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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: Sports in a new world

    Victor Brown never claimed to be a great athlete. “I was the only boy from Lawrenceburg that didn't play basketball,” smiles Brown, who graduated from Lincoln Institute in 1959. “Those teams were just so good.”

    But Brown was a huge fan of the Tigers in those days, just as he is one of the Anderson County Lady Bearcats' biggest supporters today. His daughter, Sydney, is the starting center for the Lady Cats, who are gunning for their second consecutive Eighth Region championship.

  • Westside Community announces special singing, Christmas program

    Westside Community Church recently announced its events and services for the month of December.
    During the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 12, Anita Walker will be singing.
    The following Sunday, Dec. 19, the Sunday school classes will present a Christmas program.
    On Tuesday, Dec. 21, the church will visit Heritage Hall for music and fellowship.
    “Everyone is invited,” organizers said in a news release. “Help sing Christmas carols to the seniors.”

  • Lady Bearcats learn lessons at Lafayette

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County learned about itself last Tuesday.
    And the Lady Bearcats had to like what they found out in a 51-46 win at Lafayette to open the basketball season they are intent on making special.

  • Scholarships now available to local seniors

    The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be accepting applications for Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships through Feb. 1, 2011, the agency announced.
    Students who will graduate from a Kentucky high school or earn a diploma through a home school program during the 2010-11 academic year are eligible to apply. The scholarships are worth up to $1,500 a year for four years of college.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Nov. 29.
    Lawrence C. Bent, hearing, receiving stolen property (less than $300) – revoke 30 days, work release, 235 days, (credit time served) (concurrent).
    Lawrence C. Bent, hearing, fourth-degree assault domestic violence (minor injury), possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia – revoke 30 days, work release, 235 days (probated two years), (credit time served) (concurrent).

  • Bearcats rally late for win at Casey

    Anderson County's boys' basketball team seems intent on proving the doubters wrong.
    That is what was apparent last Tuesday when the Bearcats rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to take a hard-fought 60-57 win at Casey County in the season opener for both teams.
    Erik Newton, Anderson's only returning starter from 2010, scored Anderson's first 10 points, then sank a pair of free throws with 10 seconds to go to provide the winning margin for the Bearcats.

  • Football Bearcats named first team All-District

    Nine Anderson County football players were named first team All-District by the coaches of Class 5A, District 4 last week.
    Bearcat coach Mark Peach was also named the district's Coach of the Year after leading the Bearcats, picked third in pre-season by most polls, to the district championship. It was only the third district title in school history but second in the last four years.

  • 100 years of basketball: Local man starred at Lincoln

    Don't try to sell John Cunningham on Rick Pitino, John Calipari or any other modern basketball coach as being the master of the full-court press and fast break offense.

    He'd rather talk about Herbert Garner, coach of the Lincoln Institute Tigers.
    “What made our team so good was that we would practice for 2-3 hours doing nothing but the full-court press,” says Cunningham, a Lawrenceburg realtor who was bused to Lincoln Institute.

  • 100 years of basketball: Lincoln's magical season ended at Freedom Hall

    (Editor's note: Jewell Logan is one of many Anderson County residents who were bused to Lincoln Institute in Shelby County. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 1960 Lincoln Tigers, who made the school's only appearance in the Sweet 16. They lost to Owensboro in the first round, 77-75. Mr. Logan now lives in Portland, Ore. and sent this e-mail to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon last week.)

    Attending Lincoln Institute was a fantastic experience for me and I am sure for many of the other students from Lawrenceburg who attended there over the years.

  • 100 years of basketball: Little has changed, Terry Young looks like he could still fill it up

    Terry Young looks like he could still fill it up. He's trim and still sports a boyish grin that belies the fact that one of the greatest shooters in Anderson history is now 63 years old. But in many ways, Young hasn't changed.