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Today's News

  • 30th District championship game ticket distribution plans finalized

    Anderson County High School has announced its ticket distribution plans for the 30th District basketball tournament championship games.

    Due to limited seating at Spencer County High School, host of this year's tournaments, schools participating in the championship games will receive 500 tickets for advance sale.

    Anderson will distribute its allotment with players' parents getting first priority, then holding a student lottery Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Bearcat game with Franklin County postponed

    The Anderson County vs. Franklin County boys' high school basketball game originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, has been postponed due to the weather.

    The contest has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the same times. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity game scheduled for approximately 7:45. Anderson Senior Night activities will take place between games. Four Bearcat seniors -- Ryan Wells, Seth Goodlett, Nathan Grooms and Austin Corn -- will be playing their final home game against Franklin County.

  • Ice storm closes government offices, schools

    City and county government along with Anderson County's public schools closed early Thursday after an ice storm forecast to hit at noon arrived right on time.

    The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for Anderson and surrounding counties earlier this morning. The forecast was for sleet to begin falling at noon and continue throughout the day and into Friday morning.

  • Giving their hearts, bodies and souls

    John Moore can only chuckle at a well-meaning suggestion concerning Christian school basketball. It seems that a good-hearted soul believed that all players, regardless of ability, should receive equal playing time.

    "There is a misconception about what a Christian team should be," says Moore, the head coach of the powerhouse boys' team at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. "A lot of people just see the feminine side of Christianity. But Jesus was a man's man. He was a carpenter. He was strong."

  • Sound familiar?

    The political prowess and calculation with which Gov. Beshear is making his case for building casinos in Kentucky is both brilliant and detestable.

    Beshear was crying the financial blues to anyone who would listen seemingly before his inauguration speech was over.

    In the blink of an eye, the perception of the commonwealth went from a prosperous, growing state - "Unbridled Spirit!" - to one mired in red ink and teetering on the brink of financial ruin.

  • Schools to destroy recalled beef

    An estimated three-quarters of a ton of beef is scheduled to be destroyed Feb. 25 after school food service officials learned it was among millions of pounds recalled by the federal government.

    Marsha Rogers, food service coordinator for Anderson County schools, confirmed Monday afternoon that students here were served the beef before it was recalled, but said schools stopped serving it around Feb. 1 when it was placed on administrative hold.

    None of the students here became ill from the beef, she said.

  • Snow days extend school to May 23

    Anderson County students will still get out of school before Memorial Day, even after making up snow days missed last week, said Superintendent Kim Shaw during his report to the board of education on Monday night.

    One day will be made up March 7, which was scheduled as a flexible professional development day. Three other days will be tacked on to the end of the year, making the last day for students May 23, Shaw said.

  • Forty wins are special, but they're meaningless starting Monday

    By the end of this week, the basketball teams at Anderson County High School could have a combined 40 wins.

    That's quite a winter, one that I am not sure has ever happened during the regular season at Anderson County. In 1997, the Lady Bearcats were 21-3 heading into tournament play and the Bearcats 18-5 on their way to a berth in the Sweet 16. There might be other big seasons - 1975? 1985? - but a winter with 40 regular season wins is rare in Anderson County history.

  • Fourth-quarter drought dooms Lady Bearcats

    Five measly minutes.

    Four minutes, 29 seconds to be exact. About the same amount of time it takes for a really good high school runner to cover a mile.

    Or, as was the case last Thursday, for Franklin County to establish enough of a foothold to ruin homestanding Anderson County's Senior Night, 65-58 in girls' high school basketball.

  • So close to the top

    FRANKFORT - Since taking over the reins of the Anderson County wrestling program nearly two years ago, coach Tom Castle has drawn considerably on his experiences at Woodford County.

    "I have gotten this out a few times," Castle laughed as he reached in his pocket to display one of the state championship rings he won as a member of the program that sets the standard by which all other Kentucky high school programs are measured.

    And in that first meeting with the Bearcats, Castle asked, "Who is going to be the first from Anderson County to be a state champion?"