Today's News

  • Anderson County All Stars
  • Ponderosa Speedway to open season Friday

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, opens the 2015 dirt track season on Friday, March 27.

    Practice laps begin at 7:20 p.m. with time trials set for 7:45 and the green flag scheduled to go up at 8:30. General admission tickets are $15 with children 12-and-under admitted free. Pit passes are priced at $30 each.

    Friday’s racing card features Pro Late Models racing in a 20-lap main event paying $600 to win. Modifieds will have a 20-lap main event paying $700 to win as well.

  • Bearcats open baseball season
  • Lady Bearcats split with state powers

    The Anderson County High School softball team, ranked No. 11 in pre-season statewide coaches’ poll, split four games with ranked teams in the prestigious Big M Tournament, hosted by Elizabethtown High School, Friday and Saturday.

    The Lady Bearcats were 3-2 on the year going into Monday’s 30th District contest at Spencer County.

    Friday, the Lady Bearcats posted an impressive 7-3 win over eighth-ranked Owensboro Catholic as Bailey Curry belted a seventh-inning grand slam for the final tally. It was her second home run of the year.

  • Enjoy the musical mornings brought on by warmer temps

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors columnist

    Spring is finally trying to make it back to the Bluegrass State. The calendar says it is officially here as of March 20 but I cannot help but be a little skeptical the way the last couple of months have gone for us in Kentucky

    Temperatures are warming up and God is putting some green color back in to some of our vegetation so things are looking better each day.

  • March brings elusive Muskie Madness to Kentucky waters

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

    The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament captivates the state of Kentucky every March and this year all eyes are on John Calipari and the University of Kentucky.

    Can the top-seeded Wildcats bring a ninth national title back to Lexington by becoming the first team since 1976 to finish the season undefeated? University of Louisville fans may hope not.

  • Tourney time teaches more than the game

    Before millions of people were filling out what are now busted brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, seventh-graders at Anderson County Middle School were figuring out who those bracket-busters would be.

    It all came about as a class project sponsored by math teachers/basketball fans Leslie Edmondson and Michael Phillips to use March Madness as a way teach statistics, inferences from them and probability.

  • Red to the rescue?

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday named a new deputy judge-executive, heard an idea on how to recoup money it spends housing prisoners, discussed its foundering recycling program and formally approved borrowing $400,000 to balance its next budget.

  • Fish fries combine food, music, fellowshp

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    The family life center at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church was a hive of activity last Friday night.

    Food, music and fellowship mingled during the parish’s Lenten Friday night fish fry, and it was all for a good cause — to raise money to support the church, including planned improvements to the parking lot at the church, located at 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Tyrone Bridge’ is Custom Made on new CD

    One of the newest CDs on the market is bluegrass, custom made.

    Or more precisely, it is bluegrass band Custom Made Bluegrass with its new release, “Tyrone Bridge.”

    The group, which is well-known to bluegrass music fans in central Kentucky, features Anderson County resident Kevin Chilton on the banjo.

    Chilton wrote the CD’s title cut, “Tyrone Bridge,” which Chilton says he has been seeing nearly every day for over two decades.