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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Technology changes, message stays the same

    A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I went to my son’s home in Somerset to handle three days of grandparenting responsibilities.
    My son, Brian, and his wife were skiing in West Virginia so Grammy and Granddaddy took care of the children.
    On Saturday, we took the boys to their Upward basketball games. I sat with the minister of youth from their church who, in between bouts of live conversation, kept texting Brian to let him know how well my youngest grandson was doing on the court.

  • Can you help solve this bourbon mystery?

    A Washington, DC, man has a bottle of bourbon made in Anderson County and is looking for information about it.

  • Do-over set on vote to kill rural polling spots

    Voters in the county’s rural areas upset that their precincts have been moved into Lawrenceburg will have a chance to vent Friday morning.
    County Clerk Jason Denny, chairman of the Anderson County Board of Elections, acknowledged Monday that the board did not follow state statutes when it met last year. All public bodies are required to vote to create a meeting schedule each year, and make it publicly available.

  • Middle school principal in court Thursday for DUI

    Gina Fultz, the principal at Anderson County Middle School charged with driving under the influence in December, is scheduled to appear in Madison District Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
    Originally scheduled for Feb. 8, Fultz is now on the docket for Thursday, a representative from the district court office said.
    Fultz, barely halfway through her first year as principal, was charged with DUI in Richmond on Dec. 10 while returning home from picking up her adult daughter from a club.

  • Fiscal court considers restrictions on campaign signs

    Putting a campaign sign in your yard more than 45 days before an election could get you warned and fined up to $250 if an ordinance being considered by the Anderson County Fiscal Court is approved.
    The measure passed on first reading last Tuesday by a 4-3 margin, and is likely to be voted on for a final time when the fiscal court meets next Tuesday night.

  • Another heartbreaker for Bearcatrs

    It wasn't really a shot.

    There was none of that square-it up, get-your-fingertips-on-the-trademark, keep-your-eye-on-the-target and follow-through stuff on this concoction. There was really no time.

    His team trailing 54-52 and time running out, Shelby County's Eric Schreiner only had time to fling a prayer towards his own basket last Wednesday. Along with several hundred Anderson County and Shelby County faithful, Schreiner watched as the ball grazed the backboard.

  • No doubt about Lady Bearcats' dominance

    There are many ways for a basketball team to show it is better than the opponent, but a 46-0 run?

    You do not have to call your optometrist. You read that right.

    46-0.

    Forty-six straight points.

    That's what Anderson County, one of the haves in the Eighth Region this year, did to Shelby County, a team that had just won its first game of the season the night before. When it was over, the Lady Bearcats had posted a 61-22 win, their 16th straight against 30th District competition.

    Forty-six straight points.

  • Cann burns Clark as Lady Bearcats roll

    Makenzie Cann ripped Clark County with some deadly 3-point shooting to lead Anderson County past Clark, 64-51, in girls’ basketball action Thursday night in Winchester.

    Cann hit on 7-of-8 threes on her way to a varsity career-best 32 points. Cann was 10-for-12 overall from the field.

    “As good as Kenzie was offensively, she was even better defensively,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays. “She held Clark’s best player (Preshia Rogers) to nine points.”

  • Second quarter propels Woodford past Anderson

    Woodford County erupted to outscore Anderson County 21-9 in the second quarter and that was enough to give the Yellow Jackets a 57-44 win over the Bearcats in boys' basketball action Friday night in Versailles.

    “We got in some foul trouble and could not stop their big men,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

    Woodford's 6-foot-7 junior, Jay Johnson, hit the Bearcats for 16 points, while another junior, 6-6 David Greenwell, also scored 16.
    Johnson is being courted by several mid-major Division I schools, Drury said.

  • Bearcats close out home schedule

    Anderson County's boys will close out the home portion of the basketball season when the Bearcats host Grant County on Saturday and Oldham County next Monday.

    Saturday's contest has been designated as the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game and also is the Bearcats' winter homecoming game. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    Grant brings a 9-15 record into Saturday's contest under first-year coach Jim Hicks.

    Hicks, a long-time mentor at Bath County, took over the Brave program from Ron Kinmon, who moved into administration.