Today's News

  • BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW: Bearcats looking to solve a soccer mystery

    Anderson County boys’ soccer might be one of those mysteries that takes a while to solve in 2011.

    Graduation claimed 80 percent of the Bearcats’ scoring from a year ago and almost 75 percent of the assists from a team that finished 13-8-1 but was eliminated in the 25th District Tournament semifinals.

    When asked about the strengths of his team, Anderson coach Brett Morris said, “Ask me again in a month. Right now, we’re making a ton of mistakes, but our resolve is good.”

  • Central Kentucky Batcats finish second in USSAA World Series

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 12-and-under softball team finished runner-up in the 12B USSSA World Series, held in Orlando, Florida the week of July 24-30. The World Series featured 66 teams from 22 states.

    In pool play, the Batcats beat Georgia Easton Elite, 4-1, and Florida Bartow Intimidators, 10-1, but lost to Louisiana Red Stick 007s, the eventual champions, 4-1, to claim second seed in their pool.

  • Squirrel season kicks off fall hunting Aug. 20

    The first hunting season of the fall opens soon.

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season, a 192-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting, opens on Aug. 20 and continues through Nov. 11. The season opens again Nov. 14 and runs through Feb. 29, 2012.

    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.

    Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the outlook for the season is excellent.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School
    Boys’ golf
    Thursday, Aug. 11: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 5 p.m.
    Monday, Aug. 15: Anderson Co. at Scott Co., 5 p.m.
    Girls’ golf
    Thursday, Aug. 11: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., TBA.
    (Anderson Co. home matches at Wild Turkey Trace.)
    Thursday, Aug. 11: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co, 7:30 p.m.
        Freshman match at 5:30, junior varsity at 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 16: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

  • Lady Bearcats look solid in pre-season

    The Anderson County volleyball team looked strong in scrimmages last week in preparation for their season opener against Collins, played Monday after press deadlines.

    Anderson swept Estill County and Western Hills in their final tuneups for the season. The Lady Bearcat varsity defeated Estill 25-19, 27-25 and beat Western Hills 25-22, 25-12. The Anderson junior varsity got past Estill 21-14, 21-14 and beat Western Hills 16-21, 21-9, 15-9.

    The Lady Cat frosh beat Estill 21-5, 21-7 and then beat Western Hils 21-9, 21-8.

  • Volleyball clinic announced

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcat volleyball clinic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School. The camp is open to girls entering grades 3-6 and costs $25 per participant. Each player involved will also receive a t-shirt for their participation.

  • FFA students reflect on busy summer of leadership training

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    FFA students from Anderson County High School know what they did this summer.
    They saved a Lexington stream bed from a wild wall of invasive honeysuckle.
    They trusted the waiting arms of other FFA leaders during a trust fall exercise at camp and packed more than 55,000 meals for the hungry in Washington, D.C.
    And according to the local students and advisers involved in FFA, they’re ready to take what they’ve learned and give back to their chapter, their school and their community.

  • Church briefs: Shiloh Christian Church hosts revival

    Shiloh Christian Church will hold its annual revival Aug. 14-17 at 7 p.m. each evening.  
    Sunday night’s speaker is Jacob Cox, and he will also bring special music.
    Monday evening, Harrison Evans will speak.
    Tuesday evening, Revel “Rusty” Lewis will bring the message, and Wednesday night, Jonathan Essex will close out the revival.  
    Guests are welcome to stay for refreshments following Wednesday evening’s services.  

  • Community calendar: 8-10-11

    Aug. 11: Turner Elementary open house, 5:05-6:15 p.m.
    Aug. 12: Movie Night on the Green, Despicable Me, starts at dusk

    Aug. 10-12, Aug. 8 and 9: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Aug. 10: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Aug. 11, Aug. 15: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.

  • New Liberty Christian hosts Bible school