Today's News

  • Swimming is more than staying in shape

    It's no secret that Ben Spear was thinking more about his ground strokes than the backstroke when he joined the swimming team at Anderson County High School in the fall.

    “I started out doing this just to stay in shape for tennis,” Spear says with a laugh.

    A sophomore, Spear had shown plenty of promise on the courts last spring, working as both a varsity and junior varsity player. Just as he has since he hit the pool in his new sport.

  • King wins round one in battle to keep seat

    A Franklin County Circuit Court judge issued a temporary injunction Tuesday afternoon to delay the filing deadline for state legislative candidates through Feb. 7.
    That ruling keeps alive state Rep. Kim King’s hopes of keeping her seat in Anderson County after a redistricting plan signed into law last week pushed her out.
    “I’m very pleased,” said King, who represents Anderson County as part of the 55th District.

  • Dance teams to perform at Ky. State

    The Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School dance teams will perform at the basketball double-header at Kentucky State University on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Both teams will be traveling to Atlanta this month to vie for the Cheersport national titles.

    At the Keep On Dreaming competition, hosted by Bourbon County, the high school team won the grand champion award and also won first place in varsity hip hop. 

    Brianna Allen won the Individual Dance Award while Katelynn Goodlett was awarded a $500 scholarship at the same meet.

  • Basketball Sweetheart court

    The Anderson County High School seniors pictured were nominated by the student body to represent the Basketball Sweetheart Homecoming Court. The Sweetheart Queen will be crowned on Feb. 3 at the Anderson County-Rockcastle County boys' basketball game. Those in the court are, front row, from left: Barbara McDonald, Katelyn Davis and Brooke Shirley. Back Row:  Hayley Johnson, Abby Pike and Tori Yeaste.

  • First Elk

    Chris Literal of Lawrenceburg was drawn for the 2011 Elk Lottery and landed his this 300-pound cow for his first elk on Dec. 13.

  • Meet the middle school FCA
  • Meet the Middle School math counts club
  • Library hosts family chili cook-off
  • Way We Were: WHERE IN ANDERSON COUNTY IS ________?

    Wyatt Shely, who wrote a weekly column called “Our Heritage” in the 1960s and 1970s was asked by some men making a survey of Kentucky place names in 1971  to help compile some information about some of Anderson County’s place names.
    Mr. Shely was the resident historian at that time and wrote many columns about the family names found in Anderson County and how they came to be here.
    There are about 65 places that he came up with, some you may have heard and others you may not.

  • Saffell Street Elementary names students to honor roll

    Saffell Street Elementary released its honor roll list for the second nine weeks:

    Fourth grade


    A/B Honor Roll
    Kamryn Carmickle
    Carver Chapman
    Gabe Clark
    Bia Kinney
    Molly Mullins
    Kalista Newton
    Tyler Rice
    Jaelyn Thompson
    Emma Van Hook


    All A
    Jacob Eads
    Anna Foley
    Fiona Gabhart
    Linda McNulty
    Kaylee Scales-Conklin
    Brody Wells

    A/B Honor Roll