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  • 30th DISTRICT TOURNAMENT: Bearcats, Lady Cats roll into finals

    Anderson County is back where it feels it belongs.

    The host Bearcats erased the sting of an early elimination last year with an impressive 64-44 romp over Spencer County in a 30th District Tournament semi-final.

    A year ago, Spencer knocked the Bearcats out of a trip to the Eighth Region Tournament for the first time in 11 years with a decisive win at Spencer.

  • Ranking the Region, final edition

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon ranks the Eighth Region teams.

    Boys Eighth Region

    1.Oldham County (24-5, 7-1 against regional competition)

    Defending champs have the talent, experience to navigate the region, but face a very difficult elimination game when they play North Oldham in the elimination round of the 29th District Tournament at Trimble County on Wednesday night. Oldham has won 11 straight.

    2.South Oldham (19-8, 11-1)

  • BASKETBALL: Ruggles' 3-pointer lifts Bearcats past Franklin

    Not many think about Spencer Ruggles being one of Anderson County's top 3-point shooters, but that did not matter Friday night as the senior drilled a long ball with 9.4 seconds to play lifting Anderson to a thrilling 64-63 win over visiting Franklin County Friday night.

    “I didn't know if it was going in when I shot it,” Ruggles said. “I didn't really think about it. I just went up and was confident in my shot.”

  • Head-on wreck hurts five on Fox Creek Rd.

    Five people sustained injuries in a head-on collision last Wednesday morning on Fox Creek Road.
    Trooper Trevor Harris with the Kentucky State Police said the accident occurred when Crystal Puckett of Lawrenceburg, driving a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer, dropped off onto the north shoulder of Fox Creek Road while traveling west.
    Puckett overcorrected and veered into the eastbound lane, colliding head-on with a 1996 Buick Century being operated by Steven Cox of Pleasureville.

  • Seeking God’s face without a formula

    Circle this date on your calendar: Feb. 15, “John Frum Day.”
    Celebrated on the remote South Pacific island of Tanna, on John Frum Day islanders dress up as American G.I.s, with “USA” painted in red on their bare chests and backs and march in perfect step with bamboo rifles on their shoulders.

  • Ignoring God didn’t work for pharaoh, and certainly won’t work for you

    It’s interesting how we often try to follow God’s rules on our terms, not his.
    How many times have we thought about trying to quit sinning, yet plan on doing it again?
    I know I have, and in my mind often think, “Well maybe next week or next month or later in life I will stop doing that.”
    The pharaoh of Egypt in the book of Exodus kept putting off God’s commands when he kept the children of Israel in slavery. God brought about plague after plague against the tyranny of the Egyptians.

  • Fried fish, without the greasy feel or taste

    Fish is healthy but fried fish is not as good for us as fish that’s prepared without frying.
    In fact, nutritionists say that frying fish negates the benefit of eating fish.  
    I like a crunchy coating on the fish but I don’t like a greasy feel or taste. The best way to get crunch is to use panko bread crumbs. Corn flakes will work, but they still look like crunched corn flakes to me.
    Regular bread crumbs are softer and don’t get as crunchy.

  • Schools’ planning committee to meet

    The Anderson County Schools’ Local Planning Committee will conduct a meeting on Monday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m., at the Anderson County Board of Education Office, 1160 Bypass North, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
    The meeting is one of a series of meetings to develop a District Facilities Plan for the Anderson County Public Schools.
    The public is invited.

  • Community calendar: 2-15-12

    Feb.15-17: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Feb. 13-17: GED instruction and college preparation, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday hours by appointment, Adult Learning Center, 839-3754

    Public meetings
    Feb. 16: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Relay for Life calendar: 2-15-12

    Upcoming events
    Feb. 25: Wild Turkey Trace’s 3rd Annual Winter Warm-Up, 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Club, 1450 Fox Creek Road.  Music by the Conch Fritters Band, with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A prize will be given for most appropriate beach wear (no swimsuits).  Tickers are $15 per person or $25 per couple. All proceeds to benefit Anderson County Relay for Life (excluding cash bar).
    June 8-9: Relay for Life event, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at American Legion Park. More information to come.