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Today's News

  • Deer season opens Saturday for archers

    For hunters, it’s a day to rejoice.
    For the deer they’re trying to shoot? Not so much.
    Saturday marks the opening of the archery deer season in Kentucky, a day when thousands of eager hunters wielding bows and wearing camouflage will climb tree stands or hunker down in ground blinds hoping to harvest a “shooter” buck — or at least fill their freezers with quality red meat.
    Either way, it’s one of the most anticipated days each year for sportsmen itching to hit the woods.

  • On Safari

    When they fired their first arrows, chances are the Peyton brothers never figured that one day their love of archery would lead them on a trip of a lifetime.
    But it did.
    Braden, 19, and Cameron, 17, each spent a portion of their recent summer vacations in Africa, where they successfully harvested zebras while working on a game farm.

  • Football home opener is Friday

    Friday Night Lights hit Lawrenceburg again, starting this week.
    Anderson County opens the home portion of the high school football season that night when it hosts a very good South Oldham team.
    Kickoff is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

  • City council raises taxes over 3 percent

    City councilmen will add $6 for every $100,000 of assessed real property to city tax bills after approving a first reading of a compensating tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
    The council voted unanimously to set tax rates at $1.90 per $1,000 assessed real property, a 3.26 percent increase
    All six members of the council also approved to set personal property taxes at $3.07 per $1,000 of assessed property values, a 1.087 percent increase.
    The new rates will produce roughly $1.1 million in revenue for the city, a $32,185 increase from 2012.

  • School board to decide on tax increase

    A public hearing regarding the upcoming fiscal year’s school board tax rate will be held tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m., according to an e-mail from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    A special-called board meeting is set to be held at 7:15 p.m. following the meeting in order to vote on the tax rate.
    The district’s current draft budget for 2013-14 has been calculated based on a 4 percent revenue increase, according to Anderson News reports.  
    The school board is set to approve its final budget in September.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to host South Oldham Friday

     

    This is not the South Oldham football team you are used to seeing.

    These Dragons, who will try to spoil Anderson County's home opener, really are capable of breathing some football fire.

    Anderson hosts South Oldham, a team it has played – and beaten – off and on for 20 years, Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats not perfect, but mighty good in season-opener

    WINCHESTER – Perfection is never completely attainable, especially in the first test of a high school football season. But goodness, gracious, Anderson County was impressive Friday night.

    The Bearcats thumped a vastly improved George Rogers Clark, 50-21, at Cardinal Stadium, an outcome that does not tell the story of just how dominant the Bearcats really were, despite the predictable mistakes.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats struggle, fall to Spencer County

    Anderson County’s girls knew things might be tough on the soccer field this year. Just how tough has been magnified in the early part of the season.

    Spencer County erupted for three goals over a 15-minute span in the second half to defeat the host lady Bearcats, 4-3, in girls' soccer action last Wednesday night.

    Saturday, the Lady Bearcats fell to Russell High, 1-0, to fall to 0-3-1 on the year.

  • BOYS' GOLF: Smiles return as Bearcat golfers knock off Western Hills

    There were no raucous celebrations when Anderson County defeated Western Hills last Thursday.

    It was golf and the sport's decorum would not have allowed such a demonstration. But that did not mean the Anderson boys could not be happy with the 148-150 win at Wild Turkey Trace.

    “The grin has returned,” Anderson coach Jim Beward said. “All five guys shot under 40 for the first time in my tenure as coach.”

  • COLUMN: Emotional opening to football season

    Sometimes the first weekend of the football season is as exhilarating as an 80-yard bomb, as deceptive as a blowout win or as jolting as an Andrew Jackson hit in the backfield.

    For local fans, it could have been a mixture of the three.

     

    Exhilarating.

    That had to be the feeling around Anderson County football after a 50-21 win at George Rogers Clark Friday night. The Bearcats were far from perfect, to be sure, but they did a lot of things right in beating a decent opponent Friday night.