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Today's News

  • State Christmas tree cut here

    Kevin D. Gritton loved giving unique Christmas gifts, and this year, his parents gave the state a unique gift in his memory.

    Joyce and Jackie Gritton, who live on Wilson Lane in Alton Station, donated a 30-foot-tall Norway Spruce to serve as the Commonwealth Christmas tree at the state capitol.

    “This is Kevin’s unique gift to the state of Kentucky,” Jackie Gritton said Thursday morning just minutes before the tree was cut from his yard.

  • Police look for suspects in smoke shop burglary (WITH VIDEO)

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that occurred Monday morning at Bo's Smoke Shop near Eagle Lake.

    The sheriff's office received an alarm drop at 12:15 a.m. Monday. When Deputy Patrick Beasley arrived, he found the front door to the business had been broken out and the store had been burglarized, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

    An inventory estimate of $10,000 in cigarettes and cigars had been stolen, including some cash, the news release said.

  • Infant suffers broken bones, bleeding from shaking

    A Lawrenceburg man is accused of shaking his infant daughter so hard that she suffered rectal bleeding, a brain hemorrhage and multiple broken bones.

    Derek Hartley, 26, of 1016 Anderson City Road was arrested Nov. 19 on two charges of first-degree assault. He appeared Monday in Anderson District Court and is currently being held in Frankfort Regional Detention Center on $250,000 cash bail.

  • 'She's healed now'

    After fighting two battles with an inoperable brainstem tumor, Brianna Nicole Borwig died on Monday. She was 13.

    “We’re all going to miss her,” said Brenda Sadler, administrative assistant at Anderson Christian Church, where Brianna was a member.

    “She had such a beautifiul voice,” Sadler said. “She used to sit behind me, and it would just bring a smile to your face.”

    Sadler, who also taught Brianna in classes at the church, said it was heartbreaking to see such a beautiful young girl go through so much.

  • Bomb threat suspect nabbed

    The man accused of calling in a bomb threat last Thursday to Anderson County Head Start and Day Care is behind bars.

    Louisville Metro Police, following a search that was launched by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, took Craig E. Nokes of Louisville into custody Friday night.

    Nokes, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class C felony, according to Detective Bryan Taylor of the sheriff’s department. He is also charged with violating an emergency protection order.

  • Bearcats roll in opener

    Jacob Russell scored 18 points and pulled down 19 rebounds while Nick Humphries and Tyler Hyatt, making his first varsity start, both tallied 17 as Anderson County rolled past visiting Casey County 61-42 in the basketball season opener Monday night.

    Humphries also pulled down seven rebounds.

    Hyatt blistered Casey from the outside, nailing five 3-pointers in the first half. as the Bearcats built a double-digit lead by early in the second quarter and, for the mot part, kept it there the rest of the way.

  • Lady Mustangs look to have Black Friday in Rupp

    Black Friday could have a whole new meaning in Lexington on Friday.

    At least, the Anderson County Middle School girls' eighth-grade basketball team plans on making it a different kind blackout of Rupp Arena for the championship game of the middle school state tournament. The Lady Mustangs will be taking on Whitley County for the big prize.

  • GIRLS' EIGHTH REGION PREVIEW: In wide open race, Simon Kenton still the pick

    It might be open season when it comes to the Eighth Region girls' basketball race but a familiar name remains at the top.

    Simon Kenton, the team that has won the last two regional championships could make it a three-peat this season, but the consensus of the region's coaches is that 2010 should be the most wide open race to Bowling Green in many years.

    As many as six teams, including two-time regional runner-up Anderson County, can make a case for being the team to beat and several others could be a in a spoiler role.

  • BOYS' EIGHTH REGION PREVIEW: Back where it started

    Well, now. Looks like we are right back where we started.

    After an off-season that included high-profile changes, things have gone full circle among the Eighth Region boys' basketball team and Shelby County is supposed to use an incredibly gifted roster to trample everyone else on its way to Rupp Arena.

    It's just like most expected back last spring when teams put 2009 in their closets and started thinking about 2010.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ: Countdown to Tipoff

    The Sports Buzz:  Countdown to tip-off

    Countdown to tipoff, Nov. 26: My expectations for Anderson County girls' basketball.

    What I expect out of the Anderson County girls' basketball team.

    Let's face it. Getting a handle on the Anderson County Lady Bearcats before the season starts isn't easy. Just a look at the roster tells why.

    There is one senior. One junior. Three sophomores. There are almost as many middle school students on the roster as there are high schoolers.