Today's News

  • CAL’s historic gym gets fresh new look

    The old gym at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg has just gotten a facelift.

    Built in the 1930’s the gymnasium had been home to basketball teams from Lawrenceburg High School, Anderson High, Anderson County Middle School and countless games in the old county grade school leagues before Christian Academy purchased the building from the Anderson County Board of Education three years ago.

    Now, after some extensive renovations, the Rams have the look of a new home.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cox scores in Georgetown debut

    From staff reports

    Anderson County resident Ross Cox saw his first collegiate action, scoring a touchdown for Georgetown College Saturday as the Tigers fell to Cumberland University, 33-26, at Lebanon, Tenn.

    Cox, who transferred from the University of Kentucky, caught three passes for 57 yards. He hauled in a 32-yard scoring strike midway through the first quarter to put Georgetown up 14-7, but Cumberland rallied in the second half to take the win in the season-opener for both schools.

    Northwestern 16, Stanford 6

  • Anderson protects turf, district supremacy over Shelby

    All Anderson County was doing was protecting its turf.

    And its place at the top of the 30th District.

    Anderson, which has been dominant in the 30th District since the realignment of 2012, took a major stop to the top spot in the district tournament with a 5-0 romp past visiting Shelby County last Wednesday.

    “We did (dominate),” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said. “Shelby County had some injuries and had at least three of their starters out. We were able to dominate possession and get some nice passes for some easy goals.”

  • Smith leads Lady Cats in Hilen tourney

    Things got better as the days went on for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team last week.

    The Lady Bearcats posted their best tournament score of the season Saturday, shooting an 18-hole 377 in the Gene Hilen Invitational, held at Juniper Hills in Frankfort. Anderson finished ninth out of 18 teams.

    “Each of the girls had a few bad holes, but still ended up shooting their best team score to date this season,” Anderson coach Robert Hanks said.

  • Collins makes noise against quiet Anderson

    Anyone at a loss for words trying to explain Anderson County’s meltdown against Collins last Tuesday only needs to look at the Lady Bearcats’ loss of words.

    “Collins definitely outhustled us,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said. “They played well. We fell apart and quit communicating and got frustrated with ourselves. It was like a snowball, but when you make one mistake, you have to get over it.”

    The Lady Bearcats got little done in a surprisingly one-sided loss to their 30th District rivals.

  • Martin recovering from nasty hit

    Anderson County running back Ryan Martin suffered a nasty hit during the Bearcats’ second drive. Martin had scampered around right end when he ran into a host of Titans in front of the Anderson bench.

    Martin did not immediately get up after a violent hit and was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. According to his grandmother, Cindy Toll, Martin was home and resting well Saturday but was to return to his doctor for evaluation Tuesday after press time.

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  • Denny perfect guy to fix voting rolls

    Column as I see ’em …

    When I got word late last week that 18 Kentucky counties were among 141 nationally with more registered voters than those eligible to vote, the last name I expected to find on that list was Anderson County.

    That it’s there is sort of like finding a rosebush in a weed bed, considering that the others on the list (Mercer County aside) are largely very rural, very poor locations where shenanigans such as voter fraud seems more likely, stereotypically, at least.

  • Plenty to do before the white stuff flies

    Fall is almost as busy as spring and summer. It’s a bittersweet time when I close the veggie stand each year. I will miss seeing everyone and always wonder what changes will come over the winter.

    It’s hard to believe that I’ve been offering up homegrown veggies in Anderson County for 19 summers now. That’s a lot of Saturdays.

  • Rules apparent in Kim Davis saga

    I can’t think of anything that has conflicted me more of late than the case of Kim Davis.

    You know the saga of the Rowan County Clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples even after the Supreme Court’s decision.

    After a stay allowing her to continue not issuing those licenses expired last Monday, Davis still refused to do so based on her religious convictions.