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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats to play Oldham (finally) in regional opening round

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will play Oldham County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tuesday night, March 2. Anderson and Oldham will close out the first round, playing in the second game of Tuesday night's session. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The tournament is being held at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Bearcats survive, advance in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE -- Once the tournaments start, the name of the game is simple: survive and advance.

    Whether by rout or by escaping, the end result is still the same.

    Holding onto a 47-46 lead with pulse rates going off the charts, Anderson finally was able to breathe Wednesday night when a desperation 3-point attempt from Spencer County's Brandon Miller fell off the rim after the final horn sounded in the first round of the 30th District tournament at Shelby County High School.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Thursday, Feb. 25, according to a One Call Now announcement from the school system.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Round two to determine 30th's No. 1

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will be going for their second consecutive 30th District championship on Friday, Feb. 26, when the Lady Bearcats tangle with Shelby County.

    Anderson will be going a back-to-back title for the first time since the Lady Bearcats win four straight 29th District crowns from 1975-78, the first four years of girls' high school basketball in Kentucky. They will be going against a team that has owned the 30th District over the years. Shelby won every district title from 1994 until 2008.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Eminence in district opener

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County left little doubt about its mental preparation as the Lady Bearcats routed Eminence 68-12 in the 30th District opener Tuesday night at Shelby County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats raced to a 21-0 lead before Eminence scored and kept extending the lead throughout the game even though Anderson coach Tony Kays substituted liberally. The Anderson starters headed to the bench for good midway through the third quarter, but the reserves held Eminence scoreless in the fourth frame.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Feb. 25 Double your viewing pleasure with Wildcat twin-bill

    There are people who believe it is better to watch a basketball game from the comfort of your living room rather than fighting the crowds and traffic.

    I can't say that I agree with them, but for Thursday night, at least, they might have a point. That is when you can take in a de facto Wildcat basketball double header, and the only place you can do so is on the tube.

  • Anderson boys face monumental task in district final

    To see jjust how monumental Anderson County's task in the 30th District championship game is Friday night, consider one fact.

    Since being moved to the 30th District about 30 years ago, Anderson County has never won back-to-back district championships. That is the stat for a school with a strong basketball history, one that routinely wins 18-20 games.

    Of course, a major part of that is because the Bearcats reside in the same district with Shelby County, one of the great names in Kentucky high school basketball over the last 50 years.

  • EDITORIAL: City should stop plowing private streets

    Let’s hope city officials don’t hit the snooze button after the recent wake-up call they received.

    The problem at Briar Creek woke them from their slumber after they learned that the bond in place to fix private streets there wasn’t nearly enough (See story, A1.). Once that and similar bond problems are fixed, though, here’s hoping they don’t doze off again before fixing their mistake of spending taxpayer money to remove snow from private streets.

  • COLUMN: Pastor meeting a success

    First thing’s first: Thank you to all of the local pastors and church representatives who attended The Anderson News’ informational meeting last Thursday.

    Though I didn’t get a final count, we had somewhere between 20 and 30 in attendance, so I would deem that a success.

  • Community calendar - 2.24 to 3.2

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

    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