Today's News

  • 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


    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.

  • Lady Bearcats turn back Owen in regional

    Tony Kays' speech was short and to the point.

    His Anderson County girls' basketball team saw a 13-point lead sliced to just one as his team gathered after the third quarter of its 53-38 first-round victory in the Eighth Region tournament.

    "I told them it was a one-quarter season now and I didn't think they were ready for the season to end just yet," he said.

    The Lady Bearcats responded by scoring the first 11 points of the fourth quarter, turning a precarious lead into an insurmountable 45-33 cushion with less than 3 minutes to play.

  • Bits and pieces of my tenure thus far

    I've been back in Anderson County for a little over three weeks now, and a few things have happened that don't necessarily warrant a column on their own, but still deserve to be mentioned in a combined effort. So here goes...

    Last week's column

    OK, so my "shoe" column last week wasn't exactly well received by some of you. You either didn't understand it, or once you did understand it, you thought you'd wasted too much of your life trying to figure it out. I apologize for the turmoil my metaphor must have caused you.

  • Meet two ladies who walk the walk

    Supporting America's troops has become something of a cottage industry.

    From T-shirts to hats to those magnetized ribbons that adorn trunks - and the particularly cool camouflage ones on tailgates - plenty of folks have scarfed up plenty of dough by selling us stuff to let everyone know how patriotic we are.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that. A display of support for our troops is a good thing and, if someone makes a little cash helping us do so, why that's the American way, right?

  • $2M in pot seized; business owner charged

    More than a half-ton of marijuana delivered to a Lawrenceburg business was seized Monday night at the business owner's home in Frankfort, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Charged with trafficking marijuana is Randy Kendall Sr., 49, of 6505 Flat Creek Road, the owner of Kendell Quick Lube located near the intersection of Highway 151 and U.S. 127 Bypass. Kendall remained in custody Tuesday afternoon in Franklin County Regional Jail.

    The marijuana weighed just over 1,200 pounds and has a street value of nearly $2 million.

  • Schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding

    Anderson County schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding if Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget passes through the General Assembly, but school system officials are hoping it doesn't come to that.

    "We're concerned, but we're not in panic mode right now," said Superintendent Kim Shaw. "We're hoping the General Assembly will make it a lot better than what the governor is proposing. They have in the past, and we're hopeful they do it again."

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament results: Lady Cats advance; Oldham, Shelby ousted

    Anderson County outscored Owen County 19-5 in the fourth quarter to score a 53-38 win in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Monday.

    Lindsay Fultz led Anderson with 22 points while Courtney Milam added 13.

    Anderson will play Walton-Verona in Friday's semi-finals. Walton-Verona pulled an upset in beating Oldham County 55-47 in Monday's other first round game.