Today's News

  • Two flags swiped from Healing Field

    They fly above granite markers at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg as a patriotic reminder of Kentucky soldiers who gave their lives in the war on terrorism.
    Apparently, not everyone shares that level of patriotism because, sometime last week, someone lowered two American flags and stole them.
    Officials with American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary replaced those flags last Wednesday afternoon, but said they can’t understand why anyone would commit such an act.

  • Scores better, but not enough

    Anderson County Public Schools showed mixed results in critical content areas, improving in math and reading but still failing to meet adequate yearly progress for the third year in a row.
    The Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) are in its final year as state benchmarks for Kentucky schools, as the state transitions to its K-PREP accountability system for third through eighth graders.

  • Hoops coach Drury leaving classroom, not sidelines

    Glen Drury made his wife, Jennifer, promise she would not do anything for his retirement from teaching at Anderson County High School.
    But that did not stop his peers from getting together to honor the school’s boys’ basketball coach and a physical education instructor from putting together a surprise reception Friday afternoon.
    Drury, who got a job at his alma mater to start the 1983-84 school year and has been there ever since, with the exception of two years at Western High School, made his exit from the classroom Friday.

  • Brush much?
  • Pave all driveways? Really?

    If one digs deep enough, finding an outdated or even outlandish local ordinance on the books is almost a certainty, and generally one that gives the digger a chuckle.
    Such as: “It is illegal in (fill in name of community) to eat ice cream on Sundays while riding a horse on Main Street.”
    During Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, an ordinance not nearly as far-fetched or humorous surfaced, but won’t likely be on the books too much longer.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats look for happy homecoming


    Everyone knows that when those in charge of picking a homecoming date look at a team's football schedule, they look for what is perceived to be a game the home team should win.

  • COLUMN: Sad surface state forces soccer shuffle

    I hope The Weather Channel is right.

    When I checked the long-range forecast Monday, it assured me there was no rain in sight at least through the middle of next week.

    With that in mind, I am sure that Anderson County soccer fans are banking on Al Roker being 100 percent right when he says there is only about a 10 percent chance of rain.

  • Pep rally, parade to highlight annual homecoming

    Anderson County High School will celebrate homecoming Friday when the Bearcats host district foe West Jessamine. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime of the football game. Anderson, with a 5-1 record and ranked No. 7 in last week’s Associated Press Class 5A poll, will be heavily favored to defeat the winless Colts.

  • This week in Anderson County sports, Oct. 5, 2011

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Friday, Oct. 7: West Jessamine at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m. Homecoming and district game.

    Junior varsity football
    Monday, Oct. 10: JV playoffs, TBA.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Oct. 6: Anderson County at Woodford County, 6 p.m.

    Girls’ golf
    Thursday, Oct. 6-  Girls’ state golf tournament at Bowling Green Country Club, TBA.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Girls open play Monday in wide open 30th District Tournament

    The 30th District Volleyball Tournament will get underway Monday, Oct. 10 at Shelby County High School in Shelbyville.
    The tournament is considered to be a wide-open affair with no clear cut favorite.
    Collins, the defending champion, is the No. 1 seed, but the Titans lost their first district match since the school was formed last year when No. 2 seed Shelby County upset Collins recently.
    Anderson County, the No. 4 seed, has beaten both Shelby and No. 3 Henry County during the season.
    In fact, Anderson has beaten Henry twice.