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Today's News

  • Focus on God’s glory

     How would your life be different if you believed God’s word and his promises completely?

  • Church briefs

     Barnhart to speak at First Baptist

  • Junior Conservation Board repurposes Christmas trees

     Christmas trees can be repurposed in numerous ways once their tenure as a holiday prop expires.  In Kentucky, one option is a statewide fish reef restoration project, an effort embraced by a local team of junior conservationists. 

  • Bevin’s budget a real wake-up call

     Column as I see ’em …

  • No need for Bible elective or President Trump’s wall

     It’s just a shirt. That’s what I kept telling myself on the silent-treatment ride home after back-to-school shopping with my teen daughter. We’d just gone a few rounds at the mall over her having to have a particular, oversized, $90, blue and green flannel shirt. 

  • House ready to work on proposed budget

     On Tuesday of last week, Gov. Matt Bevin presented his budget proposal while addressing the General Assembly in a joint session for the annual State of the Commonwealth.

  • Lady Cats back at top of region the old school way: Local kids and hard work

    You know a high school sports program is humming along when the local press -- that’s me -- starts getting questions about where Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team is getting all of its players.

    It’s happened this year.

    In case you have spent more time trying to keep warm than following the Lady Bearcats, here’s a quick primer: Anderson has won the Eighth Region three times since 2010, more than any other school in that time span. They could make it four in March.

  • Anderson duo helps Kentucky beat Tennessee in Border Bowl

    Anderson County High School football players Blake Franklin and Tyler Peters played key roles for the Kentucky All-Stars in a 31-14 win over Tennessee in the annual Border Bowl football classic, held at Sevierville, Tenn., Saturday.

    Franklin, a running back, was one of the main cogs for the Kentucky offense, picking up 85 yards on eight carries with a rushing touchdown. He also had two receptions for approximately 50 yards, according to his father, Brian Franklin.

  • Weather issues cause havoc in high school sports

    One of the busiest men around Anderson County last week had to have been Rick Sallee.

    The Anderson County High School athletic director was working the phones nearly every day last week as the storm that dumped several inches of snow and ice on Anderson County wreaked havoc on the scholastic sports schedules.

    Last week, the snow canceled a boys’ varsity basketball game, a girls’ varsity game, a swimming meet and a wrestling match. It also took out several practices and freshman basketball games.

  • Grapplers sixth in Capital City Classic

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team had a strong showing in the Capital City Classic, held at Franklin County High School Saturday.

    Anderson placed sixth out of 20 teams to participate in the annual event.

    Two Anderson wrestlers, R.J. Boies and Chase Fink, took the championships of their respective classes while Cole Nance placed second.

    Boies, now 33-3 on the year, rolled through the 220-pound class, winning all four of his matches by fall. He pinned Bryan Station’s Brandon Fields in 67 seconds in the championship bout.