Today's News

  • Lady Mustangs win Mercer tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team won the King Middle School Pre-Season Tournament Saturday night. The Lady Mustangs beat Bondurant, 7-0, Friday, then defeated Elkhorn in a shootout to win the title.

    They were tied 1-1 with Elkhorn Middle 1-1 at the end of regulation and after a 10-minute overtime. Anderson won the shootout, 4-3. Anderson selections to the All- Tournament team were Madeline Wilson, Lyndsay Chelf and Hannah Drury.

  • Health board OKs massive payroll cuts

    Employees will soon be paying for the controversial new health department building out of their own paychecks.
    The Anderson County Board of Health unanimously approved a massive payroll decrease last Tuesday night as the final step of solving the fiscal crisis caused in part by the new $2 million building.
    The decision will chop roughly $155,000 from the department’s payroll through a series of furlough days and dropping positions from full- to part-time.
    The decision takes affect July 1, the first day of the health department’s new fiscal year.

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  • Dillow signs with Kentucky State

    Anderson County High School senior Austin Dillow, second from front right, signs an NCAA national letter-of-intent to run track and cross country at Kentucky State University during a ceremony at the school last Thursday. Dillow qualified for the state cross country meet all four years of high school and also made the state wrestling tournament all four years.

  • Talking smack, and a Cardinal in a casket

    It was probably just the calm before Saturday’s storm.

  • Alleged fake pot peddler enters not guilty plea

    Craig Vaughn, the owner of Herbal Awakenings who spoke out openly against Anderson County’s fake pot ban, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors at his arraignment in Anderson County District Court on March 22.
    Police arrested the 30-year-old Vaughn on Feb. 17 for one count of drug paraphernalia — deliver/manufacture and one count for “any misdemeanor not covered by the codes.”
    Vaughn will be back in District Court on April 11 for a pre-trial conference.

  • BASEBALL: Franklin punishes porous Anderson defense

    If anyone needed a reminder that baseball can be a wacky game, he got it in Anderson County's third game of the high school season.

    Franklin County pounced on seven Bearcat errors along with several other mental gaffes to post an 11-4 win at Barnes Memorial Field last Wednesday. And this was over an Anderson team that has expected its pitching and defense to carry it to a spot among the contenders in the Eighth Region race.

  • Tennis teams playing many double-headers, face long layoff

    The Anderson County tennis teams might be true road warriors this year, but Cook says that is a combination of several factors.

    The Anderson girls played Shelby County last Thursday and will not return to the court until April 10. The boys' team plays at Gallatin County today, March 28, but will be off until April 11. “The long break is just due to the fact that our spring break (April 2-6) does not line up with anyone else in the region,” says girls' tennis coach Jeremy Cook, who is also Anderson's assistant athletics director.

  • Tennis teams winning with cooperative spirit

    There is a spirit of cooperation around the Anderson County tennis teams this spring.

    Not only are the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats sharing the same practice courts, they are largely playing the same schedules and are, in fact, sharing coaches.

  • TRACK: Striving for improvement

    Anderson County track and field might be an example of simply working hard and letting that take care of everything else.

    And so far, things are working out well for a team that was expected to be rebuilding in nearly every area.