Today's News

  • Efforts for turf field continue despite slow going

    With the Anderson County High School fall sports season getting underway, much focus will be on the condition of the school’s football field.

    Since spring practice, the playing surface at Bob Ware Field has undergone a bit of a facelift with Bermudagrass plugged in to create a much better and tougher surface than the one that had been in place longer than anyone associated with the program can remember.

    In the past, any significant rain left the field, in a sponge-like condition, holding water through out and often being a quagmire late in the season.

  • Lady Cats look for lower scores, higher finish

    There could be some changes coming if the Anderson County girls’ golf team reaches its ultimate goal.

    Well, sort of, according to Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks.

    “When we go to the state, I am Robert Hanks,” the fourth-year coach laughed.

  • Wade the Cumberland tailwater to beat the summer heat

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The dog days of late summer slow everything down. The heat and humidity along with the long days make outside work sweaty and arduous.

    Fishing slows during the dog days as well. Catching game fish from a lake or stream during a 90-degree plus day provides a challenge that anglers often fail to conquer.

  • Marching Bearcats strut their stuff after camp
  • New coach looks for Bearcat vets to shine

    Change is inevitable in life. It’s a lesson the veterans on the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team are learning every day as they head into the 2017 season.

    For the Bearcats that major difference from a year ago is first-year coach Dylan Hancock. He’s the program’s third coach in three years. Last year’s head coach, Nate Hollon, resigned when he learned he would be having hip surgery during the season.

  • Family Fun Night is Thursday at ACMS

    The 16th Annual Family Fun Night is scheduled for this Thursday at Anderson County Middle School where 800 backpacks will be stuffed and handed out to help the children get a jump start on their back-to-school supply lists.

    The event will be 6-8 p.m. and is open to all Anderson County students, from preschool to twelfth-grade to attend with their parents or guardian.

  • Four from Lawrenceburg arrested on meth charges


    Four people were arrested last Tuesday morning at around 2 a.m., when police obtained a search warrant for the property located at 1081 Johnson Road. They found evidence of distributing and trafficking methamphetamine.

    The search warrant was the result of a traffic stop made on July 17, by Deputy Zach Ray and Sgt. Patrick Beasley, according to a press release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • A Mother’s Day card Hallmark couldn’t write

    Column as I see ’em …

    Greeting cards have never really been my style.

    I don’t mind giving and receiving them, but as someone who makes a living via the written word, I always figured I could provide something a little better than a mushy poem filled with platitudes or goofy “Lordy, Lordy looks who’s 40” sort of gimmick.

  • Pension, tax reform discussion possibly on hold

    I hope you and your family are doing well as we prepare to close out the month of July. I have been very busy since the legislature adjourned back on March 30. I have attended many meetings and events in House District 53 as well as our Joint Interim Committee Meetings in the General Assembly. I have received many calls, letters and emails on a variety of issues, but without a doubt the discussion has primarily been on the possibility of a special session being called by Gov. Bevin.

  • Don’t be fooled, Japanese beetles aren’t finished this year

    Japanese beetle activity in some parts of Kentucky this year has resembled scenes from the 1980s, when this insect rolled across the state.

    Although the peak of adult feeding has passed for 2017, the last of the adults will be around for another 2 weeks. As adult feeding subsides, the white grub stage will take over.

    They will feed on grass roots for the next four to six weeks. Combined efforts of the Japanese beetle and masked chafers may result in above normal turf injury between now and early September.