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Today's News

  • Mrs. Willard Hurt when coal stove explodes

    50 YEARS AGO
    December 22, 1960
    Mrs. Carl Willard was seriously injured at her home on North Main when a coal stove exploded.
    Mr. Willard and their son, Carl Willard Jr., were at the barn milking when the accident occurred.
    According to reports, Mrs. Willard had lighted the stove, which had been formerly used as a laundry stove but was used as a heating stove and had new connections. It was believed that water had collected in some parts of the connections, causing the explosion.

  • Mountain power gives lesson on reaching summit

    LEXINGTON – Perry Central’s win over Anderson County in the Republic Bank Classic last Wednesday was a lesson in how basketball used to be played and how it is played now all wrapped into one 32-minute lesson.

  • Hoops teams continue holiday play

    Both Anderson County basketball teams will be in action this week as they close out the December portion of their schedules in central Kentucky tournament play.

    The Lady Bearcats will be in action in the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash through Thursday, Dec. 30. Anderson was to have played Monticello in the first round on Monday. Due to holiday publishing schedules, that game and a second-round game against Nelson County or Maysville St. Patrick was played after press deadlines for this edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

    Something clicked for Anderson County basketball last week.

    It happened over 100 miles from home, in the obscurity of McCreary County, down along the Tennessee border. And it clicked just when the Bearcats looked like they would be kicked and, perhaps, on the way to a disastrous season.

    No, Anderson did not win the Arby’s/KFC Classic at McCreary Central High School. Far from it. The Bearcats split four games and still were looking at a 3-4 record heading into last night’s game against Lexington Sayre.

  • Three named to all-state football team

    Three members of the Anderson County High School football team were listed as honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal All-State team, announced in Sunday’s editions of the state’s largest newspaper.

    Offensive lineman Todd DeWoody, defensive lineman Steve Sims and place-kicker Bill Rose were honored in voting by the state’s coaches.

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Anderson County's greatest coaches

    It might be a stretch to say that Anderson County has been a cradle of basketball coaches, but the county has had its share of people who have had a significant impact on the game. I have listed some coaches who have spent time at a school in the county. Feel free to add more in the comments section.

    Kavanaugh High School
    Earle Jones led the Tigers to a state runner-up finish in 1930. Later, he coached many years at Maysville High School, winning a state title.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

    Updated, Friday, Dec. 24, 9:25 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team pulled a huge upset when the Bearcats defeated Miami (Fla.) Senior, 58-54, in the KFC/Arby's Holiday Classic consolation round at McCreary Central.

    Anderson raced to a 15-point lead early, then made the plays down the stretch after Miami Senior cut the lead to one. No other details were available at press time. The Bearcats also defeated Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary Christian but lost to a pair of Kentucky teams, Wayne County and McCreary Central, in the tournament.

  • Fultz apologizes for ‘very poor decision’

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz contacted The Anderson News on Monday, asking that she be allowed to issue a statement regarding her Dec. 10 arrest in Madison County.
    Below is the statement, in its entirety.
    “I have been advised that I should remain silent until the legal process has been completed. However, I feel that the community deserves an explanation of this situation. Therefore, I would like to issue the following statement:

  • Fultz keeps job, will return Jan. 4

    When students return to the middle school following their Christmas vacation, Principal Gina Fultz is expected to be there, too.
    School Superintendent Sheila Mitchell confirmed Monday afternoon that she was aware of Fultz’ arrest and, as of Monday, Fultz remained employed.
    “I have not issued a suspension at this time,” Mitchell said. “As of right now, she’ll be back Jan. 4 with the students.”

  • Slain toddler’s mom awarded $250,000 in lawsuit vs. city

    The City of Lawrenceburg has agreed to pay the mother of a murdered toddler $250,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed last year.
    The settlement was based in part on a federal judge’s ruling that the city failed to properly train and supervise its police officers.
    Candice Dempsey’s son, Cole Frazier, was removed from her custody last May by Lawrenceburg police and handed over to his father, Timothy Frazier, who two weeks later killed the toddler and then himself.