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Today's News

  • Enjoy holidays, but please be careful

    The holidays are here and ‘tis the season for joy and happiness. However, our busy professional and family lives can be crowded by the stress and extra activities which accompany this season.
    Here are some tips to stay safe throughout the holidays as well as the rest of the year.

    Don’t drink and drive

  • Use care if signing up for health care plan

    The Kentucky Healthcare Connection has been operating efficiently since it started in October.  It isn’t too complicated to apply but there are a lot of choices available.  
    The amount an individual or family will pay is based on income and family size.  A federal tax credit is offered that helps eligible individuals and families pay part of the insurance premium.   
    Medicaid has been expanded and you may be eligible for Medicaid now when you weren’t eligible earlier even though your income hasn’t changed.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson girls host Shelby tonight

    Anderson County has played one of the top teams in Indiana girls' basketball, a team with three Division I prospects. The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, have handled a Top 5 team and a Top 25 team. They have also beaten a two-time defending regional champion.

    But the most important game of the season, so far, graces the schedule tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18. Shelby County comes to town.

  • The real ghost of Christmas past

    Well, I guess I’m adjusted to winter. I poked my head out the door to call the dogs and thought, it’s not too bad out.
    Stepped back in to read the thermometer. It was 28 degrees. I’m just hoping winter passes just as fast as summer. I am so ready to be out in the warm sun, playing in the dirt, I can hardly stand it.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach says Bearcats will get ready

    The way Anderson County football finished is undoubtedly a testament to where the program stands and what the expectations are.

    Anyone close to the Bearcats knows that, including head coach Mark Peach.

    Anderson finished the year at 11-3 and made it to the state Class 5A semi-finals before losing. To many,  that loss was a disappointing end to a great season.

  • BASKETBALL: Oldham explodes in third, decimates Bearcat upset bid

    Oldham County exploded in the third quarter to overcome Anderson County and record a 79-71 win in an early-season matchup of Eighth Region contenders Tuesday night in Buckner.

    The Colonels outpointed the Bearcats, 28-8, in the decisive third frame to overcome the Bearcats' 34-27 halftime advantage. Oldham improved to 3-0 on the year while Anderson dropped to 1-1.

    “In the first half, we came out and executed what we wanted to do very well,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “We executed our offense and our defense was good.”

  • BASKETBALL: Wolfe stuns Bearcats on last second bomb

    Wolfe County's Bradley Lawson capped a hot-shooting night with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to defeat Anderson County, 74-73, in the Kentucky Bank Classic at Bourbon County Saturday afternoon.

    Anderson had taken a 73-71 lead when Christian Estes sank a pair of free throws with six seconds to play.

    But after a Wolfe timeout, Lawson connected on his fifth bomb of the day as time expired. Lawson finished with 24 points to lead Wolfe County, which improved to 3-1 on the year.

    Anderson fell to 1-2.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Sluggish Lady Bearcats hold off Lincoln

    Top-ranked Anderson County survived pulled together in the final two minutes to turn back upset-minded Lincoln County in girls' basketball action Friday night.

    Lincoln, the two-time defending 12th Region champion, pulled to within three points with 2:33 to play, but the Lady Bearcats scored five straight points to power a 56-49 win and improve to 5-0.

    Lincoln saw its record even at 2-2.

  • Nightmares before Christmas

    Now that my transformation into a gingerbread man was complete, the battle for Christmas supremacy began.
    As soon as my head hit the pillow and my eyes closed Sunday night, dreams of sugarplums did not dance in my mind.
    More like bloody, violent dreams of sugarplums warring against a native tribe of gingerbread people.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to play mountain powers at Rowan

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team will get a chance to measure itself against a pair of 15th Region teams during the Kentucky Bank Challenge, to be held at Rowan County High School on Friday and Saturday.

    Friday, the Bearcats take on Pikeville at 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury says the Panthers should give Anderson a stern test despite starting the season with five straight losses.

    “They have some size,” Drury said. “We will have to try to get up and down the floor on them.”