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Today's News

  • Share your favorite holiday memories

    While you're decking the halls this Christmas season, snap a few photos or take a minute to send us your favorite family Christmas memory or tradition.

    Send your memories any time now through the week of Christmas, and we'll run them in an upcoming issue of The Anderson News.

    Take some Christmas photos, while decorating or opening presents, and we'll share those with the community after the holidays, too.

    Send your favorite memories and photos to news@theandersonnews.com.

    Have a safe and happy holiday season!

  • Maryland storm strands students

    Forty-four high school juniors, five chaperones and a tour guide stranded on the side of a Maryland interstate as snow bellowed down on their tour bus.

    With only a sketchy looking hotel’s blinking sign in sight, the situation had all the makings of a “perfect horror film,” said Ronnie Fields, associate principal at Anderson County High School.

    But with a little perseverance, the annual junior class trip to Washington, D.C., turned from horror flick to the happy ending of a family film.

  • Joshua's gift

    More than 30 people went under the clippers Friday morning at Walmart in support of a local 3-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year.

    The head shaving event raised around $2,300 for Joshua Huff and his family. Joshua is a son of Tom and Tammy Huff.

    Elizabeth Whitaker, Joshua’s aunt and a Walmart employee, said words couldn’t describe how much the family appreciated the community’s support.

    “I am so thankful,” Whitaker said. “These are wonderful people.”

  • Police say woman sent nude photos to 12-year-old

    A Lawrenceburg woman is accused of using a cell phone to send nude photos of herself using a vibrator to a 12-year-old Anderson County boy, and encouraging him to send back indecent photos of himself.

    Rachel Lawhon, 37, of 1167 Watts Run Road, has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a minor, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor, according to reports obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson District Court.

  • Community calendar - 12.23 to 12.29

    Wednesday, Dec. 23

    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

  • Butler hands Lady Bearcats first loss

    SHELBYVILE -- There were times Monday night when Anderson County resembled a veteran basketball team with lofty goals and the means to accomplish them.

    And there were times that the Lady Bearcats looked like a team that has just one senior on the roster.

    In the end, there were more of the latter as Louisville Butler handed the Lady Bearcats their first loss, 53-47, in the first round of the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Shelby County. Eighth-graders Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee led Anderson with 11 points while Butler’s Megan Cureton scored 14.

  • Bearcats split first two in tourney

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team has split its first two games in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at North Laurel High School and were to have played Southwestern in a consolation semi-final Monday after press deadlines.

    The Bearcats were impressive in beating Whitey County, 55-46 in the first game on Saturday night. Anderson grabbed a quick early lead and extended it to 29-18 by halftime. Anderson was never seriously threatened in the second half. Jacob Russell led Anderson with 26 points while Erik Newton scored nine.

  • One last go-round for district supremacy

    Somebody forgot to tell Shelby County’s girls’ basketball team that it was not supposed to be very good this year.

    Or if someone did tell them, the Lady Rockets did not listen.

    “They are playing as well or better than any one in the (Eighth) Region,” says Anderson County coach Tony Kays.

  • Balanced Madison Central awaits Lady Cats at Mercer

    All anyone needs to know about Anderson County’s road through the Mercer County Titan Clash can be found in looking at Madison Central.

    The Lady Indians will be Anderson’s first opponent in a gathering of some of Kentucky’s best girls’ basketball teams at Mercer County High School, beginning Monday, Dec. 29. Anderson and Madison Central tip it off at 2:30 p.m. It will be the fourth game of the opening session.

  • Lady Bearcats to play Owen in Shelby tourney Wednesday afternoon

    The Anderson County girls' basketbal team rode 21 points from Sydney Brown to defeat Male, 59-56, in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational tournament Tuesday at Shelby County. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the consolation bracket final, where they will play Eighth Region foe Owen County Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Owen lost to Shelby County in the first round of the tournament but routed Owensboro in the consolation semi-finals.

    Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

    Bearcats beat Barbourville in Hoopin' It Up Classic