Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats gain needed win over Washington

    Anderson County got what it needed Thursday night when the Lady Bearcats rallied to defeat Washington County, 3-2, in high school volleyball action.

    That the match went to the fifth set, which Anderson won, 15-9, underscored just how close it was from the outset.

    Washington had taken an early lead, riding a 25-15 win in the first set, but Anderson rallied to take the next two games, 25-18 and 25-9 before Washington forced the tiebreaker, 25-19.

  • ACMS runners second in CKC

    The Anderson County Middle School boys’ cross country team took second place in the Central Kentucky Conference Meet, held last Tuesday at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.

    The Mustangs and Woodford County ended the race tied with 37 points each, but Woodford won the tie-breaker when its sixth runner placed ahead of Anderson’s.

    Team scores are based on the top five runners with their placings added together. A perfect score – one team with the top five finishers – is 15.

  • Taking a youth hunting creates memorable experiences

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    She sits on a plastic bucket in a field with her toy wooden gun, admiring the caterpillars and butterflies, while her father waits alongside and hopes for doves to fly into shotgun range.

    They are creating a memory and nurturing a seed planted a couple of years ago. She was 3 then and her dad had taken a deer during the modern gun season. Seeing the harvested animal up close intrigued her.

  • Golfers look to add to legacy at state

    If things go as they want and believe in, Jordon Morgan and Zachary Toles will have two more rounds of high school golf.

    They are the only seniors on the playing roster of the Anderson County boys' golf team and have every intention of leading the Bearcats into the second day of competition at the Leachman/KHSAA State Golf Tournament at the Bowling Green Country Club.

  • He wants to turn Lawrenceburg blue

    A Lawrenceburg man is launching a blue light campaign to support police.

    Michael Childress said he “went numb” when hearing of the murder of Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder, a person with whom he was friends.

    “I didn’t want to believe it,” said Childress, who lives on Seabiscuit Lane. “I am sick and tired of hearing police officers getting killed left and right and all they’re trying to do is their jobs.

    “The last thing I want to do is bury a family member because of some coward.”

  • Crask crowned homecoming queen in 1965

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 23, 1965

    Sidewalk Days specials

    Sidewalk days were set for Oct. 1 and 2 in 1965.

  • Sheriff named to association’s board

    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, the organization announced.

    “It is both an honor and a privilege to work with the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association,” said Jerry Wagner, the organization’s executive director.

  • Operation Kidsafe will be here Oct. 5-10

    Operation Kidsafe will be in Lawrenceburg Oct. 5-10 at Chrysler of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    Operation Kidsafe provides parents with a private record of their children’s fingerprints, which will be recorded for their private use free of charge during the event, according to a news release.

    No special information is needed, and no data-basing will be done, organizers said. Parents take home the only record of the visit, which can be handed to law enforcement during an emergency.

  • Sixth grader to sing National Anthem at Keeneland

    The largest crowd to witness sixth grader Lauren Wash sing is about 500.

    That’s about to change in a big way.

    On Oct. 11, Wash will sing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people during the fall meet at Keeneland.

    “I’m actually really excited,” the 11-year-old veteran of numerous pageants and musicals said Monday afternoon. “I’ve done a lot of things over the years, but haven’t done anything as big as this.”

  • Rain dampens girls' regional golf tourney

    Rain hampered play at the Girls' Region 7 Golf Tournament held Tuesday at Keene Run Golf Course near Nicholasville.

    Anderson County, led by senior Christina Montgomery's 100, finished eighth out of 19 teams, falling sell short of a coveted bid to the state tournament. The Lady Bearcats carded a team score of 426.

    Madison Central, with a 324, and Paul L. Dunbar, scoring 326, advanced to the state tournament, to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, at the Bowling Green Country Club.