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Today's News

  • Mayor’s vote kills unified government

    Mayor Edwinna Baker cited a lack of city and county unity and funding concerns as the reasons for her tie-breaking vote to kill the first reading of the city’s unification ordinance.
    The city council split 3-3 at its Jan. 9 meeting on approving its ordinance, which would authorize the mayor to form a 20-member body to study the issue of unification.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll past Mercer

     

    Eriel McKee scored 22 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Anderson County to a much-easier-than-expected 58-32 win over visiting Mercer County in girls' basketball action Tuesday night.

  • Bearcats still unbeaten after Smith's buzzer-beater

    SHELBYVILLE – Jay Smith banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to give Anderson County a 50-47 win over 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    With the Bearcats having the ball in the backcourt and 1.3 seconds to play, Smith curled around a screen by Spencer Ruggles, took an out-of-bounds pass from Seth Carmichael, then rattled the rim with the game-winner to keep Anderson's improbable season-opening winning streak alive.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats among state stats leaders

     

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team is well represented in the intial statistics report on the 2011-12 season released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    As a team, Anderson is second in scoring margin, behind Bishop Brossart. Anderson is beating teams by 19.8 points a game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Why I picked the stories I did and some other big 2011 stories

    In this week's Anderson News, I ranked my top five sports stories that affected or impacted Anderson County this year. Like any time someone undertakes such a project there will be disagreements on what should and should not be on the list or how the ones I ranked should be ranked.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Henry Clay

    Anderson County jumped on Henry Clay early and never looked back in posting a 61-35 victory Tuesday night at Anderson.

    The Lady Bearcats led 21-10 after a quarter, then kept extending the lead for their sixth win in their last seven games. Eriel McKee led Anderson with 23 points, 10 steals, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

    Corrin Robinson added 10 points, eight coming in the first quarter.

  • Church briefs: 1-4-12

    Open Bible Church hosts evangelist
    The Rev. Tom Stamman will be guest speaker at Open Bible Church in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    There will be no 8:30 a.m. worship service, the church announced.
    “If you’ve never had an authentic experience with the prophetic, or a close encounter with the one who is the source of all things, this is your opportunity,” the church said in a news release to describe Stamman.

  • A different sort of wish for 2012

    I heard someone pray that they wanted peace and comfort in their life for the New Year.
    I understand this type of prayer, as I want the same, much like I am sure most of us do.
    However, Christ promised us a very different life if we want to follow him. Matthew 10:34-35, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword, for I am come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

  • Robert B. Turner Elementary September Citizens of the Month
  • Library offers January computer classes for community

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following classes in January:

    Basic I class: Intro
    to computers
    When: Jan. 11 or Jan. 25, 9:30-11 a.m.
    This class is for the beginner. The main goal is to ease anxieties about using the computer. Topics include parts of the computer and mouse/keyboard skills.
    No previous computer skills required.
    Registration in advance is required.

    Basic II class: Intro
    to the internet
    When: Jan. 11 or Jan. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.