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Today's News

  • Mostly positive audit includes ‘major’ problems

    The school board’s annual independent audit of its finances came back positive, despite a few hiccups regarding repeat errors and a “major problem” in the timely deposit of high school athletic event receipts.
    Auditor Denise Keene, a certified public accountant from Georgetown, said at the board’s Nov. 19 meeting that she was very pleased to see the school district is “living within its means,” increasing its general fund revenue by about $220,000 for fiscal year 2011-2012.

  • Whooping cough keeps spreading

    Fourteen children in Anderson County have tested positive for “whooping cough,” Interim Public Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning.
    Pertussis or “whooping cough,” a bacterial infection highly contagious three days after it’s first contracted, has now spread to both the Anderson County Middle School and Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

  • Butterscotch pie sparks Thanksgiving Day brawl

    It must have been one heck of a pie.
    That’s what one deputy said after responding to a call about a fight at the corner of Brenda Drive and Scott Court that he says erupted in a dispute over a butterscotch pie.
    “When I pulled up I asked what was going on,” said Deputy Tony Likens. “I was told a couple of guys had been drinking. One guy was in the bathroom and another guy went in and head-butted him.

  • ‘$50,000 we didn’t need to spend’

    Inmates on work release in Anderson County will no longer dine on the local taxpayers’ dime.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway pulled the plug Tuesday night on the practice of providing lunches for inmates after learning that the jail that houses them already provides them with a bag lunch.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats to be tested at Lexington Catholic

    Anderson County's girls' basketball team is expected to receive a stern test Friday when the Lady Bearcats travel to Lexington Catholic.

    A year ago, Lexington Catholic served notice early that the highly-ranked Lady Bearcats, a pre-season Top 10 last year, were not invincible with a 60-51 whipping on Anderson's home court. The Lady Knights filled the nets 11 times from 3-point range to notch the win.

    Lexington Catholic went on to a 20-12 season.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcat football celebrates season at awards banquet

     

     

    Anderson County football celebrated its 8-3 season with the annual team awards banquet on Nov. 18. The Bearcats finished as Class 5A, District 6 runner-up but were eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs by Cooper, which will be playing in this week's state championship game.

  • Anderson County youth display hunting prizes

    Several Anderson County youth had successful hunts this fall.

  • Playing the game, planting the seed

    It only looked like Danny Vernon's basketball career was over when plans to walk on at Murray State University were derailed by a back injury.

    Don't look now, but the Anderson County resident is coaching an undefeated team early in the season.

    A one-time high school player from North Carolina whose career ended when he hurt his back in a pick-up game at Murray, Vernon has been heading up the basketball program at Fox Creek Christian Church for the last eight years, expanding its horizons far beyond the traditional recreational church league.

  • Rabbit and quail season promises to be bountiful

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally the kickoff of rabbit and quail hunting across Kentucky.

    "Rabbit numbers are up, and that doesn't surprise me, considering the ideal weather conditions we had in the spring and early summer," said Ben Robinson, small game biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "We're already getting reports of good hunting."

  • Riley, Hyatt named all-region

    Two Anderson County golfers continue to reap abundant awards after a strong season this year. Lady Bearcats Anna-Marie Hyatt, a senior, and junior Kaitlyn Riley were named to the All-Seventh Region team in a vote of the region's coaches. Their selections were announced by the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association.

    Megan Kinney, of Western Hills, was named the region's player of the year, while Henry Clay's Kevin Mims was named the region's top coach.