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Today's News

  • Carnahan Bowl next week

    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. He was 13 years old.

  • Salato Center adds new bobcat kitten, young bald eagle for visitors to see

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort has two recent additions to its collection of exhibit animals according to a news release. The center recently acquired a 4-month-old bobcat kitten from a wildlife rehabilitation facility that will ultimately be kept on permanent exhibit.

  • Talkative Lady Bearcats spike wins over Nelson, Spencer

    Anderson County volleyball might have put together its most impressive win of the young season when the Lady Bearcats whipped Nelson County, 3-1, on Aug. 24.

    Nelson, which had been the runner-up in the Pikeville Invitational Tournament the weekend before, had not suffered a loss in a 5-set match before the Lady Bearcats defeated the Cardinals convincingly. Nelson has been ranked as the No. 2 team in the Fifth Region.

    “Nelson is a good team and they have some talented players,” Anderson coach Bob Hardin said.

  • Mercer rivalry resumes Friday

    At one time, many years ago, it would have been difficult to find an inter-county high school rivalry with more passion than Anderson County and Mercer County.

    Unless, of course, it was Anderson and Harrodsburg.

    Those good ole days had everything that constitutes one of those make-your-season-with-a-win games.

    The series resumes Friday, Sept. 4, at Warford Stadum. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats regroup, take Henry County tourney

    Unpredictable might not do justice to the roller coaster ride the Anderson County boys’ golf team has been taking over the mid-point of the regular season.

    Last week, a pair of subpar nine-hole rounds preceded a championship in the Henry County Wildcat Invitational Tournament, held at Henry County Country Club.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Early goal fuels Lady Bearcat romp past Western Hills

    Anderson County recorded its fourth straight win with a 4-0 whipping of Western Hills Monday night in Frankfort.

    Anderson got the only goal it would need less than a minute into the contest then pulled away to improve to 4-3 on the year.

    Kinsey Roberts gave the Lady Bearcats the early advantage with what coach Jason Earnest called “kind of a hustle/fluke type of goal.”

  • Note to self: It’s the cars, stupid, not the trucks

    Column as I see ’em …

    I jumped at the chance to take photos of (alleged) guilty truckers getting speeding tickets while they barreled through the treacherous stretch of Highway 151 in Alton.

    Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office called and asked me to join him for a couple of hours of speed monitoring, saying it would help me “gain some perspective” following my column last week that hit the state DOT fairly hard for not shutting down that road to large trucks.

  • Time is right to divide day lilies, iris, peonies

    I am loving the evenings. Watching the sun set is one of my all-time favorite things to do and lately we had some spectacular ones.

    Not only is the weather delightful, the evening concerts are, too. Mother Nature provides it all for free.

  • Make sure your teenager gets enough sleep

    Teens are more adversely affected by sleep issues and missed sleep than younger children.

    Habits that may interfere with getting enough sleep include: staying up late chatting with friends, watching TV, playing video games, or staying up late to study or finish homework.

    For teens it may seem like a waste of time when you’ve got so much going on. But sleep can help you do better in school, stress less, and generally be more pleasant to have around.

    Sound good?

  • As summer winds down, flea problems become worse

    Flea problems tend to peak at the end of summer.

    Dealing with an infestation requires a significant amount of time, patience, and effort, as well as an approach that includes consideration of both the pet and its environment.

    Only an estimated 5 percent of the fleas in an infestation on animals are adults. About 50 percent are in the egg stage, 35 percent are larvae and about 10 percent are pupae.