Today's News

  • June can be a tough month of transition for bass fishing

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

    The gorgeous weather combined with warming, but tolerable, temperatures make June one of the best months to be outside. The wonderful weather drives hordes of largemouth bass anglers to waters across Kentucky, filled with anticipation of catching a couple of five pounders.

    Often, at the end of a day of fishing in perfect weather, they only have a few 12-inch fish to show for their efforts. Despite the great conditions for humans, June is a transitional time for largemouth bass.

  • Nagging injuries, rugged draw main culprits in earlier exit for Lady Cats

    Editor’s note: This compilation of notes from the state softball tournament contains the writer’s opinions and observations.

    **Anderson County’s third straight trip to the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament might have ended a bit sooner than planned – the Lady Bearcats played only three games a year after playing six games and making it all the way to the Final Four last year – but it would be hard to label the relatively early exit a disappointment.

  • Getting in the work
  • Study: Overdose deaths here higher than neighboring counties

    The number of drug-overdose fatalities in Kentucky rose almost 15 percent in 2015, driven by a 247 percent jump in deaths involving fentanyl, a highly potent opioid that some traffickers are mixing with heroin, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy said Tuesday.

    Anderson County, according to the agency’s research, measured 20.63 deaths per 100,000 residents, the measure by which the study was conducted. Anderson came in slightly higher than surrounding counties, with the exception of Woodford, wich was measured at 21.64 deaths per 100,000. (See related chart).

  • East Jessamine ends Lady Bearcat run

    OWENSBORO – East Jessamine rallied for three runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to oust Anderson County, 10-9, from the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament Friday afternoon.

    Leading 9-7, Anderson appeared to have won the game when shotstop Lexi Tinsley made a spectacular catch of Brylee Hage's line drive up the middle. But as the Lady Bearcats were celebrating their apparent victory, the umpires ruled that Anderson pitcher Hannah Burgin had thrown an illegal pitch, giving Hage a second chance.

  • Holy Cross stuns Lady Bearcats at state tournament

    OWENSBORO – Louisville Holy Cross jumped on Anderson County with four runs in the bottom of the first en route to a 10-4 upset of the Lady Bearcats in the Worth/KHSAA State Softball Tournament Thursday night at Jack Fisher Park in Owensboro.

  • ONLINE ONLY: State tournament notes, Pre-tournament

    This will be Anderson County's fifth trip to the state softball tournament, all since 2002. The Lady Bearcats' best finish was last year when they made the Final Four, losing to Male in the consolation bracket semifinal.

    In 2008, Anderson finished fifth.


  • Story behind the story

    When the story of the “mystery photo” (See page A1) landed in my lap a few weeks ago, I was in a spot that reporters rarely find themselves — a part of the story. Rather than simply stating the facts, asking questions and writing from an outsider’s standpoint, I found I was a character in the story.

    Of course, as all this was unfolding, I was never really certain if I had a story or not.

  • Farm, home safety tips for stormy weather

    It’s that time of year when we get more thunderstorms. Weather patterns are more active, and storms thrive with the moisture and rapidly rising warm air that is very common during the transition to warmer seasons.

    Stormy conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and, possibly, while they’re inside a building. Although thunderstorms are more common during the spring and summer, they can take place all year long and at all hours.

  • Vacation leads to memory recall

    I took a vacation.

    Besides a few one day-ers in my Hoosier hometown, I’ve taken exactly two vacations in 20 years of living in Kentucky. I took three days to meet up with a Phoenix friend in Pennsylvania almost four years ago, and, last week, I headed west again. It was wonderful.

    The plan was to be in Bakersfield, California for the birth of a child. My friend Anne, who used to own the Mt. Eden Greenhouse, had a new husband for me to meet and was expecting their first baby any day. Baby Lucas had his own plans.