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Today's News

  • HOOPS SUPREMACY UP FOR GRABS

    What most observers believe to be the most unpredictable 30th District Tournament in many years gets under way next week at Spencer County High School.

    Unlike the most recent years, there is no team waiting to be crowned district champion by acclamation, such as the Anderson County girls during their six-year domination of the district or like the Collins boys in 2012 and 2013.

  • Five ways to save money for spring fishing, turkey hunting

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although the price of a gallon of gas is lower than at any time in recent memory, not many folks have extra money to burn.

    This is especially true for non-essential things such as fishing reels, shotguns, hunting clothing or fishing waders. Adult commitments such as your mortgage must be paid before any money goes toward a new spinning reel. Obtaining quality hunting and fishing gear inexpensively is a useful skill for outdoors enthusiasts to learn.

  • Best weather conditions for planning spring fishing trips

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    There is a saying in fishing that goes “the best time to go fishing is when you can.”

    With the frenetic pace and busy schedules of modern life, the saying is true more than ever. However, if you only have a few weekends each spring to fish, the experience yields more stress reduction, enjoyment and memories if the fish bite like crazy.

  • Legends’ national anthem tryouts set for Feb. 21-22

    The Lexington Legends will determine at least one starting lineup in February – and that’s the lineup of singers and musicians who will sing or play the national anthem before each Legends home game in 2015.

  • Swimmers set personal marks but fall short of state prize

    Despite several personal bests in the Region 3 Swim Meet, the Anderson County High School swim team was unable to take that elusive next step.

    While several entries made it to the regional finals, no Anderson swimmer was able to advance to the state meet.

    The top two finishers from each region in each event advance to the state meet along with the 22 best at-large times from around the state.

    Thirty-four teams are aligned in Region 3, which held its meet last Friday and Saturday at Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles.

  • Five Mat Cats qualify for state tourney

    VERSAILLES -- Five Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for the state tournament with strong performances in the Region 5 Tournament at Woodford County High School Saturday.

    The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the state tournament, which will be held Friday and Saturday in Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Three other Mat Cats finished fifth and are alternates for the region.

  • Never too early (or cold) to plan summer garden

    Brrr! I just keep looking at the calendar and think to myself, warmth is just days away.

    OK, its several days, but it gives me strength to carry on when the mercury drops. Yes, we have had a mild winter so far, however, February’s full moon is called the full snow moon for a reason, so let’s don’t start dancing yet. March 5 is the full worm moon, signaling a thawing ground, but we can still get some winter weather even after that. Having said all of that, I’m starting my garden.

  • Chance to teach children the joys of live theater

    The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter the Rabbit is coming to town and you are invited.

    Children from ages 3 to 8 will enjoy this free play. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The play will be at Robert B. Turner Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The play begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 7:30 with questions and answers afterward.

    It’s an opportunity for children to experience live theater and interact with the characters.

  • Region winners
  • Gentle giant larger than life

    When you are 10 or 12 years old, the world around you is often growing closer and simultaneously getting bigger.

    And the heroes can vary.

    I grew up in the 1960s and 70s. Those were the days of three television channels – if the weather was good and you had a decent antenna – and AM radio. Wireless phones that fit in your pocket were just on Star Trek.