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Today's News

  • MAKING HISTORY, LEARNING HISTORY

    Just a few minutes after the Anderson County boys had dispatched Shelby County Friday night, I posed the obvi-

    ous question to several of the Bearcats: Just how big was it to go in to one of the Eighth Region's - make that Kentucky's - best home court advantages and come away with a win for the second time in less than a year.

    There were some smiles and the standard "This was a big win for us" answers, but team captain Ryan Wells added, "We made a little bit of history tonight."

    The key words are "little bit."

  • Owners of News announce intention to sell company

    The owners of The Anderson News, The Anderson News Extra and numerous other community newspapers in the central Kentucky region announced last week that they are seeking a buyer for the company.

    Landmark Communications Inc., headquartered in Norfolk, Va., is the parent company of Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., headquartered in Shelbyville.

    Landmark Communications Inc. also operates The Weather Channel, nine daily newspapers and numerous community and specialty publications in 15 states.

  • March Madness comes early as boys, girls host regional rivals

    The calendar says January but the atmosphere should blare March when Anderson County hosts Oldham County in a high school basketball double-header Friday night, Jan. 11.

    It should be a night when either the boys' or girls' contest could serve as the marquee game. The girls' teams tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys going at approximately 7:45.

    The Bearcats, now 7-3, whipped Oldham 65-53 on Dec. 27 in the King of the Bluegrass tournament at Fairdale High School. That night, Anderson shot nearly 68 percent from the field, including 7-for-9 from 3-point range.

  • 'Gravy to an already awesome experience'

    Anderson County was supposed to make it to the Sweet 16 in 1975.

    At least that was the prevailing mood locally and across the state. The Bearcats were a solid pick to repeat as regional champion.

    That was Bearcats. Not Lady Cats.

    Common reactions to the term Lady Bearcats were derision and novelty in that inaugural season of girls' high school basketball in Kentucky. When March rolled around though, it was the Lady Bearcats heading to the big show, where they played in the opening game of the revived girls' state tournament.

  • Balanced attack boosts Cats past Rockets

    SHELBYVILLE - Just seconds after C.J. Penny rammed home a thunderous dunk, exclaiming Anderson County's 60-53 win at Shelby County on Friday, his fellow students in the cheering section came up with one of the most creative yells in basketball history.

    Turning to the junior's mom, seated a couple of sections away, they chanted, "Thank you, Stephanie! Thank you, Stephanie!"

    There was little doubt that Penny's slam put some emphatic punctuation on a victory that has probably thrust the Bearcats into the role of Eighth Region favorite.

  • Community Calendar 01/09/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Education

  • Pouring fuel on the global warming fire

    This week's balmy temperatures have me again pondering global warming.

    Contrarian views apparently being a part of my DNA (and likely a decided insight into my personality), I've decided that rather than following Al Gore into a world free of a carbon footprint, I can better serve humanity by stomping my carbon-covered feet just as hard as I can.

    Yep, I'm all for global warming, man-made or otherwise, and here's why.

  • A dream come true

    Poise, fitness and talent propelled Molly Kays to center stage in May when he was named Anderson County's Junior Miss 2008.

    Now, the high school senior hopes these same traits will help earn her top honors, and some college scholarship money, in the Kentucky Junior Miss 2008 competition this weekend.

    The Lawrenceburg redhead packed her bags Sunday for a week-long stay with a host family in Lexington to begin a week of intensive practice and preparation for the 50th anniversary presentation of the state program.

  • The year in crime

    Crime was no stranger to the citizens of Anderson County during 2007.

    From murder, assault, armed robbery, burglary, sexual abuse, the county experienced it all.

    Following is an overview and update of many of the cases that made the front page of The Anderson News during the past 12 months.

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    John Boblett was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse after his arrest Dec. 20, 2006. He is scheduled to be tried in circuit court Jan. 14.

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  • Not just another game

    If there is any doubt concerning just how big Anderson County's game at Shelby County is Friday night, one just needs to look in the stands whenever the Bearcats or Rockets play.

    Nearly every time Anderson County has taken the floor this season, Shelby head coach Mike Clark or his assistant, Greg Lawson, has been in attendance, taking notes on the Bearcats.

    The Bearcats travel to Shelby on Friday, Jan. 4. Game time is 6 p.m.