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Today's News

  • New clerk’s office appraises well over what county paid

    It appears the Anderson County Fiscal Court scored a solid deal when it voted late last year to purchase the Town & Country bank location on Main Street for $260,000.
    An appraisal of the property, which Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed Monday will be used as a new office for the county clerk, came in at $380,000, a full $120,000 over what magistrates agreed to pay.
    Conway said he was pleased with the results of the appraisal.

  • Burglars steal 85-year-old’s television, perfume

    City police are investigating an alleged burglary that occurred early Thursday morning at the home of an 85-year-old widow and her grandson.
    Anderson County native Pauline Cook, 85, resides at the Saffell Street duplex she shares with her 26-year-old grandson, Joseph Adams. Her grandson, Cook said, suffers from mental challenges such as extreme paranoia and a fear of large crowds and stores.  

  • Candidate filings pick up as deadline nears

    The new year may have just started, but there is no shortage of candidates already filing for elections to be held later in 2014.  
    According to documents on file in the Anderson County Clerk’s office and on the Secretary of State’s website, this year’s elections will feature some familiar faces and newcomers to local and state races as the January deadline to run for office in 2014 approaches.  

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats return home Thursday, Battle old rival Saturday

    Anderson County will be glad to see its home court again.

    Finally.

    The Bearcats return to Glen Drury Court Thursday night when they host Eighth Region foe Carroll County at 7:30 p.m. It will be Anderson's first home game since Dec. 17, when the Bearcats plastered Louisville Brown, 67-34.

    Since then the Bearcats had split six games, all away from the friendly home court, but have lost three straight, two of those by 23 points each.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Shelby gets payback, routs Bearcats in district matchup

    SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County remembered.

    Oh how the Rockets remembered the 40-point pasting Anderson County had put on them to end their season in last year's district tournament.

  • BASEBALL: From Huck Finn to Hall of Fame

    It is doubtful that Mark Twain had any idea of influencing Kentucky high school baseball when he penned “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

    Yet, that classic might have set the wheels in motion for L.W. Barnes to become recognized as one of the state's best baseball coaches.

  • Barnes has quite a record

    Quite a record

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes has put up a Hall of Fame record

     

    Overall record: 310-239

    At Anderson County: 279-211

  • What others are saying about L.W. Barnes

    What others are saying about Anderson County's Hall of Fame coach, L.W. Barnes

     

    “L.W. Was one of the smartest young men I have ever coached. He cared for his team and the players around him at a very high level.”

    --Glen Drury, boys' basketball coach, Anderson County High School

     

  • Barnes wishes his heroes could be with him Saturday

    While boys his age might have been trying to be the next Dale Murphy or Eric Davis, L.W. Barnes stayed closer to home.

    “My biggest hero growing up was Tom,” Barnes says of his cousin, Tom Barnes. “In the summer, we were playing ball all the time. I was always around Tom and my brother.”

    P.D. Barnes, the brother, was three years older than L.W., just like Tom, who lived in Frankfort.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox first team all-state, plays in Border Bowl

    Anderson County wide receiver Ross Cox was named first team all-state by the Associated Press recently.

    It was incorrectly reported in the Jan. 8 edition of The Anderson News that he was named second team in the statewide media vote.

    Cox was named first team all-state by the AP and was also a member of The Class of the Commonwealth, a team of the 22 best Kentucky seniors selected by The Lexington Herald-Leader.
    Cox was a third team selection on The Courier-Journal all-state team.