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Today's News

  • Keep the Wild in Wildlife

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Release

    John Hast has a word of advice for anyone tempted to throw doughnuts or food scraps to a bear: Don’t.

    “We’ve found that time and time again, a fed bear is a dead bear,” said Hast, the bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “A bear that is used to human food, whether it’s scraps or garbage, begins to lose its fear of people. And that’s where the problems begin.”

  • One to remember! Bearcats erase 7-run deficit in semis

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing one more game of baseball.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings in last Tuesday’s regional semifinal and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

    But just as they had all season, the Bearcats proved the doubters wrong with a 12-10 win to advance to the Eighth Region championship game.

  • Mustangs place high at state meet

    From staff reports

    Two members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team placed high in the state middle school track meet, held Saturday at the University of Louisville.

    Hurdler Logan Ritchie finished third in the 300-meter hurdles with a 43.92 effort to score six points in the team standings. Ritchie also finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a 15:03 for another team point.

    Distance runner Jordan McHugh turned in a 10:58.93 time in the 3200-meter run, good enough for fifth place and four team points.

  • Bearcats tame Dragons in a wild regional semi, to play for state berth

    Anderson County really had no reason to think it would be playing baseball Wednesday night.

    The Bearcats trailed South Oldham, 8-1, after three innings and had given little indication they could mount the kind of monumental comeback needed to oust the favorite from the Eighth Region Tournament at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to another regional final

    Saying things were bleak in the Anderson County dugout would be an understatement. No one could have predicted the 9-8 win over regional rival Oldham County and a berth in a fourth consecutive regional championship game.

    In the Eighth Region semifinal at Collins High School, the Lady Bearcats trailed regional rival Oldham County 6-0 in the middle of the third inning and prospects for a fourth straight trip to the state softball tournament seemed to be slipping away with every pitch.

  • Payroll up nearly $220,000 in proposed county budget

    Magistrates will vote next Tuesday on a county budget that features a $220,000 increase in salary and benefits and leaves the fiscal court with no surplus revenue in its general fund, according to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

    The proposed budget, which has already passed on a first reading and is scheduled for a second and final reading Tuesday, also discontinues the fiscal court setting aside funds for a swimming pool.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Friday that the lack of surplus revenue is a concern.

  • City to break ground for Alton sewer project

    A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at 1336 Alton Road for the Alton Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project, Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett announced last week.

    Bids for the project were received and opened March 3. The Lawrenceburg City Council awarded the low bidder, Weddle Enterprises Inc. from Somerset the project, with a total base bid of $1,871,045.

    The total project cost with contingencies and fees is projected to be $2,118,149.50.

  • news briefs

    Lane closures scheduled

    for Anderson County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announced last week that temporary closures are scheduled for varied routes in Anderson County.

    The closures are necessary for signs to be installed.

    The closures are scheduled between Tuesday, May 30 and Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No specific dates were provided for each closure at this time.

    Short term lane and/or shoulder closures may be in effect for the following locations:

  • Trump only delivering photo ops

    Jobs, jobs, jobs.

    This is the rallying cry from followers of the president, and rightly so. Enough about Russia. Enough about the election. Enough about leaks and palace intrigue at the White House and Mar a Lago and golf. Enough.

    We need jobs. We need to find a way to keep companies in the United States. We need good jobs that offer stability and pay a living wage.

    The president made us a promise. Let’s give him a chance.

  • Get kids up and moving this summer

    It’s the end of the school year and I just saw the perfect T-shirt that said it all, “Dear Parents, tag, you’re it, Love Teachers.”

    There is nothing like the start of summer to put a song in our hearts and smiles on our faces.