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Today's News

  • Bearcats' Road to Rupp a difficult one

    The Road to Rupp is never easy but Anderson County took a triple whammy over the weekend.

    Friday, the Bearcats lost to Shelby County in the 30th District final, but that was not devastating. Anderson went to the Sweet 16 as a district runner-up in 1997 and every year, three or four district runners-up from around the state are still playing the final week of the season.

    (Longtime Anderson fans might note that the 1971 Anderson team that advanced all the way to the state championship game, was beaten by a district runner-up, Male, in the state final. You can look it up.)

  • COLUMN: Muskrats should be very, very worried

    Most guys who don’t own trucks almost always make buddies with guys who do.

    There’s no way around doing so, unless you want to haul a new washing machine home atop the family sedan, or the deer you just harvested in the sedan’s trunk.

    To a lesser degree and dependent upon their varied interests, there are also guys who seek out buddies with ponds. Being the proud owner of a pickup, I’ve become the latter and have very well befriended a local guy with a sizable pond in his front yard.

  • Conway blasts Cornish on paving

    Anderson County exceeded its road paving budget by nearly $100,000 this year, and Magistrate John Wayne Conway is blaming Judge-Executive Steve Cornish for the mistake.

    “I guess he wasn’t watching what was going on,” said Conway, who is seeking to knock Cornish from his seat in the May Democratic primary.

    Conway opened what turned into nearly an hour-long debate during the work session that preceded last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Constable signs affidavit, insists wrongdoing in clerk's office

    The constable who alleges “someone” in the county clerk’s office altered his campaign documents is sticking to his story, but did sign an affidavit Friday that clarifies the district in which he intends to run for re-election.

    Chuck Imel, who last week questioned how his district number was changed from “2” to “1” on his filing documents, met with County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and County Clerk Jason Denny to sign the document Friday afternoon.

  • Dog nearly gone after falling through ice on Beaver Lake

    No one is more excited about county firefighters completing ice rescue training last Friday than Biscuit.

    Well, the Tennessee Mountain Curr’s owners, Rosemary and Kenny Bowling, are pretty excited, too.

    See, Biscuit was rescued by three members of the Anderson County Fire Department after falling through the ice at Beaver Lake on Sunday — a mere two days after the latest ice rescue training session.

    The Bowlings live in the city, but own property near Beaver Lake. Kenny Bowling took the dog to that property on Sunday to get some exercise.

  • Driver rescued from water after minivan tumbles into creek

    An investigation is continuing into what caused a minivan to strike a car, careen off Woodford Street and land upside in a swollen creek Monday afternoon near Anderson County Middle School.

    No one appeared seriously injured in the accident, but several people were transported to area hospitals, according to officer Sean Wells of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Wells said his investigation is ongoing, and the names of those involved could not yet be released.

  • Wrestling event raises $2,000 for student

    Saturday’s “A Night of Survival for Caleb Pack” provided entertainment for many, a good reason to get out of the house for some, and, most of all, over $2,000 to support the Pack family.

    The Southern Wrestling Alliance event was organized by Russell Schweighardt and Robert B. Turner Elementary School counselor Lynne Gritton to benefit Caleb, a student at the school.

  • ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Bearcats, South Oldham favorites in wide-open field

    It is far too early to be making definitive reservations for a trip to Bowling Green next Wednesday, but it would not be a bad idea to keep the dates open, either.

    That is the case if you are a fan of Anderson County girls' basketball.

    Or South Oldham. Or Simon Kenton. Or Walton-Verona. Or Shelby County. Or Owen County. Or, for that matter, the two lowest rated teams in the Eighth Region Tournament, Carroll County and Oldham County.

  • Shelby boys defeat Bearcats for district title.

    UPDATED, Monday, March 1.

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County jumped to a 12-0 lead, but needed an 11-0 spurt in the fourth quarter to seal the boys' 30th District championship, 59-46,  over visiting Anderson County Friday night.

    Anderson, which was going for its second consecutive district crown and third in four years, weathered Shelby's early barrage and actually took a brief lead midway through the second quarter, but had no answer for Shelby's athleticism, which created a 7-0 run in the third quarter to take control of the game.

  • Bearcats to play South Oldham in boys' regional opener

    Pairings for the boys' Eighth Region Basketball Tournament

    At Henry County High School

    Wednesday, March 3: South Oldham (29th District champion, 25-5) vs. Anderson Co. (30th runner-up, 17-8), 6:30 p.m.; Gallatin Co. (31st champion, 23-6) vs. Walton-Verona (32nd runner-up, 20-9), 8 p.m.

    Thursday, March 4: Shelby Co. (30th champion, 21-5) vs. North Oldham (29th runner-up, 12-15), 6:30 p.m.; Simon Kenton (32nd champion, 14-11) vs. Owen Co. (31st runner-up, 15-10), 8 p.m.

    Monday, March 8: Semifinals, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.