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Today's News

  • All-Time Team to be honored Friday

    Members of Anderson County's All-Time basketball team are scheduled to be honored in a brief ceremony prior to the Anderson County-Western Hills basketball game on Friday night. The ceremony will begin as soon as the junior varsity game is completed.

    The All-Time Team was selected by readers of The Anderson News in conjunction with the series “100  Years of Basketball” celebrating this, the 100th season of the sport in Anderson County.

  • Sports Briefs -- Jan. 19, 2011

    Disc golfers present Slide and Glide tournament

    The Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association will present the second annual Slide and Glide Disc Golf Tournament on Saturday Jan. 22 at Anderson County Community Park.

    Competition will be held in the junior, recreational, intermediate and advanced divisions. Tournament entry fees are $15 per person for all divisions of play. Mulligans are available at three for $5 and an optional ace pool is available for $2.

    A portion of the tournament proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School Disc Golf team.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports -- Jan. 19, 2011

    This week in Anderson County Sports

     

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Jan. 21: Western Hills at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 25: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

     

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Wednesday, Jan. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

  • North Oldham outlasts Cats in overtime

    North Oldham overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held on for a 48-45 overtime win over Anderson County in boys’ high school basketball action Tuesday night.

    Trailing 31-21 entering the fourth quarter, the Mustangs turned up the defensive pressure to force several crucial turnovers. A 9-0 spurt gave North its first lead of the game at 36-35 with 2:30 to play.

    North Oldham built the lead to three, but Anderson’s Darrin Laswell sent the game into the extra period with a 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play.

  • Lady Bearcats clinch district top seed with win over Collins

    Anderson County overcame an early 10-point deficit then turned back two Collins rallies to post a 56-49 win in girls' basketball action Saturday afternoon.

    The host Lady Bearcats, down 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, scored the first 10 points of the second stanza, then took the lead for good on Sydney Brown's layup with 2:21 left in the first half.


    Anderson led by as many as 12 points in the third frame before Collins cut the lead to two with a minute to go before the quarter break.

  • Cobb, the person, made us love Cobb, the great player, even more

    Every now and then in this business, you run across someone that makes you step back, pause and really wonder.

    “Is this person real?”

    I can't say that I know Randall Cobb well. Two conversations at media opportunities provided by the University of Kentucky and following him on Twitter isn't really a friendship, you know. Yet, like many who follow the Wildcats, I feel like I got to know Cobb in a small way.

    And I am a better person for it.

  • Bearcats erupt in third quarter for district win

    Anderson County used a 30-11 advantage in the third quarter to roar past host Eminence in a 30th District seeding game on Thursday night.

    Leading 34-25 at the half, Anderson went on an 18-4 spree in the first four minutes of the third quarter to put things away. Logan Woodside did most of the damage scoring 10 of Anderson’s first 12 points after halftime.
    Woodside led Anderson with 21 points.

    “We needed a game like that out of Logan,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. Erik Newton added 14 points and Lowell Gordon scored 11 for Anderson.

  • Anderson boys' basketball game reset for Thursday night

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at Eminence, postponed Tuesday night because of the snow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13. Tip-off for the varsity game is set for 7:15 p.m. The contest is a crucial 30th District seeding game. If you are unable to attend the game, follow Anderson News sports editor John Herndon on Twitter for updates.

  • ONLINE ONLY: District to honor school board members

    The Anderson County School system will join public school systems across the commonwealth in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky, according to a news release.

  • COLUMN: Conway ends example of wasteful spending

    Column as I see ’em …

    Props go to new Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for the move he made in axing the electrical inspector’s position in favor of contracting the job out to a private contractor.

    The move will save taxpayers at least $15,000 annually that was being wasted on salary and benefits during this protracted economic down turn. The inspection fees collected during the past several years didn’t come close to paying for the position, yet for some unexplained reason taxpayers were forced to continue shelling out money.