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Today's News

  • Want unified government? Forget about it

    The effort to unify city and county government remains stuck in neutral and is likely doomed to stall.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday tabled for the second time a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the creation of a committee to study unification, and the issue isn’t likely to come up again.
    “It won’t be back on the agenda anytime soon,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who voted for the motion to table.
    Only Magistrate Buddy Sims voted against the motion.

  • Health director gets more hours, benefits package

    More hours. Health insurance. Vacation time. Sick time.
    Embattled health director Brandon Hurley received each of those benefits last Wednesday night during a special-called meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health.
    Hurley, who had his hours cut from full time to 22.5 each week last month as the health board expressed dissatisfaction with his job performance, will now be allowed to work 100 hours a month, which is enough to trigger state benefits.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats open with overtime road win

    The old mixed with the new Friday night as the Anderson County boys' basketball team opened the season with a 69-61 overtime win at Washington County.

    Senior guard Lowell Gordon buried eight 3-pointers and led Anderson with a career-high 31 points. Records are limited, but it is believed Gordon's output sets a school record for long-range bombing. Gordon connected on 8-of-12 shots from 3-point land.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats run into really good team

    There is a universal truth when you are talking about championship sports: If you get far enough, you will eventually run into somebody that's really good.

    Make that REALLY good.

    It's been that way from the time they were running footraces at Olympia. It will be that way until the day ESPN goes under.

    The only exception to that rule is if your team is the one that is really good.

  • FOOTBALL: Still a Band of Brothers

    BOWLING GREEN – In the end, they were still a Band of Brothers.

    Anderson County's football team had bled and sweated together in the pre-season. They had rejoiced together after wins over Conner and Southwestern.

    And Saturday night, they shed tears together.  But they did so with pride.

    Just as many had predicted, the Bearcats were no match for Bowling Green High School in the Russell Athletic/Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl state Class 5A championship football game.

  • FOOTBALL: State Finals Notebook

    Peach said experiencing finals brought back fond memories

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has not been a regular in making the state championship game as a head coach but he's not a stranger to playing on the final weekend, either.

    “This week, it all came back to me,” Peach said after Thursday's community pep rally at Anderson County High School. Peach had taken Hancock County to the finals 12 years ago.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lexington Catholic bombs away to defeat Lady Bearcats

    No matter how much the game changes, the main object of basketball has remained the same since Dr. Naismith was looking for a peach basket.

    Make shots. It is still that simple.

    Lexington Catholic made 11 shots from beyond the three-point line to defeat host Anderson County 60-51 in a battle of girls' basketball teams ranked in the pre-season Top 15 on Friday night.

    “We didn't defend the three at all,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lexington Catholic bombs away to defeat Lady Bearcats

    No matter how much the game changes, the main
    object of basketball has remained the same since Dr.
    Naismith was looking for a peach basket.
    Make shots. It is still that simple.
    Lexington Catholic made 11 shots from beyond the
    three-point line to defeat host Anderson County 60-
    51 in a battle of girls’ basketball teams ranked in the
    pre-season Top 15 on Friday night.
    “We didn’t defend the three at all,” Anderson
    coach Tony Kays said.
    Senior guard Bonnie Rhule got Lexington Catholic
    going with a home run just 16 seconds into the
    contest, then after Anderson had come back to take

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats win four of five in Wayne County Duals

    The Anderson County wrestlers rolled to four victories in five matches during the Wayne County Duals held Saturday.

    The Bearcats defeated Letcher County Central, Danville, Barren County and Scott County but lost to the host team, a perennial state power.

    Chris McDaniel was undefeated on the day at 132 pounds, while T.W. Stockton (145) and Travis Kaelin (195) were also undefeated on the day.

    Team results

  • BASKETBALL: Christian Academy rips Georgetown, Winchester, Somerset

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams defeated the Georgetown Crusaders, a home schooled group, 67-41, recently. The game, played at the Early Childhood Center Gymnasium drew 164 fans. From the start the Rams outmanned the Crusaders. Coming off a loss last week, CAL Coach Cory Robinson was not satisfied with sloppy play early in the game against Georgetown. He pulled the starters within the first minutes, apparently getting their attention as the Rams outscored Georgetown 31-5 in the second quarter.