Today's News

  • Bearcats painfully close to upsetting regional title contender

    So close. So painfully close.

    The toll of a fourth loss in five games – two in overtime – was visibly apparent in the Anderson County locker room last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats had seen a 10-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter against North Oldham, the pre-season favorite in the Eighth Region. The Mustangs came through in overtime to claim a 48-45 win.

    “I have felt for this team as much as any time I have ever coached,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury, whose career has spanned nearly 30 years.

  • Rural voting precincts killed

    Voters in the western and other rural portions of Anderson County will now have to drive into Lawrenceburg to cast their votes.
    The Anderson County Board of Elections voted recently to move the remaining rural precincts into the city, finishing a job it started last year by relocating precincts in Alton and other areas into school buildings.

  • Deer season ends with record archery harvest

    Kentucky’s 2010-11 white-tailed deer season ended over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with archers posting two all-time harvest records.

    “There was an archery record set for the month of January (2,683 deer) and for the season (16,636 deer),” said David Yancy, deer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Archery hunters harvested 413 antlerless deer and 253 antlered bucks over the holiday weekend.

  • December home sales plummet

    Real estate closings in Anderson County plummeted more than 50 percent in December, capping off a year that saw the county’s protracted real estate slump continue, according to statistics provided by the Lexington Board of Area Realtors.
    Only 13 home sales were recorded by realtors associated with the agency in December, a sizeable drop from the 28 closed last December.
    Home sales dipped overall in 2010, falling from 234 in 2009 to 226 last year.

  • McConnell speaks to Chamber, business leaders

    Sen. Mitch McConnell made a stop in Anderson County on Friday afternoon to speak to and take questions from members of the Chamber of Commerce as well as local business leaders.

  • More gun control is not the answer

    I really try to stick to topic when writing my monthly column but when events occur like the Arizona shooting earlier this month it’s hard to not voice my concerns. Really, in my opinion, I’m still within the bounds of an outdoor column due to the gun-related issues at hand so I’ll ramble a minute. This also gives you the freedom to continue or move on to the next page and read something else.

  • What a night!

    Each person had a slightly different story.

    It cold have been Anita Waldridge, the first great girls' basketball player at Western High School, thinking of the proud little school located about 15 miles west of Lawrenceburg. From 1975-77, Waldridge was an honorable mention all-state selection three times. Her team was one of the better ones in the Eighth Region.

    But she never played beyond the district tournament. “Anderson was so good,” she remembered.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today, Jan. 26

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 26, due to ice and snow, according to a One Call announcement from the district.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Spencer edges Bearcats in district action

    Spencer County’s Trey Wyatt sank two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining to seal his team’s 52-48 win at Anderson County on Tuesday night.

    Spencer, now 15-4, most likely clinched to top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be played in late February at Spencer. The Bears are 3-0 in district play. An unlikely set of circumstances would have to occur for the Bears to not be the top seed. Anderson fell to 6-10 and 1-2. The Bearcats lost for the sixth time in seven games, with all six setbacks coming by four points or less.

  • Anderson students admitted free to Tuesday's game

    Anderson County High School students will be admitted free to Tuesday’s 30th District showdown with Spencer County on Tuesday night.

    The winner of the game will likely have the upper hand in the race for the top seed in the district tournament in late February.

    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.