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Today's News

  • Stolen Wild Turkey found in Franklin County

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

    Sheriff Pat Melton said text-a-tips received over the last several days resulted in an investigation and the discovery of $30,000 worth of stolen bourbon from Wild Turkey Distillery allegedly found in the possession of a Buffalo Trace employee.

  • Firefighters rescue four from swollen Salt River

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Firefighters rescued four people Saturday when the vehicle they were in became stranded in the swollen Salt River on Rice Road.

    Interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox said the driver of a Jeep attempted to cross the river, which had swelled from due to last week’s heavy rain and snow.

    “The water was moving very fast,” said Cox. “Normally it’s just a couple of inches but that day it was at least a couple of feet.”

  • TEARS FOLLOW THE CHEERS FOR LADY BEARCATS

    CARROLLTON – In the end, this group of Anderson County Lady Bearcats only had eight lives.

    They scrapped. They fought. They teetered on the brink of extinction all week long during the girls’ Eighth Region basketball tournament.

    But a week that had seen them win one game with less than a second showing on the scoreboard clock, then joyously win another in overtime, did not have another heart-stopper for the Lady Bearcats to ride to victory.

  • Eighth Region Tourney Notes: Despite traditions, final teams not originally picked

    When Simon Kenton defeated Anderson County for the Eighth Region championship Sunday afternoon, it was the sixth time in the last eight years the teams have met in the championship game. That fact has been talked about around the region for some time.

    What might have been forgotten was this was to have been somewhat of a rebuilding year for both teams. Anderson, of course, lost all five starters from its 2014 regional titlist.

  • Tradition never graduates

    Makenzie Cann had not been back in Cincinnati very long when she took to Twitter Sunday afternoon.

    “Also so proud of my old high school team for getting back to the finals despite those who thought they couldn’t,” Cann wrote before adding, as a Twitter hashtag, “Tradition doesn’t graduate.”

  • McKee named OVC’s top frosh, all-conference

    Anderson County resident Eriel McKee, a member of the Morehead State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness.

    McKee was also named Second Team All-Conference by the same media outlet.

    McKee led all league freshmen with 8.9 rebounds a game and scored 11.8 points a game during the regular season, according to a news release.

  • Track clinic offered

    The Anderson County High School track and field team will be hosting a USATF Clinic for anyone interested in becoming a track official or just learning more about the sport of track and field. The clinic will be held on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Anderson County Middle School library.

    The clinic, which will be taught by Gordon Bocock lead official for the state of Kentucky, is for USATF certification only. Persons interested in becoming a KHSAA official must also pass that organization’s test.

  • Rams take third place in KCSAA state tournament

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team placed third in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state tournament, held Feb. 20-21 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    Christian Academy, the 2013 Class 3A state champion, had reclassified to 4A this year, putting the Rams in the highest level of KCSAA competition. Thirty teams from around the state competed in the KCSAA tournaments.

  • Archers shoot for gold
  • Anderson needs more time to stop Walton-Verona in semis

    CARROLLTON – Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell demands 32 minutes of effort every game.

    Even that was not enough for the Lady Bearcats Saturday night as they needed an overtime period to defeat Walton-Verona, 63-60, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.