Today's News

  • Anderson’s Gilbert working for CNN

    Holly Gilbert, daughter of George and Connie Gilbert of Lawrenceburg, recently began working for CNN in Washington, D.C.

  • Sports briefs for Jan. 26

    Sims, DeWoody play in Border Bowl

    Steven Sims and Todd DeWoody, seniors at Anderson County High School, participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl, played on Jan. 15 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

    With former University of Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer in attendance, the Tennessee All-Stars took a 28-18 win.

    Sims was also recognized for having the highest grade point average for the Kentucky team and was awarded a $500 scholarship.

    Anderson basketball sponsoring Coaches vs. Cancer game

  • This week in Anderson County Sports for Jan. 26

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball
    Friday, Jan. 28: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com, 7 p.m. (Anderson Co. announcers)
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 29: Anderson Co. at Simon Kenton, 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.

    Boys' freshman basketball
    Wednesday, Jan. 26: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 7 p.m.

  • Pinning a tourney title in Capital City

    The Anderson County wrestling team pinned the first major tournament championship under Coach Tom Castle on Saturday when the Bearcats won the Capital City Classic at Franklin County High School.

    The Bearcats scored 227 points in the tournament, well ahead of second place Franklin County, which had 183.5. Harrison County came in third with 133.5. In all, 21 teams participated in the tournament.

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Zach Perry (152) took first place in their respective weight classes while Austin Dillow (135 pounds) and Eric Spencer (145) placed second for the Bearcats.

  • Dance teams bring home the hardware

    The Anderson County dance teams have had a good winter so far, with the high school team winning its most recent competitions and the team from Anderson County Middle School also having strong showings.

    The Anderson schools dominated their divisions in the Battle for the Bluegrass, held Jan. 15 at Tates Creek High School in Lexington. The middle school team placed first in the middle school hip hop division while the high school team was named grand champions of the same show.

  • 'I almost killed her'

    Imagine shaking a 1-month-old infant so violently that she becomes lethargic and will barely eat.
    Imagine shaking her again several weeks later, this time so violently that she suffers a brain hemorrhage and retinal bleeding, and what doctors say are broken bones.
    Imagine you are the infant girl’s father, and are now coming to grips with the fact that you may have irrevocably sentenced her to a life of being speech, vision or learning impaired.

  • Western Hills outlasts Bearcats

    If Anderson County had its way about things, that 6-9 linked to the Bearcats would be in the height column next to a player or two on the Bearcats’ roster. No way would it be the record of a proud program.

    But reality is reality following the Bearcats’ 60-56 home court loss to Western Hills Friday night.
    Western Hills took the lead late in the third period and never gave it up to post its first win over Anderson since 1991. The Bearcats fought. They clawed. But they simply could not get results.

  • Bearcats painfully close to upsetting regional title contender

    So close. So painfully close.

    The toll of a fourth loss in five games – two in overtime – was visibly apparent in the Anderson County locker room last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats had seen a 10-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter against North Oldham, the pre-season favorite in the Eighth Region. The Mustangs came through in overtime to claim a 48-45 win.

    “I have felt for this team as much as any time I have ever coached,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury, whose career has spanned nearly 30 years.

  • Rural voting precincts killed

    Voters in the western and other rural portions of Anderson County will now have to drive into Lawrenceburg to cast their votes.
    The Anderson County Board of Elections voted recently to move the remaining rural precincts into the city, finishing a job it started last year by relocating precincts in Alton and other areas into school buildings.

  • Deer season ends with record archery harvest

    Kentucky’s 2010-11 white-tailed deer season ended over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with archers posting two all-time harvest records.

    “There was an archery record set for the month of January (2,683 deer) and for the season (16,636 deer),” said David Yancy, deer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Archery hunters harvested 413 antlerless deer and 253 antlered bucks over the holiday weekend.