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Today's News

  • '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.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Monday, Nov. 30: Casey Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Tuesday, Dec. 1: Lafayette at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Wrestling

    Saturday, Nov. 28: Anderson Co. at Bryan Station, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Nov. 27: Kentucky Middle School State Tournament championship game, 3 p.m.

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts five

    The following people were indicted Nov. 17 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Michael B. Griffin, of 5122 Whirlaway Lane, was indicted on 12 charges: five counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument; theft by unlawful taking (firearm); giving an officer a false name/address; and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • COLUMN: Coming early, staying permanently

    Long before Glen Drury had won 386 high school basketball games and taken two teams to the Sweet 16, Kent Stevens knew why Drury would be recognized as one of Kentucky's best.

    “He came early and stayed late,” Stevens said during Cat Madness festivities Saturday night.