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Today's News

  • ‘Fire Chief Mike’ to retire

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The instrument has yet to be invented that will accurately measure the impact Chief Mike Barnes has had on fighting fires in Anderson County.

    Barnes confirmed Monday that he will retire Nov. 15, leaving behind a legacy that includes taking what can be generously described as a modest county fire district and turning it into one that is emulated across Kentucky.

    “It’s been coming for a while,” Barnes said. “My wife and I have been discussing since May.”

  • Candidates to square off Thursday

    From staff reports

    Can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming local elections?

    We can help.

    Along with blanket coverage in the Oct. 29 edition of the newspaper of all candidates heading into November’s races, The Anderson News will give voters a chance to hear and see candidates answer questions and ask for your vote during a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 at Anderson County Middle School.

    The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Must win for home in November

    Everything is very simple for Anderson County as the Bearcats get ready for the final district football game of the season Friday night.

    Win and you start the post-season playoffs at home in two weeks. Lose and chances are you won’t play a football game at home again this year.

  • Flyers take only stat that counts

    FRANKFORT – Through the 2014 football season, Anderson County had been winning by committee.

    Friday night, the Bearcats threw up a clunker by committee in a 35-21 district loss at Franklin County. So long four-game winning streak and most likely, so long to a repeat of last year’s Class 5A, District 6 championship.

    “We could not have picked a worse time to play our worst game of the year,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said.

  • College football roundup: Center beats Sewanee, stays perfect

    Centre 31, Sewanee 3

    Centre remained unbeaten with the win at Sewanee. The Colonels were never threatened as they moved to 6-0 on the year.

    Anderson County High graduate Steve Sims was credited with two tackles and two assists. Anderson grads Seth Carmichael and Tristin Ashburn are also members of the team at Centre.

    LSU 41, Kentucky 3

  • Russell tops conference for second time

    From staff reports

    Campbellsville University quarterback Jacob Russell was named Mid-South Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week last week.

    According to a news release, the honor was Russell’s second of the season after earning the award on Sept. 1.

    Russell set season-highs in completions and pass attempts as he helped the Tigers to a 28-24 upset win over No. 3-ranked Georgetown on Oct. 11 to earn Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week.

  • Spotted bass back in schools this fall

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.

    In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.

  • Fall breeding season increases deer movement

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cooler temperatures and shorter days bring out the fall colors that paint Kentucky’s landscape in warm hues before winter arrives.

    At about the same time, the breeding instinct in whitetail deer stirs, putting them on the move and more frequently into the paths of motorists.

  • Young hunters
  • Rockets blast in first half, destroy Anderson’s upset hopes

    SHELBYVILLE – Little went right for Anderson County when the 30th District boys’ soccer tournament kicked off last Wednesday.

    Host Shelby County erupted for five goals in the final 17 minutes of the first half on its way to a 9-1 thrashing of the Bearcats in the district semifinals.

    Anderson finished the season at 2-11-2 while Shelby advanced to the district championship game, where it lost to Collins, and the Eighth Region Tournament, being played this week at Shelby and Collins.