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Today's News

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR SEPT. 7: Bearcats have had great games with Mercer and Harrodsburg

    Over the years, Anderson County has had some great football games with both Mercer County and Harrodsburg. Friday night will mark the first meeting between Anderson and Mercer since Harrodsburg High closed. I make my picks of the best games in the two series. At the end is a listing of every game in the longtime series.

    Greats in the rivalries

    Anderson vs. Mercer

    1966 Anderson 68, Mercer Co. 0

    Billy Bean has a field day, runs past the Scotties with four touchdowns.

    1972 Anderson Co. 67, Mercer Co. 13

  • Oldest play in the book seals Bearcat win over traditional power

    It was fitting that on a night when the very first Anderson High School football team was honored, it all came down to the oldest play in the book.

    With his team reeling and clinging to a 36-34 lead over Meade County with 4:55 to play, Anderson County's Dustin Combs took a Gabe Butrum kickoff, followed a wall of blockers, then broke free for a 97-yard touchdown return. It was all the Bearcats needed as they posted a 43-34 Alumni Bowl win before an electric crowd at Warford Stadium.

    “The middle just opened up,” a sweat-drenched Combs said.

  • 'I can't beat the city. The city has won this fight'

    Becky Meadows was presented with two offers, and the City of Lawrenceburg’s just wasn’t the best.

    The Public Works Committee of the city council offered to provide a flat stone grave marker to each of Meadows’ family members whose graves are currently only marked by wooden crosses.

    Those wooden crosses are in violation of the city’s cemetery ordinance. However, Meadows said she didn’t receive a copy of the ordinance until the crosses had been up for several months.

    Committee members recognized that the city had wronged the family.

  • ANALYSIS: Billy Clyde's DUI charge will test county's mettle; police release 911 call

    Lawrenceburg police released the audio of last Thursday's 911 call that eventually led to the arrest of former UK coach Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie was charged with DUI.

    Here is the audio from that call:

    Billy Gillispie’s drunk driving charge last Thursday morning gave Anderson County a glimpse of what life is like in the nation’s red hot spotlight.

  • Fallen Marine's ring comes home

    Julie Coubert doesn’t know why her late son’s class ring found its way back home — but she’s certainly glad it did.

    Marine Cpl. Timothy Dale Lewis collapsed and died in 2007 while deployed in the Philippines. He had been stationed in Japan, but was training in the Philippines for a mission in Iraq.

    Lewis was a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School, and he lost his class ring between graduation and his deployment in 2004.

  • Could Wednesday's soccer showdown be the biggest ever on the Anderson field?

    In a week of big games in Anderson County sports this week, it would be hard to imagine one any bigger than the Anderson girls' soccer team taking on Woodford County at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.

    Anderson is off to a 4-3 start, maybe not what some had envisioned. The Lady Cats showed they can be vulnerable when they put up a clunker at Central Hardin, but their other losses (West Jessamine and South Oldham) can be chalked up as things that can happen when two outstanding teams meet.

  • Lady Bearcat soccer routs Owen

    Even though Anderson was heavily favored over Owen County last Tuesday, Lady Bearcat coach Jason Earnest reminded his team there was more to his pregame speech than the usual, “We have to take one game at a time” usually reserved for such occasions.

    There really was something riding on the outcome. “We still needed to play for district seeding,” Earnest said. “It got out of hand fast.”

    Anderson, obviously motivated, grabbed a 7-0 halftime lead even though Earnest put some resrictions on his team after it gained a 4-0 advantage.

  • Kickin' some grass!

    The state’s spotlight will shine on Anderson County this week as farmers from across Kentucky converge here to discuss and view forage and grassland.

    The Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Buddy Smith’s farm on 1984 Graefenburg Road.

    This will mark the first time the event has been held in central Kentucky, according to Extension agriculture agent Tommy Yankey. It will feature some of the most cutting-edge forage and grassland work being done today in agriculture, he said.

  • Beaver Lake Road to close Thursday

    The county road department is closing Beaver Lake Road at the second causeway on Thursday, Sept. 3 beginning at 8 a.m.

    The road will remain closed until 4 p.m. for culvert repair, said road foreman Chip Chambers.

  • Community calendar - 9.2 to 9.8

    Wednesday, Sept. 2

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.