Today's News

  • Community calendar of events

    Wednesday, March 9
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    3:30 p.m., Anderson County High School site-based decision making council, ACHS media center, Bearcat Drive.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Senior Center calendar

    Wednesday, March 9
    10:30 a.m., Inspiration with Carl Bush
    11:00 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, March 10
    9:00 a.m., Exercise
    10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., AARP tax aide
    Shopping and errands

    Friday, March 11
    10:00 a.m., Line dancing, Franklin County Capital Steppers
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 a.m., Crafts
    12:30 a.m., Cards/games

    Monday, March 14
    10:30 a.m., Nutrition with  Sara/coupons
    11:30 a.m., Lunch

  • Birth: Sophia Page Winchell

    Katrina Pittman and Josh Winchell announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, named Sophia Page Winchell.

    She was born Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches.

    Maternal grandparents are Phyllis and Jimmie Pittman of Lawrenceburg. Maternal great-grandparents are the late Shela and Marion Rucker, formerly of Lawrenceburg, and Flossie and Lee Pittman, formerly of Springfield.

  • Birth: Judah Michael Sebastian

    Judah Michael Sebastian was born Jan. 8, 2011 at Saint Joseph’s East Hospital.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18 inches at birth.

    He is a son of Aaron and Ashley Sebastian of Lawrenceburg.

    Maternal grandparents are Ricky and Tammy Sparks of Lawrenceburg.

    Paternal grandparents are Tim and Lisa Sebastian of Lawrenceburg.

    Great-grandparents are Virginia and the late Orbery Darnell; the late Elbert and Olieen Sparks; Henry and Opha Sebastian; and Robert and Janice Harley, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Brown leads Lady Bearcats into regional final

    WARSAW – For the fourth consecutive year, Anderson County made the girls' Eighth Region Tournament basketball game.

    The Lady Bearcats assured themselves of a shot at repeating their Sweet 16 appearance of last season with a 47-44 win over Owen County on Friday night at Gallatin County High School.

    The contest bore little resemblance to the first two games the teams played when both teams won easily on the other team's home court. Instead, this one was never certain until Anderson's Eriel McKee swiped a length-of-the-court pass as time expired.

  • Anderson girls rout Oldham in opener




  • Kentucky Christian NCCAA tourney games online

    The Kentucky Christian University men’s basketball team will begin play in the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II tournament on Tuesday March 8 against Lancaster Bible College. If the eighth-seeded Knights win that game, they will play top-seeded Grace Bible College on Thursday, March 10 at 2 p.m., Central Time. The tournament is being held on the campus of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

    Here is a link to the tournament pairings. You will need to scroll down on the page. http://netcom.cbcag.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=814

  • BLOG: Catching my breath

    Still stunned

    I'm still stunned that the Anderson County girls' basketball team will not be playing in Diddle Arena on Wednesday.

    But that is the beauty (if you win) and craziness (if you lose) of March Madness. Unlike the NBA, where the best team nearly always wins a series, high school and college tournaments are one-and-done affairs.

    Teams get in foul trouble. Some teams get hot, or as was the case for Anderson County on Saturday night, teams that normally shoot well, don't.

  • Parks and rec director dies

    The man whose name was synonymous with youth sports in Anderson County has died.

    Chip Bishop, 49, died early Monday morning at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington following a brief illness.

    Born Leslie Howard Bishop but known as Chip, Bishop served as director of the Anderson County Parks and Recreation Department for the past 27 years.

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said replacing him won’t be easy.

    “People always say that anyone can be replaced, but it’s going to be hard to replace Chip Bishop,” Conway said.

  • Walton-Verona upsets Lady Bearcats in regional final

    Walton-Verona's Courtney Sandlin sank a 10-foot jumper with 12 seconds to play giving her team a 40-39 win over defending regional titlist Anderson County in the girls' Eighth Region basketball tournament final at Gallatin County High School.

    Walton-Verona, now 25-8, advances to next week's state tournament at Bowling Green. Anderson, which was shooting for the school's first-ever regional repeat, finished at 23-9.