Today's News

  • Russell decides to pursue dream as a Wildcat

    (Editor's note: The following article was written by Anderson County resident Ryan Alves, the sports editor of The Eastern Progress at Eastern Kentucky University.)

    Jacob Russell has decided to pursue his dream.

    Russell, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound quarterback from Anderson County who was on scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University last fall, said he has started classes at the University of Kentucky and has decided to walk-on for head coach Joker Phillips and the Wildcats.

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar — 1/26

    Wednesday, Jan. 26
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Black history
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, Jan. 27
    9 a.m., Exercise
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, Jan. 28
    10:30 a.m., Talent show
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games cards

    Monday, Jan. 31
    10:30 a.m., Games day
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Bingo

  • Owen rips Lady Bearcats

    Only 28 seconds remained when the bench emptied Saturday afternoon. In high school sports, that is the equivalent of Red Auerbach’s victory cigar.

    And it was the first time a girls’ basketball team had been able to celebrate early at Anderson County in some time.

    Owen, now 13-3, became the first team to beat Anderson on its home court this season with the 57-44 romp. The Rebels are also the first Eighth Region team to beat Anderson anywhere since the 2009 regional final when Simon Kenton routed the Lady Bearcats.

  • Community calendar — 1/26 to 2/2

    Wednesday, Jan. 26
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Following Jesus is costly

    In his recent New York Times best-selling book “Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream” (Multnomah, 2010) author David Platt challenges the water-downed gospel featured in many American churches in our day. He correctly diagnoses many of us when he says that we are “settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves” (page 7).

  • Ministry Outreach plans continued Christmas meal

    The Christmas Outreach Ministry is in its eighth year and has served 466 meals throughout the community on Christmas Day, the group announced.
    This ministry is to reach people who are alone or simply in need of a meal. The group likes for people to come in and joins it to help celebrate Jesus’ birthday and to the fellowship of other people, organizers said.
    The group also delivers meals to the people who cannot get out and provides transportation to those who don’t have a way.

  • Anderson’s Gilbert working for CNN

    Holly Gilbert, daughter of George and Connie Gilbert of Lawrenceburg, recently began working for CNN in Washington, D.C.

  • Sports briefs for Jan. 26

    Sims, DeWoody play in Border Bowl

    Steven Sims and Todd DeWoody, seniors at Anderson County High School, participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl, played on Jan. 15 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

    With former University of Tennessee coach Phil Fulmer in attendance, the Tennessee All-Stars took a 28-18 win.

    Sims was also recognized for having the highest grade point average for the Kentucky team and was awarded a $500 scholarship.

    Anderson basketball sponsoring Coaches vs. Cancer game

  • This week in Anderson County Sports for Jan. 26

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball
    Friday, Jan. 28: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com, 7 p.m. (Anderson Co. announcers)
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 29: Anderson Co. at Simon Kenton, 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.

    Boys' freshman basketball
    Wednesday, Jan. 26: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 7 p.m.

  • Pinning a tourney title in Capital City

    The Anderson County wrestling team pinned the first major tournament championship under Coach Tom Castle on Saturday when the Bearcats won the Capital City Classic at Franklin County High School.

    The Bearcats scored 227 points in the tournament, well ahead of second place Franklin County, which had 183.5. Harrison County came in third with 133.5. In all, 21 teams participated in the tournament.

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Zach Perry (152) took first place in their respective weight classes while Austin Dillow (135 pounds) and Eric Spencer (145) placed second for the Bearcats.