Today's News

  • Fourth-grader wins countywide spelling bee

    Every time Clayton Fields stepped up to the microphone Thursday night, a smile spread across his face.

    And every time Clayton stepped up to spell a word, he got it right.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, said his positive attitude at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee was part of the reason he ultimately became the champion.

    “It definitely helped,” he said while smiling.

    Clayton’s winning word was “benefactor,” and he spelled it correctly, loud and proud.

  • Bombing Franklin bests Bearcats

    FRANKFORT – The powers that be in basketball have not come up with a 9-point shot.

    Glen Drury knew that when he called time-out with four seconds to play and his team hopelessly down 61-52 at Franklin County Friday night.

    “I called time to let the kids know why they had beaten us. I told them we have had a great season,” Drury said, “but now we are 0-0 again.”

    It is the life of a regional favorite, one that some are already penciling in for a trip to the Sweet 16, but Franklin County showed that the Bearcats are beatable.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Gilbert's Creek Road

    The boil water advisory for Gilbert's Creek Road has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced Friday afternoon.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in regional tourney

    CRESTWOOD – The Anderson County girls' basketball team advanced to the Eighth Region tournament semi-finals with a 61-41 victory over 31st District runner-up Carroll County. Anderson never trailed but did not put things away until late in the third quarter. Freshman Sydney Brown led Anderson with 16 points while seventh grader Eriel McKee scored 15.

  • Get your 'Go Bearcats' banner in this week's paper

    The Anderson County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will each play Friday night for the 30th District championship.

    The girls are scheduled to play Spencer County at 6 p.m., followed by the boys against Shelby County at 7:30. Both games are at Anderson County High School.

    Show your support by picking up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News. Inside, you’ll find a “Go Bearcats” banner to hold up during the games.

  • Anderson sweeps district titles for first time in 31 years

    The Anderson County girls' and boys' basketball teams swept the 30th District championship games Friday night at Anderson County High School. It was the first time since 1978 that Anderson had won both district titles in the same year.

    Late free throws lift Cats past Shelby

  • DISTRICT TOURNAMENT UPDATE: Bearcats, Lady Cats to play for district title

    UPDATED, Wednesday, Feb. 25 9:40 p.m.

    There will be a new champion in the girls' 30th District as Spencer County stunned defending titlist Shelby County, 42-38, Wednesday night at Anderson County High School.

    Spencer will play Anderson County for the championship Friday at 6 p.m.

  • Pancake breakfast, business expo are Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will hold its 51st annual pancake breakfast Saturday morning at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Also Saturday, the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its annual business expo at Eagle Lake.

    For details on these and a full calendar of events, pick up a copy of this week’s edition of The Anderson News, available at newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 839-6906.

  • Updates from state wrestling tournament

    UPDATED Saturday, Feb. 21, 11:25 a.m.

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County wrestlers Austin Dillow and Ben Joseph saw their bids for state tournament medals come up one match short Saturday. Both were eliminated from the KHSAA state wrestling tournament in the final match before the medal round. The tournament is going on at Frankfort Convention Center.

    Dillow dropped a decision to Woodford County's Robert Bracco at 103 pounds. Bracco scored on an early take down and controlled the rest of the match.

  • UPDATE: Debris collection to begin Monday

    UPDATE — A company has signed a state contract to collect storm-related debris after the first company that agreed to do so bailed out of its contract last week.

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish confirmed today that T and F Contractors is scheduled to begin picking up debris Monday, Feb. 23.

    The city and county announced last week that the state had approved a contract to have debris from the ice storm earlier this month picked at residences, saving homeowners from paying to have it removed or moving it themselves to two designed locations.