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Today's News

  • BLOG: Bearcat season reminded us that prep success is not always remembered with trophies

    I will admit that it feels a bit strange to be clearing out some nights on my calendar in early March. For the first time in 11 years, the Eighth Region boys’ basketball tournament will go on without Anderson County.

    Spencer County made sure of that Tuesday night when the Bears took Anderson’s best punch in the first four minutes of the second half, then pulled away to win 60-47.

  • Health department running in the red

    The Anderson County Health Department has lost nearly $90,000 in six months after budgeting to lose just $80,000 for its entire fiscal year.
    That larger-than-expected deficit was revealed during last Wednesday’s Anderson County Board of Health meeting when Brandon Hurley, the department’s director, provided board members with the mid-year numbers.

  • No pay cuts for teachers

    Teachers in the Anderson County school system won’t take a pay cut next year, but they won’t get a raise either.

  • Brock promoted, named editor of Spencer Magnet

    Shannon Brock recently accepted a position as editor of The Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville.

  • Beasmore wants journal, other information suppressed

    The woman who claims she was sexually harassed while working for county government wants a variety of information withheld from a jury should her lawsuit go to trial in April.
    Lea Beasmore, who was fired in March 2009, has filed a motion to have the following five items withheld:
    1. A journal she kept while working for county government in which she documents her complaints against coworkers
    2. Information about previous jobs she held where she may have made complaints about sexual harassment

  • March Madness gives moments we remember and want to forget

    It's not called March Madness for no reason.

    We'll overlook the fact that, for the high schools at least, March Madness began on Feb. 21 this year. Whether the moments happen in late February or early to mid-March, they are etched in our memory.

    But the thing about March Madness is you know where you were when something happened and, if it was good for your team, usually about five times the seating capacity of a gym or arena were there when it happened.

  • Dillow places eighth in state wrestling meet

    FRANKFORT – Austin Dillow needed just two seconds. Two measly seconds to stay alive in his seventh-place match at the state wrestling tournament on Saturday afternoon.

    Two seconds were all that stood between Dillow and one more chance to beat Meade County's Garrett Kenealy. But with their match tied at 4, Kenealy scored on a takedown that gave him the higher placing.

  • Bearcats finally have reason to smile

    TAYLORSVILLE – As another of Lowell Gordon’s long-range bombs ripped the nets, Anderson County’s smiles grew broader.

    And with every time the Bearcats forced Eminence into a turnover – the count was 22 altogether – the reality of what was happening Monday night became sharper.

  • Franklin County defeats Anderson girls

    FRANKFORT – Through three months and 27 basketball games, a familiar pattern has stayed with Anderson County's Lady Bearcats.

    When Anderson plays well for 32 minutes, the Lady Bearcats are very tough to beat. When there is a lull, things aren't quite as rosy.

  • Flyers speed past Bearcats in finale

    FRANKFORT – It was less than 30 minutes before Anderson County's scheduled tipoff when the Bearcats walked into Franklin County's gym on Friday night.

    “We got stuck in some traffic and had to step off the bus to play,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    If only that were an explanation for the Bearcats' performance at Franklin. The Bearcats never led, and after a second quarter in which they trailed 30-13, never threatened. Franklin eventually ended its regular season with a 62-41 victory.