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Today's News

  • Bearcats' game with Henry canceled

    The Anderson County boys' basketball game with Henry County, scheduled for Tuesday night, Feb. 9, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set at this time. Previous reports that the game would definitely not be made up were premature. The Anderson News will update any possible make up dates as soon as the information is received.

    Anderson is scheduled to host Dunbar on Friday and travel to Grant County on Saturday. Tipoff for both games is 7:30 p.m. with junior varsity action tipping off at 6 p.m.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 10, school officials announced Tuesday evening.

    Schools were also closed Tuesday after a winter storm swept through and blanketed the area with several inches of snow.

    Very cold temperatures, burst of snow showers and wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: Students pave the way with fundraising efforts

    With each day that passes, students here find a new way to make me proud to cover education in Anderson County.

    In a few short weeks, students all across the district donated enough (whether monetarily or with tangible items) to send over $2,500 and a truck load of supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti.

    And because I’m fairly certain I’m not aware of all of the existing projects, the grand totals are sure to be much more than that.

  • Lady Bearcats surge past Meade

    It must have been some halftime speech Tony Kays delivered Monday night.

    “I told them they were going to have to play better,” Kays deadpanned after his Anderson County team had dispatched of Meade County, 65-52.

    The Lady Bearcats apparently listened, outscoring the visitors 32-18 over the final 12:05 to recored their 15th win in 21 tries.

    Meade, which had won seven straight and eight of its first nine after Christmas, dropped its third straight to fall to 11-11.

  • Community calendar - 2.10 to 2.16

    Wednesday, Feb. 10

    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

  • Wrestlers look for state berths, to host Region Two tourney

    Anderson County will try to defend the home mats Saturday, Feb. 13, as the Bearcats host the Region Two high school wrestling tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Admission is $5 per person.

    The regional meet was last held at Anderson in 2002 and produced a regional champion, Sean McDonald. No Bearcat is favored to take a gold medal home Saturday but several are expected to place high.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 12: Paul L. Dunbar. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Coaches vs. Cancer game

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 13 Anderson Co. at Grant Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 9: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

  • COLUMN: Going through computer withdrawal no easy task

    My computer went belly up three days ago. I’ve had to revert to my yellow legal pad and black felt-tip pen, or whatever kind of tip it may be nowadays. This was, in the past, the only way I could write anything until I started working on my computer.

    Now trying to go cold turkey from my machine for me is like withdrawal from tobacco. My hands flitter about with nothing to click. I can’t open up anything. My fingers yearn to delete the forwards in my e-mail, and not being able to check that is like a starvation diet.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 2.

    Daniel J. Catlett, arraignment, three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor -- pleaded guilty, sentencing Nov. 5.

    Michael S. Cummins, arraignment, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of marijuana, failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Nov. 5.

  • Bearcats overcome early Woodford punch

    Anderson County absorbed an early punch, then put on a defensive clinic to defeat visiting Woodford County 51-42 in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Tyler Hyatt came off the bench to spark the Bearcats with 18 points, 11 in the first quarter after Woodford had smoked the nets on the way to a 13-5 lead. Woodford senior Dominique Johnson scored 10 of his team's first 13 points.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury made a defensive switch in the first quarter that held Woodford to 14 points over the next 20 minutes.