Today's News

  • Preserving Cason family history

    Unlike my wife, who can trace her heritage directly to ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, I don’t know a whole lot about my family’s history.

    I know that my ancestors migrated from Virginia to Kentucky a couple hundred years ago and that they were originally from Great Britain and Ireland. But I don’t know much else about my forefathers.

  • Bearcats subdue Gallatin

    WARSAW -- Anderson County went on an 8-0 run late in the third quarter, then pulled away to claim a 66-50 win from pesky Gallatin County Monday night.

    C.J. Penny scored 27 points and claimed 16 rebounds while Jacob Russell tallied 16 points and 10 boards to lead the Bearcats. "C.J. played the best defense since he has been here," said Anderson coach Glen Drury.

    Anderson used a crisp passing game to get repeated easy shots. The Bearcats blistered the nets at nearly 73 percent.

  • No tackling allowed, but Bearcats still roll

    With less than 30 seconds remaining in Anderson County’s 65-50 season-opening win over Garrard County on Monday night, Bearcat coach Glen Drury’s admonition to reserve guard Ben Walker might have summed up Anderson’s sporadic performance.

    “Ben, you can’t tackle ’em out here,” Drury quipped after Walker was called for an offensive foul under his basket.

    Drury drew chuckles from those seated near the Anderson bench and a huge smile from Walker, who is one of at least five Bearcats who had been playing football up until Nov. 21.

  • Lady Bearcats rout Ballard

    UPDATED Dec. 5 10:30 p.m.

    LOUISVILLE -- Lindsay Fultz ripped Ballard for 35 points as Anderson County routed the Louisville team 71-43 in girls' basketball action Friday night.

    Fultz riddled the Lady Bruins with slashing drives and soft jump shots as Anderson moved to 3-0 on the year. Tiffany Davenport added 15 points for the Lady Bearcats.

  • Late rally propels Bearcats past Casey; Gallatin game time changed

    A 13-0 run in the third quarter gave Anderson County the impetus to defeat Casey County Tuesday night in Liberty.

    Trailing 44-41, Anderson coach Glen Drury called a timeout where he made some adjustments in how the Bearcats were playing their man-to-man defense, forcing numerous Casey turnovers. Anderson senior Landon Jenkins buried a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run.

    Anderson now 2-0, was led in scoring by Jacob Russell's 20 points. C.J. Penny added 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

    Gallatin time change

  • The U.S. economy — fish or foul?

    Does anyone else find it more than a little bizarre that so many heretofore ardent capitalists have turned to a form of socialism to bail out Wall Street, big banking and possibly the big three auto companies?

    But that is exactly what has been happening since the massive financial meltdown began.

    And why is it that when poor folks receive government assistance the well-to-do label it as welfare, but those same moneyed people think it’s OK when their failing businesses receive welfare in the form of a government handout/bailout?

  • Four Roses wins top distillery award

    Four Roses is on a fast track back to its halcyon days and its master distiller couldn’t be happier.

  • Fire damages Stringtown home

    A Stringtown home sustained major damage in a fire Monday morning at 1734 Harrodsburg Road.

    No one was home when the fire started, and its cause remains under investigation.

    “There are a couple of things we are looking at,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes. “We haven’t been able to pin it down and say for sure what we think it is.”

    The home was rented by Beverly Terry, who lived there with her children.

  • A mold that should never be broken

    God has a special mold from which he creates firefighters.

    There can be no other rational explanation for why people who otherwise appear completely sane and in command of their facilities would willingly enter burning buildings and risk their lives for, usually, the mere belongings of people they often don’t even know.

    So what drives these men and women from virtually every walk and station in life to show up at the local fire hall and volunteer?

  • A ‘heart of gold’

    Ask both his wife and his boss and they’ll tell you — Daniel “Danny” Gaines had a heart of gold.

    “He had an outgoing personality,” said Gaines’ wife, Crystal. “He’d do anything for anybody. If he had the means to do it, he would do it.”

    Gaines, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly Nov. 23. He had an enlarged heart. Born Nov. 28, 1974, he was 33.