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Today's News

  • Former mayor gained world-wide fame as Col. Harlan Sanders look-alike

    There’s no question that Bob Thompson was proud to have served as mayor and for gaining worldwide fame for his portrayal of Col. Sanders.
    But those things paled when compared to the pride Thompson, 87, had for his family.
    “My daughter wrote an essay and asked daddy what he was most proud of,” said Thompson’s daughter, Ruth Hamon. “It was his marriage to my mom, his children and his grandchildren.”

  • Friends, family grieve as illness claims life of their beloved ‘cowboy’

    Stephen Baker was the “kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back, an ear to listen to or a shoulder to cry on,” his sister said.
    Sunday, there were plenty of tears shed for the longtime Anderson County firefighter who passed away at the age of 39 following a lifelong illness.
    Baker’s death drew an incredible outpouring from fellow first responders and thousands of people whose lives he touched.

  • Growing pains

    One of Anderson County’s fastest growing business has a problem.
    A land problem.
    “We had a record-setting year,” said George Cummins, owner of Salt River Outfitters, which provides hunting experiences for hunters all over the nation here and in Kansas.
    “It’s the best we’ve ever had, but I need to lease more land to continue growing.”
    That Cummins has been extremely successful in the ultra-competitive guided hunt industry isn’t a surprise, given the numbers his hunters posted this year.

  • Tough coach with tender heart led Bearcat ‘glory days’

    They might be called the glory days of Anderson County basketball.

    It was that period from the mid-1960s to the late 70s when the Bearcats enjoyed a sustained run of success that is unmatched in local history.

  • Whiteside pulls off rebound record

    WILMORE – With the Luce Center audio system balking last Tuesday, there was a real question if the National Anthem would be played before the Asbury-Midway women’s basketball game tipped off.

    That’s when Kali Whiteside took a step or two forward from the Asbury bench.

    “Oh, say can you see?” she sang.

    The crowd joined in and a setback was averted.

    It was fitting. Kali rebounded nicely from a problem.

  • Perry Central weapons too much for Bearcats

    How one looks at Perry Central’s 81-74 win over Anderson County Saturday night depends on the perspective.

    To the casual observer and perhaps most statewide observers, the Commodores’ win probably came as little surprise, even on Anderson’s home court. After all, Perry Central is considered a solid favorite to win the 14th Region, played defending state champion Dunbar to the wire and boasts what Anderson coach Glen Drury called “the No. 1 team in the state of Kentucky talent-wise.”

  • Shouse reaches 200th career win

    Asbury University men’s basketball coach Will Shouse earned his 200th career win as a collegiate coach Thursday when the Eagles outlasted visiting Alice Lloyd, 77-74, in Wilmore.

    Shouse, now in his 11th season as a head coach, improved his career record to 200-138. He spent two years at Kentucky Christian University, going 51-24. At Asbury, he has compiled a 149-114 record.

  • God First Basketball registrations under way

    Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church is taking registrations for God First Basketball until Jan. 26. The league is for boys and girls, ages 3-15 and is scheduled to run from Feb. 27 to April 23.

    The cost is $45 dollars for the first child in a family and $40 for each additional child. Players should be prepared to participate in a 20-minute evaluation session at registration.

    Sign-up dates and times are Thursday, Jan. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Reds Caravan to make multiple area stops

    The annual Cincinnati Reds’ Caravan will be making several area stops during its tour through Reds’ Country, according to a news release.

    The popular Caravan will give fans the opportunity to interact with current and former Reds players, Minor League prospects, front office personnel and broadcasters.

    The South Tour of the Caravan will stop in Louisville at Louisville Slugger Field from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 and in Lexington at Fayette Mall on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Bearcat football award winners announced

    The Anderson County High School football team closed out th 2016 season with the annual awards banquet recently.

    Senior Bryndon Labhart was named the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player and Defensive MVP while Logan Mann and Dalton Wells were named the Special Teams Most Valuable Players. Mann was also named the recipient of the Cunningham-Hawkins Leadership Award.