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Today's News

  • Late layup lifts Shelby past Bearcats in opener

    TAYLORSVILLE – It was everything Tourney Time anyone could want out of a tournament game.

    The gym at Spencer County High School was packed. The bands were repeatedly belting out the Anderson County and Shelby County fight songs.

    “Both teams played at a very high level,” Anderson coach Glen Drury would say. “We knew going into it, it was going to be a high level game. One team would do this and the other team would do that.”

  • Wrestlers to hit mat at state next week

    Five Anderson County High School wrestlers are set to get on the mat for the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament next Tuesday, March 10, at Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The tournament had originally been scheduled for Feb. 20-21 but was rescheduled because of the major snow storm that hit most of the state on Feb. 16, followed by more heavy snow in some areas of Kentucky.

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  • Birdwhistell named KABC regional Coach of the Year

    Anderson County High School head coach Clay Birdwhistell has been named the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches girls’ Coach of the Year in the Eighth Region.

    Birdwhistell, in his first year as head coach, was selected by association members in the region.

    Birdwhistell took over a team decimated by graduation and rebuilt the Lady Bearcats into a contender for the regional championship despite having no starter standing over 5-foot-9.

  • Cann blisters SMU; Penny’s college career comes to end

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School graduate Makenzie Cann scored a career-high 15 points, nailing 5 three-point shots, to spark Cincinnati to a 56-46 win over SMU Saturday in Dallas, Tex.

    Cann passed her previous career-best of 12 points, scored against UT-Martin early in the year. It marked the seventh time this year she had scored in double figures.

    Cincinnati improved to 7-21 on the year, 4-13 in the AAC.

    Other women’s basketball

    South Florida 74,

    Cincinnati 44

  • Currens plows through Collins in district semi-final

    TAYLORSVILLE – If a snow storm was not going to keep Kaci Currens down, Collins surely wasn’t going to in the 30th District Tournament semifinal.

    Currens scored 25 points, nine coming in the decisive third quarter, when Anderson County outscored Collins 20-11, to lead the Lady Bearcats to a tougher-than-the-score indicates 58-44 win over Collins in a tournament semifinal last Tuesday.

    Anderson had only three full team practices between a loss to Woodford County on Feb. 13 and playing Collins, a span of 11 days.

  • Inmate released to see doctor tests postive for meth

    Getting another furlough from jail to see a doctor isn’t likely for a Lawrenceburg man who tested positive for methamphetamine the last time he was granted one, according to a report issued by the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Robert H. Phillips, 28, of 1500 Glensboro Road tested positive Feb. 19 after he was granted a furlough to see a doctor.

    He was released to his mother, who was supposed to take him to the doctor appointment and return him directly to jail, according to the report.

  • High school athletes dealing with their own Hunger Games

    “It is very common to hear people complaining about the food and that they are hungry in the locker room,” says Nathan McGregor, a junior at Anderson County High School.

    McGregor participates in football and track and field, sports that usually conduct practice immediately after school is out. He spoke to “The Anderson News” via e-mail with the permission of his parents.

    “If someone walks in with a bag of chips or a snack, they are swarmed by players asking for a bite,” McGregor continued.

  • Mayor talks downsizing, privatization following fire

    By Ben Carlson

    The City of Lawrenceburg is considering ways to downsize and perhaps privatize some of its public services following a fire that destroyed its maintenance garage and heavy equipment late last month.

    “We’re having a lot of conversations about what’s best for us,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during a special called meeting of the city council last Wednesday afternoon.

  • Birdwhistell named state’s top auctioneer

    By Ben Carlson

    Lawrenceburg is home to the best auctioneer in Kentucky and Glenn Birdwhistell has the hardware to prove it.

    Birdwhistell, owner of Birdwhistell Realty & Auction Co., was named Auctioneer of the Year during the Kentucky Auctioneers Association’s annual convention last month in Bowling Green.

    “I was totally surprised but appreciated it very much,” said Birdwhistell. “It was the highlight of my long career in the auction business.