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Today's News

  • Lady Cats embark on quest for Sweet 16

    Anderson County will be embarking on the journey that it hopes will produce the Lady Bearcats' first Sweet 16 berth in 30 years tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the first round of the 30th District tournament.

    Anderson will be expected to move past host Spencer County for a date with defending district and regional champion Shelby County in the district final Friday, Feb. 29. All district tournament games are set to tip off at 7 p.m.

  • Dedman likely to face Stevens in May primary

    No local offices will be contested in the upcoming primary election, but several state and national seats will be up for grabs.

    Anderson County voters will be able to make their choices for president, U.S. representative, U.S. senator, state representative and state senator on May 20.

    According to Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey, the Kentucky Secretary of State's office has to release candidates' names before their candidacies become official.

  • Rumble at Rupp

    Birthday presents and a punch in the mouth.

    Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum can expect both March 27 when he turns 22 and fights for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight title at Rupp Arena.

    The event, which features 11 bouts including former Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders and is being billed as the league's "ERUPPTION," is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

    Yocum, who sports a 6-1 amateur record, said he's not nervous about fighting in Rupp Arena in front of what will likely be a crowd of at least 8,000 fight fans.

  • Cats look to defend district title

    If all went as expected, the Anderson County boys' basketball team is awaiting the winner of the Shelby County-Spencer County game for the 30th District Tournament championship, Saturday, March 1 at Spencer County High School.

    Game time is 7 p.m.

    The top-seeded and defending district champion Bearcats were heavily favored to move on past Eminence in Tuesday's first-round game.

  • No return, no rebate

    Realizing that many senior citizens are not aware they must file a 2007 Federal Income Tax form in order to qualify for the tax rebates recently signed into law by President Bush, the Anderson County Senior Center is working with AARP to make filing easy.

    Free tax assistance will be available Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the senior center and on at least seven additional dates at either the center or the Anderson Public Library on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Best team doesn't always take home tournament trophy

    Perhaps the oldest truth in sports is that the best team does not always win.

    Such was the case late Saturday afternoon when the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team watched a shot by Heartland Christian fell through the net with just seconds remaining in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state championship game.

    That the local team had beaten Heartland by 32 and 12 points during the regular didn't soothe the Rams' hurt.

  • Fire guts Bear Creek Road home

    A fire of undetermined origin swept through Rick and Judy Bowers' Bear Creek Road home yesterday morning, destroying most of their possessions.

    "By the time our first engine got here, smoke was showing on the roof and the inside was pretty much engulfed," said Chad Womack, fire chief of Anderson County Battalion 1.

    "I think it started in the kitchen utility area," said Rick Bowers, who was at work when the fire ignited. "The state police are investigating it. I think the house is a total loss."

    His wife, Judy Bowers, wasn't home when the blaze began either.

  • Rumble at Rupp

    Birthday presents and a punch in the mouth.

    Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum can expect both March 27 when he turns 22 and fights for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight title at Rupp Arena.

    The event, which features 11 bouts including former Ultimate Fighting Championship contenders and is being billed as the league's "ERUPPTION," is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

    Yocum, who sports a 6-1 amateur record, said he's not nervous about fighting in Rupp Arena in front of what will likely be a crowd of at least 8,000 fight fans.

  • Fletcher giveth, Beshear taketh away

    The only thing more outrageous than the state reneging on $300,000 in road funds for Anderson County is the way the money was awarded in the first place.

    In yet another example of using tax dollars in a thinly veiled attempt to buy votes, Gov. Fletcher greased the skids for candidates just before last November's general election by providing millions in "discretionary" funds to repair roads across the state.

  • Anderson rolls past Franklin

    Life is good for Anderson County basketball.

    In the final minute of a 59-43 whipping of long-time rival Franklin County Saturday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury cracked a bit of a smile as he patrolled the area in front of his bench.

    Senior Austin Corn had just missed an open layup and was taking some ribbing from his teammates and classmates in the Anderson student section. "They were riding him pretty hard and Austin said he was going to dunk it," Drury said.