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Today's News

  • They found a dead what?

    Armadillos, you’re not in the Southwest anymore.
    The iron-plated rodent’s habitat is usually limited to the arid climate of Southern states like Arizona and Texas — with their range extending into Florida and the Carolinas — but have been gradually making their way up north, even into Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
    Bobby Patel, owner of The Convenience Store located on Broadway, and Scotty Embry of Lawrenceburg, discovered a decomposing armadillo in the back lot behind the station.

  • Thefts plague Early Childhood Center

    More than $10,000 worth of tools and copper piping was stolen from the new Early Childhood Center two weeks ago, the most recent incidents in a series of thefts at the construction site.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell first heard of thefts at the Early Childhood Center in late August, when the first two incidents occurred.
    According to Mitchell, all of the items stolen in connection with the August thefts had been reclaimed.

  • GOLF: Sudden death win returns Riley to state tourney

    NICHOLASVILLE – Caitlyn Riley’s hands weren’t shaking as she got ready to putt from just 5 feet out last Tuesday.


    Her knees had not been knocking as she knelt to survey the situation on the green during the first hole of a sudden death playoff at Connemara.


    But looks were deceiving.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Woodford mirrors Bearcat revival

    A once-proud football program falls on hard times.


    Said program turns to a proven coach to return to glory.


    Program endures a one-win season, ending with a shellacking by a mega-power.


    And program gets back on its feet with a can-do attitude and a lightened schedule.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats sweep Marion, Johnson Central

    Anderson County recovered from a sluggish start to defeat Johnson Central, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in a boys’ high school soccer match played at Woodford County Park’s youth soccer field.


    The contest was moved from the Anderson pitch after last week’s rains had left the surface unplayable.


    Austin Smallwood scored a pair of unassisted goals to lead the Bearcats past one of eastern Kentucky’s better teams.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Cats pull classic upset of state’s sixth-ranked team


    The Anderson County girls’ soccer team pulled off their biggest upset in five years when they stunned sixth-ranked Murray, 2-1, in the Elizabethtown Classic.


    Anderson had not beaten such a highly-ranked team since taking fifth-ranked Tates Creek down in the regional tournament semi-finals in 2006.


    Anderson seniors Taylor Clark and Emily Mager led the Lady Bearcats to the win, according to coach Jason Earnest. Clark scored twice after Murray had taken the lead, while Mager was outstanding in the net.

  • True hunters respect the game, follow the rules

    Hunting.  Fishing.  Outdoors.


    What makes a hunter, a fisherman or an outdoorsman?   Practically anyone can take an afternoon drive to the local sporting goods store and purchase a license and equipment needed to pursue any of the activities previously mentioned.  God and soldiers of this great country through the years have given us the freedom to enjoy just such experiences.  However, no amount of equipment or any type of license purchased can truly make a hunter, a fisherman or an outdoorsman.   

  • Six Mile Creek provides great fall fishing

    By Art Lander

  • COLUMN: High school sports have to play money ball

    There is more than a little irony that the movie “Moneyball” opened the weekend around the time Chicken Little ran college athletics for a few days.


    No, the sky did not fall, but Texas A&M – 992 miles from Lexington, Ky., according to MapQuest – is now a member of the Southeastern Conference.  Syracuse – that tourist haven in upstate New York – is in the same Atlantic Coast Conference as Florida State, located near the balmy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Anderson graduate finds soccer in China

    Transylvania University Media Relations
    Reprinted with permission
    Transylvania University student Sam Williams knew he would be learning about economics when he decided to study abroad in China this summer, but he wasn’t sure he would find an outlet for his soccer skills.


    As it turns out, he’s been able to do both.