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Today's News

  • Wrestlers place eighth in state duals

    Eighth place was good, but it could have been better.

    At least that was the way Anderson County wrestling coach Graham Carlton saw things after the Bearcats finished in the middle of the 16-team state duals tournament, held Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

    “Overall, I have mixed feelings about our performance,” Carlton said. “We finished eighth out of 16 teams, which is pretty good, but I feel we could have done better.”

  • COLUMN: Big day for kids, but what about us?

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that today, Feb. 1, is more important than April 15, my anniversary and Election Day all put together.


    At least in the minds of those who believe the first three letters of the alphabet are BCS, it is.
    You know what I am talking about: National signing day.

  • Ratliff jumps well at UK

    Ryan Ratliff cleared 6-04.25 to tie for fourth place in the high jump at the Rod McCravy Invitational track meet at the University of Kentucky on Saturday.

    Ratliff, a freshman at UK, has cleared the same height in both of his meets for the Wildcats.

    Kentucky will be traveling to Notre Dame for a meet on Friday and Saturday of this week.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: South Oldham whips Bearcats, remains unbeaten in regional play

    South Oldham showed why many believe this might be the year the Dragons finally taste the sweetness of a regional championship last Friday. The Dragons rolled past visiting Anderson County 82-64, using a 24-9 outburst in the second quarter to build an insurmountable halftime lead.

  • Swimming is more than staying in shape

    It's no secret that Ben Spear was thinking more about his ground strokes than the backstroke when he joined the swimming team at Anderson County High School in the fall.

    “I started out doing this just to stay in shape for tennis,” Spear says with a laugh.

    A sophomore, Spear had shown plenty of promise on the courts last spring, working as both a varsity and junior varsity player. Just as he has since he hit the pool in his new sport.

  • Swimming is more than staying in shape

    It's no secret that Ben Spear was thinking more about his ground strokes than the backstroke when he joined the swimming team at Anderson County High School in the fall.

    “I started out doing this just to stay in shape for tennis,” Spear says with a laugh.

    A sophomore, Spear had shown plenty of promise on the courts last spring, working as both a varsity and junior varsity player. Just as he has since he hit the pool in his new sport.

  • King wins round one in battle to keep seat

    A Franklin County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary injunction Tuesday afternoon to delay the filing deadline for state legislative candidates through Feb. 7.
    That ruling keeps alive state Rep. Kim King’s hopes of keeping her seat in Anderson County after a redistricting plan signed into law last week pushed her out.
    “I’m very pleased,” said King, who represents Anderson County as part of the 55th District.

  • Dance teams to perform at Ky. State

    The Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School dance teams will perform at the basketball double-header at Kentucky State University on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Both teams will be traveling to Atlanta this month to vie for the Cheersport national titles.

    At the Keep On Dreaming competition, hosted by Bourbon County, the high school team won the grand champion award and also won first place in varsity hip hop. 

    Brianna Allen won the Individual Dance Award while Katelynn Goodlett was awarded a $500 scholarship at the same meet.

  • Basketball Sweetheart court

    The Anderson County High School seniors pictured were nominated by the student body to represent the Basketball Sweetheart Homecoming Court. The Sweetheart Queen will be crowned on Feb. 3 at the Anderson County-Rockcastle County boys' basketball game. Those in the court are, front row, from left: Barbara McDonald, Katelyn Davis and Brooke Shirley. Back Row:  Hayley Johnson, Abby Pike and Tori Yeaste.

  • First Elk

    Chris Literal of Lawrenceburg was drawn for the 2011 Elk Lottery and landed his this 300-pound cow for his first elk on Dec. 13.