Today's News

  • Avoid leftovers by learning to cook small

    I don’t like leftovers. I prefer food that is freshly prepared, not something that has been in the refrigerator for two or three days or in the freezer.

    Small batch cooking doesn’t have to be challenging. On Sept. 24 I will be teaching a free class on cooking for one or two people. Maybe it doesn’t sound new to you.

    It’s really an old idea that has been revisited with the idea of small batch baking and preparing one serving meals in mugs. These meals go together quick and cook even faster in the microwave.

  • Boyle pounds Bearcats

    DANVILLE – The clash of two of Central Kentucky's best high school football teams was over early Friday night.

    Boyle County scored 36 unanswered points in the first and second quarters, then coasted to a 43-21 win over visiting Anderson County Friday night.

    Boyle, ranked No. 1 in most Class 3A polls, improved to 4-0 on the year while Anderson suffered its first loss after three victories.

    Lightning forced the teams off the field during pre-game warmups, delaying the start of the contest about 35 minutes. It made little difference.

  • Lemonade War at Emma B.

    War broke out in earnest last Friday afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School — a lemonade war, to be exact.
    Fresh off their summer assignment to read a book titled The Lemonade War, fifth grade reaching teacher Lisa Hudson’s students used what they learned in the book to not only figure out how to best sell lemonade, but how to effectively market it, draw the biggest crowds and earn the most money.

  • County’s voter rolls called ‘corrupt’

    Data show Anderson County has more than 1,300 people registered to vote than are eligible live voters, prompting the threat of a lawsuit if the problem isn’t resolved.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released data that show Anderson is one of 18 counties in Kentucky and 141 nationally with more registered than eligible voters.

  • ‘She lit up from ear to ear’

    Trinity Watkins, 9, was rushed to the hospital Aug. 9 after suffering a severe reaction to a bee sting.

    When she returned home later that day, the sting grew even worse when she realized the bicycle she had only ridden twice had been stolen from her back porch.

    That theft set in motion deputy Alan Robinson of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, who spent weeks searching for the child’s stolen bike before taking matters into his own hands.

  • Man to sheriff: ‘We got your six’

    One might say that Mark Roland is a law and order guy.
    A retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy, Roland last week made it clear to all that when it comes to supporting — and if necessary, helping — law enforcement in Anderson County, he’s ready, willing and able.
    Roland posted the following on Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young’s Facebook page:

  • Burgoo Cook-off returns Sept. 26

    The fifth-annual Burgoo Cook-Off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 during the Burgoo Festival.
    The cook-off is a fundraiser for the Shop With a Cop, which purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.
    To enter a team at no cost, contact Ben Carlson at bcarlson@theandersonnews.com or at 839-6906, ext. 31.
    The cook-off has become a highlight of the annual Burgoo Festival and draws visitors from across the region and other states each year.
    This year’s festival is Sept. 24-26 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Scheduling sure is different today

    One of Mark Peach’s favorite refrains the last few years has been something along the lines of “We aren’t playing Breckinridge County or Clinton County any more.”

    It’s not that Peach is disparaging the people at those high schools. He’s simply looking back at his second season at the helm of Anderson County football.


    The heavens put on quite a show Friday night, but the only deluge to hit Warford Stadium was the Anderson County football team.

    The Bearcats took all of three plays to score first, then put another twist in the meaning of “total domination” as they rolled past Mercer County, 55-14, in a high school football game called after three quarters because of lightning spotted on the horizon.

  • Outlook points to productive deer season

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky receives national acclaim for the quality of its deer herd, and the numbers help draw the attention.

    The state has produced hundreds of trophy-class bucks over the past five seasons and hunters last season combined to take 138,899 deer overall. It was the second highest harvest total on record behind only the 2013-14 season.