Today's News

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rally for district title; Bearcats fall in final

    Anderson County's basketball teams split the 30th District tournament final double-header at Anderson County High School on Friday night. The Lady Bearcats rallied in the second half to defeat Collins 47-43 for their fourth straight district crown in the first game. In the night cap however, the Bearcats had no answer for Collins' size and athleticism and took a 62-47 loss.

    Both teams advance to next week's Eighth Region Tournament.

  • OPINION: Transfer rules need to be toughened

    The situation regarding transfers in Kentucky high school sports is simply getting out of hand and I fear that it will eventually threaten prep sports as we know them.

  • Bottling comes back to Wild Turkey

    Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Gruppo Campari plans to invest approximately $44 million to build a new packaging facility at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, where the iconic whiskey brand was born back in the mid-19th century.

    The expansion entails the hiring of up to 62 employees.

    The new facility is expected to be completed in 2013, giving brand owner Gruppo Campari full control over the Wild Turkey brand’s entire production from distilling to aging to bottling, all in Kentucky.

  • DISTRICT TOURNEY THOUGHTS: Friday's finals are interesting matchups

    There were no major surprises in the first round of the 30th District Tournaments, being held this week at Anderson County High School.

    As expected, the Anderson County and Collins girls' teams had easy times in getting by Spencer County and Shelby County in the first round. Neither Anderson nor Collins played particularly well, undoubtedly because they were such heavy favorites.

  • Retired attorney Walter Patrick dies

    Retired attorney Walter Patrick died late last night, sources confirmed.

    Patrick, a long-time member of First Christian Church, served the Anderson County community as an attorney for both the city and the board of education for many years. His most recent community effort was an attempt to unify Anderson County's city and county governments.

    A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church.

    More information will be released in the Feb. 29 edition of the Anderson News.

  • Church briefs: 2-22-12

    Alton Christian Church
    offers Easter Bible study
    Alton Christian Church will offer an “Easter Experience” six-week Bible study series beginning Feb. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. lead by Gary Zeller.
    According to event organizers, “The ‘Easter Experience’ is a powerful series on the days leading up to Christ going to the cross to die for our sins and the impact it has made on our world today. Come out for this riveting dramatic storytelling by Kyle Idleman on cinematic screen and join us in small group discussion.”

  • God doesn’t care who comes in first

    Nowadays, all you hear and see on television is something related to politics. It’s an important topic indeed.
    So many yearn for the top spot of honor in our culture today. The whole idea of being popular and prestigious is appealing to most of us.
    However, the Bible tells us a lot about what God wants of us, and how being the most popular or being on top is of little value to God. Ecclesiastes was written by Solomon, who had all of the money, power and possessions a man could want.

  • Education briefs: 2-22-12

    Dragoo earns scholarship
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington has awarded a scholarship to an Anderson County student.
    Jacqueline Dragoo of Lawrenceburg has received the presidential scholarship, which provides for full tuition, books and fees and is awarded to students who have outstanding academic performance.

    Student receives degree from Berea College

  • Meet the middle school art club
  • 4-H Club meets at Ward

    The Brainpoppers 4-H Club met Feb. 7 at Emma B. Ward.
    The meeting was called to order by the club president Olivia Rader.
    The American pledge was led by Jalen Newton, and the 4-H pledge was led by Kortney Roberts.
    We answered roll call by jumping out of your chair.
    The club secretary, Hunter Rutherford, read the minutes from our last meeting.