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Today's News

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers have best-ever showing at regional

    VERSAILLES – Two-hundredths of a second.

    It is a period of time so small that it 10 to 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.

    And it can be an eternity when swimming for speed. Anderson County's Braden Peyton found that out over the weekend. The high school senior turned in a swam the 50-yard freestyle in 23.72 seconds during Saturday's Region 3 meet at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

  • Real reversal for state-bound Mat Cat

    Even if he never wins another wrestling match, Travis Kaelin has put together a reversal few can match.

    It won't show up on YouTube and heaven knows it won't be on SportsCenter. But the Anderson County High School senior is a far different person than he was when he came out for wrestling three years ago.

    Then, Kaelin was a 250-pound freshman. “I wasn't very good,” he remembered last week. “I won only three matches that first year.”

    That's three out of more than 40, or a winning percentage that would cause many teenagers to find a job in fast food.

  • COLUMN: Wacky warm-up leads to start of real hoops season

    What has gone on since Nov. 28 has just been the warm-up.

    A prolonged one, no doubt, but it still has been the warmup. It doesn't matter what a basketball team has done from that date until now. All that really matters is what happens starting around the state on Monday night.

  • Schools closed on Valentine's Day

    Anderson County Public Schools will be closed for school today, Feb. 14.

    According to the district's website, all schools in the Anderson County school district will be closed due to slick roads on the south side of Anderson County.

  • Lady Cats, Bearcats post Friday wins

    Anderson County basketball teams rolled to a pair of road victories Friday night.

    In Versailles, Eriel McKee scored 20 of her game-high 24 points after halftime to lead Anderson to a 66-52 win over Woodford County.

    McKee, who sat out most of the first half after getting two quick fouls, scored Anderson's first six points after the break, then closed out the quarter with eight straight points and the Lady Bearcats were never threatened again.

    Makenzie Cann, who riddled Woodford with 15 first-half points, scored 20 for the Lady Bearcats.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats earn come-from-behind win over Henry

     

    The resurgence of Anderson County basketball, 2012 version, came full circle last Tuesday night.

  • Church briefs: 2-8-12

    Sand Spring hosts
    women’s chorale March 4
    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a women’s chorale of the Kentucky Baptist Chorales on March 4 at 7 p.m.
    The Kentucky Baptist Chorales are comprised of music ministers, pastors and church members from congregations across the commonwealth. The groups perform around the state a few times each year. They also undertake mission projects in Kentucky, elsewhere in North America and overseas.
    Sand Spring Baptist church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road.

  • Five hundred witnesses can’t be wrong

    I am often perplexed by those who do not believe the Bible is real or believe in Jesus.
    Hundreds of original manuscripts of the Bible exist today. Hundreds of eyewitnesses saw Jesus crucified and rise. These are the documented facts.
    The Bible is not some elaborate fable or book of thoughts. It is no less than the inspired word of God.  There have been many manipulations of what the Bible says by various religions, but its words are the same today as they were 2,000 years ago.

  • Sign of Spring
  • Legion and Auxilary attend winter conference

    The American Legion and Auxiliary winter conference was held in Louisville on Jan.  27-28.
    Department Auxiliary President Lois Hall conducted the Auxiliary meeting.
    Unit 34 members attending were Unit President Betty Butler, Department Membership Chairman Pam Rice, Department Community Service Chairman Chrisie Halvorson and Nettie Halvorson.
    Junior members were Department President and Historian Janna Halvorson, Chaplain Anna Boyles and Secretary Hannah Drury.