.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Judge gets pay increase; employees get zilch

    If the county budget that was presented at Tuesday night's special fiscal court meeting remains unchanged, county employees' salaries will be frozen for the fiscal year that begins July 1, although Judge-Executive Steve Cornish's pay has already this year been increased by about 6 1/2 percent.

    And if he takes advantage of incentive pay offered to those who take classes designed to make judge-executives more effective in their positions, he stands to earn an additional $2,000 to $3,000.

  • Candidates say economy, education top their priorities

    Both democratic candidates in the race for the 55th district's state representative - which includes Anderson County - place the economy and education among their top concerns

    Current Rep. Milward Dedman, of Harrodsburg, and his opponent Kent Stevens, of Lawrenceburg, both spoke at the April 22 meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women's Club.

    Each candidate was given nine and half minutes to speak, then the floor was opened up for questions from the women in attendance.

  • Silence not golden for Bearcats

    VERSAILLES - Anderson County might be wondering which team it really is.

    Are the Bearcats the club that put 17 runs up on perennial power Danville and was averaging nearly double digits in runs scored as recently as April 16?

    Or are they the team that was shut out twice in three games of the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, making the fourth time in the last 9 games that the Bearcats had fired blanks?

    The Bearcats would like to know after getting only 4 hits off Lloyd Memorial right-hander Jeremy Pittman Saturday in the Bearcats' last game of the tournament.

  • Officials say restaurant funds OK to use in parks

    The city of Lawrenceburg can use its portion of a proposed restaurant tax to enhance its parks system, city and tourism officials insisted Monday.

    That stance contradicts statements made last week by a tourism official who said using tourism money that way is improper, a position shared by the president of the Kentucky Restaurant Association, who said cities frequently use the money improperly.

  • Anderson track places well at Danville

    The Anderson County High School boys' track team finished third in the Danville All-Comers' meet held last Tuesday at Admiral Stadium in Danville. Anderson placed well despite not running some of the Bearcats' top performers in some events as coach Travis Gay elected to give some younger team members the opportunity to compete.

    High jumper Jordan Sloan continued to show why he is ranked as one of Kentucky's best with a victory. Sloan cleared the bar at 6-feet. Discus thrower and shot putter John Updike was also impressive, placing second in both events.

  • Balance powers Lady Bearcats past Bullitt Central netters 3-2

    Anderson County put together an impressive showing Thursday night as the Lady Bearcats defeated visiting Bullitt Central 3-2 in girls' tennis action.

    Two of Anderson's wins came in straight sets and both losses went the distance before Bullitt Central prevailed.

    Anderson's top singles player, Mary Ellen Stratton dropped the first set 6-7 but came back to win the final two sets.

  • Health, safety fair set for Saturday

    A health and safety fair featuring free screenings and children's events is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Anthony D. Stratton Building, located in the county park.

    The annual fair, hosted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce with assistance from the Anderson County Health Department, will include a bicycle rodeo and physical activity challenge for children, along with a roll over car simulator.

  • Into the Wild Blue Yonder

    Joshua Yeaste knew what he wanted to do in life before he ever started school.

    "I have always wanted to fly since I was a little boy," Yeaste said.

    The senior at Anderson County High School moved one step closer to that dream when he accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy during a ceremony Friday at the high school.

    "He was 4 years old when he first said that he wanted to fly," Yeaste's mother, Ginger, recalled. "It has just been what he wanted to do."

  • Shelby takes lead in district race

    SHELBYVILLE - It was everything a match-up of two regional contenders would be expected to be.

    Shelby County's Jordan Burk settled down after shaky start to outduel Anderson County's Ryan Pike as the Rockets took a 3-0 victory in a much-anticipated 30th District showdown last Thursday. An overflow crowd saw the region's top two teams, according to the pre-season coaches' poll, battle with every pitch, every swing and every catch counting.

  • City should consider tax's bottom line

    It sure sounds good, that whole restaurant tax idea, especially when its promoters and the city council continue to ignore or at least refuse to question the reality of the situation.

    The sales pitch presented Monday by tourism officials giddily ignored the proposal's economic feasibility, and did so with an enabling assist from council members who asked only a couple of benign questions, including if the money could be used to build a pool. (More on that in a moment.)