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Today's News

  • Lady Mustangs heading to Rupp Arena

    The Anderson County Lady Mustangs are going to Rupp Arena!

    They earned the spot opposite Whitley County in the finals of the girls' basketball middle school state tournament with a 42-27 win over Louisville Crosby in the semifinals on Sunday morning.

    The championship game is set for Friday, Nov. 27.

    The current eighth-grade team has run its winning streak to 64 games.

  • Speed kills Bearcats' dream

    Speed kills.

    It always has. Always will.

    Friday, an underdog but lightning-fast Doss football team killed Anderson County's dream of playing for a regional or state championship with a 40-37 upset in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It was the second consecutive season that the Louisville team had ended Anderson's season.

  • Community calendar - 11.11 to 11.17

    Wednesday, Nov. 11

    Veterans Day

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 17.

    Jellusia Ballard, hearing, theft by deception (less than $300) -- sentenced to six months (conditionally discharged), $183, show cause/installment/deferred payment Sept. 3.

    Lana H. Gibson, motion for shock probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .188), resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief -- motion denied, review Dec. 10.

    Pamela F. Robinson, hearing, theft by deception (less than $300) -- to serve 30 days.

  • Dillow qualifies for state meet

    Anderson County sophomore Austin Dillow has qualified for the state high school cross country meet for the second consecutive year.

    Dillow turned in a strong performance, covering the 5K course at Lexington's Masterson Station Park in 18:32.80, good enough for 12th place overall. He was the second at-large qualifier.

    Teammate Kiefer Williams just missed the cut, with an 18:55.20, just behind Bryan Station's Josh Chadwell, who ran the course in 18:55 flat to claim the final at-large berth from Class AAA, Region 6.

  • Slideshow information

    Slideshows of the Anderson County vs. Doss playoff game, the Kentucky-Eastern Kentucky football game and of Anderson County Middle School soccer were delayed.  The Bearcat football and UK-EKU shows are now available on our homepage. The AMS soccer will be up on Thursday, Nov. 12.  We apologize for any inconvenience and ask that you check back later. Sports editor John Herndon will also tweet when they are available. Follow him at Twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon.

    Thanks for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • COLUMN: Facing my irrational fears

    This Halloween I was more likely to be found watching a Christmas movie than watching anything scary or the slightest bit horrific.

    I’m afraid of scary movies — they give me nightmares, wake-up-with-your-heart-racing-and-tears-streaming-down-your-face nightmares. So I avoid them.

    I wouldn’t call it a full-blown phobia. It doesn’t interrupt my normal way of life, but there are a couple of things that do.

  • Billy G. pleads guilty, apologizes

    The third time wasn’t a charm for Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie pleaded guilty Monday morning to driving under the influence earlier this year in Lawrenceburg, marking the first time being charged with that offense has stuck with the former University of Kentucky basketball coach.

    Gillispie was previously charged twice with driving under the influence but never convicted.

  • Pictures from Halloween 2009

    Here are a few photos from Halloween 2009.

  • COLUMN: Do something nice for your mother (earth, that is)

    Welcome to November.

    The leaves just started to fall consistently and it’s late. Remember what that means? The later the fall, the worse the winter.

    We looked at Mother Nature’s signs so I thought it might be fun to see what the National Weather Service has predicted for us this winter. Now, they don’t use squirrel tails or anthills for their forecasts.