Today's News

  • ENGAGEMENT: Taylor-Marraccini

    Scott and Tina Mitchell of Frankfort announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Taylor, to Michael Marraccini of Lawrenceburg.

    A closed wedding is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. June 27 at Holly Hill Church of Christ in Frankfort, followed by a reception at Eagle Lake Ballroom in Lawrenceburg.

    The bride to be is a graduate of Franklin County High School and employed at the Department for Public Health.

  • Favorites to help celebrate Derby Day

    By Ciara Hyatt, Food Columnist

    The Kentucky Derby is a time-honored tradition since 1875.

    It has been labeled “The Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports” for the duration of the race and “The Run for the Roses” for the beautiful blanket of 554 red roses that are draped over the Kentucky Derby winner.

  • 10 days to go

    Anderson County baseball and softball fans can only hope the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats hit the home stretch running as fast and smooth as American Pharoah did Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    If that happens, early June could be a fun time around Anderson County.

    It does not seem possible, but when this column is published, there will only be 10 days left in the 2015 regular seasons for baseball and softball. Through the weekend, they both seemed poised to make tha move for an extended post-season run.

  • Power surge ignites Bearcat rout of Marion

    Anderson County’s deluge kept Friday’s game with Marion County from being known as “The Flood Game.”

    Bearcat catcher Brice Stockton, a senior, led off the bottom of the fourth with his first varsity home run and ignited a six-run uprising that propelled Anderson to an 11-1 win over the Knights Friday night.

    Stockton broke a 1-1 tie that had come about when Wesley Jorette parked his second home run in as many nights over the left field fence.


    They are separated by 50 years, but the unseen bond is so strong. Raised in different generations, yet they seem so much alike.

    It all centers on 16 feet, 11 inches.

    That’s how long Charlene Peyton jumped when she was running track for Anderson High School back in 1965. It was the best in the state that year and for a time after that.

  • Lady Cats roast regional foes

    The Anderson County High School softball team lived up to its lofty ranking with a pair of impressive wins over regional foes last week. The Lady Bearcats rolled past North Oldham and Carroll County on the road to run their record to 22-5.

    Another game, at 18th-ranked East Jessamine, was canceled due to the storms that moved through the area last Thursday.

    Anderson Co. 4, North Oldham 1

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  • Big bull redear sunfish spawn is here

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    It is the time of year when the big “bull” redear sunfish move shallow to spawn, sending a shiver of excitement through the ranks of many Kentucky anglers.

    When the big redear sunfish move up to spawn, it produces some of the best fishing of the year. The ability of hefty redear sunfish to use their saucer-shaped bodies to pull against a rod is legendary. If this species grew to 10 pounds, it might be nearly impossible to land one.

  • Cummins, Mitchell, Russell receive prestigious awards at hoops banquet

    From staff reports

    Anderson County celebrated the 2014-15 boys’ high school basketball season with the annual team awards banquet last Wednesday night at the school. The Bearcats finished with a 16-10 record, losing 73-72 in the district opener to Shelby County. All varsity, junior varsity and freshman players were recognized.

    Anderson returns the nucleus of that team and is expected to contend for the Eighth Region title in 2016.