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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Crossbow hunters are 'traditionalists'

    “Crossbows are for handicapped people,” the guy at Bass Pro Shop said, a smarmy grin plastered to his face that, if not for fear of an assault and battery charge, I would have gladly wiped right off his puss. “You guys don’t look handicapped.”

    That’s pretty much the reaction I’ve received from pompous, more camouflaged-than-thou archery enthusiasts since my son bought me a crossbow for my birthday earlier this month.

  • A 'distinguished' performance

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats earned their first distinguished rating since 2002 in the recent Cumberland Falls Invitational — and that’s a big deal, said first-year director Patrick Brady.

    “We earned a distinguished rating, meaning we scored above 80 out of 100,” Brady said. “You know you’re something special when you get above that 80 mark.”

  • Creating quite a stir

    The burgoo was boiling nicely Monday afternoon behind Eagle Lake, thanks to an old-school recipe and a dozen helping hands.

    The recipe was courtesy of Davey Warford, whose family has been the brains behind the burgoo apron for decades of Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meetings.

    The hands were courtesy of six Future Farmers of America students from Anderson County High School, who bore the task of stirring the delectable concoction for nearly 10 hours before it was served.

  • Department of Charitable Gaming to host informational meeting

    The Public Protection Cabinet’s Department of Charitable Gaming will present a proposal to modernize its operations with accounting software on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    The Legion will host this meeting at Patriot Hall on the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

    For additional information, contact DCG at 502-573-5528 or visit the website at www.dcg.ky.gov.

  • Middle schoolers claim World National Archery championship

    You could say the Anderson County Middle School archery team was right on target over the weekend.

    The Mustangs captured the World National Archery in the Schools program championship, held Saturday at the Disney World of Sports in Orlando, Fla.

    The team scored 3,321 points to outdistance second place Ashville Middle School of Alabama by 49 points. According to www.nasparchery.com, six teams from around the nation compiled team scores.

  • A mighty blow

    It wasn’t a tornado that lifted the Cunninghams’ carport off its moorings and onto their vehicles last Friday morning, but it might as well have been.

    Instead, officials say straight-line winds at an unknown speed are what toppled the carport and uprooted trees at the family’s home just north of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    “I spoke with the National Weather Service and there were no confirmed tornadoes,” said Bart Powell, the county’s director of public safety.

  • Briar Creek goes belly up

    People who own homes in Briar Creek have no worries, but the developer who owns the rest of the lots there does.

    Hometown Bank has foreclosed on dozens of vacant lots owned by developer Ray Peden, according to an Anderson County Master Commissioner’s sale legal notice scheduled to appear in this week’s edition of The Anderson News.

    Briar Creek is a 143-acre subdivision adjacent to the southbound lane of US 127 Bypass and located behind Best Western and other commercial developments in that area.

  • Regional volleyball, soccer pairings

    Regional tournament pairings

    Eighth Region volleyball

    At Shelby County High School

    Monday, Oct. 19

    North Oldham vs. Williamstown, 6:30 p.m.

    Shelby County vs. Spencer County, 7:45 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 20

    Walton-Verona vs. Oldham County, 6:30 p.m.

    Bullitt East vs. Anderson County, 7:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    Semifinals, 6:30 and 7:45 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 22

    Championship, 7 p.m.

    Region 13 girls' soccer

    At Tates Creek High School

  • Bearcats escape with win over South Oldham

    The computer rankings  predicted an Anderson County blowout. Nearly everyone that watches high school football agreed with them.

    The stat sheet indicated the Bearcats dominated South Oldham.

    But the only place where things really matter – the scoreboard – told the story of Anderson struggling with a South Oldham team that was supposed to be little more than a formality.

  • Bearcat mudders focused, dismantle Bullitt Central

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Don't tell the fans, but the Anderson County football team might pray for rain every Friday until the season ends.

    We aren't talking about a little drizzle. Give the Bearcats one of those good, old-fashioned torrential downpours that leaves the field a mess so they can do the same to some poor opponent.

    Bullitt Central was the latest victim. It was supposed to be a close one, one of the top games in Kentucky, matching a pair of unbeaten teams.

    Instead, it was one of the most dominating performances by an Anderson team in recent memory.