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Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: District’s top seed on the line as Lady Bearcats face Collins

    Anderson County has played in a girls' basketball tournament in Florida. The Lady Bearcats have beaten several teams that are considered legitimate contenders or favorites in other regions in the state.

    Yet, none of those games will mean as much or are as important as when the Lady Bearcats travel to Collins Friday night. All that's at stake is the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held the last week of February.

  • City works to nail down travel policy

    The honor system is the only current city policy available when it comes to travel and training reimbursements for city employees.
    Auditor Thomas Smith of the downtown accounting firm Farmer and Humble had only one suggestion for the city council following its 2010-2011 fiscal year audit: take a closer look at the city’s spending in travel and training.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats third in Mercer County tournament

    HARRODSBURG – Anderson County's girls' basketball team turned in a solid performance, winning three of four games in the Mercer County Lady Titan Christmas Clash, held last week at Mercer County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats, playing in a field that contained at least nine teams that are considered contenders in their respective regions, finished third, defeating defending 15th Region champion Sheldon Clark, 65-38, in the third place game Friday night.

  • King warns against splitting Anderson

    With rumors flying in Frankfort over how the state legislature intends to redistrict Kentucky, state Rep. Kim King issued a stern warning Friday morning about any attempts to mess with Anderson County.
    “Constitutionally, Anderson County cannot be split,” King said. “If the majority tries to do that, we have all of our ducks in a row already to take them to court.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Anderson vs. Collins game Friday night could decide district race

    The probable top seed in the 30th District Tournament will likely be on the line Friday night when Anderson County visits Collins. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

    While the majority of district seeding games remain to be played, Friday's winner will have a commanding lead in the race for the top seed. Anderson has already beaten Shelby County, while the fourth district team, Spencer County, has reportedly gone through a rash of injuries and has limped into the new year at 4-7.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats remain perfect

    BROOKSVILLE – No one saw this coming.

    At least not many saw an 11-0 start from the Anderson County boys' basketball team.

    The Bearcats, who finished 8-17 a year ago, are now off to what is believed to be the best start in school history after defeating North Laurel, 55-52 for the championship of the FNB Classic at Bracken County Thursday night.

    They simply refused to lose.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats second at Woodford Tourney

    The Anderson County wrestling team turned in one of the finest tournament showings in program history in the prestigious Woodford County Invitational, held last Thursday and Friday.

    As a team the Bearcats placed second out of 28 teams, finishing only behind a team from Georgia. The second place finish was the best ever for the Bearcats in the prestigious tournament, which featured some of the top teams from Kentucky and surrounding states.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 5: Dillow qualifies again for state meet

    A senior at Anderson County High School, Dillow toils in the relative obscurity of cross country and wrestling, but has become one of the state's best in both sports.

    Dillow ran well enough to be an individual qualifier for the state cross country meet in November. It was Dillow's fourth straight trip to the state, where he finished in the middle of the pack.

    In February, Dillow, then a junior, finished eighth in the state wrestling meet at 135 pounds. It was his third state wrestling tourney.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 4: Girls denied basketball dynasty

    March of 2011 was supposed to be the Anderson County Lady Bearcats' coronation. It just didn't work out that way.

    They had been to the state tournament the year before with only one senior on the roster and two eighth-graders in the starting lineup.

    However, during the season, it became more and more apparent that the Lady Bearcats were not fully clicking. They defeated some very good teams but suffered a bit of a mid-season slump as well.

  • TOP SPORTS STORIES OF 2011 -- No. 3: Parks, rec director dies

    Chip Bishop never sought the spotlight during his tenure in leading the local parks and recreation programs. That could explain an outpouring of condolences when he passed away in March after a brief illness. He was only 49.

    A former football player at Mercer County High School and Kentucky State University, Bishop had come in contact hundreds of young people through his work with the county since 1985. He had also served as an assistant football coach at Anderson County High School for until the first part of the decade.