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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Lafayette

    LEXINGTON—Anderson County learned quite a bit about itself Tuesday night.
    The Lady Bearcats played without one starter and saw another on the bench with foul trouble for over half the game but held off host Lafayette 51-46 in the basketball season opener for both teams on Tuesday night.
    “The thing I was most proud of was how they hit us in the mouth and made a run at us, but our kids responded,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays.

  • Hunting accident kills man near Lovers Leap

    An afternoon of hunting ended in tragedy Sunday night when the body of a hunter was found in his tree stand.
    Marc W. Helton, 34, of Lexington died when his hunting rifle accidentally discharged, striking him in the neck.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Helton was hunting with a friend in the Lovers Leap area, a remote area in northern Anderson County located off Lanes Mill Road.
    After climbing 20 feet into his tree stand, Helton was apparently using a rope to hoist his .30-30 rifle into the stand when it discharged.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats have eyes on goal, not target


    Even before they had gotten on I-75 for the trip home from Simon Kenton High School last March 6, the red paint was getting ready for the Anderson County Lady Bearcats.
    One big, fat, bright red target, made to order.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Drury says, 'We can be good'

    Most people in Glen Drury's predicament would be wringing their hands, at best, or even take a journey into full-fledged weeping and gnashing of teeth.

  • Sowing seeds of understanding

    By Mark Ray
    Special to The Anderson News
    More than 25 years after he became an Eagle Scout, Todd Ewing, an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 37 in Lawrenceburg, still reflects on a story his Scoutmaster, Joe Lovell, once told.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Herndon on a limb

    Top Eighth Region teams

    1.Anderson County
    Defending champs have much back and are talented, but they are still very young.
    2.Walton-Verona
    Walton-Verona gave Anderson a major scare last March and has the region's top player.
    3.Simon Kenton
    The Lady Pioneers are still smarting losing in regional final. Coach Jeff Stowers' system is sound.
    4.Collins
    Have talent. Improved dramatically at Shelby County last year.
    5.South Oldham

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson's return to Diddle far from guaranteed

    There is little doubt that Anderson County is seen as the team to beat in the girls' Eighth Region race in 2011. The Lady Bearcats were impressive through the regional tournament and return most of last year's roster.
    Everyone else around the region remembers.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Herndon on a limb

    Top Eighth Region teams
    1.Oldham County
    Some talent, including guard Kerry Smith. Oldham is returning to its days of glory.
    2.North Oldham
    Devon Rowan's inside presence is the biggest challenge to counter in the region. Rowan makes North the slightest of favorites.
    3.Simon Kenton
    The Pioneers play defense with a passion and will always be in the game because of it.
    4.Spencer County

  • Sharing stories

    When Janeen Lewis took her then-boyfriend/now-husband Jesse home to meet her parents for the first time, she never imagined that story would end up in a Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology titled “Family Matters.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Oldham Co. gets slight nod in wacky region

    If you had any doubt about how wacky the quest for Eighth Region supremacy is expected to be in 2011, just check out a copy of The Cats' Pause Yearbook.
    The featured player is sophomore Darryl Hicks, playing for Shelby County last year, who was expected to play for Collins this season, but has transferred to Louisville Trinity, where he's waiting to hit the hardwood next year.