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Today's News

  • WRESTLING: Grapplers pin all-comers heading to regional tourney

    There is little secret that Anderson County’s goal for this week’s Region 2 wrestling tournament is to bring home the big trophy for the first time in the program’s history.

    But with the state’s top-ranked team, LaRue County, a perennial statewide power, also residing in Region 2, few give the Bearcats much of a chance of coming away with the big prize. Second place, something Anderson has never attained at the regional level, is within reach.

    The action begins Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at Danville High School.

  • COLUMN: ‘I like the way my team is playing’

    One way to gauge just where a basketball team stands in February is to consider the questions and criticisms thrown its way.

    Take the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Over the last two weeks, their demolitions of LSU, Tennessee and South Carolina have been so thorough that the big question now is simply, “Are they peaking too early?”

    Translation: This team is scary good and the only way it is going to be derailed is if it comes back to earth.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Enthusiasm makes the difference as Bearcats romp

    Positive thinkers are right. Enthusiasm does make a difference.

    At least that was the case Saturday night when Anderson County put a 71-45 thumping on McCrary Central in boys' basketball action.

    The Bearcats took the lead for good when Seth Carmichael's runout made it 8-6 midway through the first quarter and built their advanatage to as many as 28 points in the final minutes.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll past Louisville power

    Anderson County's Lady Bearcats are alive and well, thank you.

    Pushed somewhat into the Eighth Region's background after the enormous success South Oldham, a Top 10 team, and Walton-Verona, the state All-A champions, have had, the talk had shifted away from an Anderson team that was considered the regional favorite in the pre-season.

    Saturday afternoon, the Lady Bearcats put on a revival that could have been an old-fashioned hoops camp meeting as they roared past Christian Academy of Louisville, 57-45.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats get needed win over Rockcastle

    Anderson County needed this one.

    Badly.

    After three straight losses – one by a single point, another coming in overtime – the Bearcats needed Friday's win over Rockcastle County like a stressed-out teacher could use a snow day.

    The Bearcats withstood an early Rockcastle punch, took control in the second quarter, then sealed things by never letting their lead dip below nine points for the final 12 minutes.

  • BASKETBALL: Can they or can't they?

    It only took 36 minutes last Wednesday for Anderson County to show why it can't, why it can, and why it can't (again) win the Eighth Region boys' basketball race next month.

    The Bearcats dropped a 73-62 overtime decision to regional foe Gallatin County in a contest that left Anderson fans exhilirated one minute, scratching their heads the next, then wondering what happened.

  • Driver collides with squad car after running red light

    Officer Joe Saunier, a city police officer, was released from the hospital Feb. 2 after sustaining injuries in traffic accident that morning.  
    The two-vehicle crash occurred a little after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Woodford and South Main Street on Feb. 2.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish, who said he witnessed the collision, said a female driver, the sole passenger of the vehicle, was traveling east on Woodford Street when her brakes allegedly malfunctioned.

  • District court docket: 2-1-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 5, 2012.
    Christine E. Cunningham, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – continued to Feb. 16.
    Jesse Curran, show cause, two counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.
    Rex A. Davis, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) – pleaded guilty, $183, installment/deferred payment Apr. 12.
    Paul S. Dearinger, pretrial conference, second-degree cruelty to animals – show cause Jan. 11.

  • Church briefs: 2-1-12

    Sand Spring Baptist hosts concert
    Sand Spring Baptist Church will sponsor a worship concert Feb. 16 featuring Shane and Shane.
    According to event organizers, Shane and Shane are nationally known contemporary Christian artists. This duo has many popular songs out such as “Beauty For Ashes,” “Before The Throne,” “He is Exalted,” “Saved By Grace,” and many more.

  • Community calendar: 2-1-12

    Community
    Feb. 3: Ducks Unlimited Banquet, sponsored by Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter
    Ducks Unlimited will host dinner with a silent and live auction at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 3.  Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and more. Tickets are $50 single or $60 per couple. Children are encouraged to attend. Look for Ducks Unlimited on Facebook at “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” or call (502) 321-1609 for more information or the early bird discounts.