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Today's News

  • Victim’s penis amputation trial delayed

    By Lisa King | Landmark News Service

    A jury trial scheduled to start Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court involving a Waddy man who says his penis was amputated without consent has been postponed.

    A spokesperson for Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that the trial was postponed because of concern that recent media attention could influence the jury.

    Phillip Seaton is suing a surgeon, John Patterson, because he says Patterson amputated his penis during what he thought was a circumcision.

  • Pay cuts, freezes for teachers?

    The Anderson County Board of Education spent over an hour last Wednesday discussing several ways to cut back on the district’s expenses.

    During a work session, the board reviewed some suggestions made by the district’s budget committee, which was assembled by Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Trading blows

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway on Friday made good on his promise to explain why he did not reappoint Chip Chambers as highway foreman in his new administration, saying that Chambers was dishonest with him and stopped working several years ago.

    Chambers fired back with allegations of his own, including that Conway is also dishonest and wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars by forcing Chambers to pave a road with only two households.

  • Murder suspect on the lam

    The man accused of killing a Clay Burgin Road woman remains at-large Wednesday morning, but is not thought to still be in Kentucky.

    Kentucky State Police say Terry Allen Cram has used Tena L. McNeely’s debit card to travel south, leaving a trail of purchases that winds their way through Tennessee, Georgia and into Florida.

    McNeely, 49, was found dead in her home last Friday, apparently after being struck in the head with a blunt object.

  • Getting close is not enough

    Even though Anderson County basketball has never believed in the idea of moral victories in the Glen Drury era, the veteran Bearcat coach saw an upside in the Bearcats 47-43 loss to district rival Collins on Friday night.

    “The positive is that it was close,” Drury said.

    Drury was not alluding to a newfound satisfaction of being within a missed 3-point shot in the closing seconds from tying a heavy favorite. Not when he favors quotes from Red Auerbach, Vince Lombardi, Bobby Knight and the like.

  • Bearcats to take on regional foes

    Anderson County will see where it stands against two of the Eighth Region's better teams in the coming week when the Bearcats take on Owen County and North Oldham.

    At Owen County on Friday night, Jan. 14, the smallish Bearcats will run into perhaps the Eighth Region's tallest team, led by 6-foot-5 junior Sawyer Williams, one of the region's top players.

    A three-year starter, Williams figures to give an Anderson team with little inside experience fits inside. However, the Rebels are inexperienced at guard.

  • No classic for Lady Bearcats against Bryan Station

    LEXINGTON – There was little classic about Anderson County’s performance in Saturday’s Martin Luther King Classic.

    Bryan Station went on  a 9-2 spurt to open the game and never trailed as the Lady Defenders whipped Anderson County 53-45 at Paul L. Dunbar High School. Bryan Station was in control for 32 minutes as it improved to 12-1 on the year. Anderson fell to 10-5.

  • Lady Bearcats out to clinch district's top seed

    Anderson County has played some of Kentucky's best girls' basketball teams since the season began six weeks ago but Saturday afternoon, the Lady Bearcats will host their biggest game of the year, so far.

    That is a way to describe the showdown with unranked Collins, despite the of the Lady Bearcats having already played six games against teams ranked in the Rating the State Top 20 that appeared in Monday's Lexington Herald-Leader.

    “It is really a big game,” says Anderson coach Tony Kays. “It is a seeding game.”

  • A good return

    Anderson County's varsity cheerleading squad made quite a return to the regional competition sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Pep Organization Sponsors.

    Entering the KAPOS competition for the first time in several years, the Anderson cheerleaders placed second in the Medium Varsity division in the Eighth Region competition, held Saturday at Shelby County High School. Grant County won the competition for squads with 14-18 members.

  • Anderson grapplers can't beat weather

    Anderson County wanted to know how it would stack up against regional competition but the weather had other ideas.


    The Bearcats won two of three matches in the Region 2 Duals last Friday night at John Hardin High School but were unable to return to the action on Saturday because of Friday night's snow and the resulting hazardous driving conditions.