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Today's News

  • Show featuring Burgoo Cook Off champs rescheduled

    The television show scheduled to feature Burgoo Cook Off champs Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty later this month has been moved to another date.
    Sanford and Royalty were scheduled to appear Dec. 30 on TLC’s “Hungry Brothers” show. Their appearance is now scheduled for sometime during the first three months of 2014, according to an e-mail from Sanford.

  • Volume of material increases for recycling program

    David Ruggles, 1st District Magistrate and chair of the fiscal court’s solid waste committee, spent last Wednesday looking at other people’s trash in Meade County.
    More than four months have passed since the fiscal court ended curbside recycling in Anderson County, but Ruggles’ attention to the county’s recycling program hasn’t waned.

  • YKK donates toys to Open Hands
  • Steps for selling, buying vehicles

    If you have sold or intend to sell a vehicle before the end of the year, be sure that the buyer transfers the vehicle at the county clerk’s office.
    Just signing the title will not remove your tax obligation for the next year.
    Whoever’s name is in the AVIS System (State Transportation System) on Jan. 1 of that year is responsible for the property tax on that vehicle for that entire year. 2014 property taxes will be entered into the AVIS System by the Revenue Department on Jan. 1.

  • Enjoy holidays, but please be careful

    The holidays are here and ‘tis the season for joy and happiness. However, our busy professional and family lives can be crowded by the stress and extra activities which accompany this season.
    Here are some tips to stay safe throughout the holidays as well as the rest of the year.

    Don’t drink and drive

  • Use care if signing up for health care plan

    The Kentucky Healthcare Connection has been operating efficiently since it started in October.  It isn’t too complicated to apply but there are a lot of choices available.  
    The amount an individual or family will pay is based on income and family size.  A federal tax credit is offered that helps eligible individuals and families pay part of the insurance premium.   
    Medicaid has been expanded and you may be eligible for Medicaid now when you weren’t eligible earlier even though your income hasn’t changed.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Anderson girls host Shelby tonight

    Anderson County has played one of the top teams in Indiana girls' basketball, a team with three Division I prospects. The Lady Bearcats, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky, have handled a Top 5 team and a Top 25 team. They have also beaten a two-time defending regional champion.

    But the most important game of the season, so far, graces the schedule tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 18. Shelby County comes to town.

  • The real ghost of Christmas past

    Well, I guess I’m adjusted to winter. I poked my head out the door to call the dogs and thought, it’s not too bad out.
    Stepped back in to read the thermometer. It was 28 degrees. I’m just hoping winter passes just as fast as summer. I am so ready to be out in the warm sun, playing in the dirt, I can hardly stand it.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach says Bearcats will get ready

    The way Anderson County football finished is undoubtedly a testament to where the program stands and what the expectations are.

    Anyone close to the Bearcats knows that, including head coach Mark Peach.

    Anderson finished the year at 11-3 and made it to the state Class 5A semi-finals before losing. To many,  that loss was a disappointing end to a great season.

  • BASKETBALL: Oldham explodes in third, decimates Bearcat upset bid

    Oldham County exploded in the third quarter to overcome Anderson County and record a 79-71 win in an early-season matchup of Eighth Region contenders Tuesday night in Buckner.

    The Colonels outpointed the Bearcats, 28-8, in the decisive third frame to overcome the Bearcats' 34-27 halftime advantage. Oldham improved to 3-0 on the year while Anderson dropped to 1-1.

    “In the first half, we came out and executed what we wanted to do very well,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. “We executed our offense and our defense was good.”