Today's News

  • Rams truly Unforgettable

    The shirts printed for Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg's appearance at the NACA national tournament were actually quite simple.

    Each block letter of the words "We Believe" contained a Ram player's name.

    Under that, script lettering simply said, "The Unforgettable Rams."

  • Sorting through the wedding stresses

    Some days I just want to scream, and it's my best possible guess that every day until July 12 will be one of those days.

    For those of you who didn't tune in last week, I'm getting married this summer (!), and July 12 is my wedding date. This weekend it kind of hit me that I will be busy every day until that very day is over.

    Friday was fine. I only had to work half a day, and my cousin, who will be my maid of honor, came into town. She and I went to dinner with my fianc, then the world turned upside down. OK, so not really, but I got pretty stressed.

  • New York's governor: What was he thinking?

    Did Eliot Spitzer, the democratic governor of New York who resigned last week, really think he could continue to fool around with a high priced "escort" service forever and not eventually get caught? Given his penchant for going after both billionaire white collar criminals and mafia bosses like the Gambino crime family, there was no way he was going to continue getting away with spending thousands of dollars on call girls. His many enemies are just too powerful.

  • WWE star, Yocum to headline fights

    Lawrenceburg fighter Brandon Yocum and former World Wrestling Entertainment cruiserweight champion Kid Kash will headline a 16-bout caged fighting event scheduled for Friday, March 21, at Frankfort Convention Center.

    Yocum, fresh off a questionable loss in a title match for the American Fight League's amateur middleweight belt, will look to improve on his 6-2 record against an opponent that had yet to be determined as of Monday night.

    Kash, a flamboyant star with WWE, will make his debut as a cage fighter.

  • Like crime, this party didn't pay

    A man who left a party at Eagle Lake Convention Center without paying for more than $4,200 in services is now in custody at the Franklin County Regional Jail, according to Anderson County Sheriff's Department Det. Bryan Taylor.

    Charles Martin Scruggs, 25, owner of C. Hustle Entertainment, of Tennessee, rented the convention center Oct. 27-28 and obtained limousine, security, crowd control and entertainment services, which were to be paid that evening.

  • 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?