Today's News

  • Marching Bearcats take 3rd at State

    This time there were few tears. The ones that traced their way through eye black signified the end of a marching band season, or in a few cases, the final performance of one’s lifetime.

    When the public address announcer at Western Kentucky University revealed that Anderson County had been awarded third place in Class 4A of the Kentucky Music Educators Association band competition, the Marching Bearcats reacted with predictable grimaces and stunned expressions.

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  • Man who shot at cops found guilty

    A jury found the man who fired what police said were hundreds of rounds at them last March guilty of attempted manslaughter and wanton endangerment following his trial last week in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Timothy Nutgrass now faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, with sentencing scheduled for later this year.

    He could have faced up to 120 years had the jury found him guilty of six charges of attempted murder of police officers.

  • Balloon art... with a twist

    His fingers are swift and nimble as he twists and turns them into a various shapes.

    Within moments, the magic happens and what was nothing more than a pile of otherwise lifeless balloons become a cute ladbug, complete with antennae, legs and telltale black dots.

    He fiddles with the ladybug for a moment, uses a marker to give it eyes and moves quickly on to his next project, turning yet another stack of balloons into a brown and tan monkey.

  • Veterans service is Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 will host a veterans’ service on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the American Legion Patriot Hall building at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the service.

    The meal will be served at the Legion clubhouse.

    Each veteran may bring one guest for the catered meal following the service. Call Pam Brough at 502-680-1268 to register for the meal.

  • Bigger calves, smaller heifers put money back in farmers’ wallets

    Mike Wilson smiles and pats the wallet in his jeans.

    That’s the bottom line of a cattle-management program in which he has participated over the past six years.

    “Feeding less groceries to the heifers and getting higher weaning weights on the calves means more money for me,” Wilson said.

    Wilson and about 17 other Anderson County cattle farmers are participating in a study conducted by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Center.

  • Enrollment in school district continues to shrink

    Enrollment in the county’s public school system continues to decline, leaving school officials looking for answers.

    The district this year has 3,684 enrolled students, down 84 from the previous year and 183 from the district’s peak year in 2008-09.

    That’s a decline of nearly 5 percent

    Figuring out exactly why enrollment is declining in a county that US Census figures in 2010 predicted would continue to grow is a challenge, according to Derek Shouse, the district’s director of student services.

  • Bobbi Jo Lewis passes the bar into new life

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 4, 1965

    Tobacco stolen

    Lattis Cornish, who lived near Fairview in the southwestern section of the county, reported the theft of 300 cut sticks of tobacco from a barn on his farm sometime Saturday night.

    Cornish said the remainder of the crop was damaged when the tobacco was moved from the barn.

    Sheriff John Birdwhistell and Deputy John W. Carlton were investigating.

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  • Bearcats roar in regular season finale

    Anderson County scored three times in the first four minutes, then cruised to an easier-than-expected 36-7 win over Collins in high school football action Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The Bearcats needed just five plays to score after the opening kickoff, then converted fumbles on Collins' first two plays from scrimmage into quick touchdowns to put the Titans in a hole from which they could not escape.