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  • GO BEARCATS: SWEET!

    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 Tuesday night.

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

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  • GO BEARCATS: T-shirts on sale at high school

    Eighth Region championship T-shirts are now on sale at the Scratching Post at Anderson County High School.

    The shirts went on sale around 1 p.m. Thursday.

    Candy Rollins, who runs the Scratching Post, said she will set up to sell T-shirts again Friday, and possibly next week, if there is a need.

    Shirts are available in youth medium and large and in adult small, medium, large, XL, 2X and 3X. All shirts are $12.

  • GO BEARCATS: Video - The Shot!
  • GO BEARCATS: Video - 8th Region Champs by Travis Kays
  • GO BEARCATS: Video - Shot heard 'round the Bluegrass
  • Police: Woman tried to torch house with grandmother still inside

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say set her house on fire with her bedridden grandmother still inside Sunday night has been charged with first-degree arson.

    Investigators say they still don’t know why Cheryl Brogan, 41, of 309 Center St., started the fire, the first in a series of bizarre events that resulted in her arrest Monday near Little Rock, Ark.

  • Student, 5, left sleeping on bus

    A preschooler was left sleeping on a school bus last Tuesday afternoon, and three Anderson County Schools’ employees were placed on administrative leave as a result, according to Assistant Superintendent Larry Basham.

    “We regret that it happened, but it did happen, so we have to deal with it,” Basham said.

    The child, a 5-year-old girl, boarded the preschool/kindergarten bus at the Early Childhood Center at the end of the day Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    The bus ran its route and went back to the garage, Basham said.

  • Fallen dancer, husband suing Alton Ruritan Club

    A woman who claims she was injured last March after falling on the dance floor at the Alton Ruritan Club is suing the club and two Lawrenceburg men who sponsored a dance at the club.

    Kathy and William Slaughter of Franklin County filed a civil suit late last month in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Praying for a miracle - again

    By Shannon Mason Brock

    Staff Writer

    Eight years ago, Brianna Borwig experienced what her family calls a miracle — today, they’re praying for a second one.

    Brianna, now 12, was diagnosed in 2000 at the age of 4 with an inoperable brainstem tumor. She underwent radiation, but doctors said the tumor was still growing and that there was “no hope,” according to Brianna’s mother, Kim.

    Doctors recommended that Brianna go through chemotherapy to “buy time,” Kim said.

  • Police investigating after Turner sub dismissed

    By Shannon Mason Brock

    Staff Writer

    A substitute teacher was dismissed from a classroom at Robert B. Turner Elementary School last Wednesday because of “inappropriate and unprofessional behavior,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Kim Shaw.

    “Her behavior and actions weren’t what we expect from teachers and substitute teachers,” Shaw said. “She is no longer on the substitute teacher list in the district.”