Today's News

  • Swim Cats prepare for regional meet

    In a sport where personal records are generally considered the truest barometer of success, Anderson County swimmer Josh Lindsey reached a goal he has been striving for last Wednesday.

    Josh Lindsey finally broke one minute in the 100 (-yard) freestyle with a time of 59.35,” Anderson coach Karla Phillips said.

    Lindsey’s feat was the highlight of Anderson’s showing in a six-team meet hosted by Shelby County last Wednesday. Lindsey ended up sixth in the race and finished fifth in the 50-yard freestyle.

  • Oh, Mercy! Cats entertain giant-killer

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team will host Louisville Mercy in the first game of a boy-girl double header Friday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m.

    The game was originally scheduled to be played Thursday but was reset to be in compliance with Title IX regulations governing high school sports.

    A perennial power, Mercy flexed its muscles in the quarterfinal round of the Louisville Invitational Tournament last week. The Jaguars whipped then top-ranked Elizabethtown, 65-53, becoming the first Kentucky team to knock off E-town this year.

  • Third quarter dooms Lady Bearcats at Franklin

    Franklin County exploded during the third quarter to outlast pesky Anderson County, 79-64, in girls’ basketball action last Tuesday in Frankfort.

    Leading 34-31 at the half, the eighth-ranked Lady Flyers went on a 13-1 scoring run to start the third stanza and never let their lead drop back into single digits as they ran their record to 15-3.

    Franklin outpointed the Lady Cats, 23-8, in the third period.

  • Anderson storm flattens Western Hills

    FRANKFORT – As it turned out, Western Hills might wish it had not rescheduled its game with Anderson County.

    The Bearcats went on a 14-1 run to end the first half then blew things open in the second for an 82-49 win over the host Wolverines Monday night.

    The game had originally been scheduled for Jan. 22, but was canceled due to the winter storm that moved through the area that day.

  • Bearcats torch South Oldham

    No one saw this one coming. Absolutely no one.

    Anderson County put together its finest performance of the boys’ basketball season with a 73-44 thrashing of visiting South Oldham Friday night.

    Anderson improved to 10-9 while South Oldham, which had been ranked at the top of the Eighth Region, fell to 16-3 and suffered its first loss to a regional foe.

  • Church briefs

    Winter Bible study at Central Baptist
    Winter Bible study at Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg will be ongoing through February, the church announced.
    The theme is The Assignment for the New Testament Church.
    Sunday school is at 10 a.m. each week, followed by worship at 11 and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening services begin at 6 p.m.
    The church is located between Frankfort and Lawrenceburg on US 127. All are welcome.
    For more information, call Pastor Rick Clark at 502-319-0903.

    Children’s revival planned

  • Turning your problems over to God is difficult, but worth it

    Since my friend Mike has been sober, he’s taken me to one of his AA meetings every so often.
    I don’t struggle with alcohol, but I have my own compulsions and obsessions. In my opinion, every one of us is addicted to something and that those somethings can and do change, sometimes daily.
    Simplyput, it’s about running from God and to everything and anything that’s not God. Some of our somethings are more socially acceptable and less physically damaging than other somethings, like drugs or alcohol, but they all play havoc with our souls.

  • Local quilt may have warmed First Lady Bush

    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Jan. 27, 1966
    School dismissed due to snow
    The first major snow storm of the season hit Kentucky Friday night, dumping about 6 inches on Anderson County.
    School had been out all week due to the road conditions.
    County road foreman Earnie Puckett said county and state road crews got busy early Saturday morning and worked until about 7 p.m. They began again early Sunday morning and continued spreading cinders and salt and clearing roads throughout the day.

  • Back Country Horsemen to hold session Feb. 4

    From staff reports
    Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) will conduct a strategic planning session during its February meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb.4, 7 p.m. at the Mercer Extension office located at 1007 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg.
    The group will discuss upcoming activities and the group’s goals for the coming year, which include growing its membership.

  • Snow days are perfect days to indulge

    I could write you a column this week full of healthy recipes I made during this snowy week but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. You see, in my house, there is something about snow days and holidays that are very similar. They both have an “anything goes” feeling.