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Today's News

  • 100 Years of Basketball: Girls' basketball comes to town

    Unless someone was around when it all started, he probably would not believe how girls’ basketball has changed since 1974. That is when the state was supposed to have given girls an equal opportunity to play the game.
    There were some things equal as soon as teams started gearing up for that first season of girls’ high school basketball in over 40 years. Like the boys, they would have a state tournament with 16 regional winners.
    Other than that, nothing much was equal.

  • 100 years of basketball: In His Own Words -- Jay Springate

    By Jay Springate
    (Editor's note: Jay Springate is a former student sports writer for The Anderson News. A graduate of Anderson County High School and the University of Kentucky, Jay now lives in Atlanta, where he works with an investment firm.)
    No better comparison between the past and the future of Anderson County basketball could be found than in the pages of The Anderson News I found myself thumbing through over Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Middle school principal charged with DUI

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz, 48, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 10 near her home in Madison County, according to police records.

  • 100 years of basketball: Some thoughts on your selections for Anderson County's all-time team

    Whenever you embark on a project such as picking an All-Time Team with random persons making the selections, there is one major risk: Will people be fair?
    With over 300 people participating by sending in selections, it was apparent that readers of The Anderson News took things seriously and for the most part, seemed to really be trying to pick those who really were just a notch above all the rest on the hardwood. Sure, there were some people who had large families that stuck together. There's nothing wrong with that and everyone would do the same.

  • 100 years of basketball: Anderson County's All-Time boys' team

    Readers were asked to select the 20 best boys' basketball players in 100 years of basketball in Anderson County.

    Eight  were to be from Anderson High or Anderson County High, three from Western High School and to each from Lawrenceburg, Kavanaugh and Anderson County residents who attended Lincoln Institute. Three selections could be from any of the schools.

  • 100 years of basketball: Anderson County's All-Time girls' team


    Readers were asked to select 10 girls to the team. Seven were to be from Anderson County High School, one from Western High School and two could be from either. The cutoff date was 1974, since that is when girls' basketball was sanctioned in Kentucky.
    Ties meant that 12 girls were actually named to the team.

    Anita Waldridge, Western (Class of 1977)

  • Police arrest suspect in armed robbery

    The man police say confessed to robbing a Hilltop gas station last Thursday night had a very short time to enjoy the estimated $1,200 he made off with.

  • Anderson-Shelby doubleheader canceled

    The Anderson County-Shelby County basketball doubleheader, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled, according to Anderson County High School principal Ronnie Fields. No makeup date has been set.

    The ceremony introducing Anderson County's All-Time Team is also canceled tonight. The team will be announced on our website later Friday. Any possible recognition of the team at a later date will be announced later.

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Western's biggest wins

    In this week's edition of The Anderson News, I briefly relived to of the greatest wins in Western High School history, namely when the Eagles eliminated Anderson County from the 30th District tournaments in 1982 and 1983. Biggest wins in Eagle history? Perhaps. But there is no question they are the most memorable to any Eagle fan today.
    So what are the biggest wins in Western history? Records are very spotty and I have been unable to locate everything but these have to be among the biggest.

    1.Western 72, Anderson County 59 (1982)

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Western's biggest wins

    In this week's edition of The Anderson News, I briefly relived to of the greatest wins in Western High School history, namely when the Eagles eliminated Anderson County from the 30th District tournaments in 1982 and 1983. Biggest wins in Eagle history? Perhaps. But there is no question they are the most memorable to any Eagle fan today.
    So what are the biggest wins in Western history? Records are very spotty and I have been unable to locate everything but these have to be among the biggest.

    1.Western 72, Anderson County 59 (1982)