Today's News

  • Anderson unemployment remains low


    Despite unemployment rates rising in 96 counties throughout the state, Anderson County is among the lowest with just a 4.6-percent jobless rate according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    During the last year, the rate has fallen in 20 counties, and stayed the same in four counties within the Commonwealth. These statistics are based on estimates and compiled to measure trends rather than to count the people actually working, and include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are currently seeking work.

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest for possession


    Justin Arnold, of Harrodsburg, was arrested Thursday, July 27, after an officer pulled him over for a traffic stop.

    The arresting officer was stopped behind a vehicle at a red light of the Walmart parking lot and Bypass 127 South. The officer witnessed the light turn green while the vehicle did not move, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • No easy answers to Anderson athletic field situation

    Nearly every time I make my way to what is now called Bob Ware Field, I have some memory of the great football games I have seen on the Anderson County High School campus.

    I was there in 1968 when the Bearcats, all 25 or so of them, whipped Tates Creek, which had so many players suited up that when the first Commodore hit the field for pregame warmups, more were still emerging from the school gym, where the team dressed. Anderson 20, Tates Creek 0.

  • Efforts for turf field continue despite slow going

    With the Anderson County High School fall sports season getting underway, much focus will be on the condition of the school’s football field.

    Since spring practice, the playing surface at Bob Ware Field has undergone a bit of a facelift with Bermudagrass plugged in to create a much better and tougher surface than the one that had been in place longer than anyone associated with the program can remember.

    In the past, any significant rain left the field, in a sponge-like condition, holding water through out and often being a quagmire late in the season.

  • Lady Cats look for lower scores, higher finish

    There could be some changes coming if the Anderson County girls’ golf team reaches its ultimate goal.

    Well, sort of, according to Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks.

    “When we go to the state, I am Robert Hanks,” the fourth-year coach laughed.

  • Wade the Cumberland tailwater to beat the summer heat

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The dog days of late summer slow everything down. The heat and humidity along with the long days make outside work sweaty and arduous.

    Fishing slows during the dog days as well. Catching game fish from a lake or stream during a 90-degree plus day provides a challenge that anglers often fail to conquer.

  • Marching Bearcats strut their stuff after camp
  • New coach looks for Bearcat vets to shine

    Change is inevitable in life. It’s a lesson the veterans on the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are learning every day as they head into the 2017 season.

    For the Bearcats that major difference from a year ago is first-year coach Dylan Hancock. He’s the program’s third coach in three years. Last year’s head coach, Nate Hollon, resigned when he learned he would be having hip surgery during the season.

  • Family Fun Night is Thursday at ACMS

    The 16th Annual Family Fun Night is scheduled for this Thursday at Anderson County Middle School where 800 backpacks will be stuffed and handed out to help the children get a jump start on their back-to-school supply lists.

    The event will be 6-8 p.m. and is open to all Anderson County students, from preschool to twelfth-grade to attend with their parents or guardian.

  • Sen. Carroll should not resign, friend says

    FRANKFORT — Julian Carroll had made no public response by press time Tuesday to the call from his fellow Democratic state senators that he resign from the Senate after a television news report that Carroll allegedly groped a man and propositioned him for sex in 2005.