Today's News

  • Kentucky’s 2011-12 elk season opens with archery bull hunt

    Elk season in Kentucky will open this year on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a new 14-day hunt for the 80 archers who were awarded bull permits.

    “The early archery season will open during the peak of the rut,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We expect bulls to be bugling and rounding up harems of cows. It will be interesting to see what the success for this hunt will be.”

  • Hunters may now apply online for quota deer, small game and waterfowl hunts on state WMAs

    By Art Lander

    Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    Hunters may now apply online for quota hunts for deer, small game and waterfowl on state wildlife management areas (WMAs). Those without computer access may still register over the telephone by calling 1-877-598-2401. This toll-free number is staffed 24 hours a day.

    The application period for state WMA quota hunts is September 1-30. Kentucky state parks are also offering special bow hunting packages that are not quota hunts, but reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • This week in Anderson County sports, Sept. 7, 2011


    Anderson County High School

    Varsity football

    No games this week

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 12:  Western Hills at Anderson County, 6 p.m.


    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 8:  Owen County at Anderson County, 6 p.m.


    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 7: Owen County at Anderson County, 6 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 12: Anderson County vs. Oldham County in Boyle County Invitational, 7:30 p.m.


  • Sports Blog: Tuesday morning tidbits


    Kind of a slow weekend in sports with the Labor Day holiday, but there are a few things of note locally.

  • Truck, train collide off Avenstoke Road

    A Norfolk-Southern train plowed into a pickup truck Monday morning, sending the truck tumbling off the tracks before it landed upside down.

    The driver of the truck, Brock Messina, 20, of Louisville appeared to sustain only minor injuries and was transported from the scene by ambulance.

    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a farm trail off Avenstoke Road in northeastern Anderson County.

    The vehicle was apparently headed south when it crossed the tracks in front of the train, which was headed east toward Lawrenceburg about 3 miles from Alton Station.

  • Boy, 7, killed in Bluegrass Parkway accident

    Labor Day weekend got off to a brutal start when a 7-year-old boy was killed early Saturday morning after he was ejected from a vehicle and struck by another on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey pronounced Nathanial Terry, of Iowa, La., dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m.
    The child’s mother, Clorissa Hooper, 35, was driving a 2005 Chevy pickup truck when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Bearcats earn tie in Marshall County tourney opener



    Anderson County might have put together its finest performance of the girls' soccer season Friday night but had nothing to show for it.

  • Bearcats rough up Shelby County

    After the heat index at Warford Stadium reached 103.4 degrees a little over an hour before kickoff last Friday night, the decision was made to delay the kickoff for 30 minutes to let things cool off.

    Anderson County didn't.

    The Bearcats pounced on Shelby County and never let up as they posted a 58-20 win in their home football opener.

  • Thursday morning roundup: Woodford defeats Lady Bearcats, takes district lead



    Woodford County scored twice inside the first 11 minutes of the second half to break open a close match and defeat host Anderson County, 3-0, in girls' soccer action Wednesday night.

    Woodford took control of the District 25 race with the victory and improved to 3-0 in district play and 5-2 overall on the year. Anderson is now 0-1, 2-4.

  • Brotherhood extends beyond the football field

    There’s a band of brothers that exists beyond the Anderson County high school football field.
    It’s a group of firefighters, says retired Frankfort firefighter Mike Fitzgerald, that donate their time and resources to give back after Sept. 11, 2001.
    As a part of the New York Says Thank You organization, firefighters from around the country commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by giving aid to those in need.
    Fitzgerald learned of the foundation from a group of Mississippi firefighters after being sent by FEMA to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief.