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Today's News

  • County schools should be in session Thursday

    Students in Anderson County can expect to be back in the classroom Thursday.

    "I expect we'll be in tomorrow," Superintendent Kim Shaw said Wednesday morning.

    Schools were closed Tuesday and Wednesday following a winter storm Monday night that dumped over 3 inches of snow in Anderson and surrounding counties.

    According to weather.com, tonight's low should be around 30 F with cloudy skies. Thursday should be cloudy with a chance for rain later in the day. The high should be around 48.

  • Lady Bearcats get district win over Spencer

    Anderson County overcame a sporadic performance to record a 52-37 win over visiting Spencer County in a key 30th District seeding game Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats took the lead for good midway through the first quarter and never looked back, gradually padding their lead to as many as 22 points with four minutes to play.

    Lindsay Fultz paced Anderson, now 3-1 on the year and 1-0 in district play, with 21 points. The Lady Bearcats got a huge lift from reserve Caroline McDowell, who scored a varsity career-high 14.

  • Schools to remain closed Wednesday

    Anderson County schools will remain closed Wednesday following Tuesday morning’s wintry blast that left roads treacherous and sent two state plow trucks sliding off the road.

    School transportation officials made the announcement at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday.

    Monday’s forecast for several inches of snow and ice to hit our area proved accurate when temperatures cooled late Monday night and the skies started spritzing a mixture of freezing rain and snow.

  • High school graduation ceremony planned for Marine home on leave

    Anderson County High School will hold a special graduation ceremony Wednesday for a student who left school earlier this year to join the Marine Corps.

    The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. in the high school auditorium.

    The public is welcome.

    Kris Payton had already met all of his graduation requirements last January, and was given permission by Principal Ray Woodyard to leave school to join the Marines.

  • A 15-year-old hero

    When Brian Thomas Pauley’s doorbell rang Nov. 28, he had no idea he was about to become a hero.

    Although a familiar face appeared at the door — it was his neighbor and fellow Anderson County High School classmate, Laken — what she was about to say was the last thing he expected to hear.

    She yelled, “My house is on fire,” Thomas, 15, later recalled.

    So, he sprung into action, doing the first thing that crossed his mind.

  • Third-quarter spurt lifts Cats over regional rival

    WARSAW – C.J. Penny and Jacob Russell made sure there was no repeat of last March.

    Anderson County’s dynamic duo combined for 43 points and made big play after big play down the stretch as the Bearcats whipped host Gallatin County 66-50 Monday night.

    Penny scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds while Russell had a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Anderson to a bit of revenge on the team that eliminated the Bearcats from the Eighth Region Tournament last year.

  • Anderson rallies to outlast Mercer, stays unbeaten

    UPDATED Friday, Dec. 12, 10:25 p.m.

    Jacob Russell sank 9 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter, including two that iced things with 8.2 seconds to play as home-standing Anderson County overcame upset-minded Mercer County 65-62 Friday night. Anderson is now 4-0 on the year.

    Russell finished with 18 points, hitting 14 of 18 free throws. “You just have to try to not think about anything,” Russell said of his approach to the pressure-packed free throws.

  • Lawrenceburg man dies in I-64 wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Friday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving on Interstate 64 in Woodford County was hit head-on by another vehicle.

    Vernon Patton, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene by Woodford County Coroner Danny Owens, who said Patton suffered severe blunt force trauma.

    Patton’s vehicle was traveling east toward Lexington when it was struck by a westbound vehicle driven by Claire Estes, 36, of Louisville, according to a news release issued by the Versailles Police Department.

  • Acing an early test

    LOUISVILLE – If Anderson County students aced their classroom tests like the Lady Bearcats took care of their exams last week, they would all qualify for full scholarships at Ivy League schools.

    Friday, Anderson was in a totally different league from Ballard, routing the hosts 71-43 in a contest that had all the trappings of a barn-burner.

  • Jobless rate climbs above state, national averages

    Anderson County’s unemployment rate eclipsed the state and national averages in October, according to a report issued last week by the state education and workforce development cabinet.

    October’s rate here was 6.9 percent, while the statewide average was 6.2 percent and national average was 6.7 percent.

    Anderson’s rate was also about a full percent higher than surrounding counties, with Shelby registering 5.8 percent, Franklin at 5.7 percent and Mercer at 5.7 percent.