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Today's News

  • Staff shares New Year’s wishes

    Most folks have wishes for the new year, and the staff at The Anderson News is no different.

    Below, members of our staff offer their wishes for 2009, a year we all hope is better than 2008 in many ways.

    Remember, we’re asking for your wishes, too. Just e-mail them to sbrock@theandersonnews.com for publication in next week’s paper.

    Shannon Mason Brock, staff writer

  • Deputy crashes responding to call

    A deputy detective with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was taken to the hospital Friday after the patrol car he was driving slammed into an embankment on US 127 Bypass.

    Deputy Detective Bryan Taylor was not seriously injured in the accident, but did receive a number of bumps and bruises, according to Sheriff Troy Young, who said Taylor was transported by ambulance to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

  • A part of Christmas should stay year round

    If you’re anything like me — and most people I have talked to are, at least in this respect — you’re sitting around wondering where the last week has gone and why it took Christmas with it.

    I don’t know if it’s because we’re so busy this time of year, going to this house and eating at that one, but Christmas just seems to fly by. I so look forward to it arriving and getting to spend time with family and friends, but before I even have time to catch my breath, it’s gone.

  • Auf wiedersehen, au revior, ciao, adios, so long

    It’s possible that a stray article or two with my byline will appear in some future edition of this newspaper, but today’s column will be the last one I write as an employee of The Anderson News.

    This is my final week at the paper, as I’ve accepted a position in a different line of work and start my new job Jan. 5.

    It seems impossible, but more than six years have passed since my first article was published back in August 2002. Since then, I’ve penned approximately 2,000 others.

  • Top 10 News Stories of 2008

    Compiled by The News Staff

    It was a year marked by the passing of several highly respected stalwarts of the community, and one Lawrenceburg native considered by many the heart and soul of Kentucky basketball.

    It was also a year that produced outlandish crimes — a stripper accused of conning a local grandmother out of $60,000 and a daughter accused of setting up her parents to be robbed, twice.

  • Scott holds off Anderson challenge, takes Gateway Classic title

    UPDATED, Monday, Dec. 29, 11:30 p.m.

    MOUNT STERLING – Top-ranked Scott County took the championship of the second annual Gateway Holiday Classic with a 64-49 victory over Anderson County at Montgomery County High School.

    But the Cardinals were in a battle to the end.

    The final score does not indicate how close the battle really was.

    While Scott took the lead for good with a 6-0 spurt to end the first half, the Cardinals did not clinch things until Chad Jackson put back a pair of missed shots that made it 55-47 with 2:00 to play.

  • Montgomery tournament offers Bearcats a Gateway to getting better

    The Gateway Holiday Classic might not have the prestige of the King of the Bluegrass when it comes to holiday tournaments, but the 8-team event is already making a name for itself in just its second year of existence.

    Anderson County is just one of several highly-regarded teams that will be playing at Montgomery County High School for tourney, which runs from Saturday, Dec. 27 through Monday, Dec. 29.

    The Bearcats’ first test will be from Francis Howell Central High School of St. Charles, Mo.

  • Ride ‘em, cowboy

    Colt Litkenhus, a seventh-grader at Anderson County Middle School, has been named National Wrangler Rodeo Association Athlete of the Month for January, 2009.

    The award is based on a written essay, references, academics and extra-curricular activities. Litkenhus was selected from a group of cowboys from the United States, Canada and Australia.

    Litkenhus and 12 other award winners are now eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship, to be awarded at the national rodeo finals, scheduled for July, 2009, and to be held in Gallup, N.M.

  • Let it snow — on weekends, holidays

    Considering it’s a little after noon on Monday, and I’m writing this column several hours before an impending winter storm, perhaps it’s fitting that the song running through my head right now begins with the words, “Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”

  • Lady Bearcats blast Caldwell for Shelby tournament title

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County used a quick start to rout previously unbeaten Caldwell County 53-24 in the championship game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational tournament at Shelby County High School on Tuesday night.

    Anderson used an 11-1 run to build a 20-6 lead late in the first quarter, then continued to pour it on throughout the contest. The final margin was Anderson's biggest.

    “Our overall focus was excellent,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays. “Our offensive execution and our defense were both good.”