Today's News

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary opens for business

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 2, 1965

    Left for basic

    William Russell Jr., left June 10 for Air Force Basic Training. He was then sent to Bunker Hill Air Force Base in Purdue, Indiana.

    Enters Kentucky Christian College

    DeLane Pinkston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Pinkston, enrolled in the Kentucky Christian College to study for the ministry. He was a sophomore student and a graduate of Willisburg High School.

    At the supermarket

  • Anderson Community Education announces fall class list

    Anderson Community Education has announced the following fall classes.

    American Sign Language-Special Education Series

    When: Thursday beginning Aug. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. Enrollment ends Sept. 3.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford St. with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $89 for 12 weeks

  • Heritage Hall residents enjoy a doggone good time

    There were plenty of wagging tails and big smiles during Heritage Hall’s annual dog show last Wednesday afternoon.

    Heritage Hall activities coordinator Misty Montgomery said the event is one of the residents’ favorites every year, but this year was special because the dog show coincided with National Dog Day.

    “When the pets visit, it is always a special day, but to be able to do it on National Dog Day is great,” she said.

  • Kenny ‘was a hero to a lot of people’

    Kenny Goodlett continues to have a positive influence on Lawrenceburg even months after he passed away.

    The 16U and 8U girls’ softball teams with the county’s parks and recreation league have each named their teams Team 132 in honor of Goodlett, who wore badge 132 with the Lawrenceburg Police Department until the time of his death earlier this summer when he succumb to cancer.

    “It’s pretty awesome,” said Kenny’s wife, Debbie, who joined the teams for a group photo.

  • Original Bearcat team needs original nickname

    If Friday’s win at Clark County is any indication, the current football season could give the area’s cardiologists some extra work.

    It’s too early to dub this team something like “Cardiac Cats.” In fact, why don’t we just forget I even typed out that tired old cliché about teams that learn how to win the close ones.

    But if this team has another comeback or two when it musters less than 200 yards of offense, we will have to figure out some kind of nickname.

    But it’s got to be something original.

  • Lady Bearcats sweep with district, regional wins

    Anderson County got almost everything it needed when the Lady Bearcats blitzed Spencer County last Wednesday night.

    An early lead? Check.

    Autumn Miller, a senior who had been moved from midfielder to defender this season, made the most of a rare opportunity when she found the net less than six minutes in to give host Lady Bearcats the only score they would need.

  • Carnahan Bowl next week

    The fourth annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 when the Anderson County Middle School football team will host North Pulaski at the Anderson County High School field. Kickoff is set for noon.

    The game is dedicated to the memory of Seth Carnahan, an Anderson County Middle School player who drowned while playing with a friend in Elkhorn Creek in Scott County on Aug. 1, 2009. He was 13 years old.

  • Salato Center adds new bobcat kitten, young bald eagle for visitors to see

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort has two recent additions to its collection of exhibit animals according to a news release. The center recently acquired a 4-month-old bobcat kitten from a wildlife rehabilitation facility that will ultimately be kept on permanent exhibit.

  • Talkative Lady Bearcats spike wins over Nelson, Spencer

    Anderson County volleyball might have put together its most impressive win of the young season when the Lady Bearcats whipped Nelson County, 3-1, on Aug. 24.

    Nelson, which had been the runner-up in the Pikeville Invitational Tournament the weekend before, had not suffered a loss in a 5-set match before the Lady Bearcats defeated the Cardinals convincingly. Nelson has been ranked as the No. 2 team in the Fifth Region.

    “Nelson is a good team and they have some talented players,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said.

  • Mercer rivalry resumes Friday

    At one time, many years ago, it would have been difficult to find an inter-county high school rivalry with more passion than Anderson County and Mercer County.

    Unless, of course, it was Anderson and Harrodsburg.

    Those good ole days had everything that constitutes one of those make-your-season-with-a-win games.

    The series resumes Friday, Sept. 4, at Warford Stadum. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.