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Today's News

  • Nothing fancy, just results for Bearcats

    GOSHEN — There was no macho chest bumping. No yapping. No arm marked with tattoos.

    Just results. Lots of results.

    Jacob Russell simply reached down and helped someone up. Of course, just a few seconds earlier, the poor soul had been trying to keep the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Russell from scoring last Thursday night.

    Unsuccessfully, of course.

    Russell powered, twisted, bulled, shot mid-range jumpers and did about anything else he pleased in leading Anderson County to a hard-fought 51-48 win at North Oldham last Tuesday night.

  • Election filing deadline is Tuesday

    The filing deadline for this year’s election cycle ends Tuesday, Jan. 26, County Clerk Jason Denny announced Tuesday morning.

    The deadline to file is 4 p.m.

    A number of seats are up for election, including county judge-executive, sheriff, jailer, county attorney and six magisterial seats on the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    A number of candidates have already filed, including incumbent Judge-Executive Steve Cornish, and challengers Magistrate John Wayne Conway and Donna Drury. Conway and Cornish will meet in the May primary. Drury is registered independent.

  • Wreck kills Salvisa woman

    A Salvisa woman died Wednesday after her vehicle collided with another on U.S. 127 just inside the Anderson County line.

    Rosemary B. Spurlock, 65, was leaving a business on 127 and attempting to cross both northbound lanes to go south toward Mercer County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    A Toyota Camry driven by Francis R. Downs, 28, of Bardstown, was traveling north on 127 and struck Spurlock’s Chevy Malibu in the driver’s door, the news release said.

    Anderson County fire and EMS removed Spurlock from the vehicle.

  • KU wants to zap electric bills 13.7%

    Kentucky Utilities wants to raise residential electric rates 13.7 percent, and some of its customers are speaking out against the request.

    The company says the increase is needed to cover growing demand for electricity, higher operating costs and to offset its $133.7 million investment following a major windstorm in 2008 and ice storm in 2009.

    The company has 6,378 residential and business customers in Anderson County. The company’s overall request is for an 11.5 percent increase, which includes an 11.1 percent increase for industrial customers.

  • 'Christian and I came out alive'

    A Frankfort mother and son with Lawrenceburg ties were scheduled to arrive back in the United States on Tuesday night after spending nearly two weeks in Haiti.

    Danyelle Kincaid, 32, and her 12-year-old son, Christian, were part of a mission group from Capital City Christian Church in Frankfort that left for Haiti on Jan. 7.

    The group was scheduled to return late last Thursday night, but a Jan. 12 earthquake demolished much of the already impoverished area, flattening buildings and leaving thousands dead.

  • ACE brochure in this week's issue

    Anderson Community Education's annual spring brochure will be inserted in this week's edition of The Anderson News.

    The brochure outlines the classes offered by ACE in the coming months.

    Pick up a copy at newsstands across the county beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20. Subscribe online, or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Reel deal?

    A company that recently signed a contract to build cable reels for General Cable is considering locating its manufacturing facility to Anderson County.

    The company, Madem Reels, would employ three or four people and needs a 15,000 to 20,000 square foot facility with 17-foot ceilings and a loading dock, according to George Leamon, executive director of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

    “This would definitely be a win for us to get them here,” Leamon said during last Wednesday’s EDA meeting at City Hall.

  • Christian Academy of Louisville defeats Lady Bearcats

    Christian Academy of Louisville never trailed but survived a major Anderson County comeback to post a 56-45 win over the the host Lady Bearcats on Friday night.

    Christian Academy jumped out to an 8-0 lead, then upped the margin to 19-6 by the end of the first quarter. The Lady Centurions kept the lead in double digits, expanding to as many as 21 points late in the third quarter.

  • Lady Cats blitz Western Hills

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County raced to a 23-0 lead, then cruised to a 68-51 win over host Western Hills in girls' basketball action on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats were already in front 16-0 and Western Hills had burned two timeouts barely two minutes into the contest. Anderson was in front 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

    “I thought the girls came out really focused and put the loss last night (to Christian Academy of Louisville) behind them,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.

  • Bearcats rout Western Hills

    Tyler Hyatt blistered the nets for a career-high 20 points and the Anderson County defense completely disrupted the Western Hills attack as the Bearcats rolled to a 68-41 win in Frankfort on Friday night.

    “We played awfully well,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “They are a young team and our defensive pressure bothered them.”

    Hyatt came off the bench to hit 6-of-9 shots from 3-point land as the Bearcats improved to 12-3.  Western Hills fell to 8-9.