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Today's News

  • Opportunity knocks but Lady Bearcats don't answer enough

    The opportunity to put an exclamation point on the regular season knocked for Anderson County's girls' basketball team Friday night.

    And kept on knocking.

    But the Lady Bearcats did not answer enough as highly-regarded Franklin County slipped away with a 56-52 win in the first game of a double-header of Anderson's Senior Night activities.

  • Learning experience for Mat Cats in state wrestling tourney

    The results turned few eyebrows but Anderson County's showing in the state wrestling tournament was a combination of getting experience and trying to overcome some tough draws.

    The five Bearcats that advanced to the state tourney, held Thursday through Saturday won just four bouts and scored eight points, yet head coach Tom Castle believes his team showed some of the potential that could propel the Bearcats to a higher finish in 2011.

  • Uh-oh! Bond shortfall could leave taxpayers responsible for private streets in Briar Creek

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to fix private streets in Briar Creek if city officials can’t convince the bank that repossessed the subdivision to do it for them.

    Briar Creek was repossessed last fall by the Bank of Corbin, which refused the city’s request to renew and increase a bond that was in place to bring the streets up to city specifications and ultimately into the city’s possession.

    Instead, the bank formed the BOC Asset Corporation, cashed out the bond and turned over roughly $81,000 to the city.

  • Candidate says election papers were altered

    A constable who apparently filed for re-election in the wrong district claims “someone” in the county clerk’s office changed his filing documents.

    County Clerk Jason Denny refutes that claim and insists the constable, Chuck Imel, is to blame for changing the documents, and did so in his presence.

    Imel called Denny’s response a “blatant lie.”

  • Franklin sweeps Bearcats on Senior Night

    Franklin County spoiled Anderson County's Senior Night festivities by sweeping the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats in a basketball double-header Friday night.

    The Franklin girls overcame a seven-point first-half deficit to defeat the Lady Bearcats 56-52 in the opener. Franklin ran off the first eight points of the third quarter to take a 34-30 lead, but Anderson rallied to go up 42-40 heading into the final eight minutes.

  • UPDATED: Anderson wrestlers ousted at state

    Updated at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19

    Hunter Lilly, who had advanced farther than any other Anderson County wrestler, finally saw his run through the state tournament come to an end when Ryle's Caleb Lonkard scored a 13-7 decision in the third consolation round of the 135-pound class.

    All Anderson wrestlers have now been eliminated from the tournament. See the Feb. 24 edition of The Anderson News for details.

    Updated at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

  • Friday, school is in session

    After missing four consecutive days, Anderson County Schools will be back in session on Friday, Feb. 19.

    Through a One Call Now announcement, Superintendent Kim Shaw also issued a reminder that students will be in the classroom on Monday, Feb. 22, which was originally scheduled as a day off, to make up a snow day.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

     

  • From 'chooter' to winner

    The arc of the basketball is so accurate, the backspin so pristine that the net hardly moves even when it is disturbed.

    Always the same. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Will Ruggles spins the ball in his hands. He takes aim, rises on his tiptoes then releases.

    Swish. Well sort of. The arc through the net is so clean, the net snapping so suble that it is easy to miss.

    But Ruggles toils on at a solitary goal at the north end of the gym at Anderson County High School.

    On this day,  assistant coach Billy Squires tracks down loose balls. Fifty shots, every day.

  • Additional regional wrestling photos

    Additional photos from the regional wrestling tournament, held Feb. 13 at Anderson County High School.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, Feb. 18, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.