Today's News

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Familiar Big 3 to battle for trip to Diddle

    If familiarity breeds contempt, then it would be easy to not like the best of the Eighth Region girls' basketball in 2013.

    Two-time defending champion Walton-Verona is expected to fight it out with Anderson County and Simon Kenton for the regional title. Between them, the three schools have combined for the last five regional championships and have four runner-up trophies in their cases as well. The only time two of the three did not make it to the regional final in the last five years was last March when Walton-Verona knocked off South Oldham in the final.

  • Friends of the Library plan book sale

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will have a Thanksgiving book sale Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of US 62 and US 127 Bypass in the historic Glensboro school building.
    The group has received a large donation of children’s books and has rearranged most sections to make browsing and shopping easier, according to a news release.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Collins the pick to earn first regional title

    The new version of an old tradition is the pick to represent the Eighth Region in the Sweet 16, but the Road to Rupp will not be easy.

    Collins, now in its third year, is a solid, but not prohibitive favorite to capture the school's first regional title, but will have to deal with two-time defending champ Oldham County and perennial bridesmaid South Oldham to close the deal. Also standing in Collins' path are as many as 10 other teams that could have some say by beating anyone in a one-and-done tournament.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats looking for recipe to cook up success

    Glen Drury will never be confused with Emeril in the kitchen, but he's trying to concoct something that will be palatable come the latter part of February when the high school basketball tournaments begin.

    “There are some good ingredients in this bunch, but they have not mixed the recipe yet,” says Drury, who is looking for a way to replace four starters from a team that finished 21-10 and, more importantly, put an exclamation point behind the idea that Anderson County basketball is alive and well, thank you very much.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Deep, talented Lady Bearcats looking to revive expected dynasty

    It has been almost three years.

    It doesn't seem possible but it really has been almost 33 months since that night when Anderson County whipped Simon Kenton for the Eighth Region championship in 2010.

    It was supposed to be the start of a dynasty for a team that was made up, in large part, by middle schoolers when it took the floor for the state tournament a few days later.

    It just hasn't happened.

  • Education briefs: 11-21-12

    Saffell Street names
    students to honor roll
    Saffell Street Elementary recently released its honor roll for the first nine weeks of 2012:

    Fourth grade

    A/B Honor Roll
    Taylor Dudley

    All A’s
    Maggie Abner

    A/B Honor Roll
    Madyson Ripy
    Grayson Shouse
    Lily Hagan
    Alexis Lancaster

    A/B Honor Roll
    Sara Barger
    Matthew Grzynkowicz
    Colin Kays
    Caleb Kendrick

  • District court docket: 11-21-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Sept. 20, 2012.
    Jessie L. Morris, arraignment, possession of marijuana, use/possess drug paraphernalia ñ pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 4.
    Katurah Prophet, disposition, fourth-degree assault (minor injury) ñ pretrial conference Oct. 4, bench trial Nov. 1.
    F.D. Robinson, III, arraignment, harassing communications ñ pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Oct. 10, motion/disposition/trial date Nov. 1.

  • Youth take deer on opening weekend

    Anderson County youth display their prizes taken during the opening weekend of deer season.

  • School cop could be dropped in salary sharing dispute

    The sheriff’s office is requesting a reimbursement increase from the school board to continue its school resource officer program or it may have to pull the officer from the school, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.  
    Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Blackhurst currently serves as the county school resource officer at Anderson County High School, with the school board funding 25 percent of his salary.

  • Two to appear in court for sodomy, sex abuse felonies

    Jacob M. Hibbs, 36, of 1409 John Court in Lawrenceburg, was scheduled to appear in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for a disposition hearing regarding one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12, and two count of first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.
    According circuit court documents, Hibbs allegedly subjected a victim younger than 12 years of age to sexual contact around July 1, 2001, again between January 2003 and December 2003 to the same victim, now under the age of 16; and for a third time around July 4, 2006.