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Today's News

  • City council OKs maximum tax increase

    The city council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the first reading of a 4 percent revenue increase for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
    With the projected tax revenue for the city set at $990,000, the 4 percent revenue increase would increase tax rates homeowners pay from $1.67 per $1,000 of assessed value to $1.78, a 9.38 percent increase.
    That rate would provide total revenue of $1,038,063 for both real and personal property.
    The 4 percent revenue increase is the maximum allowed by state law without the decision becoming subject to a public referendum.

  • Her heart is in getting to San Francisco

    Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco, but Shea Fridh is putting everything she has into getting there for a cause dear to her heart.


    The Anderson County resident is a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training as she points to running her first half-marathon in The City by the Bay on Oct. 13. In doing so, she will be raising money for research into the dreaded diseases.

  • FACE TO FACE: Best friends looking to lead Lady Bearcats to more success

    The girls’ soccer team at Anderson County High School has consistently been one of the school’s most respected over the last decade, as the program has often been ranked among the state’s Top 25. The current season started as no exception with the Lady Bearcats ranked 25th, despite heavy graduation losses from last year.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to rekindle old, heated rivalry

    Commonwealth Stadium won’t be the site of the state’s only football rivalry this weekend.


    Friday, Anderson County hosts Mercer County in a renewal of one of the oldest, and at times, most heated, rivalries for either school. The series has been played sporadically over the years but reached its zenith on the grudge-meter when the schools were district rivals from 1987 to 1996 and usually battled for a state playoff berth.

  • COLUMN: Sweet dreams game? Not so fast, it's the Cats and Cards

    Remember that day back in 1983 when the Cats and Cards finally duked it out on the basketball court?


    Never mind that the luck of the NCAA tournament draw put the programs on a collision course to meet in Knoxville, Tenn., of all places, for the right to play in the Final Four.


    It was the Dream Game.

  • Improved Anderson volleyball team falls to Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – To see the demeanor around the Anderson County volleyball team Monday night, one might think the Lady Bearcats had just won the game of the year.


    To be sure, they had dropped a 26-24, 25-22 decision to host Collins, the team that has owned the 30th District since the school opened last year.


    But for Anderson, at least, victories might not always show on the scoreboard.

  • Golfers perform well

    Anderson County golfer Darrin Laswell is all smiles after being selected to the All-Central Kentucky Conference team at the  conference tournament on Saturday.

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team improved to 10-1 on the year with impressive wins over Franklin County at Juniper Hills and over Collins and Mercer County on the home course at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • High school sports roundup

    Cross country
    Anderson runners look to reach peak with state berth
    Anderson County cross country hopes to reach a peak in an up and down sport in 2011.


    The Bearcats will be shooting for their first state berth since 2005 with a solid group that has enough depth to contend for one of the coveted state spots.

  • Drury wins barrel racing awards in Liberty

    Emily Drury won the Second Division and Third Division youth in the 2011 International Barrel Racing Association state finals, held in Liberty from Aug. 26-28.


    Drury competed on her horse, Rocky, in the second division, then rode another of her horses, Nova, in the Third Division competition.
    Emily also won the IBRA Top Dog Shootout competing in the Top 5 in her division.


    She also won some awards in the open division.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Sept 14, 2011

    Anderson County High School

    Football
    Friday, Sept. 16: Mercer County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football
    Monday, Sept. 19: Anderson County at East Jessamine, 6 p.m.

    Freshman football
    Thursday, Sept. 14: Anderson County at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls’ soccer
    Thursday, Sept. 15: Anderson County in Boyle County tournament, TBA.
    Saturday, Sept. 17: Anderson County in Boyle County Invitational, TBA.