Today's News

  • Best team doesn't always take home tournament trophy

    Perhaps the oldest truth in sports is that the best team does not always win.

    Such was the case late Saturday afternoon when the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team watched a shot by Heartland Christian fell through the net with just seconds remaining in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state championship game.

    That the local team had beaten Heartland by 32 and 12 points during the regular didn't soothe the Rams' hurt.

  • Fire guts Bear Creek Road home

    A fire of undetermined origin swept through Rick and Judy Bowers' Bear Creek Road home yesterday morning, destroying most of their possessions.

    "By the time our first engine got here, smoke was showing on the roof and the inside was pretty much engulfed," said Chad Womack, fire chief of Anderson County Battalion 1.

    "I think it started in the kitchen utility area," said Rick Bowers, who was at work when the fire ignited. "The state police are investigating it. I think the house is a total loss."

    His wife, Judy Bowers, wasn't home when the blaze began either.

  • Rumble at Rupp

    Birthday presents and a punch in the mouth.

    Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum can expect both March 27 when he turns 22 and fights for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight title at Rupp Arena.

    The event, which features 11 bouts including former Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders and is being billed as the league's "ERUPPTION," is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

    Yocum, who sports a 6-1 amateur record, said he's not nervous about fighting in Rupp Arena in front of what will likely be a crowd of at least 8,000 fight fans.

  • Fletcher giveth, Beshear taketh away

    The only thing more outrageous than the state reneging on $300,000 in road funds for Anderson County is the way the money was awarded in the first place.

    In yet another example of using tax dollars in a thinly veiled attempt to buy votes, Gov. Fletcher greased the skids for candidates just before last November's general election by providing millions in "discretionary" funds to repair roads across the state.

  • Anderson rolls past Franklin

    Life is good for Anderson County basketball.

    In the final minute of a 59-43 whipping of long-time rival Franklin County Saturday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury cracked a bit of a smile as he patrolled the area in front of his bench.

    Senior Austin Corn had just missed an open layup and was taking some ribbing from his teammates and classmates in the Anderson student section. "They were riding him pretty hard and Austin said he was going to dunk it," Drury said.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance in district play

    TAYLORSVILLE -- The Anderson County Bearcats and Lady Bearcats both won their first round games of the 30th District Tournament and have moved on to the respective championship games. The tournaments are being held at Spencer County High School.

    In the boys' tournament, the top-seeded Bearcats routed Eminence Tuesday night 77-28. Anderson's pressure forced numerous turnovers as the Bearcats built a 47-11 halftime lead and cruised to the victory.

  • 30th District championship game ticket distribution plans finalized

    Anderson County High School has announced its ticket distribution plans for the 30th District basketball tournament championship games.

    Due to limited seating at Spencer County High School, host of this year's tournaments, schools participating in the championship games will receive 500 tickets for advance sale.

    Anderson will distribute its allotment with players' parents getting first priority, then holding a student lottery Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m, according to Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Bearcat game with Franklin County postponed

    The Anderson County vs. Franklin County boys' high school basketball game originally scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, has been postponed due to the weather.

    The contest has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the same times. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the varsity game scheduled for approximately 7:45. Anderson Senior Night activities will take place between games. Four Bearcat seniors -- Ryan Wells, Seth Goodlett, Nathan Grooms and Austin Corn -- will be playing their final home game against Franklin County.

  • Ice storm closes government offices, schools

    City and county government along with Anderson County's public schools closed early Thursday after an ice storm forecast to hit at noon arrived right on time.

    The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning for Anderson and surrounding counties earlier this morning. The forecast was for sleet to begin falling at noon and continue throughout the day and into Friday morning.

  • Giving their hearts, bodies and souls

    John Moore can only chuckle at a well-meaning suggestion concerning Christian school basketball. It seems that a good-hearted soul believed that all players, regardless of ability, should receive equal playing time.

    "There is a misconception about what a Christian team should be," says Moore, the head coach of the powerhouse boys' team at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. "A lot of people just see the feminine side of Christianity. But Jesus was a man's man. He was a carpenter. He was strong."