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Today's News

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Local Brownie Scout Troop 102 featured on TV

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Send your old photos or stories to Janie at

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com.

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 1965

    The Brownie Scout Troop 102 appeared on the Windy Show on WKYT-TV last Thursday afternoon.

  • Things I learned the hard way while walking with God

    By Eboney Whiteside

    Faith Columnist

    My walk with the Lord has not always been an easy one. I remember thinking when I dedicated my life to Jesus that everything around me was going to instantly change for the better.

    It was as if I thought God, this magical being, was sitting in Heaven ready to fulfil my every request whenever I wanted him to.

    Boy was I wrong.

  • Free clothes available Monday in Salvisa

    Free clothing will be available Monday, Feb. 2 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Salvisa Christian Church, according to a news release.

    The church is located at 155 Sugar St., Salvisa.

    For more information call Pam Votaw at 502-839-5626 or Charlotte Fallis at 859-865-2226.

  • DISTRICT COURT DOCKET FOR JAN. 28, 2015

    Judge J.R. RoBards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 5.

    Jackson C. McNutt, arraignment, failure to surrender revoked operator’s license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – bench warrant.

    Jacqueline D. Morrow, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty, $643, installment/deferred payment Mar. 30.

    Barry T. Newby, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • 50th Anniversary
  • Eddie Russell joins dad as Wild Turkey master distiller

    Lawrenceburg’s Eddie Russell is joining his dad, Jimmy, as master distiller at Wild Turkey, the company announced this morning.

    “It is with great pride that I announce today that Eddie Russell has been promoted to Wild Turkey Master Distiller,” Jimmy Russell wrote in a letter provided by the distillery.

  • Backyard bird watching can be an easy, fun winter activity

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Mercer tops Lady Cats

    Mercer County showed why many consider the Titans one of the 10 best girls’ basketball teams in Kentucky with a 74-58 win over Anderson County last Tuesday in Harrodsburg.

    Led by freshman Seygan Robins’ 18 points, the Titans established control in the second quarter, when they outpointed the Lady Bearcats 20-12, then held off an Anderson rally to post the win.

    Mercer, which had beaten Anderson just once since 2006, improved to 15-2, while Anderson fell to 9-8.

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer, Rogers has memorable night

    A second-quarter uprising fueled Anderson County to an easy 82-44 win over Spencer County in girls’ basketball action Friday night in Taylorsville.

    After withstanding a Spencer County rally to pull within 15-14 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats romped to a 24-9 advantage over the next eight minutes and continued to build the lead.

    Sophomore Sammy Rogers came off the bench to lead Anderson with a career-best 24 points, including a half-court shot that sent the teams to halftime with the Lady Cats up 39-23.

  • Ballard doesn’t follow script, upsets Lady Cats in thriller

    Had the script gone according to plan, someone wearing a white jersey would have launched a shot just before the buzzer. The net would have snapped, giving an Anderson County team that had taken a journey far beyond expectations a win over a Ballard team that had just put together perhaps its best 32 minutes of the season.

    Reality is cold, however.