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Today's News

  • ‘Store work was always my thing’

    Anyone who has visited a gas station in Lawrenceburg over the past couple of decades almost certainly knows him, even if they don’t know his name.

    He’s the soft-spoken, affable man with a penchant for counting back change in increments of 1,000.

    He’s the guy who calls young and old alike, “kid.”

    Above all, he’s the fellow who, day in and day out, is never at a loss for a kind word or two for friends and strangers alike.

  • The Gun Doctor will see you now

    There’s a new gunsmith in town.

    Becky Kostenbader, aka The Gun Doctor, has set up shop on Main Street with plans for opening at 8:30 a.m. today (Nov. 9).

    Kostenbader offers full gunsmithing services, including cleaning, inspection, repairs, stockwork and bluing.

    “I’ve always loved to take things apart and see how they work,” she explained of her latest endeavor.

    “I’ve been around guns for most of my life, so this came naturally.”

  • Drury leads Mat Mustangs at Woodford

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held on Nov. 19.

    “This team has turned out more solid than expected,” said first-year coach Dan Knight. “Everyone will continue to improve and we have a lot to look forward to.”

  • Swim Cats have strong start

    The Anderson County High School swim team dove into the 2016-17 season in a big way when the Bearcats had a strong finish in the Autumn Classic Invitational, held at the Shelby County Family Activities Center on Nov. 19.

    The Anderson girls placed fifth in the meet while the boys came in sixth. In the combined standings, Anderson finished fifth.

    “I am so impressed with my swimmers,” Anderson coach Karla Phillips said. “They did wonderfully at this meet and truly set the bar high for each meet after this one.”

  • Still close to his roots

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- It only takes one glance to see that playing football for Northwestern University has changed Chris Fitzpatrick.

    His shoulders are much broader than they were when he last put on the shoulder pads for Anderson County’s trip to the state championship game five years ago this week. His jaw seems to have squared and his waist looks a bit smaller.

    Fitzpatrick chuckles at the assessment. “I was 6-(foot)-1 and weighed 215 in high school. I am about 240 now,” he says. “I shed some weight and put some muscle back on.”

  • Cat Madness raises curtain on hoops season
  • Swim Cats seek to emerge with state contender

    The struggle is always there for Anderson County High School swimming but the first major hurdle seems to be more and more surmountable.

    “We are inching closer and closer to that first state cut and I am confident that we are getting close,” says Anderson’s fifth-year coach Karla Phillips.

  • Friends before foes

    They’ve always been teammates.

    As long as they’d been playing competitive basketball it was always Anderson County’s Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee.

    Or Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    Cann and McKee. McKee and Cann. It was almost impossible to mention one without the other back when they were leading to three Eighth Region championships in five years. They played six games in Diddle Arena, advancing to the state Final Four in 2013. In those six Sweet 16 games, Cann scored 98 points, McKee tallied 96.

  • Rams targeting a title

    Fresh off some big tournament performances a year ago, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team has its sights set on something bigger this winter.

    “This team has the potential to be better than last year’s team,” says CAL coach Cory Robinson, who is also thinking of the state championship. “It will be tough but we have the potential to win it.”

    Most of the ingredients have been around for a while and Robinson says the onus is on the Rams to finish the job they almost took last year.

  • Lady Bearcats ready to open season at Thomas Nelson

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team opens the 2016-17 season next Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the Lady Bearcats travel to Thomas Nelson.

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

    Anderson, which went 22-10 a year ago and won the 30th District Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years, has some question marks going into the season. First on the Lady Bearcats’ mind is how to replace last season’s Eighth Region Player of the Year, Kaci Currens, now at Georgetown College.