Today's News

  • City wise to create travel policy

    “It’s the way we’ve always done it.”
    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that response — well, I’d have a lot of nickels.
    I don’t want to make a mountain out of a seemingly insignificant city government oversight.  
    But frankly, I’m surprised city officials thought using the “honor system” in relation to reimbursing its employees was an effective and realistic tradition to uphold.

  • Will 2012 be better? Only time will tell

    Column as I see ’em …
    Agree or disagree with the order in which they appear, or if they should have been on the list at all, the stories that comprise this year’s top 10 certainly show that Anderson County had its share of ups and downs in 2011.

  • 2011: Year of joy, tears and one saucy trial

    Anderson County had plenty to celebrate during 2011, but it also had plenty of reasons to mourn, cry or simply be embarrassed at the admitted shenanigans in the former judge-executive’s office.
    It was a year when a small town rallied behind its underdog high school football team, came together as one to support unified government, and applauded its hometown sheriff for being named the state’s best.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: District’s top seed on the line as Lady Bearcats face Collins

    Anderson County has played in a girls' basketball tournament in Florida. The Lady Bearcats have beaten several teams that are considered legitimate contenders or favorites in other regions in the state.

    Yet, none of those games will mean as much or are as important as when the Lady Bearcats travel to Collins Friday night. All that's at stake is the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be held the last week of February.

  • City works to nail down travel policy

    The honor system is the only current city policy available when it comes to travel and training reimbursements for city employees.
    Auditor Thomas Smith of the downtown accounting firm Farmer and Humble had only one suggestion for the city council following its 2010-2011 fiscal year audit: take a closer look at the city’s spending in travel and training.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats third in Mercer County tournament

    HARRODSBURG – Anderson County's girls' basketball team turned in a solid performance, winning three of four games in the Mercer County Lady Titan Christmas Clash, held last week at Mercer County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats, playing in a field that contained at least nine teams that are considered contenders in their respective regions, finished third, defeating defending 15th Region champion Sheldon Clark, 65-38, in the third place game Friday night.

  • King warns against splitting Anderson

    With rumors flying in Frankfort over how the state legislature intends to redistrict Kentucky, state Rep. Kim King issued a stern warning Friday morning about any attempts to mess with Anderson County.
    “Constitutionally, Anderson County cannot be split,” King said. “If the majority tries to do that, we have all of our ducks in a row already to take them to court.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Anderson vs. Collins game Friday night could decide district race

    The probable top seed in the 30th District Tournament will likely be on the line Friday night when Anderson County visits Collins. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

    While the majority of district seeding games remain to be played, Friday's winner will have a commanding lead in the race for the top seed. Anderson has already beaten Shelby County, while the fourth district team, Spencer County, has reportedly gone through a rash of injuries and has limped into the new year at 4-7.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats remain perfect

    BROOKSVILLE – No one saw this coming.

    At least not many saw an 11-0 start from the Anderson County boys' basketball team.

    The Bearcats, who finished 8-17 a year ago, are now off to what is believed to be the best start in school history after defeating North Laurel, 55-52 for the championship of the FNB Classic at Bracken County Thursday night.

    They simply refused to lose.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats second at Woodford Tourney

    The Anderson County wrestling team turned in one of the finest tournament showings in program history in the prestigious Woodford County Invitational, held last Thursday and Friday.

    As a team the Bearcats placed second out of 28 teams, finishing only behind a team from Georgia. The second place finish was the best ever for the Bearcats in the prestigious tournament, which featured some of the top teams from Kentucky and surrounding states.