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Today's News

  • Stevens: King campaigned at funerals, in churches

    The incumbent state representative and her challenger traded barbs last Thursday night during a political debate conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    In front of a crowd chamber officials estimated at around 100 in the high school auditorium, challenger Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) closed his portion of the debate by insinuating that during her term King (R-Harrodsburg) has campaigned in places that he would not.

  • Judge tells magistrate he’s a ‘liar’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved for a second time an extension of Case Road following a heated exchange during which the judge-executive called a magistrate “a liar” and another magistrate being accused of not doing his job.
    The decision came during the court’s meeting Monday morning, which also included unanimous approval to spend $319,000 to construct a recycling building, and nearly $30,000 for new windows in the county courthouse.

  • ‘N’ word, vulgarities painted on cars, street

    Someone spray painted male genitalia Saturday night on a car parked at a residence on North Main Street.
    The vandalism didn’t stop there.
    At G&C Auto Sales on North Main, someone spray painted at least seven vehicles that night, then returned Monday night to do it again.
    In the county park, someone spray painted a version of the “N” word on the road near the Cole Memorial Playground, then added other symbols including a hand with its middle finger sticking up.

  • FOOTBALL: Simmering Bearcats show no pity on East Jessamine in district battle

    Pity was locked out around Anderson County football during fall break.

    The Bearcats wanted none of it after seeing a district championship fly right by them at Franklin County the week before.

    “We couldn't have a pity party,” said Anderson running back Granville Hayes, a senior.

    No pity. Not for the Bearcats. Not on an East Jessamine team desperately fighting for its playoff life.

  • FOOTBALL: Anderson looking to continue late-season surge against Marion

    On paper, Anderson County looks like it has a mismatch in a game that means little when the Bearcats host Marion County to close out the regular season Friday night.

    Bearcat coach Mark Peach says paper is wrong.

    “Certainly, (Marion County is) capable of beating us,” he says, even though Marion has just a 2-7 record. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at their schedule and see who they have played.”

  • COLUMN: Soccer, volleyball benefit from new setup

    One of the better things to happen in high school sports in recent years took effect this year.

    We're talking about the alignments that are now governing scholastic volleyball and soccer. Simply put, those sports are now using virtually the same district and regional set-up as those that have been in effect for basketball, baseball and softball for some time.

    Locally, the Anderson County High School teams all advanced to regional play with the volleyball and girls' soccer teams both being eliminated by ranked teams in the regional semi-finals.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Oldham ends lady Bearcat run in regional semis

    The Lady Bearcats put up a fight, playing one of their best matches of the year, but were unable to overcome fifth-ranked Oldham County in the semi-finals of the Eighth Region Tournament last Wednesday.

    The Colonels, playing on their home turf, posted a 3-1 win on their way to a regional championship.

    “This was one of our hardest-played games of the year,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest. “Defensively, we were solid. Offensively, we were just missing and credit their defense for that.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Oldham ends lady Bearcat run in regional semis

    The Lady Bearcats put up a fight, playing one of their best matches of the year, but were unable to overcome fifth-ranked Oldham County in the semi-finals of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    The Colonels, playing on their home turf, posted a 3-1 win on their way to a regional championship.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Stellar season ends in semis

    Few gave Anderson County a chance to win the Eighth Region volleyball tournament. Not with three ranked teams in the fray and the Lady Bearcats still not knowing how good they really were.

    Simon Kenton punctuated those questions with a resounding 3-0 win over the Lady Bearcats in the tournament semi-finals last Wednesday at Shelby County High School. The Pioneers (ranked 21st in the final statewide poll) were every bit as good as advertised as they ended Anderson's season.

  • Sports Briefs for Oct. 24, 2012

    Several earn title of Fastest Kid in Anderson County

    The Fastest Kid in Anderson County Race was run on Main Street in Lawrenceburg during the Anderson County Burgoo Festival on Sept. 28. The event was hosted by the Lawrenceburg Lion's Club. Trophies were awarded to the fastest two runners in each age group and medals were awarded to all participants.

    The Fastest Kid in Anderson County in the 5-and-under age group was Brian Lunsford II. Starly Cornett placed second.