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Today's News

  • Healthy, robust herd awaits as modern firearm season opens

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Shredded bark on saplings, fresh scrapes along old logging trails and trail camera snapshots of passing bucks are encouraging signs that deer activity is picking up across Kentucky and just in time.

    The statewide modern firearm deer season opens Nov. 12 this year. Arguably the most widely anticipated of the fall hunting opportunities, it’s structured to coincide with the peak of fall breeding, known as the rut.

  • Wildland fires, dry conditions create hazards for deer hunters

    More than 300,000 Kentucky hunters preparing for this weekend’s modern gun deer season opener should be aware there are at least 22 wildland fires burning, many in southeast Kentucky, as drought conditions persist across the state. About 14,000 acres have burned in the Commonwealth since Oct. 29.

    Gov. Matt Bevin declared a statewide emergency last week and urged all citizens to refrain from outdoor burning and use extreme caution during outdoor activities.

  • Bullitt Central advances past Bearcats in overtime

    The high school football season came to an end for Anderson County Friday night when Bullitt Central claimed a 31-24 overtime win in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs at Bob Ware Field.

    Bullitt Central scored on the second play of overtime as Davin Gray went 12 yards on an end around to put the Cougars in front in the overtime.

  • Pictures from the KMEA State finals
  • Photos from the KMEA State Marching Band championships
  • Search for burglar results in pot bust

    An Anderson County man was arrested and charged with marijuana possession this morning after deputies found more than a pound of weed in his home, according to a police documents.

    Buddy Evans, 61, of 1149 Dugansville Road is also charged with drug paraphernalia.

    According to a report filed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Tony Likins was assisting the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in searching for a burglary suspect when he stopped at Evans’ house to warn him about the incident.

  • Same bands, different tastes leave Marching Bearcats hungry again

    It was somewhat fitting that the final performance of the 2016 season for the Anderson County High School Marching Band would come at a place named for a pizza empire.

    I’ll take the ham and pineapple. You can have pepperoni and mushrooms.

    We can both be happy.After having some pizza — Really, what else can you eat at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium? — the Marching Bearcats were just ready to finally claim that elusive big trophy they have been chasing the last five years.

    It was to be their year, you know.

  • Worship is not a spectator sport

    I came across something this week on social media that I think is worthwhile to share.

    “Twelve reasons I don’t go to sporting events anymore.

    1. Every time I went, they asked for money.

    2. The people sitting in my row didn’t act very friendly.

    3. The seats were very hard.

    4. The coach never came to visit me.

    5. The referees made a decision that I didn’t like.

    6. I was sitting with hypocrites. They only came to see what others were wearing.

  • Now is the time to start thinking about Thanksgiving

    The month of October is officially over and with that comes a lot of terminations and culminations. Marching band season ended with a bang; we made it to state finals and finished second. I’m so proud of our kids. Daylight savings is just four days away, no more 8 p.m. sunsets. The colder weather has slowly but surely started, at least in the morning, before sunrise at the bus stop.

    Like many of you, I am already planning Thanksgiving dinner. I try to cook one new thing every year while maintaining the core standards of turkey, stuffing, etc.

  • Calendar of events

    Nov. 1

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club and Tai Chi at the Anderson County Senior Center

    5:30 p.m. — Fall Prevention: Lowering Your Risk for Falls at the Anderson County Extension Office

    6 to 7:30 p.m. — Annual transition fair for families of children with special needs at the Anderson County Health Department

    Nov. 2

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast Club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Music with Darrell Gabhart at the Anderson County Senior Center