Today's News

  • News to hold $500 ticket stub drawing

    One stub from last Saturday’s championship football game could be the golden ticket for $500.
    David and Lisa Ruggles, parents of Anderson County Bearcat football player Spencer Ruggles, are sponsoring the Walt and Spencer Ruggles Bearcat Fan Giveaway to be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Anderson News.
    To enter, ticket stub holders need to write their names and phone number on the stub and bring it to the newspaper office by Dec. 9.

  • Agony of defeat
  • Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ drugs

    A Lawrenceburg woman admitted last week in federal court that she stole prescription drugs intended to local veterans while she was a mail carrier in the Lawrenceburg post office.
    Pamela J. Hawkins, 40, pleaded guilty and admitted that she stole 10 to 11 drug parcels over the past year and a half that were intended for veterans. The parcels contained hydrocordone pills, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office.
    There was no evidence that Hawkins was distributing the pills she admitted stealing.

  • Want unified government? Forget about it

    The effort to unify city and county government remains stuck in neutral and is likely doomed to stall.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday tabled for the second time a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the creation of a committee to study unification, and the issue isn’t likely to come up again.
    “It won’t be back on the agenda anytime soon,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who voted for the motion to table.
    Only Magistrate Buddy Sims voted against the motion.

  • Health director gets more hours, benefits package

    More hours. Health insurance. Vacation time. Sick time.
    Embattled health director Brandon Hurley received each of those benefits last Wednesday night during a special-called meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health.
    Hurley, who had his hours cut from full time to 22.5 each week last month as the health board expressed dissatisfaction with his job performance, will now be allowed to work 100 hours a month, which is enough to trigger state benefits.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats open with overtime road win

    The old mixed with the new Friday night as the Anderson County boys' basketball team opened the season with a 69-61 overtime win at Washington County.

    Senior guard Lowell Gordon buried eight 3-pointers and led Anderson with a career-high 31 points. Records are limited, but it is believed Gordon's output sets a school record for long-range bombing. Gordon connected on 8-of-12 shots from 3-point land.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats run into really good team

    There is a universal truth when you are talking about championship sports: If you get far enough, you will eventually run into somebody that's really good.

    Make that REALLY good.

    It's been that way from the time they were running footraces at Olympia. It will be that way until the day ESPN goes under.

    The only exception to that rule is if your team is the one that is really good.

  • FOOTBALL: Still a Band of Brothers

    BOWLING GREEN – In the end, they were still a Band of Brothers.

    Anderson County's football team had bled and sweated together in the pre-season. They had rejoiced together after wins over Conner and Southwestern.

    And Saturday night, they shed tears together.  But they did so with pride.

    Just as many had predicted, the Bearcats were no match for Bowling Green High School in the Russell Athletic/Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl state Class 5A championship football game.

  • FOOTBALL: State Finals Notebook

    Peach said experiencing finals brought back fond memories

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has not been a regular in making the state championship game as a head coach but he's not a stranger to playing on the final weekend, either.

    “This week, it all came back to me,” Peach said after Thursday's community pep rally at Anderson County High School. Peach had taken Hancock County to the finals 12 years ago.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lexington Catholic bombs away to defeat Lady Bearcats

    No matter how much the game changes, the main object of basketball has remained the same since Dr. Naismith was looking for a peach basket.

    Make shots. It is still that simple.

    Lexington Catholic made 11 shots from beyond the three-point line to defeat host Anderson County 60-51 in a battle of girls' basketball teams ranked in the pre-season Top 15 on Friday night.

    “We didn't defend the three at all,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.