Today's News

  • Shelburne excited about return to Cat Madness

    When he came to Lawrenceburg for Cat Madness a year ago, it was the first time J.D. Shelburne had been to Anderson County High School since playing basketball against the Bearcats 15 years before.

    The Taylorsville native quickly became a fan of the Bearcats and the adulation was mutual.

    He’s back to sing and shoot 3-pointers by popular demand.

  • Madness tips off local hoops

    What could be a memorable high school basketball season in Anderson County tips off Saturday night when the Bearcats host the annual Cat Madness celebration.

    Festivities get underway at 4 p.m.

    The evening will feature an Anderson County alumni basketball game along with scrimmages involving the varsity teams and a mini-concert by country music singer J.D. Shelburne.

  • Bearcat, Lady Cat hoops will be best show in town

    If you miss high school basketball in Anderson County this winter, you will be missing the best bargain in town.

    That’s as close to a guarantee as anyone can make.

    There are undoubtedly a number of variables and things that could happen, but the winter of 2016-17 should be one great hoops party if all goes as expected.

  • Waterfowl season promising

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The moderate drought conditions across Kentucky brought baked, cracked yards, dust, fires and streams as low as any time in recent memory. This would seem a negative for the upcoming waterfowl season, but the summer’s ample rains provided a cushion against the fall dry spell.

  • Lady Cat golfers celebrate season

    The Anderson County High School girls’ golf team celebrated the 2016 season with the annual team awards banquet held Sunday at the home of team parents Joe and Tamara Smith.

    Seniors Cheyenne Searcy and Amy Kate Smith received the Dependability Award based on their attendance during the season. Neither player missed a match or tournament all season, according to Coach Robert Hanks.


    Every time I look in the mirror

    All these lines on my face getting clearer

    The past is gone

    It went by like dusk to dawn


    The past is gone for the Anderson County boys’ basketball team. The Bearcats had plenty of reasons to shout, plenty of accolades during a 2015-16 season that saw their coach, Glen Drury, record his 500th career win in 31 seasons.

  • Answering the call of duty

    Six firefighters from the Anderson County Fire District were deployed Thursday morning to help battle an ongoing wildfire in eastern Kentucky.

    Capt. Rob Gresham, firefighter John Robinson, firefighter Matt Moses, Battalion Chief Chris Harrod, firefighter Dillon Harrod and firefighter Earl Gresham all answered a call for help and left around 9 a.m.

    Chief Pat Krogman said they traveled to Hazard and were to be be assigned positions from there.

    “They will be assigned wherever they are needed down there,” Krogman said.

  • USDA grant a boost for Farmer Joe’s in Salvisa

    A Salvisa farmer got a significant boost with the announcement last week that he is one of 13 agribusinesses in Kentucky to receive a portion of a $1.7 million USDA Value Added Producer Grant.

    “I’m extremely happy we got the grant,” said Joe Weber, owner of Farmer Joe’s. “It’s going to help with being able to increase our product here and being able to supply a lot more farm-fresh meats to a lot of customers.”

  • American Legion honors veterans
  • Junior Conservation Board formed; first project planned

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District has announced the formation of its Junior Conservation Board, comprised of high school students who are homeschooled or enrolled in Anderson County High School or the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    It has been said that young people make good conservationists. With this in mind, the local conservation district is offering young people a chance to participate in conservation planning and action.