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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: One man's picks of the best Anderson County teams before 1950

    Anderson County's top high school basketball teams before 1950

    1.Kavanaugh, 1930
    The Tigers were 30 seconds from a state championship. They lost to Corinth High on a last second shot in the state championship game.

    2.Lawrenceburg, 1928
    The Bulldogs made their deepest penetration into the state tournament, reaching the semifinals.

    3.Lawrenceburg, 1946
    Lawrenceburg dethroned defending state champion Male, led by Gene Rhodes, in the Sweet 16.

    4.Kavanaugh, 1942

  • Bardstown rips Bearcats

    Bardstown rips Bearcats
    By John Herndon

    Bardstown bolted to an early lead and never looked back as the Tigers routed visiting Anderson County 68-38 in boys' high school basketball action Monday night.
    Bardstown led 18-6 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 35-16 by halftime.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- Last Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game was a classic

    The Anderson News account of final Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game.
    From March 3, 1949 Anderson News

    “The Lawrenceburg-Kavanaugh game was hard fought all the way with the Kavaliers winning by a score of 38 to 35. It was the third time the teams had met this season with the Orange and Black on top each time, 17, 6, and 3 points.
    Kavanaugh took a quick lead and, after four minutes, led 8-3. Lawrenceburg whittled this to 8-7, but Kavanaugh spurted to a 13-9 first quarter lead.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: 100 years of basketball -- Kavanaugh's place in history

    The Legend of Mrs. Kavanaugh.

    The legend of Mrs. Rhoda Kavanaugh, principal of Kavanaugh High School, is one of the most colorful in Kentucky history.
    A stern disciplinarian who had a love of basketball, Mrs. Kavanaugh often stood under one of the baskets during a Tiger game, holding an umbrella in her hand.
    Over the years, the legend grew that she would whack one of her players or an official after a mistake.
    However, those who played for Kavanaugh said the legend was not true.

  • Bearcats rally in final minutes for season-opening win

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to claim a 60-57 win at Casey County to open the season on Tuesday night.
    Erik Newton scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Bearcats. Newton scored Andersons first 10 points, then hit a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to set the final margin.
    Casey had a chance to tie the game but the Anderson defense did not allow the Rebels to get a good look, according to Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt.

  • Kindling Christmas spirit

    The City of Lawrenceburg is providing several chances to get citizens in the holiday spirit this weekend.

  • ‘Flim-Flam’ director gone, not forgotten

    The director who brought Hollywood to Lawrenceburg is gone, but for those here who knew him, he will never be forgotten.

  • No mall required

    Black Friday has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean shoppers no longer can find great deals next week at Dowling Hall.

  • Deputies to serve dinner Friday

    Deputies with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will serve up more than a good time this Friday at Tony’s Barn.
    The deputies will be in uniform waiting tables from 5 p.m. until close for the “Dinner with the Deputies” event.
    All tips collected will benefit the Shop with a Cop program.
    All donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made out to Anderson County DARE with “Shop with a Cop” in the memo line.

  • Chamber gala is Saturday

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas Gala on Saturday night at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    The semi-formal event begins at 6, and includes dinner, live music, a cash bar and an awards ceremony. It will also feature a silent auction, a money tree and a “wine and diamonds” event.
    Tickets are $25 for chamber members; $30 for non-members, and will be available at the door or by calling 839-5564.
    Entertainment will be provided by musical group Nearly Nervous, which plays blues, reggae and rock.