Today's News

  • Popular, low-calorie and fat-free, eggplant is always in season

    Eggplant is a favorite in many areas of the South.

    Thomas Jefferson, who experimented with many varieties of plants in his Virginia garden, is credited with introducing eggplant to North America.

    Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family and is native to India. Eggplant is related to potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

  • Tipton favors relief for clerks on same-sex marriage

    State Rep. James Tipton said last week that he is in favor of legislation sure to surface in the coming session that will give relief to county clerks uncomfortable with issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Tipton (R-Taylorsville), who represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd Legislative District, was reacting to news last week that a U.S. District judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who stopped issuing marriage licenses following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages early this year, to begin issuing them immediately.

  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    It is late August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

  • ‘A good week until Saturday’ for Bearcat golfers

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team scored a big win last Tuesday when the Bearcats defeated visiting Scott County, 153-160, at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Anderson moves to 2-0 in Central Kentucky Conference play.

    Jordon Morgan led all golfers with an even par 35 while Zachary Toles and Hayden Elder both fired 39s. Andrew Peach shot 40 while Brayden Nicholson’s 42 was dropped.

  • Mercer edges Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team dropped a close one Thursday at Bright Leaf Golf Course in Harrodsburg.

    Mercer County edged the Lady Bearcats, 190-193. Christina Montgomery and Kallie Jo Smith led Anderson with 47s while Cheyenne Searcy carded a 49. Amy Kate Smith shot a 50. Sophomore Ashley Duff, a new addition to the team, carded a 61 as the fifth score.

  • Lady Cats blue in Oldham soccer tourney

    The Anderrson County girls’ soccer team had a tough start to the season, dropping all three matches in last week’s Bluegrass Cup, held at Oldham County High School.

    The Lady Bearcats dropped a 6-5 decision to regional rival Oldham County in the seventh-place match Saturday.

    The contest was tied 5-5 at the end of regulation. Under tournament rules, there was no overtime, but the winner decided by a shootout. Oldham won the shootout, 5-4.

    Anderson’s Allie Johnson scored twice with Tate Thompson and Taylor Harley scoring.

  • Middle school football opens season

    The Anderson County Middle School football team was scheduled to open its football season Tuesday night, traveling to Boyle County after press time. The Mustangs return to action next Tuesday, Aug. 25, hosting Henry County. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at the Anderson County High School field.

  • Carnahan Bowl set, seeks sponsors

    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.

  • Volley Cats drop opener, scale mountain trip

    Summer vacation might have ended too soon for the Anderson County High School volleyball team.

    The Lady Bearcats did not seem ready, according to head coach Bob Hardin, suffering a 3-1 loss at West Jessamine last Tuesday.

    The hosts took a 25-17 win in the first game. Anderson recovered to score a 25-20 win in the second game but West rallied to win games three and four to take the match.

    “Their (blockers) gave us some trouble,” Hardin said. “I feel we will bounce back.”

  • Athletic Clark up next for Bearcats

    To some, it might appear that Anderson County’s trip to George Rogers Clark would appear to be like driving along Interstate 64 on cruise control.

    The Bearcats have beaten Clart by a combined 92-27 over the last two years, but Anderson coach Mark Peach believes those totals are very deceiving.

    “They will be a challenge. I have already had a peek at them,” Peach said. “They are real solid up front and they have Israel back.”