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Today's News

  • Muskellunge fishing heats up in fall

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The angler’s whoop traveled fast and loud over the water from the back of Buck Creek on Cave Run Lake.

    Bringing a trophy muskellunge to the boat after a spirited fight uncorks raw emotions and provides a unique sense of satisfaction. In this instance, the 45-inch torpedo of a fish was a new personal best and the fourth muskellunge the angler had caught on this Friday in mid-September.

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  • Revamped West Jessamine next up for Cats

    Football coaches like to speak in cliches, especially in a week when their teams are heavily favored.

    And saying the Bearcats will be heavily favored Friday night is sort of like saying Usain Bolt would be the pick in a 100-meter dash against just about anyone else in the world.

    Weeks such at this give rise to sayings like, “You play the games on the field, not on paper,” or “Anyone can beat anyone on a given night,” or “We have to take one game at a time.”

  • ANDERSON COUNTY COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP, Oct 8

    Kentucky 45, South Carolina 38

    The Wildcats got their first big win of the Mark Stoops era, twice rallying from 14 points down to shock South Carolina, 45-38, Saturday night in Lexington. Bud Dupree hauled in a batted pass and returned it 6 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:29 to play.

    Anderson County High School graduate Ross Cox, who grew up a Wildcat fan and says he stormed the field several times after big wins, got to live the experience as a player. Cox is a walk-on tight end for the Wildcats.

  • Truck tug Saturday at Legion Park

    The Anderson County Truck Tuggers will be presenting their only Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The championship event will feature the following classes: 4,300-pound 4-wheel drive, 5,500-pound 2-wheel drive, 6,000-pound 4-wheel drive and stock classes for gas and diesel. Tugging begins at 7 p.m.

    Admission is $10 per person 10-and-over, $5 for ages 4-9 and under 4 are admitted free.

  • Lady Cats tune up for tourneys, squeak past Flyers, Bardstown

    Anderson County began tuning up for district tournament play with 1-0 wins over Franklin County and Bardstown last week.

    Allie Johnson scored Anderson’s only goal at Franklin County, winning a free ball then driving a shot into the corner of the net about 15 minutes into the contest.

    It would be the only scoring Anderson would need.

    “It was mainly a battle between the 18 (yard lines) with neither team getting a lot of good chances in the first half,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest.

  • Bearcats rout Woodford on soggy Homecoming

    Anderson County took control early, then battled a driving rainstorm to defeat Woodford County, 35-7, in Class 5A, District 6 football action Friday night.

    The Bearcats earned their third straight win before a packed Homecoming crowd that quickly dispersed when the heavens opened early in the third quarter. By that time, Anderson had a 28-7 lead and the Bearcats were well on their way to a 4-2 record, 2-0 in district play. Woodford fell to 1-5, 1-1.

  • Here’s why Tim is the ‘Wright’ man for the job

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I can hear them now, the handful people who actually supported a new health department building a few years ago, wising off about how history has proved them correct and me and thousands like me wrong about how unnecessary that building was.

    For those who missed the story on A1, the health department is opening a family care clinic next month that will solve the dilemma of where Medicaid patients can receive care, as well as being open to the privately insured.

  • Local business pivotal to building tourism

    Well, it seems the Anderson County Tourism Commission is committed to rising from the ashes of the previous tourism commission. That’s good. It will never get anywhere whining and bellyaching about the position it’s in now. Just move full steam ahead.

    There seems to be a handful of people on the commission who really want to make this work. Strides were made to elect leadership in the commission with Pam Brough, president of the chamber of commerce, nominated as the tourism commission chairperson.

  • Using old wives’ tales to predict winter

    Welcome to October. Let the leaves come tumbling down. Our leaves have started to show their true colors and while they do look beautiful hanging from the trees, the sooner they make a carpet the happier I’ll be. Weather folklore says the longer they hang on the tree, the worse winter will be.