Today's News

  • Don’t let loved ones fall victim to fraud

    Anyone with money can be a victim of fraud. Children are not exempt from fraud and neither are senior adults.  Everyone in between can also be subject to fraudulent financial transactions and identity theft.

    Sometimes family members are the culprits.

    Look for these signs. If you have power of attorney for someone, you should be especially vigilant about these concerns.

    You or your loved one thinks money or property is missing.

  • Hoping that it’s a long, warm fall

    Sunrise is a little later. Sunset comes a little earlier. The location of the sun is changing to that blinding windshield angle. It’s official. Fall has arrived. I think I can hear some cheers going up.

    Fall is Mother Nature’s way of letting us down easy. The emerald green is fading away as fast as the leaves are falling. Morning temps have reached jacket weather. Long sleeves, short sleeves and back again to long in one day. It’s like being backstage at a Monty Python play.

  • Lack of respect coming from the top

    This column puts me at risk of fulfilling my 15-year-old’s belief that I’m just a crotchety, middle-aged guy who doesn’t understand today’s youth.

    Too bad.

    Over the past several months I’ve produced a rash of news articles about young people shooting off their filthy mouths at police officers, judges and court officials, the latest on A1 of this week’s paper.

  • Improving Dunbar visits for Bearcat homecoming clash

    Anderson County might be having second thoughts about the game it selected for Homecoming 2015.

    You know the procedure for homecoming. In theory, schools are to look at the schedule and find the team that is most likely to be a piece-of-cake win, with the constraints of not having homecoming for the home opener or on Senior Night.

    For Anderson County, that selection was Paul Laurence Dunbar.

  • Communication woes sink Lady Cats in own tourney

    If Anderson County learned anything in it’s own VolleySMASH Tournament, it has to be the reminder that consistency is a prerequisite for championships.

    While not considered a heavy favorite to take their own tournament title, Anderson was undoubtedly one of the teams capable of taking the title

    However, after rolling through pool play with three easy wins and winning a thrilling first game of the semifinal set Anderson fell apart in the second game as Lafayette jumped to a 6-1 lead and claimed a 25-15 win.

  • Bearcat golfers can cash in on huge advantage

    Every sport likes to talk about the home field advantage, but there is no edge like the one that awaits the Anderson County boys’ golf team Monday.

    The Bearcats host the Region 4 Golf Tournament at Wild Turkey Trace knowing they have a huge plus in their pocket knowing how the greens play, where the bunkers are and what clubs are most successful on each hole.

  • Lady Bearcats record season’s best scores

    Anderson County hopes to keep going lower and lower.

    In golf, of course, that means better and better as the Lady Bearcats turned in their best scores of the high school golf season last week.

    The highlight of the week came at Old Bridge Golf Course on Saturday when the Lady Bearcats placed fifth in the Boyle County Invitational with their lowest 18-hole total of the season. Anderson carded a 369 team total, a score that was only eight strokes out of third place and 22 strokes behind tournament champion Casey County.

  • Bearcats defeat old rivals on Senior Day

    Anderson County celebrated a successful Senior Day with a 152-163 win over Mercer County last Thursday at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Senior Zachary Toles led the Bearcats with a 37, followed by classmate Jordon Morgan and sophomore Hayden Elder, both with three-over 38s.

    Senior Brycen Fenwick played as Anderson’s No. 1 in the first varsity start of his career.

    Fenwick carded a 43, a score that Anderson coach Jim Beward blamed on “one bad hole.”

  • Salato Center to host free Hunting and Fishing Day fest

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be hosting a celebration of hunting, fishing and the great outdoors at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort, according to a news release. Activities and demonstrations will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Admission into the center is free during this event.

    Governor Steve Beshear has proclaimed Sept. 26 as National Hunting and Fishing Day in Kentucky. Congress first designated the fourth Saturday in September as National Hunting and Fishing Day in 1972.

  • Racing at Ponderosa

    Fans of dirt track racing can still catch some of the action as Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will host a full racing program Friday, Sept. 25. The green flag will go out at 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.

    The card will feature the Pro Late Models racing for $1,000 to win, according to the release. Also on the card will be Modifieds, Super Stocks, Four Cylinders and Cyclones.

    Gates open at 4 p.m. with a drivers’ meeting at 7 p.m. and practice laps going 20 minutes later.