Today's News

  • Cold weather can be ‘lousey’ weather for livestock

    Cold weather is louse weather. Inadequate nutrition, compromised immune response and shipping stress also favor outbreaks, if there are any infested animals in the herd. Additionally, fewer daylight hours during winter appear to contribute to problems with lice.

    Spread and potential problems

    Biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during periods of greatest winter stress. These small external parasites can spread quickly through a herd as animals bunch for warmth or when feeding.

  • Ways to avoid wintertime insomnia

    Well, since my deadline came before Punxsutawney Phil popped out, I can only hope he didn’t see his shadow. February is typically our worst winter weather month, so I thought we could lift our spirits by remembering all the good things that happened in February, throughout history.

  • Snowman contest winners claim prize

    Donna Bell and her granddaughter, Willow Bell, 8, are shown picking up the Dairy Queen gift cards they won after placing first in a snowman contest sponsored by The Anderson News. They submitted a photo of their dog, Sammy, posing near the snow dog they created following a recent snowstorm. Donna Bell said she built the snow dog and Willow contributed by building the snow bone and snowball right that were at the snow dog’s feet. Donna Bell said her grandson spent the day working on his own creation, a snow cat.

  • Finley Willis to sell radio station license

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The owner of a radio station license in Lawrenceburg has filed an application to sell it to a Lexington radio station.

    Finley Willis, who operated the station in the early 1990s, said he is attempting to sell the license to WVLK, which would use it to rebroadcast its programming.

    The station is located on Industry Road, he said. The signal is only 120 watts, but would allow better local reception of the station.

  • Wanted: severe weather spotters

    From staff reports

    The National Weather Service will offer free training to those interested in becoming severe weather spotters Feb. 12 at the Anderson County Health Department, according to a news release.

    The training is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and last about two hours.

    Guy Hollander is organizing the event and says that Anderson County needs as many trained weather spotters as it can get.

    “We definitely need more of them, particularly in the western and northwestern areas of the county,” he said.

  • Preparing your bow for the offseason

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Archery hunters in Kentucky enjoy a generous deer season that opens in late summer and spans more than four months.

    When it closed earlier this week, hunters had pushed the overall harvest past 130,000 for the third consecutive season and to Kentucky’s second-highest harvest total on record.

    Archers played a big role in the success, arrowing more than 18,000 whitetails, and may be left wondering what to do next.

  • Wrestlers solid in Danville Duals

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team turned in a good day at the Danville Duals on Saturday, going 3-2 on the day despite having only eight wrestlers competing. “We were forfeiting six weight classes and competed against some teams fielding complete teams,” said Anderson coach John Griggs.

    Jordan Barber (106 pounds), Austin Phillips (152) and Isaac Mason (285) won all five of their bouts.

    Tanner Kirkpatrick, R.J. Boies and Caleb Boyles all went 4-1 on the day. Caleb Gettlefinger and Andrew Lykens also competed and won bouts.

  • Lady Bearcats take on one of state's best

    Anderson County will see how it stacks up against one of the state's top teams Thursday when the Lady Bearcats travel to Louisville Mercy.

    A year ago, Anderson routed the Missiles, 70-50, but this season, Mercy is the one looking to make some statewide noise. In Monday's Rating the State, appearing in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Mercy was ranked No. 20 in the state and No. 2 in Louisville's Sixth Region.

    “Mercy is physical and one of the best teams in the state,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell said.

  • Flat Bearcats climb past Valley in second half

    Anderson County overcame a bit of an emotional valley Saturday night to romp past Louisville Valley, 69-43,  in boys' high school basketball action.

    Austin Cummins led Anderson with 22 points while Dillon Harper and John Paul Garmon scored 16 and 13 respectively as the Bearcats won their fourth straight game.

    Valley, one of the weaker teams in Louisville, suprisingly led, 14-12, at the end of the first quarter.

  • COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: McKee blisters EKU with seventh double-double

    Anderson County High School graduate Eriel McKee scored 12 points and pulled in a whopping 16 rebounds as host Morehead State romped past Eastern Kentucky Saturday. McKee recorded the seventh double-double of her freshman season as the Eagles improved to 10-12 and 6-3 in the Ohio Valley Conference. McKee also had three assists and three steals as Morehead broke a five-game losing streak to Eastern.

    Morehead State 64, Tennessee Tech 54