Today's News

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats defeat Carroll County


    Jay Smith, Austin Cummins and Christian Estes scored 16 points each as Anderson County defeated Carroll County 63-54 in boys' basketball action Thursday night in Carrollton.

    The Bearcats led all four quarter stops but were unable to pull away until the final eight minutes when they outscored the Panthers 24-19. Cummins and Estes both scored eight points in the final frame.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats look to get good tournament seed


    The Anderson County boys' basketball team can virtually wrap up a two-seed and keep hopes alive for the top placing in the 30th District Tournament when the Bearcats host Spencer County next Tuesday.

    But first, Anderson will host Western Hills on Friday, Jan. 18.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats win sectional title


    It was almost three weeks after Christmas, but the Anderson County wrestling team might have gotten the best gift it could have during Saturday's sectional duals.

    The Bearcats got healthy.


  • UPDATE: All Anderson County High sporting events canceled Tuesday

    All Anderson County High School athletic events scheduled for Tuesday night have been canceled, according to school athletic director Rick Sallee.

    The Anderson County girls' basketball game at Shelby County has been rescheduled for Wednesday night, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The junior varsity game is set to tip off at 6 p.m.

    The Anderson boys' home basketball game against North Oldham has not been rescheduled at this time.

    No word has been received on whether the Anderson wrestling match at Boyle County will be rescheduled.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats hang on, defeat Mercer County


    HARRODSBURG – You always know there will be nights like this one. It happens, even to basketball teams ranked among the state's best.

    It happened to Anderson County last Tuesday night at Mercer County.

  • District court docket: 1-9-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 29.
    Leslie Michelle Abner, pretrial conference, public intoxication controlled substance – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 60 days (concurrent with state sentence).
    Rachel R. Barker, suppression hearing, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, second-degree wanton endangerment – continued to Dec. 27.

  • Church is about the people, not the steeple

    Scattered throughout any community are tiny, struggling churches.
    If you blink while driving past them you’ll miss them. Or they’re eyesores — run down, weather worn.
    In my 20 years covering local religion for the newspaper, I’ve gotten to know the people at some of these little churches.
    Why don’t they admit defeat, close up shop and go somewhere else? And, why do they stay together?

  • Church briefs: 1-9-13

    Alton Christian to host Haiti mission fundraiser
    Alton Christian Church will have a dinner and movie Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
    The movie shown will be “Soul Surfer,” and all proceeds will benefit the church’s Haiti mission trip, according to the church’s press release.
    Alton Christian Church is located at 1686 Old Frankfort Road in Lawrenceburg.
    New Hope Baptist announces events
    New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3825 Tyrone Pike in Versailles, will begin its women’s Bible study on Jan. 16.

  • God, not his people, chooses life’s many blessings

    Is God the center of your life?
    A lot of us think so because we go to church maybe once or twice a week and maybe even throw a 20 in the plate. But, truly who is the God of your life? We often read in the Old Testament of warnings against worshiping idols. In instructing the Israelites in Exodus 20:4, God said, “You shall not make for yourself any idol in the form of anything.”
    Idols do not exist much in the American culture, or do they? The American dream focuses on money, status, jobs, homes, cars, etc.

  • Engagement: Crask-Gomez

    Moises and Maricela Gomez of Brownsville, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marlene Serrata Gomez, to Major Shane Alvin Crask, son of Garnett and Marcia Crask of Athens, Ala.
    The groom is the grandson of the late Arvin W. Crask and Dorothy Brown Crask of Lawrenceburg.
    The bride is a 2000 graduate of Princeton University and a 2004 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is an environmental attorney and most recently practiced with the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia.