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Today's News

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Collins bigger, quicker in beating Bearcats for district title

     Some say basketball is a game of size. Others counter it is a game of quickness.

    Friday night, Collins proved they are not mutually exclusive. And when a team has advantages in both aspects, it can be very successful.

    And especially so in the high school version of the game.

    Second-seeded Collins captured the school's first 30th District championship, leading wire-to-wire in a 62-47 decision on top-seeded Anderson's home court.

    The Titans simply had the weapons.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Spencer in district opener

    This one was over quickly.

    Even though Anderson County sputtered a bit offensively during the early stages of the game, the Lady Bearcats had no trouble dispatching of over-matched Spencer County, 62-19, in Tuesday's 30th District semi-final.

    Makenzie Cann led Anderson with 16 points while Eriel McKee scored 11 and Sydney Brown tallied 10. McKee also came up with 11 steals as the visiting Lady Bears were challenged to overcome the Anderson press.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Eighth Region Tournament pairings set; Bearcats draw Owen

    Boys' Eighth Region Tournament

    All games played at Henry County High School

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 29

    Collins (22-10) vs. South Oldham (20-9), 6:30 p.m.

    Simon Kenton (23-7) vs. Gallatin Co. (21-8), 8:15 p.m.

     

    Thursday, March 1

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eighth Region Tournament pairings set

    Girls' Eighth Region Tournament pairings
    All games at Anderson County High School

    Monday, Feb. 27
    Anderson County (24-5) vs. Simon Kenton (20-10), 6 p.m.
    South Oldham (25-4) vs. Gallatin County (22-8), 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 28
    Owen County (23-6) vs. Oldham County (10-18), 6 p.m.
    Walton-Verona (26-6) vs. Collins (22-10), 7:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 2
    Semifinals, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 3
    Finals, 7 p.m.

    Tickets: $7 for adults, $5 for students.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rally for district title; Bearcats fall in final

    Anderson County's basketball teams split the 30th District tournament final double-header at Anderson County High School on Friday night. The Lady Bearcats rallied in the second half to defeat Collins 47-43 for their fourth straight district crown in the first game. In the night cap however, the Bearcats had no answer for Collins' size and athleticism and took a 62-47 loss.

    Both teams advance to next week's Eighth Region Tournament.


  • OPINION: Transfer rules need to be toughened

    The situation regarding transfers in Kentucky high school sports is simply getting out of hand and I fear that it will eventually threaten prep sports as we know them.

  • Bottling comes back to Wild Turkey

    Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Gruppo Campari plans to invest approximately $44 million to build a new packaging facility at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, where the iconic whiskey brand was born back in the mid-19th century.

    The expansion entails the hiring of up to 62 employees.

    The new facility is expected to be completed in 2013, giving brand owner Gruppo Campari full control over the Wild Turkey brand’s entire production from distilling to aging to bottling, all in Kentucky.

  • DISTRICT TOURNEY THOUGHTS: Friday's finals are interesting matchups

    There were no major surprises in the first round of the 30th District Tournaments, being held this week at Anderson County High School.

    As expected, the Anderson County and Collins girls' teams had easy times in getting by Spencer County and Shelby County in the first round. Neither Anderson nor Collins played particularly well, undoubtedly because they were such heavy favorites.

  • Retired attorney Walter Patrick dies

    Retired attorney Walter Patrick died late last night, sources confirmed.

    Patrick, a long-time member of First Christian Church, served the Anderson County community as an attorney for both the city and the board of education for many years. His most recent community effort was an attempt to unify Anderson County's city and county governments.

    A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church.

    More information will be released in the Feb. 29 edition of the Anderson News.

  • Church briefs: 2-22-12

    Alton Christian Church
    offers Easter Bible study
    Alton Christian Church will offer an “Easter Experience” six-week Bible study series beginning Feb. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. lead by Gary Zeller.
    According to event organizers, “The ‘Easter Experience’ is a powerful series on the days leading up to Christ going to the cross to die for our sins and the impact it has made on our world today. Come out for this riveting dramatic storytelling by Kyle Idleman on cinematic screen and join us in small group discussion.”