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Today's News

  • Political correctness on display at Notre Dame

    If you keep up with the news, you would most likely know about Vice President Mike Pence’s speaking at the Notre Dame Commencement exercise for graduating seniors a couple of weeks back.

    Pence’s speech was filled with platitudes, about bright dream-filled futures and with a rebuke of political correctness. He said, “These all too common practices, (political correctness) are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and they are wholly outside of the American tradition.”

  • church briefs

    Glensboro Christian to hold

    vacation Bible school

    Glensboro Christian Church will hold its vacation Bible school June 11 through 16, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The church is located at 2963 Glensboro Road.

    The theme will be, “Halo there, which way is Heaven?” The church announced that visitors from the Learning Center would also stop by throughout the week. Activities are scheduled to start Sunday June 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., and there will be games, activities, prizes and hot dogs available.

    Archery at Van Buren Baptist

  • Doctors say no fruit juice for kids under age of 1

    By Kentucky Health News Service

    Children who are less than a year old should not drink fruit juice because it offers them no nutritional benefit, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    “Parents may perceive fruit juice as healthy, but it is not a good substitute for fresh fruit and just packs in more sugar and calories,” said Dr. Melvin B. Heyman, co-author of the statement.

    “Small amounts in moderation are fine for older kids, but are absolutely unnecessary for children under 1.”

  • One last run as a Bearcat

    Blake Borwig has been about school spirit and doing something special from the day he set foot in Anderson County High School as a freshman.

    His transcript shows 11 Advanced Placement courses on the way to graduating third in the Class of 2017.

    And who can forget the picture that appeared with this column showing Borwig as a one-man student section – really, he was – at an Anderson County girls’ basketball game during his junior year.

  • DARE Fishing Derby set for Saturday

    The annual Anderson County DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at Hope Community Church, located near the Anderson County-Franklin County line on U.S. 127. The derby is set to run from 8-11 a.m. and is open to children 15 and under. All participants must have a parent or guardian with them.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the 10- to 15-year-old division and the under-10 division.

    Anglers should bring their own bait and tackle.

  • Bearcats keep turning around, rally for district championship

    Bryndon Labhart’s smile was all anyone needed to know about what was going on for Anderson County Friday night.

    The Bearcats’ senior catcher stood on first base with a huge grin as his single had just completed the process of erasing a four-run deficit to lead Collins, 8-6, in the 30th District Baseball Tournament championship game.

  • Good Lady Bearcats pummel Henry in regional opener

    SHELBYVILLE – It took less than an inning for Anderson County to answer questions which Lady Bearcat softball team would be showing up at the Eighth Region Tournament Monday afternoon.

    A first inning that saw the Lady Bearcats score four times on six hits was all the evidence needed that the good Anderson team had come to play Henry County at Collins High School.

  • Bearcats awaken, roll past Walton-Verona into regional semis

    Anderson County might be out of school for the summer but the Bearcat baseball team gave a lesson in old-school baseball in the Eighth Region Tournament Monday evening at Barnes Memorial Field.

    Hosting the tournament for the first time in 10 years, the Bearcats also waited until the second time through the batting order to get to Walton-Verona starter Braxton Foley. Once their bats awakened, the Bearcats had more than enough pitching to seal the program’s first regional tournament win since 2014.

  • Collins ends Lady Cat district supremacy

    Anderson County seemed to have everything right where it needed to capture another 30th District softball championship Friday night. Instead, the Lady Bearcats saw a five-year run of titles end with a crushing 9-3 defeat at the hands of Collins on the Anderson field.

    It was the first time any team other than Anderson had won the district title since Collins took the crown in 2011.

  • Van Buren church to start new archery program

    Van Buren Baptist Church is starting an archery program for boys and girls 11 to 15 years old, the church announced.

    The program will kick off June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, and begin June 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every other Saturday until completed.

    The archery program is a non-denominational outreach program that shares the gospel of Jesus through archery, organizers said.