Today's News

  • Free eats for a year
  • School’s back, sports are, too

    The calendar says we still have almost six weeks of summer left but this morning, the roads said it was over.

    You know, those big yellow school busses were back out, meaning vacation is over and time for the kids to get back to the classroom.

    And that means the question I have been fielding about once a day for the last three weeks will increase exponentially: “Your schedule is about to get really busy pretty soon, isn’t it?”

    In this job, you are always busy. It just comes in different forms at different times of the year.


    Expectations are what they are.

    A year ago, there weren’t many for the Anderson County girls’ soccer program. Oh, the Lady Bearcats were favored to win the 30th District title, which they did, but few thought much more was possible.

    A year later, the Lady Bearcats are seeing what a regional runner-up finish does to those expectations. With eight seniors and some high level underclassmen, those expectations have done a complete 180-degree turn for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Short game errors cost Bearcats in tourney

    The expectations for the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are simple: compete for a regional championship or a state tournament berth.

    Early in the season, the Bearcats have shown the talent to do just that, but the consistency has been lacking. Never was it more apparent than during Saturday’s Bearcat Classic, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The Bearcats finished second in their own tournament, shooting a 320, one shot behind Scott County, but Anderson coach Jim Beward said the result was not in line with the expectations.

  • Anderson wrestlers fare well at Blue Grass State Games

    From staff reports

    Anderson County wrestlers had good showings at the Blue Grass State Games, held recently in the Lexington area.

    Anderson County High School senior Caleb Boyles placed third in the 195-pound class, losing a close match to last year’s class champion, Kohl Dodd of Fern Creek, in the semi-finals.

    “Caleb has gone to several camps and trained like a champion all summer,” said Anderson coach John Griggs. “I expect Caleb to have a great year and place in the state tournament.”

  • KDFWR mentor-youth dove hunt registrations under way

    Registration for mentor-youth dove hunts sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources began Monday, Aug.10, according to a news release.

    These hunts include specially set-aside fields for adults wishing to take up to two youths (ages 15 and younger) dove hunting. The number of hunters in each field is limited, with spaces reserved by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to register. Slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, the release said.

  • Church Briefs August 5, 2015

    Donate underwear, get some BBQ

    A cookout titled “Outback BBQ for Down Under” will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrenceburg.

    The event is a fundraiser for the school district’s Family Resource Center.

    Admission is a package of underwear, child’s sizes 6 to 12, a pair of sweat pants or pair of shorts, organizers said.

    The church is located at 101 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    Reservations are requested by calling 839-4195.

    Student blessing offered

  • Practice for heaven during dinner with friends

    Generally when my friend Tara and I get together food is both talked about and consumed.

    I taught her my secret to amazing stir-fry vegetables (season them with onion powder and dried red chili flakes), and she introduced me to pad thai and satay at a Thai restaurant.

    Last Saturday, to celebrate her birthday, she and I and our husbands went to a seafood, prime rib and sushi buffet where we, as always, both talked about and consumed incredibly delicious food.

  • Local News Briefs: August 5, 2015

    Senior center to sponsor AARP Smart Driver Course

    A smart driving session will be presented at the Anderson senior center Thursday, Sept. 10 from 12:30-5 p.m.

    The classes will cover defensive driving techniques, safety strategies and new traffic laws. Upon completion, participants can receive a multi-year discount on their car insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members at $20 for non-members.

    To register, call the Anderson Senior Center at 839-7420.

    Yoga classes offered at health department

  • Senior Center Calendar: August 5, 2015

    Thursday, August 6

    8:30 Breakfast bunch

    9 a.m. Video exercise

    9–2 p.m. Shopping and errands

    6-7 p.m. Caregivers of all patients Opal Phillips/Anderson Library

    Friday August 7

    10:30 a.m. Ed Curtsinger/Karaoke

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Bible study with Victor

    1:15 p.m. rook/cards

    Monday, August 10

    10:30 a.m. Eating for your health

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Rook/cards

    12:30 p.m. Jigsaw puzzles

    Tuesday, August 11