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Today's News

  • Fiscal court raises tax rate 3.25%

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday afternoon to increase the tax rate property owners pay by 3.25 percent.
    The rate increased from $1.23 per $1,000 of assessed value to $1.27, meaning that the amount the fiscal court receives on a piece of property assessed at $100,000 will increase from $123 to $127.
    The decision will give the fiscal court an additional $63,000 in revenue for the coming year, and represents what is called the compensating rate, the formula for which is provided by the state’s Department of Local Government.

  • Bike rally a roaring success

    Saturday’s National Guard bike rally at the Lawrenceburg Healing Field raised more than $28,000, exceeding the expectations of its organizers.
    “It was fantastic for a first year’s event,” organizer Col. Charles Jones of the Kentucky National Guard said.
    About 500 bikes lined up inside the Anderson County Fairgrounds, bringing more than 580 people for an afternoon of barbecue, live music, booths, raffle tickets and door prizes.
    A L29 Cold War era jet made an appearance, flying over the heads of the rally goers.

  • Peeping Tom case settled for ‘nuisance’ money

    The Anderson County man accused of watching a mother and daughter use the restroom through a two-way mirror in his gas station has agreed to pay them an undisclosed amount of money to settle a civil lawsuit.
    John Ellis, owner of the Marathon station on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway, settled the case for what his attorney described as “nuisance” money two years after basically pleading no contest to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the case and being placed on probation.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats open season Friday night

    On paper, Anderson County should be a big favorite in Friday’s football season opener at Bryan Station.


    Consider that the Bearcats are coming off a 9-4 year, are ranked in the Top 5 in Class 5A and have their sights set on Bowling Green and the state championship game.


    Bryan Station? The Defenders are riding a 10-game losing streak and will be breaking in their third coach in three years, former Kentucky star and NFL player Craig Yeast.

  • COLUMN: Be optimistic, but be careful

    If you have been around Anderson County football for more than the last 10-15 years, you had seen it happen so many times before when the Bearcats took on Danville.


    Quick slant pass. Boom.


    Then after holding on defense, the team is backed up after a good kick. It doesn’t matter. Boom, this time with emphasis.


    Then a turnover. And, of course, boom again.


    It has happened so many times that you knew it was inevitable, just like it happened Friday night, with one exception.

  • BOYS' GOLF PREVIEW:‘Dark horse’ Bearcats look for strong showing

    All Anderson County boys’ golf lost from its 2010 edition was undoubtedly one of the finest trio of classmates in the program’s history.

    Instead of crying, Bearcat coach T.J. Spivey is already looking forward to what a group he calls his “dark horse” team might be able to do when regional tournament time rolls around.

  • SOCCER: Girls end preseason, prepare for opener

    Rebuilding? Someone must have forgotten to tell Anderson County’s girls’ soccer team Saturday.

    In their final tuneup for the regular season, the Lady Bearcats whipped Louisville Ballard 3-0. Senior Courtney Fallis led the Lady Bearcats with two goals.

  • Local team wins first tournament


    Playing in its first event of the fall baseball season, the Anderson County Baseball Club (14-and-under) won the East Kentucky USSAA Tournament, held Aug. 13 in Mt. Sterling. The team had practiced together just twice before the tournament.

  • Frankfort Blowout champs

    The Anderson County 14-and-under softball all-stars won the Frankfort Recreational Blowout tournament during the weekend of Aug. 6-7. Team members are, front row, from left: Kasey Swails, Sierra Williams, Destyni Holland and Chasity Spencer. Back row: Coach Paul Coulter, Rachel Swartz, Keisha Kays, Heather Benson, Hannah Coulter, Rebecca Robinson, Breanna Chesser, and coach Troy Chesser.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats bounce back from opening loss, win two

    Anderson County recovered from a season-opening loss to district rival Collins by rolling to a pair of impressive wins over Boyle County and Mercer County in volleyball action last week. The Lady Bearcats also gave coach Dale Adkins his first wins as a varsity head coach.

    Anderson Co. 2, Mercer Co. 0

    Anderson got its second straight win when the Lady Bearcats whipped Mercer County Thursday night in Harrodsburg. The match had originally been scheduled for Anderson County but was moved to Mercer at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict.