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Today's News

  • Anderson County schools to release at 10:30 a.m.

    Anderson County schools are releasing at 10:30 a.m. today to get students home before the heaviest part of a winter storm hits, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    "We've been up since 3:30 watching TV, and we've been out to the ambulance service to check the radar," Basham said. "And this morning, we made the decision to go (to school). But it started snowing and sleeting, so we've made the decision to go home at 10:30."

    Basham said forecasts had predicted the weather would be worse this afternoon.

  • Girls' Eighth Region Tournament semifinals postponed to Sunday

    Because of the winter storm moving into the area, the girls' Eighth Region semifinal round, originally scheduled for Friday, March 7, has been postponed for a second time.

    The semifinals are now set for Sunday afternoon, March 9, with the championship game to be played Monday night, March 10.

    The revised schedule is

    Sunday, March 9

    Walton-Verona vs. Anderson County, 3 p.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. South Oldham, 4:45.p.m.

    Monday, March 10

    Championship game, 7 p.m.

    Fans are also reminded that Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday.

  • Gallatin ends Bearcat dream

    NEW CASTLE -- Gallatin County ended Anderson County's Sweet 16 dream with a 63-56 win in the first round of the boys' Eighth Region tournament Thursday night at Henry County High School.

    In a game that was tied at the half, Anderson opened a 32-25 lead midway through the third quarter, but Gallatin's Taylor Jones buried back-to-back 3-pointers to pull his team within 34-31. Jones later made a sensational flip just before the end of the third quarter to tie things.

  • Pass the syrup

    More than 2,000 pancakes, swimming in maple syrup.

    Nearly 1,500 patties pressed from over 240 pounds of sausage.

    Dozens of gallons of coffee, juice and milk.

    Cases of apples turned into a delectable dessert.

    By around noon March 15, that's the amount of food that will begin being digested after an estimated 700 people flock to the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club's annual pancake breakfast at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    That date will mark the 50th anniversary of the club's annual pancake breakfast, its largest annual fundraiser.

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament Results: Lady Cats advance to semis

    Anderson County will play Walton-Verona in the semi-finals of the girls' Eighth Region basketball tournament after the Lady Bearcats defeated Owen County in the first round of the tournament. Walton-Verona advanced with an upset win over Oldham County.

    Simon Kenton defeated Carroll County and South Oldham upset defending regional champion Shelby County in other first round games.

    Girls' Eighth Region Tournament results

    Monday, March 3

    Walton-Verona 55, Oldham County 47

    Anderson County 53, Owen County 38

    First round, March 4

  • Rockets shoot down Bearcats

    Shelby County was on a mission Saturday night.

    The Rockets might have felt their 30-year stranglehold on 30th District supremacy slipping away and were determined to do something about it.

    Mission accomplished.

    The Rockets went on a 16-0 run in the first 2:48 of the second quarter to stun top-seeded Anderson County 73-61 in the district tournament final before an overflow crowd at Spencer County High School.

  • Boys face Gallatin in regional opener

    Anderson County's quest for a Sweet 16 berth faces a major hurdle in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament. The Bearcats will play 31st District champion Gallatin County on Thursday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.

    All tournament games will be held at Henry County High School in New Castle.

    Although Anderson stumbled in the 30th District championship game, losing to Shelby County 73-61, Kentucky's postseason rules allow district winners and runners-up to advance to the regional tournament.

  • Journalism, fandom a difficult mix

    As I jumped in my seat along press row during Saturday's 30th District Tournament championship game, I was reminded of the words legendary Kentucky basketball announcer Cawood Ledford said to me more than 20 years ago: You cannot cover a team and be around it all the time without wanting that team to win.

  • Boys Eighth Region Tournament results

    Boys Eighth Region Tournament results

    Shelby County 55, Owen County 52.

    South Oldham 60, Simon Kenton 51

    Thursday, March 6

    Gallatin County 63, Anderson County 56

    North Oldham 70. Walton-Verona 61

    Tuesday, March 11

    Semifinals

    Shelby County 71,South Oldham 62

    Gallatin County 72, North Oldham 56.

    Wednesday, March 12

    Championship game, Shelby County vs. Gallatin County, 7 p.m.

  • In need of a good night's sleep

    Due to my wife's recent surgery, I've been sleeping all by my lonesome for the past 10 days.

    It's a new experience - the first time in 39 years of marriage I've been able to occupy the master bed by myself for an extended period.

    When I first realized that such a unique opportunity was at hand, I planned to make the most of it.

    Let me explain.

    My wife is the best person I know. She's kind to everybody, even those few she doesn't especially like. And those few have no idea she doesn't care for them.