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Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: McKee 'off the charts' in romp past Mercer

    It only looked like Eriel McKee was a one-girl wrecking crew against Mercer County last Tuesday.

    It is true that the Anderson County sophomore ripped the visiting Titans for 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. It is also true she blocked five shots as Anderson rolled to a 58-32 win. And it was not much of an exaggeration when Anderson coach Tony Kays just chuckled and said, “Eriel was just off the charts in every category tonight.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats going for district's top seed at Spencer

    Anderson County will get an opportunity to clinch the top seed in the 30th District Tournament when they travel to Spencer County on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

    Anderson is 2-0 in district play and will take the top spot in the tournament with a victory, no matter what else happens. At press time, Spencer had not played any district games and could win the top seed by winning all of its district battles.

  • COLUMN: Backing Pat

    This was one time I wish I had missed the press conference.

    It is usually a perk when I have the opportunity to work a major college athletic event. It's a time when you get to talk with those highly-paid coaches and some players whose earnings will someday make those coaches comparative paupers.

    And, being in the newspaper business, it is always a chance to hobnob with the local – and occasionally the national – heavyweights in the field.

    I won't lie. It’s a lot of fun.

  • Where is she?

    A cash reward is being offered for the woman consider the prosecution’s star witness in the trial of a Lawrenceburg man charged with stomping a puppy to death before setting it ablaze.

    Elizabeth “Beth” Dennis, 34, was the girlfriend of Paul “Doobie” Dearinger when he allegedly killed the puppy in October, 2010.

    His trial is scheduled to begin this Wednesday, and the city police and sheriff’s office have been actively trying to serve Dennis a subpoena for her to testify, along with a felony warrant for flagrant non-support.

  • Boys' basketball: Bearcats romp past Washington

    Anderson County got 18 points from Jay Smith, while Ross Cox and Lowell Gordon added 14 and 13, respectively, as the Bearcats routed visiting Washington County, 74-55, Saturday night.

    Anderson trailed only once at 3-2 and took total control of the game with a 12-0 run late in the second quarter. A 17-2 outburst over 3:14 of the third quarter turned the game into a rout. Anderson led 53-38 after the uprising.

  • Owen hands Bearcats second loss

    Owen County's Sawyer Williams scored 22 points and pulled down 19 rebounds as the Rebels slipped past host Anderson County, 59-50 in overtime Friday night.

    Williams, ranked as high as the Eighth Region's second-best player in the pre-season, scored 18 of his points after halftime. Williams, a 6-foot-7 senior, hit 12-of-20 free throws, but hit 8-of-12 in the fourth quarter and overtime.

  • SPORTS BLOG: Some thoughts on Kentucky's win over Tennessee

    I had one of those rare opportunities that will stay with me the rest of my life Thursday night.

    Fortunate enough to secure a couple of press credentials, my Landmark Community Newspapers colleague, photographer Jonna Spelbring Priester of the Henry County Local, and I watched Kentucky beat Tennessee, 61-60 in one of the best college basketball games I have ever seen.

    Not one of the best women's college basketball games.

    One of the best. Period.

  • Schools close for snow

    All Anderson County district schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 13 due to inclement weather.

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will also be closed.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats have big weekend planned

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams are looking at a big weekend to start the second half of the season. Both are in action Friday and Saturday nights.

    The Bearcats have a pair of home games, starting with a very good Owen County team on Friday.

  • District court docket: 1-11-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Dec. 1, 2011.
    Michael S. Cummins, motion to revoke probation, controlled substance prescription not in original container, possession of marijuana – motion sustained, 150 days to serve (concurrent with state time).
    Ashley Donovan, arraignment, illegal possession of legend drug, third-degree possession of controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, motion/disposition/trial date Jan. 26.