Today's News

  • Magistrates table setting new tax rate

    Taxpayers will have to wait at least a few more days to find out if their county property tax rates will go up.
    During its meeting Tuesday morning, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted to table setting its tax rate for 2011-12 because of confusion over exactly how much revenue it would receive.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said he had received tax rate details from Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers that came to one conclusion, and from the state’s Department of Local Government that came to another.

  • No new trial for Beasmore

    The joy during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court was obvious as word spread like wildfire that the woman who unsuccessfully sued the county on sexual harassment allegations would not receive a new trial.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis interrupted the work session portion of the meeting by simply announcing: “Overruled.”
    Magistrates broke out in smiles at the news — news that had it gone the other way, could have proved very costly to taxpayers.

  • Fix them up, or else

    The owner of a crumbling house on Hammond Road has been warned and now has just 30 days to come up with a plan to address the problem before being hauled into District Court.
    And he’s not alone. The county’s code enforcement officer, Doug Ingram, has also put on notice the owner of a burned out structure in Fox Creek on Highway 62, as he ratchets up the pressure to get both eyesores cleaned up.

  • Ex-social services worker indicted

    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, aka Margaret Stafford, whose address on the indictment is listed as Floral City, Fla., is facing Class D felony charges for allegedly making false entries in a public record nine times between 2006 and 2010, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Murphy is scheduled to appear Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Anderson County Circuit Court in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • All Eyes on the Flies

    Homeowners hang sticky strips from their ceilings, purchase an array of potions and sprays and use swatters to squish them flat.
    For them, flies are a nuisance to a large degree, a sanitary concern to a lesser.
    But for cattle farmers, the reason to control flies is much simpler: Flies pestering their herd means less money in their pockets.
    Here’s how: When cattle, particularly calves, spend the bulk of their time shooing flies from their faces and backs, they eat less, weigh less and ultimately fetch less money at auction.

  • Batcat teams in action during NSA Blowout

    Scenes from softball action at Anderson County Community Park.

  • VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Girls eyeing big improvements

    The new coach around Anderson County is a former shooting guard who saw one of his heroes catch the final out of the World Series and likes to throw out motivational quotes from Vince Lombardi.

    And Dale Adkins is coaching volleyball. He smiles at the irony of being the fourth coach in four years in the Anderson program and asking the Lady Bearcats to double their win total – nine – from last year.

  • ‘I want to be better than Ahh-nold’

    Marcus Small thought he was too big, but now he’s got his eyes focused on huge things.

    “I was sitting on my couch one day and looked down. I was disgusted with myself,” Small said of that day three years ago.

    The 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School will be seeing how small, and how big, he has become Saturday night as he goes for the title of Mr. Kentucky, Teenage Division, at the Frankfort Convention Center.  Small will also compete in the Men’s Open Novice division.

  • COLUMN: Reds provide good lesson to local teams

    What do the Cincinnati Reds have in common with the teams at Anderson County High School?

    After this summer, Bearcat fans are hoping it is the red in the uniforms and nothing else.

    You remember the Reds don’t you?

  • This week in Anderson County sports, Aug. 3, 2011

    Anderson County High School