Today's News

  • Bearcats host Collins on Senior Night

    When Anderson County and Collins agreed to play a football series, beginning in 2013, it had the promise of being one of Kentucky’s best rivalries.

    Unfortunately, circumstances – different ones each year – have prevented the anticipated classics.

  • Cat hoops promising

    By Aaron Steele

    Sports Columnist

    Anderson County basketball season is right around the corner. With an impressive 29-19 record over the past two seasons, the Bearcats and head coach Glen Drury look to continue to turn heads.

    The Bearcat basketball team, much like this year’s football team, is having what would be considered by some as a rebuilding year. Former star point guard Austin Cummins continued his career at Anderson University, an NCAA Division II school in South Carolina.

  • J.D. Shelburne to appear at Cat Madness

    Rising country music artist J.D. Shelburne is scheduled to make an appearance at Anderson County’s Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 21.

    Cat Madness will feature a scrimmage between the Anderson County and Woodford County boys’ basketball teams,.

    Shelburne, a Spencer County native, is making inroads in Nashville with his latest song, “Hometown.” The video was trending No. 1 on CMT.com last week.

    Shelburne will be singing during the night and will be giving a mini-concert to close out the night’s festivities.

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  • Anderson County Youth Hunt 2015
  • Voters head to polls on Tuesday

    Kentucky will elect a new governor, attorney general and agriculture commissioner when voters head to the polls Tuesday.

    Atop the Election Day ticket is the race for governor, which features Republican hopeful Matt Bevin, Democrat Jack Conway and Independent party candidate Drew Curtis. The trio will vie to fill the seat currently occupied by Steve Beshear.

    The governor’s race has garnered headlines statewide, with Bevin lobbying to upend the state’s expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare and Conway lobbying to keep it in place.

  • Health dept. urges people to vaccinate for the flu

    Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death, according to a news release from the Anderson County Health Department.

    Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000.

  • Butt chewing made time away better

    Column as I see ’em …

    First a little housekeeping, then some opinion.

    I had a person berate me on Facebook for the paper being a little lackluster over the past couple of weeks.

    That was her opinion, at least.

    I can take it as well as I dish it out, but figure if she feels that way, others will, too.

  • Gathering what you need for winter?

    Holy moly! Where did this month go?

    I can only hope that the next few months speed by just as fast. This Saturday should be an interesting night. Halloween falls on a full moon. There should be plenty of light for tricky treating.

    This full moon is commonly called the Full Hunter’s Moon. Not only are there less leaves on the trees, the fields have been cut and plump critters of all sizes can be easily seen. This full moon was especially celebrated by Native Americans because there was the threat of winter looming coupled with an abundance of food.

  • Don’t let holiday expenses stress you out

    Holidays are coming. Halloween is the third most expensive holiday, after Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It’s the start of the holiday expenses even though it doesn’t involve large gifts or family events. The costs of costumes, candy and decorations can require big spending.

    Avoid financial problems by planning for holiday expenses throughout the year and develop new, lower-cost traditions.