Today's News

  • Popular band returns Sunday to Fox Creek Christian Church

    Zack Shelton says he loved his first appearance last year in Lawrenceburg and can’t wait for his next one April 17 at Fox Creek Christian Church.
    “We’ve very excited to be coming back,” said Shelton of his band, Zack Shelton & 64 to Grayson. “We had a great time there last year.”
    Shelton and his band have gained a national following and have played with such luminaries as Josh Turner, The Gaithers and even Charlie Daniels.

  • Don’t fall for the enemy’s fake religion

    Is the enemy capable of producing a fake, counterfeit religion? Absolutely. If the enemy, Satan, can get well-meaning people to believe that by doing a thing — sitting on a church pew for a couple of hours a week — is a proper response and all that is necessary to be in a right relationship with God, he has succeeded.
    I have heard it said like this: “Sitting in a hen house don’t make you a chicken.”

  • Church briefs

    Family Fest planned
    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a Spring Family Fest on April 27 at 6 p.m.
    Men of all ages are asked to bring a pot of chili for the Men’s Chili Cookoff.
    Ladies are asked to bring a cake for the Ladies Cake Bake Off.
    Children are asked to enter the Cake or Cupcake Bake off.
    There will be cornhole, board games, Lego fun, and more.

    Evergreen Baptist revival set
    Evergreen Baptist Church will host its spring revival at 7 p.m. nightly April 13 to 15.

  • Barnes staying positive through Bearcat struggles

    The late Joe Garagiola always said baseball is a funny game.

    It’s true enough at the major league level, where, most years, the difference between the absolute best and absolute worst teams is less than two games a week.

    If the game is funny in its highest realm, it can be downright puzzling at the high school level. It has manifested itself as such in Anderson County this spring.

  • Riley named NAIA Golfer of the Week

    Anderson County native Kaitlyn Riley was named national Women’s Golfer of the Week by the NAIA last Wednesday.

    Riley, a sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, graduated from Anderson County High School in 2014.

    According to a news release from the university, Riley was honored for her play the week the week of March 28-April 3.

  • Bearcat roller coaster finishes down at Collins

    SHELBYVILLE -- The Collins and Anderson County baseball teams could spent their entire summers at Kings Island and not have a roller coaster ride like they experienced Tuesday night.

    Collins spotted the visiting Bearcats an early six-run lead, then rallied again to overcome a 5-run deficit before holding on for a wild 13-12 30th District win.

    Whew! You could get tired just trying to say what happened.

  • Lady Cats take 4 of 5 in Florida

    Anderson County saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end when Owensboro Apollo defeated the Lady Bearcats, 7-2, in the final game of the Florida Beach Bash softball extravaganza Friday in Fort Walton Beach.

    The week of softball is not a tournament, but simply scheduled games between teams from several states that converge on the area for spring break.

    Anderson, ranked No. 6 in the state in last week’s poll, finished the week with four wins in five games.

  • Hyatt places third in Pikeville tournament

    Anderson County native Anna-Marie Hyatt finished third in the University of Pikeville Spring Invitational, held over the weekend at Stone Crest Golf Course at Prestonsburg.

    Hyatt, a junior at Campbellsville University, fired an 11-over 155 to place behind teammate Cassidy Scantland (150) and Pikeville’s Brittany Brophy (152). Campbellsville won the 9-team tournament, besting Pikeville by 22 strokes.

    Hyatt was named to the All-tournament Team and six Campbellsville golfers placed in the top eight of the tournament.

  • Anderson archers shoot in 3D tourney

    Archers from Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School competed in the Green River Regional Scholastic 3D Archery Tournament over the weekend.

    The tournament format differs from National Archery in the Schools Program competitions in that it uses life-sized 3D targets such as deer, bear, coyote and other animals in a wooded setting.

  • Researchers seek public’s help in locating barn owl nests

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need the public’s help in locating as many barn owl nesting sites as possible, according to a news release.

    The department is conducting a study to gain a deeper understanding of why the species has declined in the state, the release said.

     Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently there are only about 50 documented nesting locations statewide.