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Today's News

  • Girls' regional and state tourney info

    The girls' Eighth Region Tournament, being played at Grant County High School, was delayed by the snow and ice storm that hit the area on Sunday and Monday.

    Two first-round games were scheduled to be played Tuesday night with two more tonight, Wednesday, March 5. Oldham County is scheduled to play Henry County at 6:30 p.m. with Anderson County set to play Walton-Verona at 8 p.m.

  • BASKETBALL: All-district tournament selections

    Six Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the All-30th District Tournament team, announced after Friday's championship game at Shelby County.

    Anderson County seniors Luke Mann and Darius Harvey were named to the boys' team by the district's coaches. Mann scored 14 points to lead the Bearcats against Collins while Harvey came off the bench to score 8 points, grab 5 rebounds and play solid defense.

  • Snow shuts down courthouse, city hall Monday

    City hall and the Anderson County courthouse closed Monday, March 3 due to a Sunday night winter storm that covered city and county roads with a thin sheet of ice and up to 4 inches of snow in some areas.

    As of 8 a.m. Monday morning, measured readings of snow depth varied from 1.8 to 4.5 inches for snow drifts in Anderson County as a result of Sunday's storm, according to the National Weather Service's website.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Kays says Lady Bearcats cannot overlook Walton-Verona

    While most observers are already penciling in an Anderson County-Simon Kenton girls Eighth Region championship game for the fifth time in seven years, Anderson coach Tony Kays says such talk is premature.

    Anderson is scheduled to play Walton-Verona in the tournament's final first round game. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at Grant County High School.

  • Winter storm of sleet, ice and snow predicted to hit Sunday, continue into Monday

    A winter storm featuring freezing rain, ice, heavy snow and high winds is expected to hit the Anderson County area at about 11 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Public Safety Director Bart Powell, and the storm is predicted to continue into Monday, March 3. 

    Anderson County emergency management received an update on the approaching winter storm via conference call with the National Weather Service on Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m., Powell said Saturday.

  • UPDATED: Lady Bearcats open region against Walton-Verona

    Anderson County will open its road through the girls' Eighth Region Tournament Wednesday night when the Lady Bearcats take on Walton-Verona in the final first round game at Grant County. Tip off is set for 8 p.m.

    The game had originally been scheduled for Tuesday night, but Sunday night's snowstorm prompted officials to delay the start of the tournament by a day.

  • DISTRICT CHAMPS! McKee leads Lady Bearcats to sixth straight title

    SHELBYVILLE – If the Anderson County girls' basketball team wants bigger and better hardware for the trophy case, the Lady Bearcats might do well by purchasing packages – no, make that cases – of chewing gum.

    Fruit Stripe.

    A few minutes before the tip off of the 30th District championship game, Anderson County senior Eriel McKee moseyed over to the scorer's table where she got a stick of Fruit Stripe from scorekeeper Larry Briscoe.

  • Titans turn back Bearcats in district semis

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County knew it would need every ounce of energy from every available body to upset Collins in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    Top-seeded Collins might be fielding the best team in the school's short history, had begun being ranked by the computer rating services at the end of the season and had not lost to an Eighth Region foe all season.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Spencer, advance to district final

    SHELBYVILLE – Realism and expectations are not always the same thing, especially in high school sports.

    Anderson County's girls' basketball team left no doubt concerning its superiority over Spencer County, posting a 73-28 win in the 30th District Tournament semifinal Tuesday night at Shelby County High School.

    No one gave Spencer, a team that finished the year at 7-22 any kind of shot at upsetting the second-ranked Lady Bearcats. That just was not going to happen.

  • Hospital bills a big problem as deductibles, out-of-pocket costs grow

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal
    Kentucky Press News Service
    Amos McGrew suffered from frequent ear infections, requiring ear tubes inserted two years in a row at two different hospitals.
    His mother, Crystal McGrew figured bills for the common procedure would be about the same — she had the same insurance coverage, the same doctor, and there were no complications either time.