Today's News

  • Sting of ’14 drives senior-laden Lady Cats

    The sting still bothers the Anderson County High School volleyball team. And they agree that is a good thing.

    A year ago, the Lady Bearcats turned in what had the trappings of the best performance in the program’s history. Anderson finished the regular season at 23-6 and clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Then it happened. Again.

  • Country singer to host St. Jude charity game

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his Eighth Annual St. Jude Softball Game on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Taylorsville.

    The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park, located on Highway 44 near Spencer County High School. The Home Run Derby will get under way at 11 a.m. with the softball game at 1 p.m. Anyone can enter the Home Run Derby for an entry fee of $5. Prizes will be awarded.

  • Fall fishing carries new meaning during summer of 2015

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Anglers become conditioned to expect high water on lakes in spring and stable conditions in summer before the fall drawdowns to winter pool.

    After an unusually wet spring, this summer has been anything but predictable in Kentucky. High and falling water have added a degree of difficulty at a time when fishing can be challenging under normal conditions.

  • Getting better

    Improvement, more than winning, has been the focus for the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team heading into the 2015 season.

    With that as the goal, the Lady Bearcats’ first outing of the season was a big success.

    Anderson finished 13th out of 19 teams in the Lady Rocket Invitational Saturday at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville. The Lady Bearcats compiled a 405 team score, well behind Sacred Heart’s winning 317, but 24 strokes ahead of the score Anderson turned in at the same tournament last year.

  • Ticket sales only cover portion of athletic costs

    Providing an accounting of a scholastic sports program depends on many variables and it could be virtually impossible to get an exact figure on how much a school system spends on athletic extra-curricular activities at at school.

  • KHSAA not seeing decline in opportunities

    While some are concerned about being able to fund sports and the opportunities for participation they provide, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association says it is seeing just the opposite in the Commonwealth.

    “We have no data that indicates any type of long-term decline,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said through the association’s spokesman.

  • Bearcats have good start in tourneys

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team got off to a good start to the 2015 season with strong showings in the Five-Star General Classic and the Central Hardin Invitational over the weekend.

    “We left many shots on the course,” said Anderson coach Jim Beward. “We could have played better but the team handled adversity well and turned in a respectable performance. We need some work on the driving range and with on-course decision making.

    “It was a good start to the season.”

  • Higher tax rate, tourism merger approved

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday approved a slight increase to its property tax rate and took the first steps in merging it tourism authority with the City of Lawrenceburg.

    Only Magistrate Rodney Durr voted against the increased property tax rate, which will go from $1.29 per $1,000 in assessed real estate value to $1.30.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended the increase, which was approved by magistrates Kenny Barnett, David Montgomery, Meredith Lewis, Juretta Wells and Mike Riley.

  • Now, he’s the teacher

    When Brandy Beasley took attendance for the first time as a fourth grade teacher at Emma B. Ward Elementary in 1999, she couldn’t have known that one of the names on her list would someday be her replacement.

    Beasley, known as Ms. Campbell back then, said when she made the hard decision to leave the classroom earlier this year, she was worried about who the torch would be passed to.

    When she heard a familiar name from years ago, her mind was eased.

  • New funeral home to open this month

    In the 2012 Anderson County High School yearbook, Mackenzie Morris said he planned on owning a funeral home with his uncle, Nathan.

    In a couple weeks that plan will come to fruition.

    The men purchased the historic Saffell House on Main Street earlier this year and, pending a final state inspection to secure a license, plan to open it as Saffell House Funeral Home on Aug. 11.