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Today's News

  • Bill Waits Auto Mall closes

    Bill Waits Auto Mall is now closed, according to a sign posted at the business.

    The sign doesn't leave any explanation, but says business owner Bill Waits apologizes for any inconvenience.

    Posted on the sign is a contact number, 502-517-6841.

    A call from The Anderson News to that number early Wednesday afternoon has yet to be returned.

    Waits did call The Anderson News on Wednesday morning to say that the business was closed and asked the newspaper not to run any future advertisements.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Trio charged for smashing car windows, mailboxes

    Three men were charged last week for causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage last month in western Anderson County.

    Seth Beasley, 18, Ricky Baker, 19, and Derek Cooper, 19, all face a Class D felony charge for first-degree criminal mischief for allegedly smashing mailboxes and car windows Feb. 11.

    The hardest hit areas included Aaron Barnett and Dennis roads, along with Mill Creek Pike.

    The three men rode around that area in a vehicle

  • Clay goes inside to end Lady Bearcat dream

    BOWLING GREEN -- Through 28 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays had feared some team simply pounding the ball inside, dominating the paint and, effectively pushing his young team around.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats, it finally happened in game 29, on his sport's biggest stage.

    Clay County lived up to its rugged reputation, dominating the backboards for a 70-55 win over Anderson County in the first round of the Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament at Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.

  • $413,000 waiting to be claimed

    Over $413,000 in “treasure” belongs to Anderson County residents, and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants to help them claim it.

    Hollenbach spoke to local officials Thursday afternoon in the fiscal court chambers to announce that his office’s Treasure Finders program is coming to Anderson County.

    Hollenbach, representatives from his office and local volunteers will meet at the community building in the county park this Thursday, March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. to begin calling residents who have unclaimed property.

  • Community calendar - 3.10 to 3.16

    Wednesday, March 10

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Icy road blamed in wreck that injures mom, daughter

    One person was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and another taken there by ambulance after a crash Thursday morning on snow-covered Anderson City Road.

    Chasidy Price, 32, was driving a Ford Explorer when it slammed into a tree. No other vehicles were involved.

    “The road was covered [with snow] and it was slick,” said Deputy Chad Cox, who responded to the scene for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “She was coming around a curve and just lost control.”

    Price was airlifted to UK with a leg injury, Cox said.

  • GIRLS' EIGHTH REGION TOURNAMENT: Lady Bearcats cruise into semis

    INDEPENDENCE – Anderson County advanced to the Eighth Region semifinals for the fourth time in five years with a 67-55 win over Oldham County in the first round of the girls' Eighth Region Tournament, being held at Simon Kenton High School.

    “We played well enough to win,” said Anderson coach Tony Kays. “We made the plays when we had to.”

  • South Oldham ends Bearcats' regional reign

    NEW CASTLE – South Oldham went on a 7-2 run over the final 1:36 of the third quarter, then pulled away for a 61-48 win over defending champion Anderson County in the opening game of the Eighth Region Tournament Wednesday night at Henry County High School.

    “This was a game we had to execute perfect,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “Tonight we were really good but we were not perfect.”

  • Lady Bearcats win region, head to Sweet 16

    Most of the girls on the Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball team have a way to  go before they reach that sweet  16th birthday but that has not kept them from the Sweet 16.

    With a blend of youthful exuberance and a senior who played the three-game Eighth Region Tournament with an incredible passion, Anderson whipped two-time defending champion Simon Kenton, 53-40, on Saturday night.

  • Pep rally planned for Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball team will head to the Girls' Sweet 16 tournament in Bowling Green in style Tuesday.

    A pep rally for the team is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Anderson County High School.

    The pep rally is open to the public, but community members are asked to arrive no later than 2:20 p.m.

    The team will leave for Bowling Green after school Tuesday afternoon and will get a police escort out of town.

    Anderson County faces Clay County at the Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.