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Today's News

  • Bearcats roll past Eminence in district opener

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Lowell Gordon buried seven 3-point shots and the Anderson County defense stymied the Eminence attack in the second half as the Bearcats rolled to a 69-45 win in the first round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County.

    Gordon’s outburst is believed to tie a school record for downtown bombing with Will Shouse and Dustin Aldridge. Gordon’s back-to-back threes in the fourth quarter pushed Anderson to a 56-39 advantage. Eminence, which had stayed within striking distance through three quarters, was never within 15 again.

  • STATE WRESTLING: Late take down stops Dillow in medal round

    FRANKFORT -- Meade County's Garrett Kenealy scored a take-down with two seconds remaining to defeat Anderson County's Austin Dillow in the seventh-place match of the 135-pound class at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association state tournament on Saturday.

    Dillow had rallied in the third period to forge a tie when he scored on an escape with 27 seconds to go.
    “He wrestled well and left all he had out there on the mat,” said Anderson coach Tom Castle.

  • Third quarter spree lifts Franklin girls past Lady Cats

    FRANKFORT -- Franklin County turned numerous Anderson County mistakes into baskets during the third quarter on its way to a 45-41 win in girls’ basketball action Friday night.

    Trailing 24-19, Franklin turned up the defensive pressure to go on a 14-1 run and take control of the game. Anderson cut the lead to three points on three separate occasions in the fourth quarter, but could not get the break down the stretch.

  • Franklin boys roll past Bearcats

    FRANKFORT -- Franklin County led from wire-to-wire as the Flyers rolled to a 62-41 win over Anderson County in boys' basketball action on Friday night.

    Franklin used its quickness to completely disrupt the Anderson offensive attack, building a 30-13 halftime lead and then never allowing Anderson to get closer than 14 points in the second half. Franklin's margin topped out at 58-36 late in the fourth quarter.

    “All year long, we have been emotionally charged, but tonight we weren't,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

  • State wrestling results

    UPDATED, Saturday, Feb. 19, 12:20 a.m.

    Austin Dillow pulled out a 1-0 win over Brandon Pledger of St. Xavier on Friday night to advance to the fourth round of the consolation bracket in the state wrestling tournament, being held at the Frankfort Civic Center. Dillow is the only Anderson wrestler still alive in the competition and will earn a place in the medal round with a victory over Jeffersontown's Robert Newberry on Saturday morning.

    All other Anderson wrestlers have been elminated from the competition. 

  • COUNTY GUIDEBOOK: Is your information correct?

    The Anderson News is currently compiling information for this year's Anderson County Guidebook, which will be distributed this spring.

    Take a look at the listings below taken from last year's guidebook and let us know if your organization's information needs to be updated, added or removed.

    Civic groups includes contact names and phone numbers for a variety of groups ranging from the 4-H Council to Cub Scouts to Homemakers circles to the Sportsman Club.

  • EDITORIAL: Can common sense outwit the feds?

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway exited the county courthouse Friday morning as an everyman’s hero, fresh off getting restored (for the time being, at least) several polling locations in rural Anderson County.
    Flanked by a couple dozen folks from his own 6th District neck of the woods, Conway spoke from the crowd at the end of the board of elections meeting.

  • COLUMN: Young teacher was an inspiration

    Monday morning at the office came with a piece of news I certainly didn’t want to hear.
    Rhonda Napier, a local 29-year-old Head Start teacher, was found dead in her home on Saturday.
    No foul play is suspected, but, so far, no one can quite put their finger on why she died.
    According to friends and Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey, she’d been experiencing flu-like symptoms, but healthy 29-year-olds just don’t die from the flu.

  • COLUMN: Gear yourselves and your plants up for spring

    We’re done. Bring on the warmth. The Vernal Equinox is only 32 days away and I know I’m not alone when I say, “Come on spring.”
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac says we’ll get a couple of dustings in March, but by then it will be warm enough not to bother us. Time marches on.
    The hours in the day seem to whiz by even faster as the sun rises in the sky. Have you ever thought of what it would be like if we didn’t have hours in the day? There was a time when folks counted only days, not hours and minutes.

  • COLUMN: Campaign sign restrictions violate First Amendment

    Editor’s note: The proposed ordinance referenced below has since been dropped by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

    The proposed fiscal court ordinance restricting the displays of campaign signs is yet another example of government intrusion that must be stopped.
    First and foremost, this violates our First Amendment rights to freely express our opinions. Secondly, this ordinance exposes on a local level the ideology that government is the solution to our complaints.