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Today's News

  • Birth — Amelia Rose Sansom

    Amelia Rose Sansom was born Aug. 12, 2016, at 5:17 p.m. at Baptist Hospital Northeast.

    She weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches long at birth.

    Amelia is the daughter of Homer and April Sansom of Lawrenceburg. She has two older brothers, Bentley, 5, and John, 4; and an older sister, Maliah, 7.

    She is the granddaughter of Dale and Jackie Spinks of Lawrenceburg, and Vacie Sansom of Louisville.

  • Bearcats getting their kicks early

    We’ve had all of two weeks to see what we think of the 2016 edition of Anderson County Bearcat football.

    Two games. Just 96 minutes. That’s 106 offensive plays, 98 defensive snaps and a few kicks. It’s really not enough to get a clear picture of what to expect when the Bearcats’ district play opens on Oct. 7 with a home game against Woodford County. But there have been a few things that are apparent about this Anderson team, some good, some not so good and some wait-and-see.

  • Franklin, Cotton lead Cats to victory

    Of all the big plays Blake Franklin made in Anderson County’s 24-14 win over George Rogers Clark Friday night, the game-changer might have been one in which he recorded no statistic.

    That’s saying something, since the junior running back-defensive back scored three touchdowns and a two-point conversion, gained 133 yards rushing and broke up a pass. There is no truth to the rumor that Franklin lined the home field last week and took up tickets before the game.

  • Defensive mistakes cost Lady Cats

    The best thing for Anderson County about its girls’ soccer match with Harrison County last Wednesday was it was not a loss for the Lady Bearcats.

    The worst thing? It wasn’t a win on a night when Anderson seemed to dominate.

    Harrison County’s Kelby Gaunce outmaneuvered three Anderson defenders then shot a bullet past Anderson goalie Billie Clark with 19:12 to play, leaving a frustrated Anderson team settling for a 2-2 tie in its home opener.

  • Chrisman Memorial 5K set next week

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Expert offers four tips sure to deliver better results in dove hunting season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The heavy dew that soaks your shoes in the early morning is often accompanied by thick fog, signs that summer is losing its grip. Fall will be here soon, a hunter’s favorite time of year.

    The start of the fall for outdoors enthusiasts coincides with the opening of dove season each Sept. 1. Here are four things to keep in mind to place more doves in your hunting vest this coming season.

    Pick the right spot in the dove field

  • Kentucky Senior Games underway

    The Kentucky Senior Games got underway on Aug. 19, giving senior adults opportunities to compete in a variety of sports, according to a news release. The competitors have a chance to move on to the national competition.

    The National Senior Games began with the vision to promote healthy lifestyles for adults through education, fitness and sport. Each state has its own state Senior Games, and competitors can qualify every other year for Nationals.

  • Carnahan Bowl seeking sponsors

    The annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, benefiting the Anderson County Middle School football program, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Anderson County High School, according to a news release.

    The Mustangs will entertain East Oldham Middle School for a double-header with the varsity game played at 11 a.m. The junior varsity game will follow.

    Seth Carnahan was an Anderson County Middle School player who died while playing in a creek in Scott County on Aug. 1, 2009. He was 13.

  • Anderson girls have good days on course

    Strong play from young players made for a solid week for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team last week.

    The Lady Bearcats won a match, lost one and finished second in a quad-match.

    Last Monday, Collins defeated the Lady Bearcats 202-215 in a match held on the narrow fairways of Shelbyville Country Club. Senior Cheyenne Searcy led Anderson with a 48 over the 9-hole competition, followed by Jaclynn Ruble’s 51.

  • Road trip not nice for Bearcat golfers

    The short, tight course at Shelbyville Country Club was more than the Anderson County boys could overcome in a high school golf match last Thursday.

    The Bearcats dropped a 176-187 decision to host Collins as Hayden Elder led the Bearcats with a 9-hole count of 41.