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Today's News

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 17

    First day of school for Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg students

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    9 to 10 a.m. — Congressman Andy Barr, Anderson County office hours, outside the judge executive’s office at 137 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg.

    10 a.m. — Tourism meeting at Heaven to Betsy

    10 a.m. — Arnold Clark and Friends at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Noon — Potluck at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Everyone equal as grid season starts

    Right now, everyone is equal. The football season opens across the state Friday night with everyone pointing the first weekend in December when the state champions will be determined at Western Kentucky University.

    OK, we will be realistic and acknowledge that even though everyone is 0-0 right now, some are more equal than others. Suffice it to say that the odds of Trinity or Bowling Green being happy in early December are much higher than just about every other team in the state.

  • Familiar faces get new looks for Lady Cats

    It’s difficult to find a term to adequately describe Anderson County girls’ soccer as the Lady Bearcats open the season.

    Rebuilding? Perhaps. The Lady Bearcats lost five or six starters, depending on the match, and have to replace some key cogs. Midfielder Madeline Wilson is now at Morehead State University. Another midfielder, Autumn Miller has graduated as did forward Allie Johnson, one of the the team’s top scorers with Wilson.

  • Thompson sparkles in 3-star archery challenge

    Anderson County Middle School student Henry Thompson continued his domination of archery by winning another tournament over the weekend.

    Thompson shot a 297 of a possible 300 points to win the IBO NASP Outdoor World Challenge, held in Seven Springs, Pa., Friday and Saturday.

    Thompson’s score not only won the middle school division, but also claimed the overall male championship.

    In addition, Thompson won the the IBO 3-Star Challenge, by taking his scoring totals from the nationals, world and the challenge to declare an overall challenge winner.

  • Bearcat golfers top Shelby in opener

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team got a good start to the season with a 170-185 win over Shelby County last Thursday at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Anderson’s Hayden Elder claimed the top honor, shooting a 38 over the nine-hole course.

    Elder was two strokes ahead of Shelby’s Zach Houchin and three up on Anderson’s Conner Pike.

    “Hayden played consistent as he always does,” Anderson coach Nate Hollon said.

  • Upcoming deer season looks promising with high quality

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many archery hunters in Kentucky will spend the last long weekend of summer getting an early jump on fall.

    Kentucky’s 2016-17 deer season kicks off the first Saturday in September with the start of the 136-day archery season. “Everything right now points toward another good season,” said Gabe Jenkins, deer program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    That is welcome news following a string of record harvests.

  • Publie input sought on state’s Deer Program

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is encouraging deer hunters to participate in a new online survey about deer hunting and management in Kentucky, according to a news release.

    The survey is available at www.research.net/r/KYDeerInput2016 through Sept. 9, according to the release.

  • Bearcats winging it for better results

    It might come as a surprise that Mark Peach is winging it this football season.

    A stickler for details in preparation, Peach has been known to spend countless hours studying film looking for ways to make his team more perfect and finding flaws in an opponent’s armor. There’s a reason he’s the winningest coach in Anderson football history and has been named the state’s Coach of the Year more than once. That preparation played a key role in advancing to three regional championship games in four years.

  • Labhart gives new meaning to ‘Old School’

    If you ever try to describe Bryndon Labhart, the football player, chances are you are going to use the term “Old School” much sooner than later.

    The Anderson County High School senior is an honest-to-goodness fullback. We aren’t talking about those guys who just line up a few feet behind the quarterback and are given the name because it sounds good.

    Nope. Labhart is the real thing. Think a miniature Larry Csonka.

  • Bearcats look to dethrone Eagles in district race

    With a new statewide football alignment taking effect last year, it was widely assumed that Class 5A’s District 6 would be little more than a coronation for Anderson County.

    After all, the Bearcats had advanced at least to the regional finals four of the previous five years and seemed to be simply reloading. Meanwhile, none of the other three district teams had experienced much success over the previous decade.

    Someone forgot to tell Madison Southern.