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Today's News

  • Fun in the Sun
  • Anderson native named communications director for Bridgestone Americas

    Tire and rubber manufacturer Bridgestone Americas announced that Emily Baker Richard, a daughter of Darrell and Jean Baker of Lawrenceburg, has joined its team as its director of communications, according to a news release.

    Richard will be responsible for defining strategies and managing communications pertaining to Bridgestone America’s reputation, teammates, operations and businesses across its manufacturing sites/communities throughout North America and in Africa.

  • Stopping trucks on Hwy 151 can be done

    Column as I see ’em …

    One of these days you’re going to pick up a copy of this newspaper and read all about how a family was killed when a tractor-trailer plowed through their home on Graefenburg Road — aka State Highway 151 — in Alton.

    It nearly happened last week when gas tanker plowed through five yards and miraculously didn’t explode when it struck a tree.

  • Visit to middle school cafeteria surprisingly pleasant

    Long before gluten was widely touted as the root of all evil and kale became the green of everlasting life, lunch was my favorite subject during school.

    I remember the guessing game my friends would play during our long march to the cafeteria, were we going to be treated to huge cinnamon rolls and savory chili today. Surely to goodness there would be chocolate pudding.

  • Fair time equals ‘cotton candy’ in trees

    We are less than one month away from fall. Yes, Sept. 23 is just around the corner, but has anyone else already noticed a slight change in the plants? I know my Echinacea, aka purple coneflower, has already gone to seed and the birds are loving it. Some locust leaves have started turning as well. Can we say climate change?

  • Popular, low-calorie and fat-free, eggplant is always in season

    Eggplant is a favorite in many areas of the South.

    Thomas Jefferson, who experimented with many varieties of plants in his Virginia garden, is credited with introducing eggplant to North America.

    Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family and is native to India. Eggplant is related to potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    It is late August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

  • ‘A good week until Saturday’ for Bearcat golfers

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team scored a big win last Tuesday when the Bearcats defeated visiting Scott County, 153-160, at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Anderson moves to 2-0 in Central Kentucky Conference play.

    Jordon Morgan led all golfers with an even par 35 while Zachary Toles and Hayden Elder both fired 39s. Andrew Peach shot 40 while Brayden Nicholson’s 42 was dropped.

  • Mercer edges Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team dropped a close one Thursday at Bright Leaf Golf Course in Harrodsburg.

    Mercer County edged the Lady Bearcats, 190-193. Christina Montgomery and Kallie Jo Smith led Anderson with 47s while Cheyenne Searcy carded a 49. Amy Kate Smith shot a 50. Sophomore Ashley Duff, a new addition to the team, carded a 61 as the fifth score.

  • Lady Cats blue in Oldham soccer tourney

    The Anderrson County girls’ soccer team had a tough start to the season, dropping all three matches in last week’s Bluegrass Cup, held at Oldham County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats dropped a 6-5 decision to regional rival Oldham County in the seventh-place match Saturday.

    The contest was tied 5-5 at the end of regulation. Under tournament rules, there was no overtime, but the winner decided by a shootout. Oldham won the shootout, 5-4.

    Anderson’s Allie Johnson scored twice with Tate Thompson and Taylor Harley scoring.