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Today's News

  • Bearcats roll in playoffs

    UPDATED: Friday, Nov. 14, 10:45 p.m.

    Grant Cox caught four touchdown passes from Jacob Russell to lead host Anderson County to a 47-13 pasting of Louisville Iroquois in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs Friday night.

    Cox hauled in a 47-yard scoring throw that broke an early 7-7 tie and the Bearcats were never threatened again. "I have to give all the credit to Jacob on the touchdown passes," Cox said. "He just put the ball right in there."

    Cox hauled in five passes for 145 yards. He now has 11 touchdown catches on the season.

  • November surprise

    Practically no one saw this one coming.

    Surely not Anderson County which had beaten Western Hills a combined 67-6 the previous two years.

    And most certainly the Anderson fans, who had a reputation for filling the stands at Hollie Warford Stadium but, for the second straight home date, left many seats vacant.

    Perhaps not even Western Hills, which was reeling from three straight losses and had been fighting through some key injuries.

  • Stratton best choice to replace Denny

    When a team is a player short and needs a sub, a good coach will always put his best available player in the game.

    Let’s hope Gov. Steve Beshear follows that philosophy and selects Anthony Stratton to fill outgoing 4th District Magistrate Jason Denny’s seat on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Denny is leaving the court after winning the county clerk’s seat last Tuesday and as of Tuesday morning, Beshear had not named his replacement.

  • ‘Islam is the light’?

    Priscilla Teegarden didn’t ask for religious advice when she purchased a doll for the great-granddaughter she calls her own — but she got it anyway.

    Teegarden, a Lawrenceburg resident, said she can clearly hear the doll, which is supposed to say “mama” and coo, say the phrase “Islam is the light,” and she’s not alone.

    A simple search for “Islam is the light” on Google.com brings up hundreds of web pages highlighting the “Little Mommy Cuddle & Coo” doll by Fisher-Price, whose parent company is Mattel.

  • Yeaste named All-State

    Anderson County High School junior Kara Yeaste has been named second-team all-state in voting by the state’s girls’ soccer coaches. Yeaste becomes only the third Anderson player to receive such a high honor.

    Yeaste’s teammate, sophomore Madison Carter was named an honorable mention selection to the all-state team.

    A mid-fielder, Yeaste scored 16 goals and had 14 assists for the Lady Bearcats, who spent much of the year ranked in the state’s Top 20 teams. Yeaste’s field awareness was a major factor in the Lady Bearcats’ success.

  • Remembering our veterans

    Editor’s note: The following was written by the late John Boggs Jr. of Lawrenceburg, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

    While sitting in church surrounded by my family, grandchildren and friends, I am so grateful for my freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from fear and freedom from want.

    Having spent my lifetime in a democratic society and enjoying all of the freedoms, it is so easy to take for granted these values the rest of the world is so envious of.

  • Lawrenceburg police report

    The Anderson County Grand Jury returned indictments Friday against four people from an Aug. 12 home invasion on Highland Drive, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced.

    Montez L. Graves, 25, Lexington; Amanda N. Greene, 20, Lawrenceburg; Willdarien Jones, 18, Lexington; and Delana J. Lawson, 21, Frankfort, were each indicted on the charges of first-degree complicity to commit robbery and complicity to the theft of a controlled substance.

    Early the morning of Aug. 12, a Lawrenceburg man reported that two men dressed in black and wearing masks beat and robbed him.

  • Americans finally ‘do the right thing’

    I’ve never been prouder to be an American than I’ve been since Barack Obama was declared president-elect last week.

    I supported Obama, but that’s not the reason for my pride. I’m proud because the election of a qualified black man signifies that our nation has finally taken a giant step toward making amends for our past racial transgressions.

  • Nothing stops local youth

    Jacob Turner knows what he wants to do and nothing is going to stop him.

    No jump or fence is a match for his determination, and the little issue of not being old enough to drive could not stop Turner from becoming one of the best motocross competitors in Kentucky.

  • Mercedes will attempt to outrun Bearcats

    If Anderson County wants to have a Cadillac post-season, it has to slow down a Mercedes.

    Mercedes Hudson, that is.

    The do-everything quarterback for Iroquois, Hudson presents the biggest obstacle facing Anderson’s quest to end a three-game losing streak and advance in the state class 5A playoffs.

    Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Hollie Warford Stadium.