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  • Marching Bearcats place third in state

    So, what’s the “Secret Identity” of the Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats?
    The third-best marching band in the state, that’s what.
    In front of 10,000 screaming fans during Saturday’s state finals at Barren County High School, the team finished its season with its highest finish in school history, falling just short of state champion Madisonville North Hopkins and second place finisher Grant County.

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  • From underdogs to superheroes

    The Marching Bearcats want their competitors to think they’re still underdogs.
    In reality, band director Patrick Brady said, the 83-member band has adopted the same message as its superhero-themed “My Secret Identity” program:
    They will rise to the occasion. And Anderson County will beat you.

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  • Championship truck tug to raise funds for Cole Playground

    It’s for all the marbles, and a good cause to boot.
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host its final event of the year this Saturday when truck tuggers from across the region vie for the organization’s championship.
    In doing so, they will also participate in the 10th annual fundraiser for the David and Christopher Cole Playground, located in the Anderson Community Park.
    The playground is a memorial to the Cole brothers, who were killed 14 years ago.

  • Main Street place to be to celebrate Halloween

    The DARE “Project Safe Street” will be expanding to “Trick or Treat on Main” this Halloween, featuring free food, candy and entertainment provided by local businesses, churches and community leaders.
    Main Street will be blocked off from Woodford to Court Street on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for the Halloween festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-treat bags, glow sticks and candy will be handed out in front of the Anderson County courthouse through the DARE “Project Safe Street” program.

  • Stevens: King campaigned at funerals, in churches

    The incumbent state representative and her challenger traded barbs last Thursday night during a political debate conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    In front of a crowd chamber officials estimated at around 100 in the high school auditorium, challenger Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) closed his portion of the debate by insinuating that during her term King (R-Harrodsburg) has campaigned in places that he would not.

  • Judge tells magistrate he’s a ‘liar’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved for a second time an extension of Case Road following a heated exchange during which the judge-executive called a magistrate “a liar” and another magistrate being accused of not doing his job.
    The decision came during the court’s meeting Monday morning, which also included unanimous approval to spend $319,000 to construct a recycling building, and nearly $30,000 for new windows in the county courthouse.