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Today's News

  • Coach Kays steps down

    Tony Kays needed some time and a little pickin' and grinnin' to be sure.

    Kays, a guitar aficionado who has been coaching girls' basketball at Anderson County High School for 15 years, had changed his mind about returning to the sideline another year almost two weeks ago.

    He needed to get away.

    Just to be sure.

    After Kays and his wife, Susan, returned from an impromptu trip to Nashville on May 10-11, Kays just knew.

  • Search underway for Kays' successor

    Tony Kays announced he would be stepping down as girls' basketball coach at Anderson County High School last Tuesday afternoon and the search for his successor began in earnest on Thursday.

    “We are posting the position on the school website and I am also posting it on the (Kentucky High School Athletic Association) website,” school athletic director Rick Sallee said..

    The search might have begun earlier, but Sallee was out of town on a prior commitment on Wednesday.

  • Bus crash on U.S. 127, no injuries reported

    Anderson County Schools’ bus 13 was involved in a crash on U.S. 127 near Carlton Drive at around 11:05 a.m. today, according to Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said there was minimal damage to the bus and everyone on the bus was checked out by Anderson County EMS as a precautionary measure.

    For more information, see the May 28 issue of The Anderson News.

  • Four more Bearcats make state track meet

    Four members of the Anderson County High School boys' track team have qualified as at-large entries for the state Class 3A track and field meet, scheduled for Saturday, May 24 at the University of Kentucky.

  • 30th District Baseball Tournament times are set

    Game times for the 30th District Baseball Tournament, which will be held at Anderson County High School's Barnes Field, have been set.

    According to Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee, top-seeded Collins will play Spencer County at 5:45 p.m. Mon., May 19. The other first-round game, Anderson County vs. Shelby County, is set for 7:45 p.m. the same night.

    The championship game is scheduled for Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

    Any changes in the tournament schedule will be posted here as soon as possible after the information is received.

  • Kays steps down as Lady Bearcat hoops coach

    Anderson County High School girls' basketball coach Tony Kays, who has been at the helm for 15 years, retired Tuesday, saying, “It was just time.”

    Kays, who guided Anderson to two consecutive berths in the Kentucky Sweet 16 State Tournament – three in the last 5 years – said the fact that this year's senior class included two all-state players who have signed with Division I schools was not a deciding factor in his decision.

  • Aldridge goes double no-hit, blanks Carroll

    Mia Aldridge fired a no-hitter as the Anderson County softball team routed Rockcastle County, 9-1, in the Custom Air Classic, hosted by Boyle County Saturday.

    “I didn't know until later that night,” said her father, Anderson coach Brent Aldridge. “Mia got off to a rough start but settled in nicely.”

    In an earlier tournament game, the Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 18, dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 10 Male.

  • Wooldridge wants a ‘family’ environment

    Saffell Street Elementary held a community meet and greet reception for new principal Todd Wooldridge on Tuesday of last week.

    Out of 31 applicants, the Saffell Street Elementary Site-Based Decision-Making Council unanimously named Todd Wooldridge as principal Wed., April 30. We will officially take his new position July 1.

  • Jenkins accepts plea deal

    Eric D. Jenkins, who was indicted for the vehicular murder of Marie Garmon, received a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice offer for a plea of guilty to 2nd degree Manslaughter March 11.

    Jenkins accepted the plea agreement, which requires him to serve a 6-year prison sentence pay restitution for operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Newsroom to greenhouse: Gillette makes rewarding change

    Gratitude for Growers is a series about growers, farmers and crafters of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories will celebrate farmers market vendors and allow readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    As a child, Barbara Gillette can recall wandering around three acres of woods near her family’s home in Hamilton, Ohio, picking Daylilies and Peonies for a fragrant kitchen table bouquet.