Today's News

  • Tipton, Stevens vie for new state representative seat

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Kent Stevens (D) and James Tipton (R) will square off Tuesday to see who will be the state representative in the newly created 53rd District seat.

    Both responded to a round of questions regarding increasing the minimum wage, rising electricity costs due to EPA regulations on coal mining and unfunded state mandates, including those that affect school districts.

    Their biggest disagreement surfaced regarding the minimum wage, with Stevens calling for it to be raised and Tipton saying the opposite.

  • Myles, Hellard compete for Family Court Judge

    Myles seeks second term on bench

    Meet John David

    Name: John David Myles

    Age: 59

    Occupation: Family Court Judge

    Education: BA Centre College; University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

    Family: Wife, Mary Helen Myles

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Scenes from the Anderson County Marching Bearcats

    Scenes from the Anderson County Marching Bearcats' regional win and recent football game performance.

  • Still a mystery

    What really happened that night in Shelbyville?

    I mean what really happened? For over 20 years, I have heard stories about that night when the Anderson Bearcats were robbed of their first district football championship.

    Or it was the night when the Bearcats played their collective hearts out but saw their first district championship slip through their fingers when an official had the courage to make a crucial call that nullified what might have been the winning touchdown.

  • Collins pays visit, unsure of playoff fate

    You can forget the notion that when Collins comes to town Friday night, Anderson County will be hosting a meaningless football game.

    For one thing, ever since he took over at his alma mater 10 years ago, Anderson coach Mark Peach has bristled at the suggestion that any game is meaningless. This one is no exception.

    “Collins is a quality football program,” Peach says. “This is a good opportunity for us to work on some things and get better prior to the playoffs.”

  • Fun again as Bearcats thump Jaguars, clinch home playoff

    You had to know something was up less than 90 seconds into Friday’s duel for a high seed in the state football playoffs.

    Anderson County quarterback Zach Carmichael lofted a rainbow over the East Jessamine defense, connecting with Chris Toomey for a 68-yard score.

    Given the explosive nature of the Anderson offense under Coach Mark Peach, the quick score was not that much of a surprise. No one, however, could have predicted the response.

    No one.

  • History lives in regional final

    VERONA – According to the experts, history teaches those valuable life lessons.

    And those lessons were in abundance Thursday night as Anderson County was going for its first girls’ regional high school soccer title.

    Trailing 3-0 at the half, Anderson coach Jason Earnest drew on his team’s past to tell his charges they were not hopelessly behind. He knew.

  • ‘Spent’ Lady Cats score early, cruise past pesky Gallatin

    Anderson County overcame physical and mental fatigue to whip Gallatin County, 3-0, in the girls’ Eighth Region Soccer Tournament at Walton-Verona last Tuesday.

    “They were physically and emotionally spent,” Earnest said of his team, which had upset North Oldahm on penalty kicks the night before. “Gallatin was jacked up and ready to play.”

  • What would you do if you saw an albino buck?

    By Jeff Lilly

    Outdoors Columnist

    I wanted to start out this month’s column with a question to readers and hunters in our community. Before asking the question, I’ll set it up for you.

    Gavin Dingman is an 11-year-old hunter who lives in Michigan. A couple of weeks ago Gavin harvested a nice 12-point trophy buck with a 30-yard shot from his crossbow.

  • Overcoming challenges found in fall bass fishing

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    You arrive at the Holcomb’s Landing Ramp just after dawn and look at the shoreline of Lake Cumberland. A line of damp rocks several inches thick rings the lake and the rip rap on the face of Wolf Creek Dam.

    Your heart sinks. They are releasing a lot of water quickly through the dam and into the Cumberland River below it. The first smallmouth bass trip of the fall may be a bust.