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Today's News

  • Lots of basketball to be played, but Cats show they can strive for greatness

    It's a long time until the Eighth Region tournament is set to begin March 5.

    That's 90 days from the day this column is published.

    That's time enough for 17, hopefully 18 more regularly scheduled boys basketball games plus a date in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass tournament - and as many as four more games games - over the Christmas holiday. Then there are the district tournaments, which start the last Monday in February.

  • Bearcats hang on to win early-season matchup of Eighth Region powers

    Even though it took Simon Kenton all of 56 seconds to slice Anderson County's 11-point lead to just 37-34, the Bearcats said they weren't worried Friday night.

    "No, not worried," said Anderson guard Ryan Wells. "When Coach (Glen) Drury called the timeout, it seemed to calm us."

    Indeed.

    The Bearcats captured the early-season showdown of Eighth Region powers, 61-54, as C.J. Penny, the region's best player, scored 26 points and pulled down 19 rebounds.

  • Rebuilding, again

    When talking about the chances of his Anderson County wrestling team, Tom Castle manages a bit of a smile, then says, "We're rebuilding."

    Again.

    A year ago, the former Woodford County assistant coach made the jump across the Kentucky River for his first head coaching job, taking over a program that had established itself as one of the up-and-comers in Kentucky wrestling circles but was facing a major graduation hit.

  • Enterprise residents decry crumbling road; Sen. Carroll pledges to help fund projects

    Last Tuesday's Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting could best be described as routine. The work session preceding the meeting was much more interesting.

    The court's work sessions usually are devoted to discussing items that are on the following meeting's agenda, but unlike its meetings, the court is not required to stick to its agenda during work sessions.

    Neither state senator and former governor Julian Carroll [D], or Marty Bertram, a resident of Enterprise Road, was on the meeting agenda, but their issues dominated the work session.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged with rape of 16-year-old girl

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after being charged with the first-degree rape of a 16-year-old female.

    Larry Wayne Cook, 28, of 442 Secretariat Drive, "grabbed the victim, pushed her onto the bed, punched her, grabbed her around the neck and had sexual intercourse with her," according to a warrant served Nov. 10 by officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The criminal complaint alleges that Cook engaged in sexual intercourse with the juvenile by "forcible compulsion."

  • Thanks for sharing Gregory with us

    Gregory Harp Jr. is gone, but his memory will live forever among those who did what they could to help him recover from a devastating accident last summer that shattered his face.

    It's a rare person these days who can so capture the heart of a community. As we conduct our busy lives, the pain and misery of those around us rarely makes a blip on our collective radar screens. That wasnt the case of Gregory, who shared only a small fragment of his life with Anderson Countians but whose circumstances brought us closer together.

  • Cats rout Casey in opener with 'segments of real good basketball'

    It took a while to get the opening game kinks out but Anderson County showed why it is considered one of the teams to beat in the Eighth Region Monday night.

    The Bearcats used a balanced attack to rout visiting Casey County 70-52, their third consecutive season-opening win over the Rebels. C.J. Penny led the Bearcats with 20 points, but Anderson got big games from sophomores Will Ruggles and Nick Humphries who scored 15 and 11, respectively.

  • Bearcats host Simon Kenton in early regional showdown

    Basketball fans will get an early glimpse of what promises to be a wide open race for the Eighth Region championship when Anderson County hosts Simon Kenton on Friday night, Nov. 30.

    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The Bearcats, who opened the season Monday night with a win over Casey County, have been labeled one of the teams to beat in the region this year.

  • Homes for the Holidays

    The 13th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sunday, Dec. 2.

    Four properties will be open to the public from 2 to 4:30 p.m. All will be decorated for Christmas and refreshments will be served in at least one of the locations.

    Admission to the tour is $5 per person and tickets may be purchased at any of the tour properties.

  • No venison, but hunt was a success

    The coyote began to howl and I knew yet another morning hunt was shot to heck and back.

    After an exciting Saturday afternoon during which my 11-year-old son saw, shot at and missed his first deer, and my 7-year-old observed (and subsequently scared away) a buck chase a doe through the woods, we were primed for Sunday morning and the promise of finally putting some venison in the freezer.