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Today's News

  • From Saffell Street to state runner-up

    The world is smaller than Disney ever dreamed. Just ask Lex Lindsey.

    Considered one of the top girls' basketball coaches in Kentucky, Lindsey guided Franklin-Simpson's girls' basketball team to within a point of the school's first state championship. The Wildcats came up just short, falling to Butler 58-57 in the state championship game Saturday night in Bowling Green.

    But last week, before the Wildcats' first round opponent was determined, Lindsey was hoping he would be going up against Anderson County to open the run.

  • Board to vote tonight on redistricting elementary schools

    About 20 percent of elementary school students will change schools next year if a proposed plan is approved tonight by the Anderson County Board of Education.

    The meeting is at 7 at the board office at 1160 Bypass North.

    At a special called meeting Wednesday night, the board heard from a committee charged with the task of defining distinctive attendance areas for Robert B. Turner Elementary School, Saffell Street Elementary School and Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • The eyes have it

    SHELBYVILLE - There really wasn't much Tony Kays could say Monday night.

    The Anderson County girls' basketball coach had just come tantalizingly close to his first state tournament berth as a coach and the school's first trip in 30 years.

    Only 70 seconds had stood between his team and a date in Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.

    Seventy measly seconds.

    But trying to protect a one-point lead against a team determined to expunge its own demons is tricky business indeed.

    "We relaxed a bit and Simon Kenton made the plays," Kays saod.

  • Archery teams to compete in state meet

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place overall in the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 5 tournament, held March 1 at the Frankfort High School's F.D. Wilkinson gymnasium.

    Whitney Ditmore took first place and Kate Wickizer placed fifth in the girls' competition, while Anderson made a near sweep of the boys' competition, with Andrew Burkhart winning and Dillon Burkhead, Hunter Lilly and Ian Gill taking second, third and fifth places, respectively.

  • Gallatin ends Bearcats' Sweet 16 dream

    NEW CASTLE - It will be some time, if ever, before the questions concerning Anderson County's first-round exit from the boys' Eighth Region basketball tournament will subside.

    What happened that caused a team that had been unbeaten against regional foes all year, suddenly go down in the season's two biggest games?

    What if some of those breaks that went against the Bearcats down the stretch of their first-round loss had seen the ball bounce the other way?

  • Pot bust suspect remains in jail

    Randy Kendall, who was charged March 4 with trafficking over 1,200 pounds of marijuana, currently faces charges in Franklin County District Court, but that could change, said Franklin County Commonwealth Attorney Larry Cleveland.

    "The U.S. attorney might want to work it as a federal case," Cleveland said. "But right now, we've still got it."

    As the case currently stands, the prosecution will not present its case against Kendall for at least another week, Cleveland said.

  • 70 seconds short

    SHELBYVILLE - For 33 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays used the same mantra as the formula for success: 32 minutes.

    Thirty-two minutes of basketball and the scoreboard would take care of itself.

    "Going into the fourth quarter, I told the girls it was an eight-minute season," a subdued Kays said Monday night. His team had just seen its season end as Simon Kenton outscored Anderson 7-2 in the final 1:10 to post a 48-44 win in the Girls' Eighth Region Tournament championship game.

    For Anderson, it was a season that was 70 seconds too long.

  • Yocum loses split decision for middleweight crown

    Boos cascaded down from the stands Friday night at Rupp Arena after Lawrenceburg's Brandon Yocum was "robbed" in his quest for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight crown.

    Yocum, who appeared to dominate Brian Keller of Charlotte, N.C., lost a split decision by the judges.

    "I'm still trying to get over that," said his trainer, Brad Briscoe, a physical therapist from Lawrenceburg who also judges fights for the organization. "I was shocked."

  • Two charged with taking $1,200 in copper

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Department seized about $800 worth of copper Thursday night and charged two men with stealing that copper and more from Parkway Marathon on U.S. 127 Bypass, said Detective Bryan Taylor.

    David Woodard, of Burgin, and Jeffrey Coslow, of Harrodsburg, were charged with two counts each of felony theft by unlawful taking and one count each of felony criminal mischief.

    Each of the Class D felonies could carry a penalty of one to five years, Taylor said.

  • Girls pound Walton-Verona in semifinals

    SHELBYVILLE - If anything, Anderson County might have set its clock ahead by more than an hour Saturday night.

    That's how ready the Lady Bearcats were for the semi-final round of the Eighth Region Tournament Sunday afternoon.

    After two postponements because of the weekend's snow, Anderson quickly jumped on Walton-Verona, then delivered the knockout punch in the third quarter for a 76-48 romp at Shelby County High School.