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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: Some thoughts on your selections for Anderson County's all-time team

    Whenever you embark on a project such as picking an All-Time Team with random persons making the selections, there is one major risk: Will people be fair?
    With over 300 people participating by sending in selections, it was apparent that readers of The Anderson News took things seriously and for the most part, seemed to really be trying to pick those who really were just a notch above all the rest on the hardwood. Sure, there were some people who had large families that stuck together. There's nothing wrong with that and everyone would do the same.

  • 100 years of basketball: Anderson County's All-Time boys' team

    Readers were asked to select the 20 best boys' basketball players in 100 years of basketball in Anderson County.

    Eight  were to be from Anderson High or Anderson County High, three from Western High School and to each from Lawrenceburg, Kavanaugh and Anderson County residents who attended Lincoln Institute. Three selections could be from any of the schools.

  • 100 years of basketball: Anderson County's All-Time girls' team


    Readers were asked to select 10 girls to the team. Seven were to be from Anderson County High School, one from Western High School and two could be from either. The cutoff date was 1974, since that is when girls' basketball was sanctioned in Kentucky.
    Ties meant that 12 girls were actually named to the team.

    Anita Waldridge, Western (Class of 1977)

  • Police arrest suspect in armed robbery

    The man police say confessed to robbing a Hilltop gas station last Thursday night had a very short time to enjoy the estimated $1,200 he made off with.

  • Anderson-Shelby doubleheader canceled

    The Anderson County-Shelby County basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled, according to Anderson County High School principal Ronnie Fields. No makeup date has been set.

    The ceremony introducing Anderson County's All-Time Team is also canceled tonight. The team will be announced on our website later Friday. Any possible recognition of the team at a later date will be announced later.

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Western's biggest wins

    In this week's edition of The Anderson News, I briefly relived to of the greatest wins in Western High School history, namely when the Eagles eliminated Anderson County from the 30th District tournaments in 1982 and 1983. Biggest wins in Eagle history? Perhaps. But there is no question they are the most memorable to any Eagle fan today.
    So what are the biggest wins in Western history? Records are very spotty and I have been unable to locate everything but these have to be among the biggest.

    1.Western 72, Anderson County 59 (1982)

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Western's biggest wins

    In this week's edition of The Anderson News, I briefly relived to of the greatest wins in Western High School history, namely when the Eagles eliminated Anderson County from the 30th District tournaments in 1982 and 1983. Biggest wins in Eagle history? Perhaps. But there is no question they are the most memorable to any Eagle fan today.
    So what are the biggest wins in Western history? Records are very spotty and I have been unable to locate everything but these have to be among the biggest.

    1.Western 72, Anderson County 59 (1982)

  • Anderson County Schools closed Friday

    Anderson County students are starting their winter break a little earlier than expected this year.

    Students will not be in school Friday, according to a One Call Now announcement from the district around noon Thursday.

    Students missed four out of five days this week because of two blasts of wintry weather.

    Several inches of snow blanketed the area on Sunday, canceling school on Monday and Tuesday.

    Students were in class on a one-hour delay Wednesday, but back out Thursday when another band of snow, this time mixed with ice, hit the area.

  • 100 years of basketball: A century of basketball has seen many changes in how The News covers the game

    In researching 100 years of basketball in Anderson County, I relied heavily on five sources of information: My own memory for the years 1970 and forward, oral histories given by different people I interviewed, some extensive research done by local historian extraordinaire Jack Birdwhistell, high school yearbooks at the Anderson Public Library and archived copies of The Anderson News.


    I also browsed some old copies of The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Kentucky boy, Kentucky proud

    Marvin Truman Smith Jr. was the only Kentucky boy in his battalion when he entered Army boot camp in 1981 at Fort Dix, N.J.