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Today's News

  • Acts of kindness help save 6-year-old boy’s birthday

     Andres Montoya could hardly contain his excitement. 

  • Electronic tablets slated for use at polling places

     The days of showing up at a polling place and having a worker thumb through a large book to find your name will soon be a thing of the past.

  • Ruptured gas line closes Pumphouse Rd.

     County highway crews ruptured a small natural gas line Friday morning while installing a culvert, temporarily shutting down Pumphouse Road.

  • World War II icon ‘Rosie the Riveter’ to make appearance at Anderson Senior Center

     Kelly O’Connell Brengelman will bring Rosie the Riveter to life Tuesday, April 24 at the Anderson County Senior Center.

  • Child injured during spring break

     Thursday, April 21, 1938

  • COLUMN: Facing fiscal reality in tough times

    It’s time for a reality check when it comes to high school sports.

    We are talking a real reality check in a world where reality is far too often in short supply.

    In case you missed it, there was a little bit of action in Frankfort last week. A large number of teachers and other school personnel made their voices heard as the Kentucky legislature overrode Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget they passed earlier in the now-completed session.

  • Penny named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Cobe Penny is continuing a family tradition.

    The Anderson County High School senior Cobe Penny has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team for the annual summer series against the Indiana All-Stars.

    Penny was chosen from tryouts conducted by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches at Paul L. Dunbar High School in Lexington Saturday and Sunday. The team was announced Sunday night.

    Penny was also named to the Courier-Journal All-State second team last Friday. The team was selected in a vote of the state’s coaches.

  • Lady Bearcats rip Spencer in district showdown

    Even with a new-look lineup, Anderson County let it be known last Thursday that the Lady Bearcats will be just fine.

    Using clutch hitting and a sharp pitching performance from junior Lexi Tinsley, Anderson romped past previously undefeated district rival Spencer County, 10-3, on the Lady Bearcats’ home diamond.

    “We are learning,” said Anderson’s first-year coach Jeff Hawkins, who got his first district win. “We are young, but they executed well on offense. We got some big hits with two outs and runners in scoring position.”

  • Mustangs master Mercer meet

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team dominated the Mercer County Titans 3D Tournament, held Saturday in Harrodsburg. The Mustangs took first place and took nine of the top 10 individual finishes in the tournament.

    The Mustang boys took four of the first five places in the tournament with Paul Zigo taking first place. Logan Sea and Bryce Foster followed in second and third place with Hudson Reed placing fifth.

  • Bearcat archers win at Woodford

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place at the Woodford County Invitational, held Saturday in Versailles. The Bearcats also had six medalists, three boys and three girls.

    On the boys’ side, Henry Thompson continued his dominance of the sport, taking first place. Collin Spencer took fourth with Wade Wilson fifth.

    On the girls’ side, Sabrina Kostenbader, Anna Rose and Maura Dean placed third, fourth and fifth.