Today's News

  • 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.


    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.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.18

    Medical expertise important for coroner

    To the editor:

    I was pleased to read in The Anderson News that Dr. Mark Tussey has announced his candidacy for Anderson County coroner.

    Coroner is a very important official of any community. It is the duty of the coroner to declare the cause of any death that is questionable occurring within the county. A scientific understanding of human anatomy and the numerous and varied complex causes of death are vital to fulfilling the function and responsibility of his office.

  • Follow the Lady Mustangs live at the state championship game

    Can't make it to Rupp Arena for the middle school state championship game? You are still in luck if you want to follow the Anderson County Lady Mustangs.

    The game will be broadcast live over the internet by CKYSports of Nicholasville. Go to www.ckysports.com and follow the directions to listen to the game.

    As always, Anderson News sports editor John Herndon will be blogging from the game via Twitter. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/ANewsJPHerndon. You can have updates sent directly to your phone.

  • Burglary video 3

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office released this video in hopes of identifying two men who broke into Bo's Smoke Shop on Monday morning.

    For more information on the burglary, click here.

    Anyone with information regarding the burglary should contact the sheriff's office at 839-7957 or the emergency dispatch center at 839-5125.