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Today's News

  • LADY BEARCATS STATE BOUND AGAIN!

    INDEPENDENCE -- All Anderson County needed was a small opening before the Lady Bearcats made their way to a second consecutive state tournament trip.

    Anderson rallied to defeat 30th District rival Collins, 3-1, in the Eighth Region championship game Thursday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Lady Cats roll past Oldham, advance to regional final

    Anderson County jumped on Oldham County early then Bailey Curry put the exclamation point on a dominating performance as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 5-0 win in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament Wednesday night at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson pitcher Mia Aldridge gave up only two hits and allowed just one Oldham base runner to advance to third base as the Lady Cats took one more step to returning to Owensboro for the state tournament.

  • There’s votes on ‘them there’ roads

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    If you want to start a dust-up with members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, just get them debating how to spend road funds.

    We were nearly privy to such an event last Tuesday when Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton called for booting 3rd District Magistrate Juretta Wells out of the process of picking a road for the county’s priority road list, which I’m not sure is even legal.

  • Watch for Full Strawberry Moon

    Watching the sky at night is way more interesting than watching TV.

    Of course, living in the country gives me much better reception folks can get in town. There is very little light pollution when you live out in the boonies. A clear sky at night is not just an indicator of fair weather. It’s an opportunity to appreciate beauty and science all at once.

  • Avoid home selling turnoffs

    If you’re buying a house, you probably know what turns you off in homes that you tour: messy, cluttered houses, strong odors, color schemes that are unique and so on. Most people can’t wait to get out of a house like that. When you are selling your house, be sure to prepare. Avoid these major turnoffs and you go a long way toward making your home a place visitors won’t be in such a hurry to leave.

    Pets

  • Warmer weather means tick season is here

    Ticks can make outdoor activities very uncomfortable in Kentucky, as well as posing a potential public health threat. Tick season extends from mid-March through August.

    Lone Star Ticks

  • Outdoor cats susceptible to strokes, too

    By Jane Sinnett, Guest Columnist

    You don’t think of it happening to that sweet, soft, bundle of fur that literally vibrates with contentment while lying in your lap as you stroke the silky fur.

    But happen it does. Adult cats of both genders and any breed can suffer from strokes. It has been found most feline strokes are diagnosed during the summer months in outdoor cats living in the northeastern United States or in southeastern Canada.

  • Bearcat baseball region’s most consistent

    Memorial Day meanderings …

    What a night last Wednesday was when the Anderson County baseball and softball teams both took 30th District championships.

    As strong as both programs have been over the last 15 years, that was only the third season that saw both diamond teams captured district championships. The last time it happened was in 2012. The only other time was in 2004, before any of the current Bearcats and Lady Bearcats were old enough to know the difference between a ball and a strike.

  • Duncan just misses state title, finishes third

    LEXINGTON – With just over 100 meters to go, it looked like Connor Duncan was in good shape.

    He might have even been in the lead in the 300-meter hurdles at the Class 3A KHSAA State Track Meet, held at the University of Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.

    But a hurdler’s worst nightmare slowed Duncan down just enough that he finished third at 39.69, still the fastest time ever for an Anderson County hurdler. It just wasn’t enough at the state.

  • GOE STOPS ANDERSON TITLE DREAMS

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County can attest to the statement that Jason Goe is a stopper.

    The senior Grant County right-hander defeated the Bearcats for the second time this season, giving up just three hits as the Braves defeated Anderson, 5-3, in the first round of the Eighth Region Baseball Tournament at Shelby County Athletic Complex Monday.

    Grant moved on to play South Oldham, which defeated Henry County Monday, in the regional semifinals. Collins and Simon Kenton were to play in the other semifinal Tuesday night after press time.