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Today's News

  • Defense never rests

    The defense never rested Saturday night.

    At least for Anderson County it did not. The Bearcats limited McCreary Central to 25 percent accuracy and held the visiting Raiders to 30 points below their average in dismantling one of the 12th Region favorites, 55-35.

    “Our defense was tremendous tonight,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School sports

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 13: Anderson County at Paul L. Dunbar, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 14: Grant County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 7:30 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Wednesday, Feb. 11: Anderson County at Henry County, 7 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Feb. 11: Western Hills at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

  • Funeral director indicted on two felonies

    A funeral director with Gash Memorial Chapel was indicted Wednesday by the Franklin County grand jury on two felony charges, according to the Franklin Circuit Court Clerk's office.

    Lance Roe, 27, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

    Roe is also a former part-time deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office who assisted with crowd control.

  • Lady Bearcats work overtime to win at Clark; Stoner tallies career-best

    Anderson County needed an overtime period, but the Lady Bearcats posted a 61-58 win in girls' basketball action at George Rogers Clark on Saturday afternoon.

    Lindsay Fultz and Makenzie Stoner led Anderson with 16 points each as the Lady Bearcats improved to 13-3 on the year. Tiffany Davenport added 14 points while Fultz pulled down 11 rebounds.

  • Lady Cats can get good advice from Bearcat team

    If the Anderson County girls’ basketball players need any advice, they only need to look at some of their good friends and classmates that play on the school’s boys’ team.

    Chances are they would tell them, “No distractions.”

    At least that is what the Bearcats were saying before the season started and quite a bit of it had to do with a nice little victory at Shelby County in January of 2008 turning into a major league fanny-kicking two months later.

  • Notes on the past 366 days

    Today marks my 366th day as a reporter with The Anderson News. Because last year was a leap year and all, it’s my one-year anniversary.

    Some amazing things have happened to me in the past year, and all those things started when I agreed to take this job. I’ve moved, gotten married, found a new best friend, adopted a dog, met hundreds of wonderful people and written many stories that — at the very least — have been fun for me.

  • Don’t hang ’em, bury ’em

    President Obama wants to push part of his $1 trillion so-called stimulus package into infrastructure and I have a terrific place for him to start.

    Forget roads and bridges and the rest. Though important, they’re mostly usable.

    What isn’t particularly usable (or sensible, for that matter) is the goofy way we all hook up to the electric grid.

    If the recent ice storm didn’t convince you of that, I don’t know what will.

  • Young gun helps shoot down Rockets

    As Anderson County’s first win over Shelby County since the last century was slipping away with every possession, seventh-grader Eriel McKee decided enough was enough.

    “I guess she hasn’t been around long enough to know we aren’t supposed to beat Shelby County,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said with a laugh.

  • Man dies after falling from roof

    A 77-year-old Lawrenceburg man died Friday afternoon after falling from his roof on Joy Street.

    When the Anderson County Emergency Medical Service arrived at the scene, Norman D. Jones was in critical condition, said Maj. Amy Womack.

    Jones was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he later died.

    The home had one story, and Womack estimated Jones fell about 8 to 10 feet.

    “The report we got from the family was that he was cleaning ice and snow from the gutters,” Womack said.

  • The ‘Average Joe’s Economic Stimulus Plan’

    Are you tired of hearing about the economy? I am, but more than that, I’m tired of hearing all the rhetoric between the various parties involved as they jockey for position and spout how their plan is for the people.

    President Obama is seen just about everywhere talking about his plan and the need to pass it and to pass it yesterday, and his fellow Democrats are stepping up to vilify those that have any opposition.