Today's News

  • Schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding

    Anderson County schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding if Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget passes through the General Assembly, but school system officials are hoping it doesn't come to that.

    "We're concerned, but we're not in panic mode right now," said Superintendent Kim Shaw. "We're hoping the General Assembly will make it a lot better than what the governor is proposing. They have in the past, and we're hopeful they do it again."

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament results: Lady Cats advance; Oldham, Shelby ousted

    Anderson County outscored Owen County 19-5 in the fourth quarter to score a 53-38 win in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Monday.

    Lindsay Fultz led Anderson with 22 points while Courtney Milam added 13.

    Anderson will play Walton-Verona in Friday's semi-finals. Walton-Verona pulled an upset in beating Oldham County 55-47 in Monday's other first round game.

  • Shelby whips Bearcats for boys district title

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Shelby County used a 16-0 run to start the second quarter and defeated Anderson County 73-61 for the boys' 30th District basketball championship Saturday night at Spencer County High School.

    Leading 8-7 after a quarter, Anderson suddenly disintegrated as Shelby's pressure defense forced turnovers near mid-court and the Bearcats missed countless easy shots. By halftime, Shelby had doubled the score at 34-17 and was well on its way to avenging losses in last year's district final and in the 2007-08 regular season.

  • Boys Eighth Region pairings announced; Bearcats play Gallatin Thursday

    Anderson County will play Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Thursday, March 6, at Henry County High School. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    The Bearcats defeated Gallatin 68-59 just before Christmas but both are slightly different teams in March.

    The contest will match two of the contenders for the Eighth Region championship in what figures to be the marquee game of the opening round. Gallatin and Anderson are the two winningest teams in the region in 2007-08.

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament pairings announced; Anderson plays Owen Monday

    Anderson County will play 31st District champion Owen County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament, Monday, March 3 at Shelby County High School. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson has not played Owen this season but figures to be a strong favorite despite falling in the 30th District championship game.

  • Some tickets available for boys' 30th District final

    A limited number of tickets are available for the boys' 30th District basketball tournament championship game Saturday, March 1.

    Anderson County will be defending its 30th District championship against arch-rival Shelby County. Anderson won the teams' regular-season meeting, 60-53, on Jan. 4 at Shelby County.

    Anderson returned "about 50" of its 500-ticket allotment to host Spencer County High School, according to principal Ray Woodyard.

    Tickets are $5 each and are expected to go on sale an hour before tipoff, which is set for 7 p.m.

  • Shelby outlasts Lady Bearcats in overtime for district title

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Shelby County hit 6 of 9 free throws in overtime to outlast Anderson County 53-47 in the 30th District Tournament championship game Friday night at Spencer County High School.

    Shelby's Raechele Gray, who has signed with Marshall, scored 26 points including a 3-pointer midway through the extra frame that gave Shelby a 47-43 lead and put the Lady Rockets in firm control.

    Anderson would never get closer.

  • Lady Cats embark on quest for Sweet 16

    Anderson County will be embarking on the journey that it hopes will produce the Lady Bearcats' first Sweet 16 berth in 30 years tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the first round of the 30th District tournament.

    Anderson will be expected to move past host Spencer County for a date with defending district and regional champion Shelby County in the district final Friday, Feb. 29. All district tournament games are set to tip off at 7 p.m.

  • Dedman likely to face Stevens in May primary

    No local offices will be contested in the upcoming primary election, but several state and national seats will be up for grabs.

    Anderson County voters will be able to make their choices for president, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, state representative and state senator on May 20.

    According to Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey, the Kentucky Secretary of State's office has to release candidates' names before their candidacies become official.

  • Rumble at Rupp

    Birthday presents and a punch in the mouth.

    Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum can expect both March 27 when he turns 22 and fights for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight title at Rupp Arena.

    The event, which features 11 bouts including former Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders and is being billed as the league's "ERUPPTION," is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

    Yocum, who sports a 6-1 amateur record, said he's not nervous about fighting in Rupp Arena in front of what will likely be a crowd of at least 8,000 fight fans.