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Today's News

  • Have lunch with Santa at Legion

    Santa is gearing up for his big day in a couple of weeks, but is taking some time to join local kids for lunch.
    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 is sponsoring lunch with Santa at the Legion clubhouse on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. Children may write letters to be sent to Santa at the North Pole. Each Child will receive a reply by mail.
    This event is free, including sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks and a photo with a Mr. and Mrs. Santa.

  • Have a turkey you can spare?

    Feeding hundreds of people on Christmas Day is pure joy for the folks at Community Christmas Outreach Meals, but they can’t do it without your help.
    The organization that last year provided a Christmas meal to 500 people who might otherwise not have eaten will do the same again this year and is seeking donations of food and money to do so.

  • Spelling bee champion defends local title, eyes state

    Matthew Phillips proved again this year that he is the king of spelling in Anderson County.
    Now he wants to rule the state, too.
    The 13-year-old eighth grader at Anderson County Middle School defended his title last week, placing first the school district’s annual spelling bee for the second consecutive year.
    Next up is the state competition, where he fell last year in the first round.

  • Man who drove truck into river pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man was sentenced to two years’ probation last Thursday for falsely an incident to police when his truck washed down the Salt River in August, but his troubles might not be over just yet.
    Ronnie Stratton, 38, may yet have to pay restitution for the hours-long search and rescue mission that ensued after witnesses saw his truck being washed away following a heavy storm.

  • Feds lower boom on suspected heroin dealer

    Police took a man wanted on a federal warrant into custody Saturday when they arrested him at his mother’s house in Highway 151.
    Phillip Bradley Warmouth, 31, of 3535 Highway 151, Frankfort, was indicted Dec. 1 by a federal grand jury on on one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and another for distributing heroin. Both charges are felonies, punishable by not more than 30 years in prison, not more than a $2 million fine and no less than six years of supervised release.

  • Cann makes first start for Wildcats

    Anderson County resident Makenzie Cann earned her first start for the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team Sunday when the 17th-ranked Wildcats traveled to archrival Louisville.

    No. 7 Louisville pulled out a 69-67 win in overtime at the KFC Yum! Center, ending Kentucky’s streak of five consecutive wins in the series.

    Cann scored three points and pulled in four rebounds in 45 minutes of action. Cann and teammate Makayla Epps never exited the lineup.

  • Maxberry’s first varsity points give Bearcats OT win in opener

    Brennon Maxberry picked a good time to score his first varsity basketball points for Anderson County on Friday night.

    The sophomore guard snared a missed free throw, then sank a short jump shot just before the final buzzer to give Anderson an 84-82 win at East Jessamine in double overtime. Trailing by one inside the final 10 seconds of the second overtime, Anderson got the ball to Christian Gritton, who was fouled as he drove the lane. The junior hit his first shot but missed his second.

  • See-saw first week for Lady Cats

    Anderson County saw where it is and what needs to be done to get where it can be in the first week of the girls’ high school basketball season.

    The Lady Bearcats can be very good, as shown in a 64-46 win at Thomas Nelson Tuesday night, saw just how big the gap they want to bridge to become elite when Louisville Mercy routed the Lady Bearcats, 75-35, the following night.

  • Peach disappointed with season result, but excited for future

    Short post-season runs have not been common at Anderson County in the Mark Peach era.

    “It’s always a big adjustment,” Peach said recently as he reflected on a season that ended in the first round of the state playoffs. Bullitt Central claimed an overtime win over the Bearcats to send the Bearcats to an early exit with a 4-7 record.

  • Anderson swimmers solid at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim team had a solid showing despite low numbers in a meet at the Shelby County Family Activity Center last Wednesday.

    A team already low on numbers, the Swim Cats went into the meet more short-handed with several swimmers out due to sickness.

    Other Anderson swimmers were just recovering from sickness. “They still stepped up and tried their hardest in their relays,” said Anderson coach Karla Phillips, who added that several of her swimmers opted to scratch their individual events due to exhaustion.