Today's News

  • In their blood

    FRANKFORT – Wrestling just gets in your blood.

    It might be hard for those who equate one of the world’s oldest sports with Vince McMahon’s pyrotechnics at WWE to understand.

    But the stage at the Frankfort Convention Center last week was no showtime. It was simply four mats, each with two combatants going at it for a chance to move on until a champion is crowned.

    “When you are on the mat, it’s just you and the other guy,” is a mat mantra.

  • Road to Bowling Green goes through Cincy area

    Any Eighth Region girls’ basketball team that wants to make it to Bowling Green is going to have to make a circuitous trip.

    The road south to Diddle Arena goes throught he Cincinnati metro area and Simon Kenton High School.

  • Will storm debris ever be picked up?

    Getting storm debris picked up under a state contract continues to be a problem in Anderson County.

    A contractor who was supposed to pick up debris beginning Monday was nowhere to be seen as of Tuesday afternoon.

    “No crew has showed up yet,” Judge-Executive Steve Cornish said. “We haven’t heard anything from them.”

  • Fourth-grader wins countywide spelling bee

    Every time Clayton Fields stepped up to the microphone Thursday night, a smile spread across his face.

    And every time Clayton stepped up to spell a word, he got it right.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, said his positive attitude at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee was part of the reason he ultimately became the champion.

    “It definitely helped,” he said while smiling.

    Clayton’s winning word was “benefactor,” and he spelled it correctly, loud and proud.

  • Bombing Franklin bests Bearcats

    FRANKFORT – The powers that be in basketball have not come up with a 9-point shot.

    Glen Drury knew that when he called time-out with four seconds to play and his team hopelessly down 61-52 at Franklin County Friday night.

    “I called time to let the kids know why they had beaten us. I told them we have had a great season,” Drury said, “but now we are 0-0 again.”

    It is the life of a regional favorite, one that some are already penciling in for a trip to the Sweet 16, but Franklin County showed that the Bearcats are beatable.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Gilbert's Creek Road

    The boil water advisory for Gilbert's Creek Road has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced Friday afternoon.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in regional tourney

    CRESTWOOD – The Anderson County girls' basketball team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament semi-finals with a 61-41 victory over 31st District runner-up Carroll County. Anderson never trailed but did not put things away until late in the third quarter. Freshman Sydney Brown led Anderson with 16 points while seventh grader Eriel McKee scored 15.

  • Get your 'Go Bearcats' banner in this week's paper

    The Anderson County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will each play Friday night for the 30th District championship.

    The girls are scheduled to play Spencer County at 6 p.m., followed by the boys against Shelby County at 7:30. Both games are at Anderson County High School.

    Show your support by picking up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News. Inside, you’ll find a “Go Bearcats” banner to hold up during the games.

  • Anderson sweeps district titles for first time in 31 years

    The Anderson County girls' and boys' basketball teams swept the 30th District championship games Friday night at Anderson County High School. It was the first time since 1978 that Anderson had won both district titles in the same year.

    Late free throws lift Cats past Shelby

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT UPDATE: Bearcats, Lady Cats to play for district title

    UPDATED, Wednesday, Feb. 25 9:40 p.m.

    There will be a new champion in the girls' 30th District as Spencer County stunned defending titlist Shelby County, 42-38, Wednesday night at Anderson County High School.

    Spencer will play Anderson County for the championship Friday at 6 p.m.