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Today's News

  • Taylorsville Lake among the most productive winter fishing spots

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Winter is a season of nesting for many Kentuckians. Hot cocoa and a book by the fireplace is more appealing than getting outside in the wet and cold.

    However, for those who enjoy solitude and having lakes completely to themselves, winter is the best time to get outside and fish. Contrary to the stubborn belief of many anglers, fish bite all winter long.

  • South Oldham bombs Bearcats

    South Oldham used a 26-8 second quarter advantage to defeat Anderson County, 81-70, in an early-season matchup of the teams that battled for the boys’ Eighth Region basketball championship last March.

    South Oldham erased a first quarter deficit with some deadly shooting from 3-point range during the second quarter. Anderson did not give itself many opportunities during the run.

  • ACMS wrestlers excel in big meet

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth out of 21 teams in the Woodland Wildcat Wrestling Classic, held at Woodland Middle School in Taylor Mill, Ky., on Dec. 3.

    Zane Drury took first place at 140 pounds, winning all three of his bouts by pin. He had received a first round bye in the bracketing. Drury is ranked sixth in the state in his weight class at the middle school level.

  • GIRLS POUND SHELBY, DOMINATE DISTRICT

     Less than a month into the girls’ basketball season, Anderson County has left little doubt it has no intention of loosening its grip on supremacy in the 30th District.

    The Lady Bearcats put an exclamation point on their first round through district games with a 64-44 romp past Shelby County last Thursday night. Anderson, which has won seven of the last eight district crowns, recorded its fourth straight win. Three have come against district foes.

    Anderson improved to 5-2 on the year while Shelby fell to 2-4 and 0-3 in district play.

  • Bearcat wrestlers medal at Lafayette

    Three Anderson County High School wrestlers medaled in the Lafayette Five-Classic, held Saturday in Lexington.

    Freshman Chase Fink rolled through the 138-pound class undefeated to claim first place. Another freshman, Ethan Fowler,laced third at 113 pounds while senior K.J. Sunbom finished fourth at 160 pounds.

    Despite not having two of the team’s top wrestlers, Andrew Lykins and R.J. Boies, both out with injuries, the Bearcats finished seventh out of 25 teams in the event.

  • Christmas wishes for local teams

    Well, now, let’s see what is on Santa’s wish list when he makes his rounds in Anderson County Saturday night. The list is not real long, you know, but one that could make a lot of people happy from Pigeon Fork to Lick Skillet to Tyrone and all points in between.

     

    Anderson County Bearcat basketball – A bench.

    Actually, the Bearcats are interested in developing players to leave that bench and come in to help in the quest for a state tournament berth.

  • Penny priceless in victory over Danville

    Cobe Penny scored 40 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lift Anderson County to a 75-62 win at Danville in boys’ high school basketball action last Tuesday night.

    “Cobe was Cobe,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said of the junior. “Danville elected to defend us pretty much straight up and they had no answer for him. He drove to the goal and also connected from three (-point range).”

    Penny scored 24 of his points in the second half.

  • Tipton to play key roll in funding state’s colleges

    State Rep. James Tipton figures to play a key role in the upcoming battle to fund Kentucky’s public universities.
    Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will chair the budget review subcommittee on post-secondary education, the Kentucky House Republican Majority Caucus announced last week.
    Tipton is beginning his second term and represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District after being re-elected last month, and joins the first Republican majority in the House in decades.

  • Police searching for hit-and-run suspect

    Police were still searching for the person who plowed a pickup truck into an awning in front of a Main Street business and took off running.
    The incident happened early Sunday night when the unknown driver slammed into a vehicle parked in front of Bourbon Street on Main then careened into an awning in front of Bourbon Trail Cycles, destroying it and leaving a pile of rubble in its wake.

  • Water, sewer rates likely to increase

    Water and sewer rates will have to increase next year, an auditor told the Lawrenceburg City Council during its meeting Monday night at City Hall.
    Alan Zumstein, a Lexington-based certified public accountant, delivered what amounted to a clean review of the city’s books during the meeting. During a brief presentation of his findings, he pointed out that the city’s water and sewer operations fall short of a requirement for 1.25 times annual debt service, coming it at only 1.1.