Today's News

  • Board of health flushes septic pumping ordinance

    The Anderson County Board of Health rescinded a controversial septic tank pumping ordinance last Wednesday, delighting its opponents and sending the issue back to the drawing board.

    “It feels wonderful for the people of Anderson County,” said Jay Stafford, one of the ordinance’s leading opponents. “The health board needs to be commended for taking that ordinance away.”

  • Mustangs advance to state championship game

    The Anderson County Middle School football team defeated Rowan County, 18-16, Saturday to advance to the Division I state championship game against Bowling Green on Saturday.

    Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Lexington Catholic High School. The Mustangs are now 12-1 on the season.

    A complete report will appear in the Nov. 4 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: They've got the numbers

    Just how long Jacob Russell, Grant Cox, Josh Peach and company have been playing football for Anderson County might depend on your perspective.

    If you are a Bearcat fan, it probably does not seem all that long ago since Russell threw that first varsity touchdown pass back on Sept. 15, 2006. In some ways, it was a throw lost in history. After all, Anderson was on the road and hopelessly behind Harrison County that night.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Oct. 30: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.  Senior Night.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 29: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Oct. 31: KTCCCA Meet of Champions, Masterson Station Park, Lexington, TBA


    Saturday, Oct. 31: Big Blue Battle, Lexington, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School


  • COLUMN: Not sold on notion court’s not buying

    It appears the Anderson County Fiscal Court has a line on a pile of grant money to purchase some property.

    I don’t know that for a fact, but make the assumption based on statements by the judge-executive and ongoing closed-door negotiations during recent fiscal court meetings.

    A month ago, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish slammed the door on what he said were ongoing rumors that the fiscal court was considering buying the current health department building once it moves into its new $2 million home near Wal-Mart. (More on that in a moment.)

  • Oldham collars Bearcats, wins district championship

    BUCKNER – Oldham County stifled the powerful Anderson County offense for a half, then held on in the closing seconds to defeat Anderson County 10-7 Friday night.

    Oldham handed the Bearcats their first loss of the season, but most importantly, won the Class 5A, District 4 championship.

    Oldham County's Jake Weigel nailed a 23-yard field goal with 3:06 to play to decide the outcome.

  • COLUMN: Brother’s hunt proves patience pays off

    Patience, how many of us can say we have that trait? Ever heard the saying the best things happen to those who wait? I’m not always the most patient person, especially when I want it done or I’m in a hurry. While you may not be a believer of that saying, every now and then you get a great example of one though.  For me that happened youth hunt weekend with my brother.

  • COLUMN: Sometimes family is all we have

    I’ve learned a lot about family in the past week. It’s probably nothing I haven’t learned before, but some lessons are worth repeating.

    Family may very well be the most important thing in this life since it is the first thing God gives us when we are born. But because some original families don’t live up to their potential, we continue to get opportunities to add to the group we call our family.

  • Community calendar - 10.28 to 11.3

    Wednesday, Oct. 28


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Stingy Oldham County shuts down Bearcats

    BUCKNER – Oldham County should really consider changing its mascot.

    Nothing wrong with that genteel Southern Colonel that bears a bit of resemblance to Col. Sanders, mind you. But these guys are more like Col. Patton. Or Col. Schwarzkopf. Or any other military hero on his way to general.