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Today's News

  • Fiscal court approves tax increase

    A divided Anderson County Fiscal Court narrowly approved a tax increase and the next step toward building a swimming facility when it met Tuesday morning.
    Magistrates voted 4-3 for a 1.6 percent increase on real estate, raising the rate from $1.27 per $1,000 assessed value to $1.29. That means a home assessed at $100,000 will now pay $129 instead of $127.
    Voting for the increase were Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway and magistrates David Ruggles, Forest Dale Stevens and Juretta Wells. Voting against were magistrates Buddy Sims, David Montgomery and Kenny Barnett.

  • YOUTH SPORTS: Anderson teams shine in late summer tournaments

    Anderson County youth teams star in late-summer tournaments.

  • OUTDOORS: BIG catch!

    Colton Hawkins, 6, caught this 21-inch bass last week while fishing at his great-grandfather's pond. Colton will be a third-grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary School and is the son of Glenn and Chasidy Hawkins.

  • GOLF: Bearcat golf tees off with strong start

    Anderson County wanted an early-season golf test. The Bearcats got two of them last week as the opened the season with a pair of fifth-place finishes in tournaments.

    Competing against some of the state's perennial powers at the 5-Star General and Taylor County invitationals, the Bearcats placed high in tournaments that drew close to 20 teams. Most importantly for Coach Jim Beward, the Bearcats found they belong.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats to host Joy of Golf Tourney

    The Anderson County High School girls' golf team will be the Fifth Annual "The Joy of Golf" Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • SOFTBALL: Glass forced to give up leading Lady Bearcat softball

    One of the most successful high school softball coaches in Kentucky is apparently out of a job coaching the game he loves.

    Brian Glass, who has led Anderson County to two Eighth Region championships and six 30th District titles since 2001, recently learned that he would have to step down from his coaching job after his older brother, Chris Glass, was hired as the school's interim principal for the upcoming academic year.

  • COLUMN: Unfortunate situation, but law is very clear

    Life never claimed to be fair. It never has been.

    Try as we might to change that, it never will be either.

    Remembering those truths is about the only way you can rationalize the news that Brian Glass will apparently have to step down from his job as softball coach at Anderson County High School.

    Glass learned the news after his brother, Chris Glass, was named the schools' interim principal.

    I have not seen Brian Glass since the ruling came down. We've just communicated in a few e-mails or text messages back and fourth.

  • Mudcats finish second in local tourney

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 14-and-under softball team finished as the runner-up in the NSA August Blowout, held at Anderson County Community Park over the weekend.

    The Mudcats, a travel team made up largely of girls from Anderson County, finished 3-2 in the 10-team tournament, losing to the East Kentucky Slammers, of Ashland, in the final.

    “Overall, it was the best weekend of the summer as the girls face strong pitching and very solid teams to come in second,” Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver said.

  • Fall Squirrel Season opens Aug. 17

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky’s fall squirrel season is a 196-day split season that kicks off the calendar of fall hunting.

    The first segment of the fall squirrel season opens Aug. 17 season closes on Nov. 8.  The season opens again Nov. 11 and runs through Feb. 28, 2014.

    The daily bag limit is six squirrels.

  • Volleyball team earns Blue Grass medal

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team earned bronze medals in the silver bracket in the Blue Grass State Games competition, which ended Sunday in Lexington. The Lady Bearcats split six matches against strong competition, according to a news release.

    “These girls did a nice job,” Anderson assistant coach Bob Hardin said in the release. “We have work to do but they completely embrace that success is demonstrating dedication, skill, strength and heart.”