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Today's News

  • iPads bring schools into 21st century

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    So long, chalkboard. Hello, iPad.
    As Anderson County Public Schools integrate new technology and a new Wi-Fi network into their lesson plans and curriculum, teachers and administrators expressed their hopes to translate traditional classroom learning into 21st century methods.

  • Conway wants health director fired

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said Monday that he wants the director of the Anderson County Health Department fired and the chairman of the Anderson County of Board of Health to resign.
    Conway said he will make a motion to fire embattled health director Brandon Hurley when the health board meets again in October, just days after requesting his resignation during last Wednesday’s quarterly board of health meeting.

  • Coneys, burgers and smiles

    When given the choice between a coney from the Fairgrounds Drive-In or a meal of chicken nuggets, Holly Chrisman, 4, never hesitated.
    “She wanted the coney from Fairgrounds,” said her mother Becky Meadows, who joined dozens Monday afternoon at the popular eatery on Broadway that had just reopened after being closed due to a New Year’s Eve fire.
    The little girl wasn’t alone in her enthusiasm. Liz Marquardt said she was thrilled when she drove by and noticed that the original fast-food restaurant in Lawrenceburg was once again open.

  • WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Doolin's late goal lifts Bearcats past Madison Central

    Josh Doolin’s goal from the left side in the 76th minute capped an Anderson County comeback as the Bearcats defeated Madison Central 4-3 in the Bearcats’ home soccer opener Tuesday night.

    Anderson had rallied from a 3-2 deficit when Madison Central scored with 20:02 to play, but seven minutes later, Hunter Martin headed home Austin Smallwood’s corner kick to tie things.

    Anderson had just missed moments before Smallwood’s match-winner, but remained unbeaten after it held over the final 4:48.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: West Jessamine downs Lady Bearcats

     

    West Jessamine dominated the first 40 minutes of play on the way to a 4-1 win over Anderson County in girls’ soccer action Monday night in Nicholasville.

    The Lady Colts scored inside the first three minutes and built a 4-0 halftime advantage that Anderson could not overcome.

    “The West Jessamine game started badly from the start, kind of like our season has,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Lady Mustangs score early routs

    Most fans would say there is no way that a basketball game that ends in a 54-3 final can be pretty.

    People that follow the Anderson County Middle School girls' team would beg to differ, especially after the Lady Mustangs dismantled visiting Spencer County last Tuesday night. It would seem they find beauty in being like Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.

    “Junkyard dogs,” was part of Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell's tweet about the game.

    Anderson led 30-0 at the half and cruised to the win.

  • Bearcats back to work against Lincoln County

    Chicken Little will not be a welcomed guest around Anderson County football this week.


    Yes, the Bearcats took a 47-23 whipping from a Bryan Station outfit that had lost 10 straight games.


    And yes, the Bearcats played poorly over the last three quarters with four turnovers – three led to touchdowns and two came when the Bearcats were in scoring position – and a host of missed tackles. It was a performance far from the kind worthy of a team ranked as high as No. 4 in Class 5A statewide.

  • COLUMN: Good news from KHSAA

    The news out of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week did not make many headlines, but it should have.

    In case you missed it – and unless you are a true high school sports junkie, chances are you did – the KHSAA has changed its interpretation of Bylaw 25, which defines what a coach can and cannot do in the offseason for a particular sport. For the KHSAA, the offseason is the period during the school year outside of specific start and end dates for a specific sport.

  • GOLF: Golfers place sixth, win big at Sayre

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team continued its strong early-season play with a sixth place finish in the Garrard County Invitational Tournament, held Saturday at Dix River.


    The Bearcats shot an aggregate 317, well off the 291 from tourney champ Corbin but was within 10 strokes of second place finishers Danville and Scott County.

  • BOYS' SOCCER:Brogan leads Bearcats to pair of narrow wins

    Anderson County boys’ soccer is alive and well.
    At least the Bearcats showed signs that they can overcome some key graduation losses with a pair of hard-fought wins in the first week of the season.

    The Bearcats defeated Sayre 3-2, then capped the week with a tough 1-0 win over Collins in a game played at Shelbyville’s Clear Creek Park.

    Anderson coach Brett Morris called the second win a “super tough match. Collins is extremely talented.”