Today's News

  • Anderson girls win Western Hills Classic, boys fall in King of the Bluegrass

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team dominated Western Hills early on route to a 49-40 victory Friday in the finals of the inaugural Western Hills Lady Wolverine Classic in Frankfort.

    The boys' team, playing in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass tournament at Fairdale High School, lost 76-70 in double overtime in the consolation bracket semifinals to Henry Clay.

    Led by Lindsay Fultz's game-high 17 points, the Lady Bearcats notched their 10th win in 11 games and ended Western Hills' four game winning streak in the process.

  • Superintendent: Expanding middle school will save money

    Spending $1.5 million or more to expand the middle school will actually save the school district money in the long run, Superintendent Kim Shaw said last week.

    Shaw, responding to questions about the school board's decision last Monday to scrap a plan to turn Saffell Street Elementary into a fifth- and sixth-grade center in lieu of expanding the middle school, said the move makes sense for a variety of factors, including economics.

    "If you look at the big picture, this is going to save a ton of money," Shaw said.

  • Santa gets a surprise

    The man who for years has made Christmas bright for Anderson County's most needy children was in a funk.

    Gary Wash, owner of Wash's Cycle on Alton Road, spent the past seven years organizing his fellow motorcycle enthusiasts to participate in an annual toy run. This year, a busy schedule forced Wash to scrap his plans, a decision his wife said upset him greatly.

    "He felt terrible and worried that he was letting the kids down," said Barbara Tumolo-Wash. "He was really broken up."

  • Player ejection article was attack on soccer program

    To the editor:

    I was extremely disappointed with the article in your newspaper regarding the Anderson County Boys Soccer program. ("Anderson sports program at top of state ejection list," Page B1 of the Dec. 19 edition.)

    I considered this article an attack on the program, the team and particularly head coach Brett Morris.

    This was unfair but very typical for this newspaper. I was involved with the program from the beginning of coach Morris' coaching career at Anderson County. He was a welcome alternative from previous coaches.

  • Bearcats open play in King of the Bluegrass

    Anderson County's Christmas holiday will be short as the Bearcats take on Louisville's DuPont Manual in Dec. 26's first game of the King of the Bluegrass tournament at Fairdale High School.

    The tournament is one of the most prestigious in the area as it pits some of the best teams in Kentucky with four from around the nation.

    Anderson and Manual have played once before, in the 1971 Louisville Invitational Tournament. In that one, the Bearcats, who were eventually the state tournament runner-up, prevailed in overtime, 66-63.

  • Bearcats have fun, roar past Rebels

    The games are supposed to be fun.

    They are when the cheerleaders cheer, the band plays and the scoreboard is working.

    Everything worked as it was supposed to, at least for three quarters, last Tuesday when Anderson County routed visiting Owen County in boys' basketball action.

    The 60-43 final score does not begin to tell just how thoroughly the Bearcats controlled things.

    It all came six nights after the Bearcats nearly blew a 24-point lead before hanging on for a win at Western Hills.

  • Lady Bearcats fall in California tournament championship

    Anderson County's Lady Bearcats dropped a 45-40 decision to Eastlake High School, of Shammamish, Wash., in the championship game of the Orange County Clash tournament on Dec. 20. The tournament was held at Orange Lutheran High School in Anaheim, Cal.

    Eastlake jumped to a 12-0 lead, then held off a furious Anderson rally to win the championship. Anderson tied the game twice in the second half but never could take the lead.

    Lindsay Fultz, who was named to the all-tournament team, led Anderson with 19 points.

  • Community calendar

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    Wednesday, Dec. 26


  • Don't waiver from new school boundaries

    School board member Lee Hahn hit the nail right on the head.

    Speaking during last Monday's board of education meeting, Hahn insisted that, when new lines are drawn to determine where students will be assigned to attend elementary school, the decision is final and no waivers will be granted. Period.

    Let's hope the rest of the board agrees and puts to bed the silly notion held by a handful of parents that each of the three elementary schools are not equally qualified to teach our kids.

  • Pot patch nets grower 10 years in prison

    The owner of a Lawrenceburg excavating company accepted a plea bargain and was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in jail for growing 79 marijuana plants and being illegally in possession of controlled substances.

    Chris J. Stewart, proprietor of Stewart's Bobcat and Services, initially pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his Jan. 16 arrest, but withdrew the plea to accept the penalty. Stewart, 37, could have been sentenced to an additional five years and fined up to $10,000 on the marijuana charge if the case had gone to trial and he was found guilty.