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Today's News

  • Lady Cats pass tournament prep, beat Grant

    It was a tournament prep test for Anderson County and the Lady Bearcats graded out as proficient last Tuesday.

    Anderson certainly wasn’t perfect in a 65-52 win over Grant County that was a bit closer than the score would indicate. But the Lady Bearcats did what they had to do in defeating last year’s Eighth Region runner-up.

  • Lady Bearcats remain perfect in district

    Anderson County had already sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, but the Lady Bearcats were still thinking about the post-season last Wednesday.

    The Lady Bearcats scored the first eight points, then went on to rout district foe Shelby County, 72-35 in what Anderson hopes will be a preview of the district tournament opener. Shelby will be the No. 4 seed in the tournament.

    Lauren Boblitt led Anderson with 15 points while Amiah Mason added 13. Kayla Bruner paced Shelby with 14.

  • Attention gotten

    Anderson County was playing as if it was more interested in the school’s homecoming festivities than the girls’ basketball game at hand.

    The Lady Bearcats, rated near the top of the Eighth Region and a heavy favorite according to the computer rankings, were tied with visiting Tates Creek five minutes into Friday’s contest. Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell had seen enough. He summoned five new players off his bench and made the wholesale change.

    It worked.

  • Lafayette romps

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County knew the task Saturday night would be monumental. Little did they know just how monumental it would be at Lafayette.

    The home-standing Generals went on a 10-0 run in the second quarter to break open a relatively close game en route to an 86-55 shellacking of the Bearcats.

    By halftime, Lafayette had nearly doubled the score at 49-25 and the only question was whether the Bearcats would avoid the running clock mercy rule.

  • Tests show nearly half of students not ‘proficient’

     Just over 60 percent of Anderson County middle school students scored below proficient in mathematics, according to the most recent KPREP testing results. 

  • High schooler cashes in on sweepstakes

     A Lawrenceburg family collected on a 17-year-old promise last week.

  • Murder suspect takes plea deal

     One of the men charged in the 2015 slaying of an 18-year-old at Eagle Lake pleaded guilty Monday in Anderson Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.

  • Railroad crew fixing damaged fire station

     They broke it, now they’re fixing it.

  • Sheriff’s race adds one more

     The filing period of this fall’s countywide general election closed Tuesday afternoon, setting up a number of races for contested seats while leaving plenty of incumbents unchallenged.

  • Helping out a man who has helped so many

     Chris Palmer knows a thing or two about helping out those in need.