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Today's News

  • Bearcats get spirited sendoff

    Anderson County gave the Bearcats quite a sendoff to the Sweet 16 on Wednesday night. A large number of fans lined Broadway, Main Street and Highway 44 to cheer the Bearcats on as they departed for Lexington.

    The team will play Elliott County on Thursday night at 8 p.m. “We have had some good practices this week,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said before the team boarded a bus decorated by fans, parents and cheerleaders.

    Upper arena tickets are still available from Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena box office. Tickets are $11.

  • Bearcat Girl is ready to roar in Rupp Arena

    Bearcat Girl is ready. And very confident.

    A fixture at Anderson County basketball games since her freshman year, now Bearcat Girl gets to retire her cape in Rupp Arena.

    But, contrary to what most of the state is saying, she does not believe that she’ll have to hang it up Thursday night when Anderson County takes on Elliott County in the first round of the Sweet 16. Bearcat Girl is as confident that her favorite team is going to shock the state and end the storied careers of Elliott County’s seniors.

  • Penny’s place in Anderson hoops history safe

    Not that C.J. Penny needs anything else to cement his place in Anderson County hoops lore, but the Bearcat senior can apparently become the all-time leading scorer in school history at the Sweet 16 this week.

    Heading into the Sweet 16, Penny has 2,091 career points, which is the most on record at Anderson.

  • Letters to the Editor - 03.11

    Carlton’s letter missed the mark

    To the editor:

    Will Carlton missed the point I was trying to make in his letter last week titled ‘Missed opportunity to teach a lesson.’

    His letter makes me out to be this father who is ranting and raving over his child not making “whatever team they tried out for.”

    It was not my intention on making this personal. I was merely stating a problem, as well as speaking for others that I know share in my thinking.

  • Cinders on private road called ‘morally correct but ‘technically incorrect’

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish on Monday said he would “probably do it again” when asked about his decision to order cinders placed on a private road during last month’s ice storm.

    By Tuesday, he had issued a statement through County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office, saying that while he still thought the decision was “morally correct,” he would in the future consult the county attorney before taking similar action.

  • Both sides of Barbie

    At 50, Barbie certainly doesn’t look her age.

    The 11.5-inch plastic doll doesn’t look a day older than she did when she was first “born” in 1959.

    But over the course of her half century, she sure has managed to stir up a lot of trouble. So much so that legislators in a state or two have tried to get the sale of the doll banned.

  • Church musicians plead not guilty

    The two First Baptist Church keyboard players indicted last month on multiple felony charges for allegedly creating a fake commercial drivers license pleaded not guilty Friday morning during their arraignment in Franklin County Circuit Court, according to court documents.

  • No Distractions? Yeah, right

    Their motto from October 15, probably even long before that, had been “No Distractions.”

    But looking back at how things turned out, the litany of things that could have potentially derailed Anderson County’s drive to the Sweet 16 is almost as long as the Bearcats’ roster.

  • Anderson tracksters turn in record day

    The Anderson County High School track and field team had a strong start to the 2009 season as the Bearcats broke eight school records in the Mason-Dixon games held at Broadbent Arena at the state fairgrounds in Louisville.

    “We had a lot of top 10 finishes but unfortunately we didn’t score a lot of points,” said Coach Travis Gay.

  • Hooligans? Not hardly

    It’s not often that I respond to a column that appears in another publication, especially a local paper similar to The Anderson News.

    After 24 years in the business, I know it can be difficult to put together a factual, yet interesting story. In sports writing, when you are often crossing county lines for game stories, it can be doubly tough.