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    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Feb. 25, 1965

    Celebrates 88th year

    It was stated on the front page that The Anderson News began its 88th year of publication with this issue. The Newspaper was established in 1877.

    Fire destroys three houses

  • City's snowplows destroyed in early morning fire

    UPDATED 10:45 A.M. — City officials are beginning to sort out the devastating fire that destroyed all but one truck equipped to plow snow when the city’s maintenance building burned early Sunday morning.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said the city now has only one pickup truck equipped with a plow after its main snowplow trucks, along with most of its other heavy equipment, were destroyed.

  • Asbury Eagles soar in KIAC Tourney

    Scenes from the first round of the KIAC Tournament at Asbury University: Asbury women vs. IU-Kokomo and Asbury men vs. Rio Grande.

  • County residents advised to seek shelter

    Anderson Countians should prepare for flooding and significant snowfall over the next few days, according to Bart Powell, the county's public safety director. In a news release, Powell said the flooding event will occur over the next 12 to 72 hours, adding that snow will begin falling Wednesday afternoon. He said citizens living in flood-prone areas should be prepared to evacuate and warned that they should not wait until it's too late to seek shelter.

  • Bearcat improvement makes year special

    When someone has been writing sports for a little over 30 years, the teams and times tend to run together.

    What year was it that three of the top five teams in the Eighth Region were in the 30th District? (That was 1986 when Shelby County and Anderson County and Eminence all ended up in the same bracket of a five-team, blind-draw tournament. And for the record, Oldham County won the Eighth Region.)

    When did Will Carlton go off on Cairo, Ill. for 39 points?


    TAYLORSVILLE – Everyone knew that Anderson County’s district dominance would eventually come to an end, but that did not make it any easier when it did.

    Tears flowed on the Lady Bearcat bench following their 48-38 loss to Shelby County in the 30th District Tournament championship game Friday night at Spencer County High School.

    “There were a half-dozen kids in tears in the locker room” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said. “We came down here with every intention of winning this game.”

  • Late layup lifts Shelby past Bearcats in opener

    TAYLORSVILLE – It was everything Tourney Time anyone could want out of a tournament game.

    The gym at Spencer County High School was packed. The bands were repeatedly belting out the Anderson County and Shelby County fight songs.

    “Both teams played at a very high level,” Anderson coach Glen Drury would say. “We knew going into it, it was going to be a high level game. One team would do this and the other team would do that.”

  • Wrestlers to hit mat at state next week

    Five Anderson County High School wrestlers are set to get on the mat for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament next Tuesday, March 10, at Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The tournament had originally been scheduled for Feb. 20-21 but was rescheduled because of the major snow storm that hit most of the state on Feb. 16, followed by more heavy snow in some areas of Kentucky.

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  • Birdwhistell named KABC regional Coach of the Year

    Anderson County High School head coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches girls’ Coach of the Year in the Eighth Region.

    Birdwhistell, in his first year as head coach, was selected by association members in the region.

    Birdwhistell took over a team decimated by graduation and rebuilt the Lady Bearcats into a contender for the regional championship despite having no starter standing over 5-foot-9.