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Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to play mountain powers at Rowan

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team will get a chance to measure itself against a pair of 15th Region teams during the Kentucky Bank Challenge, to be held at Rowan County High School on Friday and Saturday.

    Friday, the Bearcats take on Pikeville at 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury says the Panthers should give Anderson a stern test despite starting the season with five straight losses.

    “They have some size,” Drury said. “We will have to try to get up and down the floor on them.”

  • Sales tax option best of two evils

    There will be a push in the coming year to amend Kentucky’s constitution and allow municipalities to enact a local sales tax option up to 1 percent.
    If OK’d by the legislature, a statewide vote would determine if the fiscal court or city council here would be allowed to enact such a tax.
    Questions about the proposal still outweigh the answers and, while we are almost always loath to support tax increases, this one might be a workable deal for Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Prolific scorer, bigger winner

    There's a funny thing about great basketball scoring machines. The best ones usually don't care about the points beside their name.

    It's all about the team having more points than the opponent.

    Check out Larry Bird's stats. During his career with the Boston Celtics, he scored 21,791 points but had 5,695 assists. Interestingly, he's putting together a team in that same mindset with the Indiana Pacers.

    Not coincidentally, Bird had three NBA titles and has put together the best team in the league in the early going.

  • Grandmother’s plea date changed

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter had the date to enter what is expected to be a guilty plea moved from Tuesday to Jan. 7.
    Carolyn Case is expected to change her not guilty plea to guilty after verbally agreeing to an undisclosed plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
    No reason was give as to why the date was changed, other than that Case was not on the Circuit Court docket Tuesday morning.

  • Sand Spring homecoming to host local, national musicians

    Sand Spring Baptist Church is mixing the Christmas season and a little bit of a Gaither Homecoming this Sunday.
    The church will present “A Sand Spring Christmas Homecoming” on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The program will feature some of the best in local talent along with some nationally known gospel music artists.

  • Pipeline questions answered

    Buoyed by a show of support from local organized labor and the fact that their effort to secure property easements in Anderson County is nearly halfway complete, officials with the companies proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline answered a host of questions from concerned residents during a public hearing Monday night.

  • COLLEGE: Russell leaves UK for Campbellsville

    Former Anderson County High School three-sport star Jacob Russell has decided to leave the University of Kentucky baseball team for Campbellsville University, according to a news release.  

    Russell has committed to play both football and baseball at Campbellsville, the release said.

  • Abused child could lose kidney

    A Lawrenceburg couple was charged last week for allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he’s in danger of losing a kidney.
    Billie J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Hilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arrested and charged early Wednesday morning for second-degree criminal child abuse following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: No dribble debate as top Hoosier team romps past Lady Bearcats

    LOUISVILLE – Remember that debate concerning whether Kentucky or Indiana has better high school basketball?

    Saturday, it was non-existent.

    At least it was when talking about the girls' game.

    Columbus North, ranked No. 5 in Indiana, but a team that had been No. 2 before an early season loss, settled the debate quickly, then kept adding supporting evidence in a 62-42 win over Anderson County, the top-ranked team in Kentucky, in the Louisville Hoops Fest. The event was held at Iroquois High School.

  • Former student homeless after former all-black school burns

    One of two remaining former all-black schools burned early Saturday morning, leaving a 74-year-old former student homeless and some of her former classmates saddened over the loss.
    Jean Cunningham, her son and another woman escaped the home uninjured after waking up around 5:30 Saturday morning when they smelled smoke inside their home at 1069 Lock Road, about a quarter-mile off Versailles Road.