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Today's News

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat dream

    CRESTWOOD -- Simon Kenton dominated Anderson County from the outset, ending the Lady Bearcats' Sweet 16 dreams with a 67-40 win in the Eighth Region championship game Saturday at South Oldham High School.

    Simon Kenton jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes and rolled to its second consecutive regional title game win over the Lady Bearcats. “They came out focused and were clicking on all cylinders both offensively and defensively,” said Anderson County coach Tony Kays.

  • Arson alleged in Center Street fire

    UPDATED MONDAY 5:45 P.M. — A Lawrenceburg woman is in custody after allegedly setting her grandmother's Center Street home on fire Sunday night and fleeing the scene.

    Cheryl Brogan, 41, of 309 Center St., was arrested following a traffic accident in Arkansas and is charged with first-degree arson. Other charges are pending.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said Brogan was a caregiver for her grandmother, Janet Scroggins, 81, who owns the home.

  • Lady Bearcats move on to regional final

    CRESTWOOD – The Anderson County girls' basketball team exploded early to advance to the Eighth Region tournament championship game for the second consecutive year.

    The Lady Bearcats built an unbelievable 25-3 halftime lead, then cruised to a 52-28 romp over host South Oldham on Friday night. The Lady Bearcats were never as much as tied and held South Oldham without a field goal in the first half.

    Tiffany Davenport led Anderson with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while seventh-grader Eriel McKee scored 10 points and snared 10 rebounds.

  • Bearcats defeat North Oldham, advance in regional tournament

    NEW CASTLE – Anderson County owned the final six minutes to defeat North Oldham 52-42 in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament at Henry County High School on Wednesday night.

    Tied at 35, Anderson coach Glen Drury called timeout with 6:07 to play. Twenty-two seconds later, Jacob Russell scored in the lane to give the Bearcats a lead they never relinquished.

    Anderson held the high-scoring Mustangs to 35 points below their average. “That is our trademark,” said Drury.

  • Bearcats at head of 8th Region class

    All season long, the consensus has been that Anderson County should be at the head of the class when it comes to the boys’ Eighth Region title chase.

    And that consensus has been that two teams, Shelby County and North Oldham, are the biggest threats to Anderson’s first trip to the state tournament since 1997.

    Little has happened to change anyone’s mind.

  • Education, with a twist

    Gov. Beshear’s visit last week to discuss early childhood education sparked an interesting conversation here in our office.

    Granted, no one on either side of this issue pretends to know a fraction of what it really takes to publicly educate a child, and we’re sure this concept certainly would not pass muster with state and federal education czars so deeply invested in the current system.

    Instead, the following is more of a “throw it on the wall, see what sticks” sort of scenario, but one that drew raves from some, raspberries from others.

  • Sunday could be biggest day of the year

    There will be no opening taps, 3-pointers, slam dunks or nutty fan sections, but Sunday might just be the biggest day of the year in high school basketball.

    At least for Anderson County, both the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats, the most important moment of their quests for a state tournament berth will be when coaches Glen Drury and Tony Kays, or someone else in the Anderson contingent selects the pill that will determine where the teams will be bracketed in the Eighth Region tournament.

  • Letters to the Editor 02.25

    Hey, Carlson, is Obama the devil or not?

    To the editor:

    Mr. Carlson;

    You have supplied everyone with some needed comments and views about local issues. But you haven’t expressed your opinion openly about our current president on the first page of the editorial section, sir.

    [Some of my relatives] have expressed their view, in private, that Barack Obama is the devil incarnate. Mr. Carlson, could you please disabuse them of this quaint notion about our president — about this very bright and well-meaning man?

    Jeff Johns

  • Column: TV shows a wake-up call for my old Kentucky home

    A lot has been said about Eastern Kentucky over the past month or so, and I’ve taken notice. How could I not?

    Eastern Kentucky is home to me. More specifically, the mountains of Pineville are home to me.

    Pineville has been in the news on several occasions at the state level, but most of the national focus has been on Harlan and Hazard and other towns in between. In a sense, that’s still home to me. My daddy still drives to Harlan every day for work, and I’ve played many a softball game in Hazard.

  • Column: Planning is key to planting successful garden this spring

    I love sunsets. Watching our sun spin out of our sight is a beautiful thing.

    We don’t think about our earth spinning around at over 18 mph while it travels at over 1,000 mph around its axis, but we are doing just that. Amazing, isn’t it? Going that fast without even realizing it should remind us that time is passing quickly and planting time will be upon us before we know it.

    Time to plan.