Today's News

  • All-around excellence

    Alorra Sims, a rising junior at Anderson County High School has qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Nationals meet, to be held in Jacksonville, Fla., later this summer.

    Sims took first place in the heptathlon, a compilation of seven events to measure overall athletic ability. The USATF regional meet was held at North Oldham High School in Goshen.

    Sims, running for the Kentucky Elite, also took first place in the triple jump and javelin throw.

  • Locating thermocline aids summer fishing success

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fishing instruction for decades preached anglers should fish deep, cool water during the hottest days of the summer.

    This makes sense as fish are cold-blooded animals and their bodies are the same temperature of the water that surrounds them.

  • Sports briefs for July 15

    Last call for Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading

    Registrations are underway for Bearcat Youth Football and Cheerleading at Anderson County Parks and Recreation.

    Saturday, July 18 is the last day prospective players and cheerleaders can sign up. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Building in Anderson County Community Park.

    For more information, contact Kenton Bottoms at 502-680-7530.

    Lady Cat golf meeting set

  • League champions

    Photo furnished

    League champs!

    The Bad News Bears took the championship of the 18-and-under division of the Anderson County Parks and Recreation softball league. The team won both the regular season and tournament titles. Team members are, front row, from left: Samara Murphy, Amber Colston, Lauren Ritchie, Courtney Emmons and Elizabeth Watkins. Second row: Coach Ashley Cotton, Mikayla Rice, Heather Benson, Emily Crowe, Savanna Bechstein and coach Margaret Cotton. Absent from photo was Makayla Gamble.

  • Hall of Fame coach Earle Jones was fond of time in Anderson

    The widow of former Kavanaugh basketball coach Earle Jones says her husband had great memories of his short tenure in Anderson County.

    “He talked about Kavanaugh quite a bit,” Coralie Jones said as she participated in the induction ceremonies for the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday in Elizabethtown.

    Earle Jones was selected for the Hall of Fame based on his 24 seasons as head coach at Maysville High School, where his teams appeared in eight state tournaments, winning the title in 1947.

  • Local couple win $50,000 from TV sweepstakes

    Anderson County residents Richard and Barbara Wakefield and their granddaughter, Cassie Fannin, pose with a $50,000 check they received yesterday after winning a sweepstakes promoted by HGTV.

    They were selected out of approximately 1.5 million entries, according to a news release.

    The Carey Mill Road couple say they plan to use the money to complete a home remodeling project they started months ago, but that’s not all.

  • Extension Calendar July 8, 2015

    The Anderson County Extension office is offering the following classes and activities over the next several weeks.

    The office is located in the county park.

    July 8

    Attitude - Learn more about how your attitude affects aging successfully at 10:30 a.m.

    July 20

    Anderson County Extension Service is offering a six-week program every Monday at 5:30 p.m. to help individuals with Type 2 Diabetes learn to manage the disease.


    July 20-21

  • Hanks hold annual reunion

    Descendants of D.F. and Nannie Hanks held their annual reunion July 4 at Anderson County park.

  • Brown family hosts reunion

    The family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William B. Brown had its annual reunion June 20 in the fellowship hall of Fairview Christian Church, family members announced.

  • Leaverton-Warford Wedding

    Allyson Leaverton and Luke Warford were united in marriage Friday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Louisville Seminary’s Garden Court.

    Brother Alex Kinchen officiated.

    Music was provided by Curt Vernon, Lydia Slayden and Dylan Tighe.

    A reception followed the ceremony.

    The bride is a daughter of Michael and Kelly Vineyard and Christopher and Erin Leaverton.