be added as details become available.

    Thursday, March 12

    1 p.m., T-shirts commemorating the Bearcats' Eighth Region championship go on sale at Anderson County High School

    Monday, March 16


    At least two Anderson County basketball players can get some advice on what to expect Thursday night when the Bearcats take on Elliott County in the Sweet 16.

    Senior Walt Ruggles and junior Jacob Russell are apparently the first Anderson players to follow a parent on a Sweet 16 team.

    David Ruggles, Walt’s dad, played on Anderson’s first Sweet 16 team in 1971 that made it all the way to the championship game before losing to Male. Judy Russell made it to the girls’ Sweet 16 in 1978. That team lost to Owensboro in the first round.

  • Penny's buzzer-beater propels Bearcats to state tourney

    NEW CASTLE – There was never any doubt in C.J. Penny’s mind.

    “I was going to take the shot and I was going to hit it,” Penny said after hitting a 3-pointer as time expired to send Anderson County past Shelby County, 52-49, for the Eighth Region championship on Tuesday night at Henry County High School.

    Anderson advances to the Sweet 16 for just the fourth time in school history and the first time since 1997.