Today's News

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: McKee's fire burns, smokes Woodford

    VERSAILLES – Don't let Eriel McKee's smile fool you. There is a fire burning deep in her heart.

    And the Anderson County sophomore proved Friday night that you don't want to give that fire time to be stoked with some time on the bench.

    And there was plenty of time for the fire to grow after McKee picked up two quick fouls at Woodford County. But that fire erupted into a five-alarm blaze as far as Woodford was concerned. McKee scored 20 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to lead the Lady Bearcats to a 66-52 win.

  • WRESTLING: Spencer takes down regional crown

    DANVILLE – Six minutes might have seemed like six hours to Eric Spencer on Saturday.

    The Anderson County High School senior had taken the advantage less than 20 seconds into the 145-pound final at the Region 2 Wrestling Tournament, but then had to do the distance to become Anderson's first regional champion in at least five years.

    “The match seemed to drag on after I got the big lead,” Spencer said.

  • BASKETBALL: Ranking the Region: Oldham, South Oldham at top

    Boys Eighth Region

    1.Oldham County (23-5, 6-1 against regional competition)

    Oldham moves into my No. 1 spot this week. The Colonels have been playing very well of late and have a deep and experienced team. Winning 23 games, no matter who you play, is impressive.

    2.South Oldham (16-8, 9-1)

    South is a big-time threat. The Dragons have really not regressed as much as it has been Oldham playing well right now.

    3.Collins (18-10, 6-4)

  • Former cop may still be charged

    The off duty Lawrenceburg police officer who reportedly was intoxicated and mislead police following an accident earlier this month in Franklin County might be charged after all.
    Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks issued a statement Friday, saying that the investigation into the accident remains open.
    “The Franklin County Attorney’s office is continuing to review the case to determine what, if any, charges should be filed,” Sparks said in a statement to The Anderson News.

  • School nurse cuts considered

    Harold Todd, health board chairman, requested $9,360 from the board of education at its special-called meeting Feb. 9 to allow school nurses to retain their full-time status and benefits.
    Todd cited the current financial woes of the health board, and its attempt to “right the ship” in combating the department’s $187,000 deficit.
    “As most of you know, especially from reading the paper, we’ve had extreme financial difficulties,” Todd said, addressing the board members.

  • Health director quits

    Embattled health director Brandon Hurley has quit, health board Chairman Harold Todd confirmed Monday morning.
    Hurley’s last day is today (Wednesday), and the Anderson County Board of Health is expected to name an interim replacement when it meets tonight at 6 p.m. at the health department.
    The health board is also expected finalize a state-approved plan to terminate at least one employee, move other employees from full- to part-time, and announce a series of furlough days. Those cuts are designed to eliminate an estimated $187,000 annual operating deficit.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers have best-ever showing at regional

    VERSAILLES – Two-hundredths of a second.

    It is a period of time so small that it 10 to 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.

    And it can be an eternity when swimming for speed. Anderson County's Braden Peyton found that out over the weekend. The high school senior turned in a swam the 50-yard freestyle in 23.72 seconds during Saturday's Region 3 meet at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

  • Real reversal for state-bound Mat Cat

    Even if he never wins another wrestling match, Travis Kaelin has put together a reversal few can match.

    It won't show up on YouTube and heaven knows it won't be on SportsCenter. But the Anderson County High School senior is a far different person than he was when he came out for wrestling three years ago.

    Then, Kaelin was a 250-pound freshman. “I wasn't very good,” he remembered last week. “I won only three matches that first year.”

    That's three out of more than 40, or a winning percentage that would cause many teenagers to find a job in fast food.

  • COLUMN: Wacky warm-up leads to start of real hoops season

    What has gone on since Nov. 28 has just been the warm-up.

    A prolonged one, no doubt, but it still has been the warmup. It doesn't matter what a basketball team has done from that date until now. All that really matters is what happens starting around the state on Monday night.

  • Schools closed on Valentine's Day

    Anderson County Public Schools will be closed for school today, Feb. 14.

    According to the district's website, all schools in the Anderson County school district will be closed due to slick roads on the south side of Anderson County.