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Today's News

  • Third graders find, return missing cash

    When Robert B. Turner Elementary Principal Wayne Reese called last Tuesday, Chasidy Hawkins thought one of two things had happened to her son Tyler.
    One: Tyler had gotten sick, possibly with the flu.
    Two: Tyler had gotten in a fight with a female classmate.
    Contrary to Chasidy’s fears, the prinicipal had news about Tyler that would make Chasidy’s day, he said.
    And it did.
    Tyler, 9, and classmate Lakesha Gerow, 8, had asked their teacher to be excused to go to the restroom.

  • Secretariat Drive man gets 20 years for child porn

    The Lawrenceburg man who late last year pleaded guilty to a host of child pornography distribution charges was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Mark Hawks, 55, who previously lived at 402 Secretariat Drive, received the maximum sentence allowed, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.
    Public defender Scott Getsinger asked Judge Charles Hickman to consider parole for Hawks, who had a previous sex offense conviction in the late 1980s for inappropriately touching an 8-year-old niece.

  • Obama ‘wasting billions’ on gun control

    President Obama’s executive orders and proposed legislation to control guns will waste billions of taxpayer dollars and do little to prevent further tragedies such as the one in Connecticut, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.
    Young shared his thoughts on gun control during an interview with The Anderson News last Friday afternoon, just days after Obama’s release of a month-long study on the issue following the murder of more than two dozen children and adults at an elementary school in Connecticut.

  • COLUMN: Real season is only four weeks away

     

    It's less than four weeks until basketball season really begins.

    Oh, we know they have been tipping it off in the colleges and pros since Labor Day, or at least it seems that way. But the real every-possession-could-mean-heartbreak-or-joy season, the high school tournaments are less than a month away.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Balanced Bearcats blast Western Hills

     

    There was nothing un-Christian about Anderson County's performance on the basketball court Friday night.

    Just like there was nothing un-Jay-like. Or un-Austin. Or un-Luke. Or, oh, you get the idea.

    Junior guard Christian Estes led the Bearcats with 23 points and seven rebounds in a 94-59 romp past visiting Western Hills, but he was far from alone.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Drury’s Bearcats face experienced teams with veteran coaches

     

    Anderson County basketball fans can watch three of the masters of the high school game doing battle over the next week as the Bearcats entertain South Oldham, then travel to Gallatin County next Wednesday.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson Swimmers compete at in two meets

     

    Kylie Gehefer was the bright spot for the Anderson County High School swim team last week, winning first place in the breaststroke in two different meets.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats pound Shelby
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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats keep rolling, rout South Oldham

     

    Anderson County rolled to its 11th straight win with a 62-39 shellacking of visiting South Oldham Saturday afternoon.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats head to Collins, Montgomery

     

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team can clinch the top seed in the 30th District Tournament when they travel to Collins Thursday night.