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Today's News

  • Lady Cats 'that close' to upsetting Top 5 team

    Just seconds after time had run out on Anderson County's upset bid against West Jessamine last Wednesday, Lady Bearcat assistant coach Jamey Earnest took out his frustration with a kick toward the nearest goal.

    Fittingly, it barely missed. The ball bounced, then went just inches over the crossbar.

    In the second half alone, the Lady Bearcats saw one shot carom off the cross bar, another hit an upright

    Just like so many other chances the home-standing Lady Bearcats had to knock off the state's top-ranked team.

  • Fire destroys murder suspect's home

    The home of a man suspected in the brutal slaying of a Mount Eden woman burned to the ground early last Wednesday morning in what investigators are calling a suspicious fire.

    The singlewide trailer located at 4197 Bardstown Road and owned by murder suspect Gary Bancroft was fully involved when Anderson County firefighters arrived at the scene around 2 a.m.

    Once the fire was extinguished, Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes contacted the Kentucky State Police and asked that a K-9 unit with the Scott County Fire Department be brought in to investigate.

  • Maralyn's battle

    Imagine your worst headache. A headache that leaves you nauseated, with extreme sensitivity to light and pains that shoot down your back. A headache that Tylenol, ibuprofen and aspirin won’t knock.

    These headaches are “good” headaches for 8-year-old Maralyn Lewis.

    These headaches are tolerable, and though they usually occur three to four times a month, they can usually be kept under control by lying in a dark room for a few hours.

  • Broadband vetted by water board

    The South Anderson Water District is requesting more information before it decides whether to allow a broadband internet supplier to attach antennas to its water towers in an effort to bring the service to rural Anderson County.

    The water district board met last Tuesday night and discussed the possibility with Shelby Broadband owner Chuck Hogg, judge-executive candidate Chip Chambers and several interested citizens and business owners.

  • Three of five schools fail to reach NCLB goals

    Just two of Anderson County’s five schools that are subject to state testing met the required No Child Left Behind goals for 2010, and the district as a whole also failed to meet its goals.

    NCLB goals are set by the state in an effort for all students to score proficient or higher on state assessments by the year 2014. In order to get to 100 percent by 2014, schools are required to reach a percentage, which increases each year.

    Emma B. Ward and Robert B. Turner elementary schools met all of their NCLB goals, according to data released Thursday.

  • One shot, one elk down

    Kate Wickizer, a senior at Anderson County High School, did not have to wait long to get her big prize Saturday.

    After less than an hour in the woods, Wickizer brought down a spike elk in Letcher County. She used a Sako 7mm gun.

    Wickizer won the chance to hunt elk in the annual drawing and spent many hours on the shooting range waiting for her big chance.

    It only took one shot for her to get the animal, which she got with the help of Mountain Guide Service, run by her uncle, Jim McAuley, of Letcher County.

  • J-town's Jackson burns Bearcats in district game

    LOUISVILLE – If you were to ask members of the Anderson County football team, chances are that some might say that Demichael Jackson could score a touchdown before you could say his whole name.

    He's not quite that speedy, but Jackson left Bearcat defenders tackling air, slapping the ground and generally watching him  from behind as he led Jeffersontown to a 42-20 win over the visiting Bearcats in Class 5A, District 4 action Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Places change but Field of Dreams lives on

    Even though I grew up on a farm, I can't really say that my personal Field of Dreams was carved out of a cornfield.

    There was none of that “If you build it, they will come.”

    It was more like “If I can get there, I will go.”

    Go to Findlay and Western on the west side of Cincinnati. Crosley Field. Go to that pristine white structure to catch Reds baseball. That, more than anywhere else is where I wanted to go and, when I grew up, wanted to work, driving balls above that white line for a home run.

  • J-town blitzes Bearcats for district win

    LOUISVILLE -- Jeffersontown scored twice in the first 3:35, then matched everything Anderson County could muster to score a major 42-20 victory in high school football action on Friday night.

    J-town's Demichael Jackson motored 52 yards on the game's second play, then after holding Anderson to a three-and-out, the Chargers drove 71 yards in just six plays to quickly take command.

  • Riley qualifies for state

    UPDATED: Kaitlyn Riley will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bowling Green Country Club. She will start on the No. 10 hole.

     

    Kaitlyn Riley is off to quite a start in her high school golf career.

    The freshman at Anderson County High School shot an 84 at Monday's regional tournament to qualify for the state tournament, to be held Monday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Bowling Green Country Club.