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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: One man's opinion of best-ever local players

    The only thing certain about picking the best ever in Anderson County basketball history is that we did not make room for enough players on the teams. Twenty boys players over 100 years? Ten girls since 1975?
    It is practically impossible to do so, especially the way basketball has changed over time.

    Just picking the best players is difficult in itself. I think it would be safe to say that no one alive has seen all of the greats in Anderson County history.

  • 100 years of basketball: Bulldogs' 1946 Sweet 16 ride was one to remember

    Lawrenceburg basketball fans had a run to remember in March of 1946 when the Bulldogs surprised he state by making the quarterfinals of the Sweet 16.
    Eddie Humston put together a pair of clutch performances for the Bulldogs, first downing Frankfort in the 11th Region final, then upsetting defending state champion Male in the first round of the Sweet 16.

  • Pittman anniversary

    Margaret and William Pittman of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 23.
    They were married Nov. 23, 1960 at First Presbyterian Church in Carlisle.
    Mrs. Pittman, the former Margaret Gaunce, is employed at Town and Country Bank.
    Mr. Pittman is retired from Link Belt.
    They have two children, Eric Pittman of Lawrenceburg and his wife, Misty, and the late Sheri Pittman.

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar - 12/1

    Wednesday, Dec. 1
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Caretenders/Optimum balance
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Advisory council meeting
    1:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, Dec. 2
    9 a.m., Exercise
    12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Anderson County Health Department
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, Dec. 3
    10:30 a.m., Name that Tune with Christmas music
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

  • 100 years of basketball: Smith quietly achieved greatness

    It would be difficult to imagine a more beloved person in the history of Anderson County sports than W.J. Smith.
    For that matter, it would be hard to think of anyone more loved and respected than the man called “beloved historian” when he died in 2008.

  • 100 years of basketball: 'I always wanted to be a Kavanaugh basketball player'

    Surrounded by memorabilia from Kavanaugh High School, C.C. Fallis leaves little doubt that he is a Tiger.
    Always has been, always will be.

    “Lawrenceburg (High School) wanted me to go there and play football, but I had already made up my mind,” smiles Fallis, who served as co-captain of the last Kavanaugh Tiger basketball team.
    Now 80, Fallis is still a regular at Kentucky Wildcat games, but his first passion was orange and black.

  • 100 years of basketball: Simple beginnings led to local love affair with simple game

    It all started very simply. There was no fanfare when basketball made its way into Anderson County.
    Nearly 100 years later, an estimated 7,000 red-clad Anderson County basketball fans piled into Rupp Arena in Lexington to watch the Bearcats play in the Kentucky High School state tournament. In between, the sport's hold on the county has been strong. And the county's influence on the sport became widely known around the state's borders.

  • Community calendar - 12/1 to 12/7

    Wednesday, Dec. 1
    Education
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • 100 years of Anderson County basketball: Entering 100th Season, Anderson County still has love affair with hoops

    One hundred years.
    Those three words sound like an eternity. In the overall history of the world, 100 years of a small town's love affair with a very simple game would seem rather insignificant.
    But don't tell that to the 7,000 or so Anderson County Bearcat fans who streamed into Rupp Arena for the Kentucky state tournament in 2009.
    Don't tell that to the people that say that Anderson County is poised to become one of the state's girls' basketball powers over the next few years.

  • Lady Cats beat top-ranked Marion in scrimmage

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team did not expect to sneak up on anyone this season. The Lady Bearcats assured that Saturday when they defeated top-ranked Marion County, 47-41 in the Kentucky Basketball Academy pre-season showcase at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Mackenzie Cann led Anderson with 13 points but it was a total team effort, according to Anderson coach Tony Kaya.
    "The kids played hard, but necessarily well," Kays said.