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Today's News

  • Do they need more tax money?

    Increased costs, decreased state and federal funding and taxpayer burden will all factor into the Anderson County Board of Education’s decision next Wednesday on what to do with its tax rate.

    But what is driving those increases and decreases?

    To help the public understand more about those increases and decreases before next Wednesday night’s pubic hearing, The Anderson News asked the school’s chief finance officer, Nick Clark, to share some insight on both.

  • Where's Ben? Right here!

    The Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club will sponsor its second annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner on Monday, Sept. 13 at the Anderson County Senior Center.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m., and a catered dinner will be served at 6:30.

    Tickets are $30 each.

  • Collins pulls away from Lady Bearcats

    A late surge was all that Collins needed to defeat host Anderson County for the second time in two weeks in 28th District volleyball action last Thursday.

    Already up with a win in game one, the Titans broke a 13-13 deadlock in game two, gaining possession and the lead on a bad return by the Lady Bearcats. Heather Luce then served up five straight points, giving Collins an insurmountable 19-13 lead.

  • COLUMN: Much to like about the Bearcats

    Random thoughts while figuring the Reds' magic number ...

    There is a lot to like about the Anderson County football team and the Bearcats showed why Friday at Mercer County.

    There is a long way to go in the season and a good Henry County team coming to town this week, so let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Wildcats might have the best quarterback the Bearcats will see this year and last year's game was closer than the 42-7 final would indicate.

    But still, the Anderson team has shown it has the potential to be playing well into the post-season.

  • Thoughts sought on updated plan

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider a new statement of goals and objectives for the Comprehensive Plan update currently under way, the commission announced in a news release.

    The hearing will be held at the commission’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 14 in the Anderson County Fiscal Court room, 139 South Main Street in Lawrenceburg.

    Public input is encouraged, according to the news release.

  • Murder victim slashed multiple times

    An Anderson County man is in jail on murder charges after police found the body of a woman in his residence at 4197 Bardstown Road on Saturday.

    Gary M. Bancroft, 33, is charged with murdering 33-year-old Frances Renee Mobley.

    Mobley’s identity was confirmed Tuesday morning, said Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie. Mobley is said to have been staying with Bancroft at least part time in Anderson County, but her family lives in Spencer County, he said.

  • Meet Kentucky's best dispatcher

    Jennifer Mitchell never got a drop of water on her while helping to save a stranded family from drowning in the Kentucky River earlier this year.

    In fact, Mitchell never came within a mile of the river during the rescue effort, but her role in getting the family safe to shore was as important as those who manned rescue boats or plucked the family from its stranded boat.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Sept. 15

    This Week in Anderson Co. Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 17: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshmen football

    Saturday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. at Grant Co., noon.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 20: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Girls' Soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 15: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA.

    Saturday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA.

  • Bearcats roll past Mercer

    Bearcats roll past Mercer

    By John Herndon

    Sports editor

    HARRODSBURG -- Anderson County junior Travis Phillips took a pair of Seth Carmichael passes for touchdowns and intercepted a Mercer County pass late in the first half to propel the Bearcats to a 42-13 romp past Mercer on Friday night in Harrodsburg.

    Phillips did his damage all within a 66-second span that saw the Bearcats break open a 7-7 tie.

    "Travis was huge," Anderson coach Mark Peach said. "He was everywhere. He is very tough to tackle in the open field."

  • Six and counting

    Anderson County wanted to make quick work of an over-matched Berea boys' soccer team on Saturday.

    Romeo Nava made sure of it.

    The senior found the net with a goal just 19 seconds into the contest, propelling the Bearcats to a 5-0 win, their sixth straight.

    Nava's  shot was practically uncontested and was a preview of things to come.

    While Anderson only added one more goal, from Steven Pulcifer, before halftime, the Bearcats were firmly in control and Berea never seriously threatened.