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Today's News

  • Western Hills upsets Lady Bearcats

    Western Hills overcame an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes, then took control in overtime to upset host Anderson County in girls' basketball action Wednesday night.

    Meagan Walker hit a running jumper with three seconds to play, sending the game to the extra period. Walker led all scorers with 15 points.

    Anderson placed no one in double figures and was paced by Lindsay Fultz's eight points.

    Tuesday, the Lady Bearcats completed district play by routing Eminence 78-20. Fourteen different players scored for Anderson, which is now 14-4 on the year.

  • Bearcats whip Dunbar, Grant

    UPDATED Saturday, Feb. 14, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County never trailed as the Bearcats whipped highly-regarded Dunbar, 60-47, in boys' high school basketball action Friday night at S.T. Roach Gym in Lexington.

    The Bearcats led by as many as 18 points late in the fourth quarter as they recorded their ninth straight win. The Bearcats are now 18-4 on the year.

    C.J. Penny led Anderson with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

  • Lady Bearcats defeat Woodford

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team defeated visiting Woodford County 64-47 Friday night. Caroline McDowell led Anderson with 16 points.

    For a complete report, see the Feb. 18 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Defense never rests

    The defense never rested Saturday night.

    At least for Anderson County it did not. The Bearcats limited McCreary Central to 25 percent accuracy and held the visiting Raiders to 30 points below their average in dismantling one of the 12th Region favorites, 55-35.

    “Our defense was tremendous tonight,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School sports

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 13: Anderson County at Paul L. Dunbar, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 14: Grant County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 7:30 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Wednesday, Feb. 11: Anderson County at Henry County, 7 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Feb. 11: Western Hills at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

  • Funeral director indicted on two felonies

    A funeral director with Gash Memorial Chapel was indicted Wednesday by the Franklin County grand jury on two felony charges, according to the Franklin Circuit Court Clerk's office.

    Lance Roe, 27, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

    Roe is also a former part-time deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office who assisted with crowd control.

  • Lady Bearcats work overtime to win at Clark; Stoner tallies career-best

    Anderson County needed an overtime period, but the Lady Bearcats posted a 61-58 win in girls' basketball action at George Rogers Clark on Saturday afternoon.

    Lindsay Fultz and Makenzie Stoner led Anderson with 16 points each as the Lady Bearcats improved to 13-3 on the year. Tiffany Davenport added 14 points while Fultz pulled down 11 rebounds.

  • Lady Cats can get good advice from Bearcat team

    If the Anderson County girls’ basketball players need any advice, they only need to look at some of their good friends and classmates that play on the school’s boys’ team.

    Chances are they would tell them, “No distractions.”

    At least that is what the Bearcats were saying before the season started and quite a bit of it had to do with a nice little victory at Shelby County in January of 2008 turning into a major league fanny-kicking two months later.

  • Notes on the past 366 days

    Today marks my 366th day as a reporter with The Anderson News. Because last year was a leap year and all, it’s my one-year anniversary.

    Some amazing things have happened to me in the past year, and all those things started when I agreed to take this job. I’ve moved, gotten married, found a new best friend, adopted a dog, met hundreds of wonderful people and written many stories that — at the very least — have been fun for me.

  • Don’t hang ’em, bury ’em

    President Obama wants to push part of his $1 trillion so-called stimulus package into infrastructure and I have a terrific place for him to start.

    Forget roads and bridges and the rest. Though important, they’re mostly usable.

    What isn’t particularly usable (or sensible, for that matter) is the goofy way we all hook up to the electric grid.

    If the recent ice storm didn’t convince you of that, I don’t know what will.