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Today's News

  • The lowdown on Bill Best’s beans

    Well, Mother Nature seems to have entered her schizophrenic stage. We’ve had sweltering heat and cold rains, dry nights with high temps and wet nights with cool temps. For our summer vegetables, it’s the equivalent of entering the cold and flu season, making them vulnerable to disease.

  • Losing my mother, gaining a brother

    My mom’s dying, and I’ve been gone for a few weeks spending time with her before it happens.

    When that will be God knows; the rest of us are left to sit, wait and be thankful for the short time we have to be with her.

  • ‘I wanted to be lucky’

     

    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1-in-10,000, but one Anderson County girl has hit the jackpot.

    Baily Powell is a third-grader at Saffell Street Elementary School. She said after watching a program on TV she decided to try her luck at finding the famous four leaf clover, and now, in just one week, has a collection nearing 30.

    “I wanted to be lucky,” said Baily. “I found one in my granny’s yard, and then I started looking (more) for them.”

  • BEARCATS STOP SPENCER IN DISTRICT

    Anderson County never had any doubt that Timmy Rogers was the man for the biggest job of the 2017 baseball season. The junior right-hander gave up only three hits before leaving the pitching mound in the sixth inning of a 9-4 romp past Spencer County in the 30th District Tournament Monday at Barnes Memorial Field.

    “They told me about two weeks ago,” Rogers said of when he learned he would be getting the call in the district opener, the early elimination game in the post-season.

  • Underrated Civic Center will leave many great memories

    I’m not sure if I was at the first basketball game played in the Frankfort Convention Center but it had to be close.

    It was back in December of 1971 when the University of Kentucky freshman team played Furman before a sold out crowd. The “Super Kittens” routed a Furman team that was supposed to another of the better freshman classes in America with 7-footer Fessor Leonard and guard Baron Hill, who would later become a U.S. Congressman from southern Indiana.

  • DARE Fishing Derby set for June 3

    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.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until noon.

  • Lady Bearcats have no mercy in district opener

    One of the last things Brent Aldridge told his Anderson County softball team before it took the field in the 30th District Tournament was simply that the Lady Bearcats could do something very special.

  • Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer boating season

     By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky’s lakes and streams are bound to be crowded with anglers, paddlers and pleasure boaters during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    Boating safety officials want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience on the water.

  • Anderson Middle runners qualify for state track meet

    Several members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team have qualified for the state meet, to be held June 3 at the University of Louisville.

    The Mustang boys relay teams have qualified for the state meet. Anderson runners qualified for the 4x400- and 4x200-meter relay events at the state meet.

    The relay teams consist of eighth-graders Isaiah Fitzpatrick, Logan Ritchie and Trace Shearer running with seventh-grader Benji Hellard.

  • Osborne becomes a Tiger