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Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats come back to edge Shelby

    SHELBYVILLE – On a night that saw Anderson County and Shelby County combine for 69 points, 904 yards and countless skipped heartbeats, it all came down to whether a knee was down.

    And you can throw in some halftime lessons from George Washington and friends for good measure.

    “He used a story about the British during the Revolutionary War,” Anderson junior Ross Cox said of head coach Mark Peach’s halftime speech. “He said the British couldn’t figure out how the colonists would not give up.”

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats have week off

    Anderson County football will have a Friday off from football due to an open date before the Bearcats travel to Mercer County on Sept. 14.

    Anderson coach Mark Peach says the Bearcats will be working on getting better but through the week

    He expected his team to have a normal practice on Monday. Any change in the week's routine would be decided later in the week.

    Peach expects a battle at Mercer, which is coached by former Boyle County head coach Chris Pardue.

  • GOLF: Anderson JV wins CKC tourney

    The Anderson County boys' golf team captured the championship of the Central Kentucky Conference tournament last Thursday at Bright Leaf Golf Resort in Harrodsburg. The Bearcats outlasted Scott County, shooting 156 over nine holes to Scott's 158. Sayre finished third at 164 with Franklin County coming in fourth at 169.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson volleyball hosting SMASH tournament

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team will be hosting the inaugural Anderson County SMASH Tournament on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8. Pool play begins Friday night at 6 p.m. with games going in two different gyms at the high school. The championship games are set for Saturday at 7 p.m.

  • Drummond is state champion

    Kelly Drummond, of Anderson County, won the 2D Youth Division championship in the International Barrel Racing Association Kentucky State Finals, held in Liberty, Aug. 24-26.

    Drummond, who rode her horse, Tonto, was awarded a new saddle, a custom-made saddle rack and an IBRA jacket. This was her third year competing on the IBRA circuit. Drummond won second place last year and was fourth in 2010.

  • COLUMN: From my mailbag

    I thought I would let you have a little peek at my mailbag this week. Well, at least it is a reasonable facsimile thereof.

     

    Dear John,

    My son, Brutus, just won the national flea-weight power-lifting and cornhole competition, held last week in Birdie. How can I get that in the paper.

     

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats squeak past Shelby

    Anderson County rallied from an early deficit, then hung on to beat Shelby County, 35-34 in high school football Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Zachary Carmichael threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bearcats improved to 2-1 on the year. Junior Ross Cox hauled in six passes for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 93-yarder on the first play of the second half.

  • Church briefs: 8-29-12

    Alton Christian Church
    announces future events
    David Pitt will perform Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Alton Christian Church, located at 1686 Old Frankfort Road.
    The children's youth went to Falling Springs on Aug. 12 and had “a splashing good time,” according to event organizers. The month of September the youth will be studying the book of Luke, one of Jesus' disciples. The youth will also be collecting donations for Backpack Buddies.

    New Hope Baptist announces
    upcoming events

  • Don’t pick and choose when God calls

    What does your life say about your actual commitment to being person that the God of the Bible calls you to be?
    If you stop almost anyone in Anderson County to ask if her or she believes in God, the response would be overwhelmingly affirmative, yet our actions mostly belie our words.
    James 2:18: "Yes a man may say ‘You have faith and I have works’; show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

  • Community calendar: 8-29-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg Green events
    Movie nights
    Sept. 14: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
    Concerts
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Parrot Head Event

    Community
    July 12-Aug. 30: Anderson Public Library will offer a free yoga class every Thursday evening from July 12 through Aug. 30 at 6:30-7:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. Mats provided. Space is limited to 10 patrons per class.