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Today's News

  • Cann rips nets for 20 as Wildcats roll

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a game-high 20 points to lead No. 19 Kentucky to 92-43 rout of New Hampshire last Thursday in Memorial Coliseum.

    Cann buried 6-of-8 threes for her best night in her short career as a Wildcat.

    Cann, who sat out last season after playing a year at the University of Cincinnati, had scored 23 points for Cincy against Central Florida. She also hit 6 three-pointers in that game.

    Cann score 5 points Saturday but e Wildcats took their first loss of the season, 79-69, at Colorado.

  • Peach honored by district coaches

    Anderson County High School football coach Mark Peach has been named the Class 5A, District 6 Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

    Peach, who just completed his 12th season at the helm of the Bearcats, led a young Anderson team to a 4-7 record. Despite numerous injuries to key players, the Bearcats were in contention for a title but fell just short against Madison Southern in the district championship game.

    Anderson saw its season end with an overtime loss to Bullitt Central in the state playoffs.

  • McKee returns to Morehead lineup, blisters nets in romps

    Eriel McKee’s time away from the basketball court was short.

    The Anderson County High School graduate was back in the lineup for Morehead State earlier than expected, scoring 12 points in 10 minutes of action in the Eagles’ 92-42 win over NAIA team Alice Lloyd last Tuesday.

    McKee also grabbed 8 rebounds in her first action after suffering a shoulder injury in Morehead’s season opening loss to Georgia State on Nov. 11.

  • Former Anderson player on Heisman Trophy list

    Former Anderson County resident Logan Woodside hs been notified by the Heisman Trophy Trust that he is a contender for the 2016 award and a candidate to be one of the finalists for the award, according to a news release.

    The Heisman Trust will anounce the five finalists on Dec. 5 and the winner will be announced in New York City on Dec. 10, the release said.

  • Gas Leak closes Alton Road

    Alton Road has been closed from McCormick Road to Green Wilson Road due to a natural gas leak and will remain closed for an estimated six hours. Anderson Public Safety Director Bart Powell says several homes have been evacuated as first responders continue to assess the risk. There is no word as to what caused the leak. We'll provide updates as they become available.

  • SLEEPING INTRUDER IS NO GOLDILOCKS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966

    Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of “The Flim Flam Man” movie here.

    In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.

  • Turner Elementary students compete in annual spelling bee
  • News Briefs

    Road to be named for Chrisman

    The road taking worshippers to the church of fallen Trooper Eric Chrisman will soon bear his name.

    The Kentucky State Police, Transportation Cabinet and Chrisman family will conduct a ceremony Nov. 28 to dedicate state Highway 326 (Ninevah Road) in the memory of Chrisman, the young trooper killed in the line of duty.

    The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church, where Chrisman’s family worships.

    The church is located at 1195 Ninevah Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • Suspect leads deputies on chase through woods

    A Frankfort man who three times lead police on a chase through the woods near Northwood Loop was finally tracked down and arrested earlier this month.

    Christopher T. Beagle Jr., 26, of 112 Hollow Creek Drive, is charged with first-degree fleeing from police, first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest and first-degree disorderly conduct in the incident that started around 11:20 p.m. in the small community just off U.S. 127.

  • Firetruck washing mud from road collapses bridge on Hungry Run Road

    A fire truck inadvertently knocked a hole in a small bridge on Hungry Run Road, closing it for the time being while county highway workers get it repaired.

    County highway foreman Glenn Hawkins said last week that the bridge is a concrete slab that leads to only one home on the short stretch of road, and that the residents can use the other end to leave.

    “There are two ways in,” he said. “It runs off Ballard Road and goes down to Puncheon Creek Road. It’s only about a mile long.”