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Today's News

  • Mutual aid

     “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.”

  • Tipton reserving judgment on pension bills

     By John Shindlebower

    State Rep. James A. Tipton, R-KY, said state lawmakers could vote as early as today on new legislation that may restore a pension reform bill that the state supreme court struck down just last week.

  • Police nab suspected porch pirate

     A Lawrenceburg man suspected of stealing a Christmas package from a family’s front porch and using his grandmother’s car without her permission remained behind bars Monday morning.

  • Preacher teacher?

     The principal at Anderson County High School is considering having a minister teach a Bible elective if the school’s site-based decision-making council approves the course.

  • Sports can be the spark to real giving

    Got your Christmas shopping done yet? In case you haven’t been paying attention, you have less than a week left.

    That includes if you do like I did one year and ran out to a Speedway and bought some gift cards on Christmas morning.

    But, that’s just me. Or, maybe not. From the looks of the display the next day, it had been busy.

    I never know what to buy for someone else. I often buy things that are unwanted or unneeded and my guess is you can identify with that.

  • Mat Cats claim wins in home match

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team worked through an emotional week to have great success on the mat Saturday.

    The Mat Cats defeated Newport, 35-16, then beat Grant County, 45-24, in a three-way dual match at Anderson.

    Anderson had gone through losing a parent and ardent wrestling supporter when Mike Fink died suddenly last Sunday morning. His son, junior Chase Fink, was in attendance at the match but did not wrestle. Much of Mike Fink’s family was also in attendance for the matches.

  • Hard lesson learned, Lady Cats hammer Shelby, Eminence

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Even when things weren’t going entirely as Anderson County wanted last Thursday, there was never a doubt that the Lady Bearcats had learned their lesson in a loss to Oldham County (see story on Page A13) two nights earlier.

  • Bearcats rally from 17 down, get needed win at Harrison

    For a while, it looked like Anderson County had been left at the starting gate Saturday night.

    The Bearcats faced a 17-point second-quarter deficit at Harrison County and could have been at a crossroads only seven games into the 2018-19 season. Somehow, the Bearcats made an impressive stretch run to claim a 52-49 win.

  • Bearcats to get test with Paintsville in Raceland tournament

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team will face a very tough test Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Derby Classic tournament at Raceland High School, near Ashland.

    The Bearcats will tangle with 15th Region power Paintsville in what could be the marquee matchup of the first round.

    Paintsville stood at 4-2 through the weekend after notching its third straight win, a 77-76 victory over North Laurel on Saturday.

  • Oldham stuns lethargic Lady Bearcats

    The best thing Anderson County’s girls could say about their stunning 51-47 loss to Oldham County last Tuesday was that it happened in December.

    Oldham County never trailed. The Lady Colonels built a 16-point lead early in the fourth quarter then held off a furious Anderson rally to defeat the Lady Bearcats for the first time since January 12, 2007. Since that day, Anderson had beaten Oldham 15 consecutive times.