Today's News

  • Smith leads Lady Cats in Hilen tourney

    Things got better as the days went on for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team last week.

    The Lady Bearcats posted their best tournament score of the season Saturday, shooting an 18-hole 377 in the Gene Hilen Invitational, held at Juniper Hills in Frankfort. Anderson finished ninth out of 18 teams.

    “Each of the girls had a few bad holes, but still ended up shooting their best team score to date this season,” Anderson coach Robert Hanks said.

  • Collins makes noise against quiet Anderson

    Anyone at a loss for words trying to explain Anderson County’s meltdown against Collins last Tuesday only needs to look at the Lady Bearcats’ loss of words.

    “Collins definitely outhustled us,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said. “They played well. We fell apart and quit communicating and got frustrated with ourselves. It was like a snowball, but when you make one mistake, you have to get over it.”

    The Lady Bearcats got little done in a surprisingly one-sided loss to their 30th District rivals.

  • Martin recovering from nasty hit

    Anderson County running back Ryan Martin suffered a nasty hit during the Bearcats’ second drive. Martin had scampered around right end when he ran into a host of Titans in front of the Anderson bench.

    Martin did not immediately get up after a violent hit and was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. According to his grandmother, Cindy Toll, Martin was home and resting well Saturday but was to return to his doctor for evaluation Tuesday after press time.

  • Anderson - Mercer football photo gallery
  • Denny perfect guy to fix voting rolls

    Column as I see ’em …

    When I got word late last week that 18 Kentucky counties were among 141 nationally with more registered voters than those eligible to vote, the last name I expected to find on that list was Anderson County.

    That it’s there is sort of like finding a rosebush in a weed bed, considering that the others on the list (Mercer County aside) are largely very rural, very poor locations where shenanigans such as voter fraud seems more likely, stereotypically, at least.

  • Plenty to do before the white stuff flies

    Fall is almost as busy as spring and summer. It’s a bittersweet time when I close the veggie stand each year. I will miss seeing everyone and always wonder what changes will come over the winter.

    It’s hard to believe that I’ve been offering up homegrown veggies in Anderson County for 19 summers now. That’s a lot of Saturdays.

  • Rules apparent in Kim Davis saga

    I can’t think of anything that has conflicted me more of late than the case of Kim Davis.

    You know the saga of the Rowan County Clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples even after the Supreme Court’s decision.

    After a stay allowing her to continue not issuing those licenses expired last Monday, Davis still refused to do so based on her religious convictions.

  • Apple harvest means time to reveal rotten truth about bitter rot

    The season for apple harvest has arrived, bringing with it the possibility of late season fruit rots (summer rots). While fruit rots have a variety of causes, the most common fungal fruit rot of apple in Kentucky is bitter rot. This disease results in rotten, inedible fruit. Fungicides are available for management; however, sanitation is critical for disease prevention. Ongoing research at the University of Kentucky is providing new insights and understanding of the pathogens that cause bitter rot.

    Bitter rot facts

  • Being together outdoors helps build family bonds

    The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative seeks to connect kids and families with the outdoors.

    Every fourth grade student in the United States and their families are eligible for free admission to all national parks and other federal land fee areas for a full year. Entrance fees will be free but fees for special activities such as tours and camping will still be charged.

  • Stone wall workshop offered at Hebron Cemetery

    They dot the landscape across Anderson County, those remarkable rock fences that most folks would love to have but would be clueless how to build.

    That will change later this month when The Dry Stone Conservancy hosts a two-day workshop in an ongoing effort to restore the rock fences at Hebron Church Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.