Today's News

  • Collins blitz too much for Anderson

    Collins used a quick passing attack and opportune defense to defeat Anderson County, 5-0, in boys’ 30th District soccer action Thursday evening on the Anderson pitch.

    Collins’ Kevin Lanham completed a hat trick with three goals, including one about 10 minutes into the contest to give the Titans the only goal they would eventually need.

    Collins took control early when the Titans gained possession near midfield, then got the ball to Lanham in transition. Lanham was able to send a laser past a diving Anderson goalie Shjon Ripy for the score.

  • ‘You could have heard a pin drop’

    There were some major questions surrounding Anderson County football back on Aug. 25.

    As the Bearcats boarded their busses for a 90-mile trip home from Meade County, they had taken an 48-0 whipping that was the program’s most one-sided regular season loss in over a decade. The Bearcats were beaten in every way, but the questions were a bit deeper than what the very ugly stat sheet could answer that night.

    What happened in Brandenburg?

  • Bearcats hold on to beat Mercer

    With 17.5 seconds to play Thursday night, R.J. Boies knew he had only one job.

    Get it done and Anderson County officially serves notice that Bearcat football is alive and well, thank you very much. The senior nose guard, with some help from Zach Labhart, got it done in resounding fashion.

    Boies shot through the Mercer County line to sack quarterback Gunnar Gillis as the Titans were going for a two-point conversion that would have tied another showdown in a long rivalry and would have likely sent it to overtime.

  • Property taxes going up – way up

    The Anderson County Fire District plans to impose a 38-percent increase on property tax rates when it meets next month.

    The increase, which observers say could be the largest one-year property tax rate increase in county history, would increase the district’s tax rate from 72 cents to $1 per $1,000 assessed value on real estate, meaning a home valued at $100,000 would go from paying $72 per year to $100.

  • School board eyes maximum increase

    The Anderson County Board of Education is expected to take the maximum property tax increase allowed by law when it holds a public hearing Thursday night.

    The board is expected to increase its property tax rate from $6.08 to $6.27 per $1,000 of assessed value, a 3 percent rate increase that will generate 4 percent more revenue than the previous year.

    The additional 19 cents means property taxes on a home valued at $100,000 would increase from $608 to $627.


    Police seized an estimated $60,000 worth of marijuana plants last Friday from a location in rural western Anderson County, Sheriff Joe Milam announced.

    Milam said his deputies, along with a trooper with the Kentucky State Police, eradicated 30 plants after receiving a tip from aerial surveillance. The plants, he said, were in a field and that the grower attempted to hide them amid round bales of hay.

  • She’s No. 1!

    Bobbi Jo Lewis is living proof that, with hard work laced with a good dose of courage, dreams can and do come true.

    Lewis was named Kentucky’s County Attorney of the Year during the state prosecutor’s conference last week, an honor she says she used to dream of winning as a young attorney that has now come true.

    “It’s the capstone of my career,” said Lewis, who had no idea Attorney General Andy Beshear had picked her for the award until she arrived at the conference.

  • Taxpayers facing sticker shock this fall

    Column as I see ’em …

    If public hearings on tax increases by the school board and county fire district go as planned, county residents are going to be in for some serious sticker shock when their tax bills arrive in the mail this fall.

    The fire district’s plan to raise its tax rate 28 cents, coupled with the school district’s increase of 19 cents, means taxes on a $100,000 home will increase nearly $50 this year alone.

  • Praying, but not necessarily for Trump

    I recently received this note from a Methodist pastor.

    “I could assume you are one of the democratic Trump-haters in which case the president can do nothing that would please you. I am sorry you feel the way you do and that you would consider publishing such a mean piece about our president. I do not know you so this is not an attack on your person. I wonder how such a beautiful lady (picture) could have such ‘bad’ thoughts. Why don’t you join many of us in praying for our president and national leaders?”

  • Limiting weaning stress for beef cattle

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social.

    You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.