Today's News

  • 09-10 Published District Court Docket

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Aug. 4, 2014.

    Tabiatha K. Foster, arraignment, first-degree possession of controlled substance (heroin), buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Aug. 14.

    Robert D. Goodlett, arraignment, flagrant not support – bonded out.

    Christopher Grant, arraignment, flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Aug. 14.

  • Save bucks this winter by canning your own veggies

    It’s “close” outside, as Grandma would say. Close is the term she used for humid. I have no idea why, but it does feel like someone wrapped you in a damp towel. I will be glad when the humidity drops, but not the temperature.

  • Easy tips to avoid excessive leftovers

    I don’t like leftovers, especially baked goods.

    There are easy ways to prepare food so there is less leftover. Packaged foods, including pasta salad mixes, macaroni and cheese, one dish meal boxes, cake mixes, and similar items can be prepared by making just a portion of the box.

    You can also make a smaller batch of cookies, cakes, casseroles, rolls, bread, etc.

  • Stink bugs on the rise in Kentucky fields

    Certainly this is the time to be checking your soybeans for the presence of stink bugs.

    I have not noticed economically important problems in the beans I have sampled, but stink bugs are certainly common and our light traps have been capturing very large numbers compared to previous years.

  • City’s restaurant tax still a very bad idea

    By Ben Carlson


    Column as I see ’em …

    The old saw that when the cat’s away the mice will play is sadly all too true.

    After spending years beating back the misguided notion that taxing restaurants will somehow attract tourists — who doesn’t want to pay more for food? — those bent on some kind of a weird restaurant tax caliphate quickly got up to their old tricks not long after I left this job in February for one in New Mexico.

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  • Pumped crowd means playoff prep

    It had been a while since we had seen a student section storm the field after a team defeated Anderson County.

    But Mark Peach took note Friday night when a raucous South Oldham student section rushed the field at Dragon Stadium. They were celebrating South’s first win over Anderson in 10 tries.

    Two schools, roughly the same size, have been playing football off and on since 1993, yet South had never won until Friday night. There had been close ones and there had been blowouts, but every time the result had been the same.

    Anderson had always won.

  • Bearcats upbeat despite setback

    CRESTWOOD – Even though the possibility of a perfect season had been erased and Anderson County might not be viewed as positively in the upcoming polls, Mark Peach was upbeat Friday night.

    The Bearcat coach had just seen his charges drop a 52-43 shootout at the South Oldham corral, but he was not dour or even down.

    The teams combind for 13 touchdowns, 45 first downs and 1,054 yards.

    “South Oldham is a great football team,” he said, “but guess what? So are we. I mean it was 45-43 and we had our hands on the ball.

  • New coach, old coach? Rebels looking at return to glory

    Anderson County goes from mighty good to perennial power Friday night.

    The Bearcats host Boyle County with kickoff set for Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is possibly the toughest two-game stretch in my 21 years of coaching,” says Anderson coach Mark Peach. “You play the best South Oldham team in their history, then you turn around and play Boyle County with six or seven state championships.”

    The actual number is seven.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Shelby, take control of district race

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County’s youth movement played like veterans as the Lady Bearcats defeated an old rival, Shelby County, Wednesday night at Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Freshman Evan Kays scored three goals and delivered an assist while classmate Anna Boyles filled in admirably at goalkeeper after starter Billie Clark was forced to leave the game with an injury. Boyles did not give up a goal until after Anderson was firmly in control, leading 5-0 when Shelby finally scored late in the contest.