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Today's News

  • Drury says Western Hills, Owen will be tough tests

    Anderson County will try to get back on track tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the Bearcats travel to Western Hills. The Bearcats have been idle since losing at Bardstown nine days ago.

    Anderson will also host a dangerous Owen County team Tuesday, Dec. 18, in what should be a good Eighth Region test.

    Western Hills, 3-1, has close wins over Mercer County and South Oldham as well as a 28-point victory over Washington County, but the Wolverines' best outing might have been an overtime loss to Shelby County Friday night. Western Hills dropped a 64-55 decision to Shelby.

  • Battling armed robbery suspect, and cancer, too

    The Parkway Marathon station was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money Friday night, but the owner and his family are thankful that day's receipts were their only loss.

    Owner John Ellis, 59, who is battling colon cancer, literally fought for his life after a masked gunman entered the store, demanded cash, then allegedly threatened to shoot him.

    "He took the bag of money from the desk and then told me to come on around the back with him," Ellis said.

    "I asked him what for and he said because I'm going to take you around back and shoot you."

  • Mat Cats win at Bourbon, struggle at Nelson duals

    The Anderson County Bearcat wrestling team recorded a nice win at Bourbon County last Wednesday but were overmatched in four of five matches Saturday at the Nelson County duals.

    Wednesday, Anderson defeated Bourbon County 57-24 despite not having any wrestlers in the 103- and 130-pound weight classes. Not having a competitor in a weight class hurts in team scoring as the match is recorded as a fall, or six points for the opponent.

    Anderson's Ben Joseph (119 pounds), Tom McNaughton (171) Marcus White (189) and Zach Cotton (285) all recorded pins.

  • Thanks for the Standing Ovation of Anger, I guess

    The standing ovation I received during Monday's forum on proposed changes to Saffell Street Elementary School is appreciated.

    Unfortunately, I don't think it was deserved.

    Last week I called out the small group of parents who oppose mingling Saffell students with those from the other two schools because of their wrong-headed fear that doing so will force their children into schools with "county" kids. In short, children these wrong-minded parents consider to be rednecks.

  • Curious cop cracks can caper

    When Lawrenceburg police officer Jeremy Cornish saw thousands of pounds of crushed cans Friday afternoon in a back yard on College Street, he knew something was amiss.

    Acting on a tip, Cornish said he was immediately suspicious, and for good reason. The cans - all 4,200 pounds of them - were stolen, and those who have since admitted doing so were well on their way to cashing them in for a nifty 50 cents per pound.

    Charged in the theft are James Jarrell, 44, of 129 College St., and Kevin Fairchild, 26, of 104 1/2 Ann Drive.

  • High school plans free holiday concert Dec. 16 to benefit Relay for Life

    The Anderson County High School Choral Department will present a free holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the school's Bearcat Theater. The public is invited to this "spirited" performance, featuring two choirs with more than 100 students, including 12 soloists, singing 19 carols from around the world.

    Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

  • Kentucky Christian's banners can't tell the whole story

    GRAYSON - Seven. Seven national championship banners hang from the rafters of Lexington's Rupp Arena, but a fan with just an elementary knowledge of Kentucky - the state, not the basketball team looking for someone, anyone, that can score - history knows there's another in-state school with more.

    Down in Owensboro, they like to remind you that Kentucky Wesleyan has eight national championship banners. That's mighty good but still two shy of Kentucky's best.

  • Community Calendar 12/12/07

    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, Dec. 12

    Education

  • Saffell supporters have their say

    A crowd of nearly 200 teachers and parents made it clear Monday night that turning Saffell Street Elementary School into a fifth- and sixth-grade campus is not a good idea.

    Speaking during a forum held at the high school auditorium, teachers, parents and children pleaded with the Anderson County Board of Education to keep the school as is.

    "If you make the change I'll probably homeschool my kids," said parent Tanya Smith. "Why not start with the older children, move the sixth (grade) and ups. Younger kids do not transition well."

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School Sports

    Boys' basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 12: Anderson County at Western Hills, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 18: Owen County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Saturday, Dec. 15: Eminence at Anderson County, 2 p.m.

    No junior varsity game

    Monday, Dec. 17: Washington County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Wrestling

    Friday, Dec. 14: Anderson County in LaRue County Duals, TBA.