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Today's News

  • Russell, Cox named to All-State team

    For the last two seasons, Anderson County's Jacob Russell and Grant Cox have been one of the most feared passing duos in Kentucky.

    Sunday, the state's coaches rewarded the tandem with places on the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State team. Russell, considered by many to be the state's top quarterback prospect, was named to the second team while Cox was placed on the third team as a wide receiver.

    Russell, who had already been named the Class 5A statewide Player of the Year, learned of the selection from a phone conversation with his grandfather, Wendell Bruce.

  • Lady Cats scramble for late Christmas win

    SHELBYVILLE – It took nearly three quarters, but Anderson County finally got in the Christmas spirit last Wednesday.

    Make that the last-minute-frantically-looking-for-something Christmas spirit.

    For the Lady Bearcats, it came in the form of a full-court press unleashed in the final minutes of the third quarter that turned a close game into a 44-32 win over regional foe Owen County in girls' basketball action.

    Anderson improved to 6-1 on the year and ended up placing fifth in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County.

  • COLUMN: A look back at the decade's biggest local sports stories

    Seems like just a short time ago that everyone seemed to be wondering about computers crashing, planes dropping out of the sky and an Armageddon created by Y2K.

    Turned out to be nothing.

    But it's 10 years later and there are still predictions about the end of the world – see Dec. 21, 2012 for details. Maybe this one is brought on by UK2K for all we know. Maybe the wrong person did the John Wall Dancc or gave someone a Boogie Noogie.

  • Bearcat radio to debut Saturday

    Can't make it to some Anderson County basketball games? If you have a computer with an internet connection, you can listen to the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats beginning with Saturday's boys' game at Shelby County.

    Pegasus Sports Network plans to broadcast 10 Bearcat and 10 Lady Bearcat games the rest of the current season, then carry all of the 30th District and Eighth Region tournament games. A longtime hobby of Mike Montgomery, of Crestwood, Pegasus has been the voice of Oldham County sports for years.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.23

    Rue, Richardson wrong about Fox News

    To the editor:

    I’m glad to see in his letter to the editor last week that Mr. Rue has joined our ongoing discussion as to the validity of Fox News and the likes of Glenn Beck.

    Unfortunately I was traveling and unable to respond to Mrs. Richardson’s second group of unsupportable facts and Fox opinion points.

  • Harsh early winter weather plays havoc with hunting seasons

    The annual migration of the Lilly Deer Camp took place the weekend before Thanksgiving again this year right on schedule. The weather started out warmer than usual for this time of year in the mountains but ended up in typical fashion. If you can call five inches of snow and 45 mile-per-hour winds on 4,200 feet high mountains fashion, that is. 

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Saturday, Jan. 2: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co.,8 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Monday, Jan. 4: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 30: Anderson Co. vs. Bullitt Central in Mercer Co. tournament, 10 a.m.

  • Sheriff candidate cited for large sign

    Sheriff hopeful Rex Burkhead was issued a zoning violation and a cease and desist order last Monday for allegedly violating the county’s sign ordinance.

    He was cited for a campaign sign on US 127 Bypass, just north of McDonald’s.

    The ordinance requires political signs to be no larger than 16 square feet. Burkhead’s sign, which sits atop a goose-neck trailer, appears to be about 12 feet by 8 feet.

  • Health board launches septic tank survey

    The Anderson County Board of Health received plenty of public input about its now-defunct septic pumping ordinance.

    Now it’s looking for more.

    A subcommittee created to recommend what future ordinance, if any, should be considered to mandate septic tank pumping has developed an online survey, seeking public input.

    The eight-question survey is available at the Anderson County Health Department’s website, www.achdonline.org, and is available through Dec. 30.

  • Share your favorite holiday memories

    While you're decking the halls this Christmas season, snap a few photos or take a minute to send us your favorite family Christmas memory or tradition.

    Send your memories any time now through the week of Christmas, and we'll run them in an upcoming issue of The Anderson News.

    Take some Christmas photos, while decorating or opening presents, and we'll share those with the community after the holidays, too.

    Send your favorite memories and photos to news@theandersonnews.com.

    Have a safe and happy holiday season!