Today's News

  • Pinning a tourney title in Capital City

    The Anderson County wrestling team pinned the first major tournament championship under Coach Tom Castle on Saturday when the Bearcats won the Capital City Classic at Franklin County High School.

    The Bearcats scored 227 points in the tournament, well ahead of second place Franklin County, which had 183.5. Harrison County came in third with 133.5. In all, 21 teams participated in the tournament.

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Zach Perry (152) took first place in their respective weight classes while Austin Dillow (135 pounds) and Eric Spencer (145) placed second for the Bearcats.

  • Dance teams bring home the hardware

    The Anderson County dance teams have had a good winter so far, with the high school team winning its most recent competitions and the team from Anderson County Middle School also having strong showings.

    The Anderson schools dominated their divisions in the Battle for the Bluegrass, held Jan. 15 at Tates Creek High School in Lexington. The middle school team placed first in the middle school hip hop division while the high school team was named grand champions of the same show.

  • 'I almost killed her'

    Imagine shaking a 1-month-old infant so violently that she becomes lethargic and will barely eat.
    Imagine shaking her again several weeks later, this time so violently that she suffers a brain hemorrhage and retinal bleeding, and what doctors say are broken bones.
    Imagine you are the infant girl’s father, and are now coming to grips with the fact that you may have irrevocably sentenced her to a life of being speech, vision or learning impaired.

  • Western Hills outlasts Bearcats

    If Anderson County had its way about things, that 6-9 linked to the Bearcats would be in the height column next to a player or two on the Bearcats’ roster. No way would it be the record of a proud program.

    But reality is reality following the Bearcats’ 60-56 home court loss to Western Hills Friday night.
    Western Hills took the lead late in the third period and never gave it up to post its first win over Anderson since 1991. The Bearcats fought. They clawed. But they simply could not get results.

  • Bearcats painfully close to upsetting regional title contender

    So close. So painfully close.

    The toll of a fourth loss in five games – two in overtime – was visibly apparent in the Anderson County locker room last Tuesday.

    The Bearcats had seen a 10-point lead evaporate in the fourth quarter against North Oldham, the pre-season favorite in the Eighth Region. The Mustangs came through in overtime to claim a 48-45 win.

    “I have felt for this team as much as any time I have ever coached,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury, whose career has spanned nearly 30 years.

  • Rural voting precincts killed

    Voters in the western and other rural portions of Anderson County will now have to drive into Lawrenceburg to cast their votes.
    The Anderson County Board of Elections voted recently to move the remaining rural precincts into the city, finishing a job it started last year by relocating precincts in Alton and other areas into school buildings.

  • Deer season ends with record archery harvest

    Kentucky’s 2010-11 white-tailed deer season ended over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with archers posting two all-time harvest records.

    “There was an archery record set for the month of January (2,683 deer) and for the season (16,636 deer),” said David Yancy, deer biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Archery hunters harvested 413 antlerless deer and 253 antlered bucks over the holiday weekend.

  • December home sales plummet

    Real estate closings in Anderson County plummeted more than 50 percent in December, capping off a year that saw the county’s protracted real estate slump continue, according to statistics provided by the Lexington Board of Area Realtors.
    Only 13 home sales were recorded by realtors associated with the agency in December, a sizeable drop from the 28 closed last December.
    Home sales dipped overall in 2010, falling from 234 in 2009 to 226 last year.

  • McConnell speaks to Chamber, business leaders

    Sen. Mitch McConnell made a stop in Anderson County on Friday afternoon to speak to and take questions from members of the Chamber of Commerce as well as local business leaders.

  • More gun control is not the answer

    I really try to stick to topic when writing my monthly column but when events occur like the Arizona shooting earlier this month it’s hard to not voice my concerns. Really, in my opinion, I’m still within the bounds of an outdoor column due to the gun-related issues at hand so I’ll ramble a minute. This also gives you the freedom to continue or move on to the next page and read something else.