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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats win region, head to Sweet 16

    Most of the girls on the Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball team have a way to  go before they reach that sweet  16th birthday but that has not kept them from the Sweet 16.

    With a blend of youthful exuberance and a senior who played the three-game Eighth Region Tournament with an incredible passion, Anderson whipped two-time defending champion Simon Kenton, 53-40, on Saturday night.

  • Pep rally planned for Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball team will head to the Girls' Sweet 16 tournament in Bowling Green in style Tuesday.

    A pep rally for the team is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Anderson County High School.

    The pep rally is open to the public, but community members are asked to arrive no later than 2:20 p.m.

    The team will leave for Bowling Green after school Tuesday afternoon and will get a police escort out of town.

    Anderson County faces Clay County at the Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.

  • Girls' Sweet 16 tickets now on sale at high school

    Tickets for the Girls' Sweet 16 are now on sale at Anderson County High School. Tickets will be available at the school until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to athletic director Rick Sallee.

    Tickets can also be purchased online at www.wkusports.com or at the Diddle Arena box office in Bowling Green. Fans who do not purchase tickets at the school but wish to sit near the Lady Cat cheering section should note that sections 106 and 107 have been designated as Anderson's cheering section for the Wednesday night session.

  • Never give up!

    INDEPENDENCE – Even after Walton-Verona had erased Anderson County's big early advantage and had taken a five-point lead just over a minute into the fourth quarter, Anderson never panicked.

    “No, I was never worried,” Anderson sophomore Sydney Brown said.

    Brown, Eriel McKee and Kara Yeaste all made huge plays in the final minutes as the Lady Bearcats rallied for a 46-40 win over Walton-Verona in the Eighth Region semifinals Friday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • COLUMN: Will mobile devices kill the newspaper star?

    Just as “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the Internet and mobile devices have a hit out on newspapers.

    According to a recent survey report released by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, the Internet is now the third-most popular news platform, sandwiched between local and national television news (at the top) and national newspapers, local newspapers and radio.

  • Drury vows change on the way if she's elected judge-executive

    A sprawling community center that would house all facets of county government and offer free internet access, parenting classes and a host of other activities.

    Countywide broadband Internet service for all that would be used for economic development and to webcast fiscal court meetings.

    Putting an end to what she says is corruption and the good-old boy way of doing things in county government.

    The above are just several examples of what Donna Drury says she will do if elected judge-executive in November.

  • Anderson is state's 5th healthiest county

    Anderson County ranks as Kentucky’s fifth healthiest county, according to the “County Health Rankings” released Feb. 17 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    The rankings, based on data from 2000 to 2008, provide a report for each of the country’s 50 states, which is then broken down into individual reports for each county.

    Counties are ranked within the state according to how healthy their residents are and how long they live.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.3

    Condition of Woodlawn gravesite upsetting

    To the editor,

    I am writing in regard to Woodlawn Cemetery, located in Stringtown.

    I understand that it has predominantly African Americans buried there, but they should be treated with the same respect as Caucasians buried in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    My sister and I went to Woodlawn to pay our respects to a young man who recently passed away. We were astounded. He was laid to rest in the very back of the cemetery, and there was no road to get to his gravesite.

  • Bearcat boys left to wonder 'what if?'

    NEW CASTLE – As he spoke with a small gathering of reporters just outside the Anderson County locker room, Glen Drury's face cracked with the hint of an ironic smile.

    He, along with Anderson County players could think of the what-might-have-been. What might have happened had Will Ruggles not been seated next to Drury, the result of a broken fibula suffered five nights earlier.

    Maybe even what-might-have-been if Anderson had simply hit free throws.

    If. If. If.

  • COLUMN: Celebrating in style

    You have to love the new fashion statement that was making its rounds as the Anderson County girls' basketball team was celebrating the program's first Eighth Region championship in 32 years Saturday night.

    One ear plus a piece of a basketball net equals the coolest thing seen around Lawrenceburg in quite some time.

    Long-time Lady Bearcat scorekeeper Larry Briscoe and coach-turned-radio-commentator extraordinaire Wayne King were the culprits. Both have been around long enough, set in their ways enough to know they would never, ever think of getting their ears pierced.