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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Sales tax option best of two evils

    There will be a push in the coming year to amend Kentucky’s constitution and allow municipalities to enact a local sales tax option up to 1 percent.
    If OK’d by the legislature, a statewide vote would determine if the fiscal court or city council here would be allowed to enact such a tax.
    Questions about the proposal still outweigh the answers and, while we are almost always loath to support tax increases, this one might be a workable deal for Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Prolific scorer, bigger winner

    There's a funny thing about great basketball scoring machines. The best ones usually don't care about the points beside their name.

    It's all about the team having more points than the opponent.

    Check out Larry Bird's stats. During his career with the Boston Celtics, he scored 21,791 points but had 5,695 assists. Interestingly, he's putting together a team in that same mindset with the Indiana Pacers.

    Not coincidentally, Bird had three NBA titles and has put together the best team in the league in the early going.

  • Grandmother’s plea date changed

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter had the date to enter what is expected to be a guilty plea moved from Tuesday to Jan. 7.
    Carolyn Case is expected to change her not guilty plea to guilty after verbally agreeing to an undisclosed plea offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.
    No reason was give as to why the date was changed, other than that Case was not on the Circuit Court docket Tuesday morning.

  • Sand Spring homecoming to host local, national musicians

    Sand Spring Baptist Church is mixing the Christmas season and a little bit of a Gaither Homecoming this Sunday.
    The church will present “A Sand Spring Christmas Homecoming” on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The program will feature some of the best in local talent along with some nationally known gospel music artists.

  • Pipeline questions answered

    Buoyed by a show of support from local organized labor and the fact that their effort to secure property easements in Anderson County is nearly halfway complete, officials with the companies proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline answered a host of questions from concerned residents during a public hearing Monday night.