Today's News

  • Western Hills holds on as Lady Bearcats struggle to find goal

    It could be easy for Anderson County girls’ soccer fans to panic. It would also be easy to rationalize that the Lady Bearcats have not been healthy all season.

    Even though the Lady Bearcats dropped two matches last week, making it five setbacks in the last six matches, neither reaction is completely warranted.

    It is true that Anderson is struggling to score, but both Evan Kays and Taylor Harley, two of the team’s top offensive threats, finally saw some action last week after being injured most of the season.

  • Bearcats visit Dunbar looking to end Lexington drought

    Anderson County gets another chance at ending a long drought against Lexington high school football programs when the Bearcats travel to Paul L. Dunbar.

    Anderson has not beaten a team from Lexington since the 1969 season, when the Bearcats defeated Tates Creek, 6-0. The year before, Anderson posted one of the most memorable wins in Bearcat history, a 20-0 pasting of Tates Creek on what is now called Bob Ware Field. Ware was a member of that Anderson team.

  • Taking the hills
  • Franklin leads Bearcats past Flyers

    Blake Franklin ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Anderson County High School football team to a 35-21 win over archrival Franklin County Friday night on Bob Ware Field.

    Both totals were career bests for Franklin, a junior.

    The game was delayed for over 90 minutes when lightning was spotted in the area. While storms never visited the Anderson field, high school rules required the game be stopped until lightning or thunder had passed for 30 minutes.

    At the time of the delay, Anderson led 14-7 early in the third quarter.

  • Photo Gallery: Anderson County Homecoming Parade 2016

    Anderson County High School's annual Homecoming Parade was Thursday night. Here are some photos from the parade.

  • Lutrell found guilty of murder

    The man who admittedly shot and killed Steve Briscoe three years ago in his Fairview Road driveway has been convicted of murder.

    Gary Lutrell, 42, was very emotional and cried repeatedly during the four-day trial, but sat stone-faced as Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman read the 12-member jury’s verdict around 6 p.m. Thursday.

    Lutrell, who has ties to Lawrenceburg but lived in Lexington at the time of the murder, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at 9 a.m.

  • When hope triumphs sin is defeated

    If any individual is sitting in his doctor’s office, and the doctor explains, “You have a fatal illness that if left untreated will surely take you life,” we will all sit up and take notice. If the doctor continues by explaining that there is a new drug that has had a remarkable result in curing people that have your same fatal diagnosis, I expect that you would say “let me have it,” regardless of whatever it may cost. Yet we are all so very careless in our response to so great a savior in the person of Jesus Christ.

  • Church briefs

    Sand Spring

    Baptist Church

    Discovery class scheduled

    A class for new members, Discovery class, is slated to start at 10 a.m. Sept. 18.

    The class, which takes place during the Sunday school hour, lasts 13 weeks. Participants will learn about the church, its beliefs and the ministries offered at Sand Spring Baptist.

    This is a good opportunity to meet members and ask questions.

    Participants will also be given a new Bible, a book about Baptist beliefs, and a notebook about the ministries at Sand Spring.

  • 40th anniversary of Van Buren Baptist Church is Sept. 25
  • Revisit childhood with retro desserts

    This week I’d like to take a trip back in time. After reading this I want you to say, “My mom made that!”

    So many desserts are not made any more for various reasons. Some were too time-consuming, messy, and hazardous to our health. Cakes made with lard, baked Alaska, cherries jubilee, I wonder how many avocado, green curtains went up in smoke due to flambé?