Today's News

  • Sizzling Bearcats burn Shelby in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE – Every game is different, but Austin Cummins might wish things would turn out like they did last Tuesday every time he steps on the basketball court.

    A sophomore whose status for the post-season was in question just a few days before, Cummins blistered the nets for 36 points and a school record as Anderson County routed Shelby County, 77-37, in the boys' 30th District semi-final at Collins High School.

  • Lady Bearcats roll on to district final

    SHELBYVILLE – About the only surprise in Anderson County's 54-26 win over Spencer County in the 30th District semi-final last Tuesday was that the margin wasn't worse.

    Anderson controlled the opening tip, got a 3-pointer from Alex Avritt on its first possession and never looked back as the Lady Bearcats claimed their 20th straight win and improved to 28-1.

  • Anderson County High School under 'soft lockdown'

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has confirmed that the Anderson County High School is currently under "soft lockdown" due to a safety concern about a man with connections to the high school possibly approaching the high school campus.  

    Mitchell said a One Call notification will be going out to high school parents about the “soft lockdown,” a procedure in which there is an increased security presence in the high school entryway and in the hallways.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Church briefs: 2-20-13

    Salvisa Christian sponsors
    Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day
    Salvisa Christian Church will sponsor a Project Linus Make-A-Blanket Day on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    A potluck lunch will be served.  
    Participants are asked to bring 1.5 yards of fleece, any color or characters pleasing to children, infants to 18 years of age, and if you can’t bring any fleece, to come anyway.  

  • When perfect Christianity can never be enough

    A few weeks ago, I watched a movie on TV called “The Perfect Family.”
    Right away, just by the title, you know they’re not perfect.
    The main character is Eileen, the mother of the family. A devout Catholic, she attends Mass every day, and at confession she confesses every sin she can think of down to her gossipy thoughts.
    She serves communion and delivers food to the homebound. She’s careful to pray before meals and keeps a family altar in her home.

  • FFA debates industrial hemp
  • Birth: Drury

    Josh and Brook Drury of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Jane Drury, born Dec. 6, 2012 at Central Baptist Hospital.
    She was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Eddie and Kitty Stevens of Mt. Eden. Maternal great-grandparents are Emma Jean Stevens, Eugene and Norma Royalty and Bobby Hale.
    Paternal grandparents are Ricky and Karlene Drury of Lawrenceburg. Paternal great-grandparents are Mark and Emma Drury.

  • Anderson Library offers March classes

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in March.
    All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops.
    Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.
    Heirloom Seed Workshop
    When: March 2
    Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Seating is limited, so call to reserve a spot.
    Introduction to Computers
    When: March 14, 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.; March 28, 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Historical society to meet

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Public Library.
    The monthly meeting will focus on the series of books “The Rivers of America,” which was started in 1937 and ended in 1974.
    William S. Bryant, Ph.D., will discuss this series of books, especially those dealing with Kentucky.
    Other historical series of books of interest to Kentuckians and collectors will also be mentioned.
    The meeting is free and open to the public.