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  • Eighth graders score well, sophomores slump on test

    Anderson County school administrators have cause for celebration, as well as room for improvement, when it comes to examining the school district’s EXPLORE and PLAN test results.
    The Kentucky Department of Education recently released public school district scores for the pre-ACT assessments EXPLORE and PLAN, both tests used to predict the college and career-readiness of eighth and 10th graders.

  • ‘Coke’ and a frown

    A Lexington woman was arrested after Lawrenceburg police say they found 41 grams of cocaine in her car during a traffic stop on US 127 Bypass, according to a report issued last week by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Amanda D. Cutter, 33, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.
    Cutter was also charged with a seat belt violation, failure to use a child restraint device in vehicle and failure to notify DOT of an address change.

  • Bungee jumpers buy high bridge, plan reality TV show

    Anderson County draws tens of thousands of visitors each year on a pilgrimage to walk the hallowed grounds of Kentucky’s bourbon trail.
    It could soon be drawing pilgrims of a different sort — the kind who like to leap from very tall bridges.
    Young’s High Bridge, the old train trestle that runs parallel to the S bridge over the Kentucky River in Tyrone, has been purchased by a group of investors intent on making Anderson County the premier destination for bungee jumpers, and perhaps the center of a reality TV show.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats warm up after sluggish start, blast Berea

    It took Anderson County eight minutes to get warmed up, but when the Bearcats finally did, they played the part of the hottest team in the Eighth Region.

    Anderson won its seventh straight game and the 17th in 18 decisions with a 73-46 romp past the visiting Pirates in the second game of a double-header last Friday night. The game might not have been even that close.

    Anderson improved to 19-2 on the year.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats close regular season at Franklin
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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Super Senior Night for Lady Bearcats

     

    It had the makings of a difficult Senior Night.

    Anderson County, ranked No. 2 in most of the statewide girls' basketball polls last week, was coming off a tough game the night before, was looking at a long-time rival who had been playing well and had to sort through the emotions that go along with the final game on the home court.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats pass test at Owen

     

    OWENTON – It was more like a chapter test. A big chapter, an important one for sure.

    But Anderson County's 62-50 win at Owen County wasn't a final exam last Thursday. Far from it.

    Still, the Bearcats passed what was expected to be a stern late-season test with flying colors.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats hope for repeat performance of romp at Henry

     

    NEW CASTLE – Anderson County can only hope for a repeat performance on the basketball court at Henry County High School in two weeks.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Cats hold off Christian Academy

     

    Ever since Anderson County's only loss of the girls' basketball season, to Bryan Station back on Dec. 22, there have been questions if the Lady Bearcats could close the deal in a close game against a very good team.

  • COLUMN: Did we really know they would be this good?

     

    We knew Anderson County's girls would be good and the boys could be good, but as good as 44-3 good?

    Repeat that again. The Anderson County basketball teams entered the final week of the high school season with a combined record of 44 wins and three losses.