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Today's News

  • 100 years of Anderson County basketball: Entering 100th Season, Anderson County still has love affair with hoops

    One hundred years.
    Those three words sound like an eternity. In the overall history of the world, 100 years of a small town's love affair with a very simple game would seem rather insignificant.
    But don't tell that to the 7,000 or so Anderson County Bearcat fans who streamed into Rupp Arena for the Kentucky state tournament in 2009.
    Don't tell that to the people that say that Anderson County is poised to become one of the state's girls' basketball powers over the next few years.

  • Lady Cats beat top-ranked Marion in scrimmage

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team did not expect to sneak up on anyone this season. The Lady Bearcats assured that Saturday when they defeated top-ranked Marion County, 47-41 in the Kentucky Basketball Academy pre-season showcase at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

    Mackenzie Cann led Anderson with 13 points but it was a total team effort, according to Anderson coach Tony Kaya.
    "The kids played hard, but necessarily well," Kays said.

  • Salvisa Christian plans Advent services

    Advent of Christ services are planned at Salvisa Christian Church, the church announced.
    All services will begin at 11 a.m.
    Second Sunday of Advent is scheduled for Dec. 5, followed Dec. 12 for Third Sunday of Advent. Lessons and Carols are scheduled for Dec. 19.
    Hanging of the Greens was scheduled for Nov. 28.
    All are welcome.
    For more information, call the Rev. Vicki Ray at 502-229-0515.

  • Milam scores career-high in win

    The St. Catharine College women's basketball team found its game midway through the first half last Monday night and never looked back in recording a 91-72 victory at Asbury College.

    Lena Bramblett’s squad found themselves down 18-14 at the ten minute mark after the Eagles (3-6) went on a 13-2 run. But St. Catharine (4-3) went on their own 26-6 run that gave them a 40-24 halftime lead.
    “It was the best basketball we have played,” said Bramblett. “We played with some emotion and enthusiasm that has been missing. We played like a team with no letdowns when we substituted.”

  • Concert planned at Fairview Christian

    A concert featuring the singing group Potter’s Clay is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at Fairview Christian Church, the church announced.
    The group includes men and women from the Lexington area performing southern and contemporary gospel music, organizers said.
    The group, which has performed for over 14 years, includes Karen McDowell of Lawrenceburg.
    All are welcome.
    The church is located at 1730 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • Mount Eden Christian to host community breakfast

    Mount Eden Christian Church will host its annual Community Breakfast on Dec. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m.
    The men of the congregation will prepare the food and Santa might make an appearance, according to a news release from the church.
    The church is located at 12441 Mount Eden Road.
    For more information, call, 502-738-5030.

  • Peach, Bearcats looking ahead to 2011

    Mark Peach was wearing a Notre Dame t-shirt last Tuesday.
    The irony, as he sat down to talk about the just completed football season and what lies ahead for his Anderson County Bearcats, could not be overlooked or overstated.

    Suffice it to say that, based on what transpired over the last half of the regular season and in the playoffs, expectations are high for 2011.
    Maybe not as out of this world as they perennially are in South Bend, but expectations are such that the time for basking in the Bearcats’ longest post-season run in school history is now in the past.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Lafayette

    LEXINGTON—Anderson County learned quite a bit about itself Tuesday night.
    The Lady Bearcats played without one starter and saw another on the bench with foul trouble for over half the game but held off host Lafayette 51-46 in the basketball season opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
    “The thing I was most proud of was how they hit us in the mouth and made a run at us, but our kids responded,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays.

  • Hunting accident kills man near Lovers Leap

    An afternoon of hunting ended in tragedy Sunday night when the body of a hunter was found in his tree stand.
    Marc W. Helton, 34, of Lexington died when his hunting rifle accidentally discharged, striking him in the neck.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Helton was hunting with a friend in the Lovers Leap area, a remote area in northern Anderson County located off Lanes Mill Road.
    After climbing 20 feet into his tree stand, Helton was apparently using a rope to hoist his .30-30 rifle into the stand when it discharged.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats have eyes on goal, not target


    Even before they had gotten on I-75 for the trip home from Simon Kenton High School last March 6, the red paint was getting ready for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats.
    One big, fat, bright red target, made to order.