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Today's News

  • 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.

  • BEARCAT BASKETBALL PREVIEW: DREAMING SIMPLE, DREAMING BIG

    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

    --Aerosmith

    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.

  • Farms should have water quality plan

    From staff reports

    In 1994, the Kentucky Ag Water Quality Act passed, requiring all landowners with 10 acres or more involved in agriculture/silviculture to develop and implement an Ag Water Quality Plan, according to a news release from the Anderson County Conservation District.

    This plan documents best management practices being followed on the farm. A best management practice could be a number of activities such as rotational grazing, nutrient management, cover crops, and other sound agricultural practices.

  • Art Trail draws a crowd