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Today's News

  • Anderson County Schools on one-hour delay Wednesday

    UPDATED TUESDAY, DEC. 14 at 3 P.M. - Anderson County students will be back in the classroom Wednesday, but the day will start an hour later than usual.

    The district will operate on a one-hour delay Wednesday, according to announcements through its One Call Now system and Twitter account.

    Students missed the first two days of the week because of several inches of snow, which fell in the area on Sunday and Monday.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Sacred Heart holds off Lady Bearcats

    LEXINGTON -- Sacred Heart went on a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter, then held off a furious Anderson County rally to post a 49-48 win in girls' basketball action at Rupp Arena Sunday afternoon.


    The Valkyries, a perennial state power, made Anderson pay for several crucial turnovers to start the decisive run. Anderson committed 27 turnovers for the game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- The Ultimate 'What if?'

    Basketball fans often talk about the “What ifs?” in their sport. 


    Like “What if Mike Casey had not broken his leg in the summer before his senior year? Would a team of Dan Issel, Mike Pratt and Mike Casey have been unstoppable in 1970?”


    Or “What if Terry Howard had remained perfect at the free throw line? Would Kentucky and Louisville have played for the national championship in 1975?”

  • Third quarter run propels Mercer past Anderson

    Mercer County used a 12-0 run in the third quarter to break open a tie game on the way to a 60-43 win over host Anderson County in boys' basketball action Friday night.
    With the score deadlocked at 23, Mercer's Austin Seagraves scored eight consecutive points to start the run.
    Anderson, which went scoreless for nearly four minutes, was never closer than eight the rest of the way. The Bearcats fell to 1-2, while Mercer improved to 2-1.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Spencer

    Mackenzie Cann scored a career-high 29 points and Sydney Brown added 21 as Anderson County romped past district rival Spencer County, 79-46, Thursday night. The host Lady Bearcats led 41-11 at the half, then cruised to their third straight win to open the season. The Lady Bearcats are 1-0 in district play. For a complete report, see the Dec. 15 edition of The Anderson News.

  • 100 years of basketball: Who was Lincoln Institute?

    For more than two decades, black Anderson County residents were bused to Lincoln Institute, about a mile west of Simpsonville in Shelby County.
    At one time, there was a high school known as Lawrenceburg Colored, which was located on Lincoln Street, according to local resident John Cunningham, whose mother, Gertrude, attended school there. Cunningham says the school burned in the late 1930s or early 1940s. After that, high school students were bused to Lincoln.

  • 100 years of basketball: Anderson County's state champion

    No school in Anderson County has never won a state high school basketball championship recognized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
    However, the girls' basketball team at Lawrenceburg Colored High School was a state champion, according to local realtor John Cunningham.
    The team included Cunningham's mother, Gertrude Bean Cunningham. He says that another member of the team was Mary Harris Gill. Cunningham says that all of the team members are now deceased.

  • Child shaker pleads guilty

    A Lawrenceburg man has pleaded guilty to injuring his infant daughter by shaking her violently on two occasions.

  • Higher costs, time threaten new ECC

    A new Early Childhood Center may not be as close as school district officials originally thought.
    Anderson County Board of Education members voted Nov. 30 to move forward in building a new ECC even though bids for the project came in close to $1 million over what was expected.
    Even so, enough circumstances have changed regarding the project in the last week that board members will likely vote on the new building again at their December meeting on Monday night, that is, if they don’t call a special meeting to do so beforehand.

  • Admitted welfare cheat gets probation

    The Beth Drive woman accused of bilking the state out of thousands of dollars in childcare funds was placed on probation and ordered to repay the money Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Shana Bowman admitted taking $14,400 in funding from the state’s Division of Child Care to cover the cost of having her four children in daycare while she allegedly worked.
    However, Bowman turned in falsified employment records, including forging the name of the owner of a Lawrenceburg pizza restaurant and giving it to state officials as proof of employment.