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Today's News

  • ‘Every child deserves a loving family’

    All children deserve to have a home to go to on Christmas, a place to eat at Thanksgiving and someone to take them out on their birthday — at least that’s the way Faith Flowers sees it.

    However, Flowers, a Lawrenceburg resident, knows that isn’t always the case. Thousands of children sit waiting for a home in Kentucky’s foster care system alone, she said.

    Still, Flowers is doing her part (and encouraging others to do theirs) to change that.

    Flowers and her husband adopted Rachel a little over two years ago. At the time, Rachel was 15.

  • Junior Miss to vie for state crown this weekend

    Singrid Tipton only needed to hear five words to make up her mind about competing in last spring’s Anderson County Junior Miss: “It’s about girls helping girls.”

    Sherrie Hall, the chairperson for the scholarship program, said those words during an informational meeting prior to last year’s event and Tipton was sold.

    Tipton’s decision must have been the right one. She was named Anderson County’s winner last April and will be competing for the state crown this weekend in Lexington.

  • Lots of burgers, more great teams

    Thanks to the Anderson County boys’ basketball team, I’ve put a bunch of miles on my car, eaten too many fast food dinners and had more late Monday deadlines than my Anderson News colleagues – and my wife – really want to remember.

    Because of this job, not only have I seen the Bearcats live up to their pre-season billing as the Eighth Region’s top team, I have had the privilege of being able to see some of the best high school teams in Kentucky. I just hope the company’s accounting department understands.

  • Bearcats upset bid falls short, top-ranked Elliott wins in overtime

    MOUNT STERLING – Elliott County erased a 17-point deficit with a 23-2 scoring run then overcame some late-game Anderson County heroics to score a 76-72 overtime win over the Bearcats in the Kentucky Prep Classic at Montgomery County High School.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats sweep Oldham

    UPDATED, Friday, Jan. 9, 11:30 p.m.

     

    BUCKNER – Anderson County's basketball teams put a huge damper on Oldham County's homecoming festivities as the Bearcats and Lady Cats swept a double-header in Weedman Gym.

    The Bearcats roared out of the gate to a 9-0 lead and were never seriously threatened as they posted a 55-36 win in the opener. It was Anderson's first win at Oldham County since 1976.

  • Winning ugly leaves Bearcats sitting pretty

    Had it been a beauty pageant, Anderson County vs. Shelby County might have been akin to the Wicked Witch of the West taking Miss USA.

    “Coach (Glen) Drury said it was better to win ugly than to lose,” Anderson forward Jacob Russell said.

    But Saturday night, it was high school basketball before a near-capacity crowd where the host Bearcats triumphed, 46-42, in a 32-minute grind-it-out posession-by-possession chess match that virtually assures them of the top seed in the 30th District Tournament. Anderson hosts the tourney the last week of February.

  • Doing things the right way

    EMINENCE – Chris Nethery knew exactly what he was getting into when he was hired to coach basketball at Eminence High School.

    He knew that his alma mater had just gone 2-23. He knew that the Warriors had been over .500 just twice in the last 15 years. And he knew that with about 200 students, Eminence has the smallest enrollment in the Eighth Region and that the Warriors have recently been a “have-not” stuck in a district with two “haves,” Shelby County and Anderson County.

  • Middle school students launch online newspaper

    Students in the Student Technology Leadership Program at Anderson County Middle School recently launched an online newspaper, said STLP leader Lisa Winfrey.

    The blog can be accessed at http://ulearn.anderson.kyschools.us/sites/ams/ACMSnews/.

    Winfrey, who teaches accounting at the middle school, said she came up with the idea for a newspaper when selecting her Kentucky Teacher Internship Program Leadership Project.

  • Letters to the editor

    Septic system regulation is flawed

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Board of Health Regulation 2004-01a is flawed. It does not address the stated problem that spawned its creation; namely, “that failing septic systems contribute considerable amounts of pollution to groundwater.” How is a failing septic system related to pumping a properly functioning septic tank every three years? The board’s solution equates with treating a broken leg by splinting the sound leg and ignoring the leg with the fractured bone.

  • Lady Bearcats to end layoff, entertain Trimble

    High school basketball teams usually try to stay away from two-week layoffs like an overspent shopper avoids the mailman after Christmas.

    But a scheduling quirk put the Anderson County girls’ basketball team in that situation. The Lady Bearcats return to action Thursday, Jan. 8 when they host Trimble County in their first game since routing Caldwell County to win the Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County.