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Today's News

  • Almost Perfect

    The idea of sending a junior varsity team into action against another program’s varsity is not unheard of at the high school level but chances are that few JV teams have ever had a day like the Anderson County High School dance team had recently at Oldham County.

    “It was the first of the year, and we wanted to see where we would stand,” Anderson captain Casey Harlan says with a huge grin.

  • Armed robber pleads guilty, will serve 15 years

    A man accused of robbing a local service station just over a year ago and threatening to shoot its owner pleaded guilty Monday and will serve 15 years in prison.

    Ronald Ray Hopkins pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fourth-degree assault and alcohol intoxication Monday afternoon just before his jury trial was scheduled to start.

    Hopkins will not be eligible for probation or parole and must serve 85 percent of his sentence, said Det. Bryan Taylor with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • It’s time to print our own money

    In dribs and drabs, Lawrenceburg’s business community is shrinking nearly every week as small businesses continue to go under.

    As a community, we can sit back and wait for someone in Frankfort or Washington, D.C., to sprinkle pixie dust on the economy and get it back on track, or we can take matters into our own hands.

  • A different way to spread holiday cheer

    A Mountain Dew sits to my left and a bag of Doritos sits behind it. When I go home tonight, I know that I’ll either have something to cook for dinner or the money to go to the grocery store and find it.

    I say this not to remind you of how much junk food I eat, but to remind you that I’m one of the lucky ones — I have food to eat.

    A very giving group of people — led by Tamara Williams — is hosting a dinner tomorrow night at Emma B. Ward Elementary as a fundraiser for those who aren’t so lucky.

  • Preserving Cason family history

    Unlike my wife, who can trace her heritage directly to ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, I don’t know a whole lot about my family’s history.

    I know that my ancestors migrated from Virginia to Kentucky a couple hundred years ago and that they were originally from Great Britain and Ireland. But I don’t know much else about my forefathers.

  • Bearcats subdue Gallatin

    WARSAW -- Anderson County went on an 8-0 run late in the third quarter, then pulled away to claim a 66-50 win from pesky Gallatin County Monday night.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points and claimed 16 rebounds while Jacob Russell tallied 16 points and 10 boards to lead the Bearcats. "C.J. played the best defense since he has been here," said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    Anderson used a crisp passing game to get repeated easy shots. The Bearcats blistered the nets at nearly 73 percent.

  • No tackling allowed, but Bearcats still roll

    With less than 30 seconds remaining in Anderson County’s 65-50 season-opening win over Garrard County on Monday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury’s admonition to reserve guard Ben Walker might have summed up Anderson’s sporadic performance.

    “Ben, you can’t tackle ’em out here,” Drury quipped after Walker was called for an offensive foul under his basket.

    Drury drew chuckles from those seated near the Anderson bench and a huge smile from Walker, who is one of at least five Bearcats who had been playing football up until Nov. 21.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Ballard

    UPDATED Dec. 5 10:30 p.m.

    LOUISVILLE -- Lindsay Fultz ripped Ballard for 35 points as Anderson County routed the Louisville team 71-43 in girls' basketball action Friday night.

    Fultz riddled the Lady Bruins with slashing drives and soft jump shots as Anderson moved to 3-0 on the year. Tiffany Davenport added 15 points for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Late rally propels Bearcats past Casey; Gallatin game time changed

    A 13-0 run in the third quarter gave Anderson County the impetus to defeat Casey County Tuesday night in Liberty.

    Trailing 44-41, Anderson coach Glen Drury called a timeout where he made some adjustments in how the Bearcats were playing their man-to-man defense, forcing numerous Casey turnovers. Anderson senior Landon Jenkins buried a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run.

    Anderson now 2-0, was led in scoring by Jacob Russell's 20 points. C.J. Penny added 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

    Gallatin time change

  • The U.S. economy — fish or foul?

    Does anyone else find it more than a little bizarre that so many heretofore ardent capitalists have turned to a form of socialism to bail out Wall Street, big banking and possibly the big three auto companies?

    But that is exactly what has been happening since the massive financial meltdown began.

    And why is it that when poor folks receive government assistance the well-to-do label it as welfare, but those same moneyed people think it’s OK when their failing businesses receive welfare in the form of a government handout/bailout?