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Today's News

  • Conway, Ruggles bid farewell to fiscal court

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    With a large pot of Joe Denny’s famous beans and other goodies waiting to be served, outgoing Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, his voice cracking near the end, said his goodbyes last Tuesday at the conclusion of what could be his final meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “I know I got spanked but the pressure’s off,” said Conway, who was soundly defeated in his re-election bid last month by Obrey Gritton.

  • Backyard bird watching can be an easy, fun winter activity

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Mercer tops Lady Cats

    Mercer County showed why many consider the Titans one of the 10 best girls’ basketball teams in Kentucky with a 74-58 win over Anderson County last Tuesday in Harrodsburg.

    Led by freshman Seygan Robins’ 18 points, the Titans established control in the second quarter, when they outpointed the Lady Bearcats 20-12, then held off an Anderson rally to post the win.

    Mercer, which had beaten Anderson just once since 2006, improved to 15-2, while Anderson fell to 9-8.

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer, Rogers has memorable night

    A second-quarter uprising fueled Anderson County to an easy 82-44 win over Spencer County in girls’ basketball action Friday night in Taylorsville.

    After withstanding a Spencer County rally to pull within 15-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats romped to a 24-9 advantage over the next eight minutes and continued to build the lead.

    Sophomore Sammy Rogers came off the bench to lead Anderson with a career-best 24 points, including a half-court shot that sent the teams to halftime with the Lady Cats up 39-23.

  • Ballard doesn’t follow script, upsets Lady Cats in thriller

    Had the script gone according to plan, someone wearing a white jersey would have launched a shot just before the buzzer. The net would have snapped, giving an Anderson County team that had taken a journey far beyond expectations a win over a Ballard team that had just put together perhaps its best 32 minutes of the season.

    Reality is cold, however.

  • Bearcats rip Washington

    Anderson County roared to a 22-5 first quarter lead and never looked back as the Bearcats routed Washington County, 77-46, last Friday in Springfield.

    The contest was a late addition to the schedule after the Bearcats had lost two games to cancellations.

    Ten different players scored for the Bearcats, four recording double figures. Austin Cummins led Anderson with 14 points with Gunnar Gillis adding 13. Cobe Penny tallied 11 and Dillon Harper followed with 10.

  • Cats’ rousing rally falls short at Mercer

    HARRODSBURG – John Paul Garmon’s shot looked true as it arched toward the basket from the left wing.

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team had staged a rousing comeback, nearly erasing a 15-point deficit at Mercer County on Saturday night. Trailing 36-21 early in the third quarter and 67-57 with just 1:37 to play, the Bearcats had seized momentum and trailed 68-63 with 40 seconds left.

    Garmon’s shot dropped into the rim, appearing for a split-second to be going all the way through the hoop before it somehow rattled and popped out.

  • Rams could be ‘Hoosiers’ next week

    There’s a scene in that hoops classic, “Hoosiers,” where the Hickory Huskers walk into Butler Fieldhouse for the first time. They would be playing their in the Indiana high school state tournament and the country boys were standing in awe of what was then considered the showplace of Hoosier hoops.

  • DISTRICT SUPREMACY ON LINE AGAIN

    In the world of high school basketball, a game on Jan. 21 rarely carries a make-or-break status.

    But when the Shelby County girls’ team visits Anderson County on Wednesday night, the stakes could not be higher until the post season.

    Tipoff is at approximately 7:45 p.m. The freshman and junior varsity teams will play in preliminary games.

  • Reds Caravan in area

    The annual Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making two area stops to give fans a chance to interact with Reds’ players and front office personnel.

    According to a news release, the South tour, one of four legs of the caravan, will stop in Louisville at Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The tour will also stop in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.