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Today's News

  • Have the flu? Stay home.

    Reports that the flu has reached "widespread" status in Kentucky has prompted the Anderson County Department of Health to offer free flu shots each day.

    "The flu is striking later than usual this year, causing some Anderson County to worry," said Cheri Johnson, a registered nurse with the health department. "Local health officials are also concerned, especially with the flu hitting its peak in our region in just the last few weeks and reaching widespread status in the state just this week."

  • Anderson County schools in session today

    Anderson County schools will be in session today, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    "Regular time, no delays -- we're going to school," Basham said.

    Schools have been closed since Tuesday after a winter storm blanketed the area with several inches of snow, as well as a layer of ice.

    According to local forecasts, Friday will be cloudy with a small chance for rain. The high will be around 38.

  • Seven Mat Cats qualify for state

    Seven Anderson County High School wrestlers qualified for this week's state tournament by finishing in the top 4 of the Region Two meet at North Hardin High School.

    Anderson's total number of qualifiers is up from last year when the Bearcats took five to the state.

    Freshman Zach Cotton had the highest placing of any of the Bearcats, advancing to the 285-poundfinals before being pinned by Fort Knox's Anthony Bailey in 46 seconds.

    Cotton will be making his first trip to the state as a qualifier.

  • Anderson County Schools Closed Thursday 02/14/08

    Anderson County Schools will remain closed Thursday, Feb. 14, the district's transportation director, Chuck Fletcher, announced Wednesday afternoon.

    Anderson County schools will be closed Thursday, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    Some of the county's roads still have snow and ice leftover from the winter storm that began around 5 p.m. Monday, Basham said.

    "We would have buses going down those roads, and I wouldn't feel good about doing that," he said.

  • Schools remain closed today

    Anderson County schools will be closed today, said Larry Basham, assistant superintendent.

    Some of the county’s roads still have snow and ice from the winter storm that began around 5 p.m. Monday, Basham said.

    “We would have buses going down those roads, and I wouldn’t feel good about doing that,” he said.

    Basham said officials had hoped to be back in school, but decided against it early Wednesday afternoon.

  • Bearcats to play Bourbon County Friday

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team will be playing at Bourbon County Friday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. There will be no junior varsity game.

    The scheduling details were finalized Wednesday afternoon.

    Bourbon, coached by former Covington Holmes and Ashland mentor Mike Flynn, will bring a 10-15 record into the contest and has not beaten a team with a winning record this season. Anderson coach Glen Drury will undoubtedly note that the Colonels have had close losses to a good Clark County team and West Carter, one of the top teams in the 16th Region in recent weeks.

  • Good job, fiscal court

    What a difference a few months can make.

    Late last year we used this space to repeatedly take to task the Anderson County Fiscal Court for even considering the idea of implementing a payroll tax to solve what we were being told was a pending fiscal crisis.

    Fast-forward to the past few weeks and we now have a fiscal court eager to find every spare penny in the county's budget and unafraid of tweaking a few noses in the process.

  • Lady Cats to bid farewell to seniors

    Anderson County will say good-bye to four senior basketball players Thursday night as the Lady Bearcats host Franklin County in the final home game of the season. Courtney Milam, Christy Gemmell, and Caitlyn Royalty, all of whom have started at one point since their freshman seasons will play their last game on the home court. Another senior, Mary Ann Warford, had her basketball career cut short with a knee injury in the second game of the season, but has been a part of the team since her freshman year as well.

  • Habla espanol?

    If Tony Andrade has his way, the language barrier between English- and Spanish-speaking people in Anderson County will soon go the way of the dodo bird.

    Andrade, pastor of Family Worship Center on Frankfort Road in Lawrenceburg, will offer free Spanish lessons beginning March 2 at the church.

    A native of the predominantly Hispanic town of Seguin, Texas, about 25 miles outside of San Antonio, Andrade is bilingual and says his goal is to help bridge the communication gap.

  • Weekend fire flattens Fairmont Road house

    Wind-whipped flames quickly flattened a house late Sunday afternoon in the Mallard Cove subdivision off Fairmont Road.

    The house was destroyed and apparently vacant at the time of the blaze, said Donald Cox, deputy chief of the Anderson County Fire Department.

    Cox said the extensive damage to the home would make it difficult to determine what caused the fire.

    The fire was called in by a neighbor, who reported seeing smoke coming from the house's roof. Several minutes later, another call to 911 reported seeing flames.