Today's News

  • GOLF: Riley advances to State Am quarterfinals

    Kaitlyn Riley had no idea what to expect at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. But now she knows she wants more.

    Much more.

    The Anderson County High School junior might have put together the best four days of her young career last week when she advanced to the quarterfinal round of the match-play tournament, held at Elizabethtown Country Club.

    Not bad for someone who had never played the 5,603-yard, par-72 course and had never participated in a match-play tournament before.

  • County building new football field at park

    Anderson County will soon be the home of a new football field. This one will be serving the youth leagues of Anderson County.

    “It is something that has been talked about for as long as I can remember,” Anderson County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said last week.

  • COLUMN: Not what I expected but it's never a bad day at the ball park

    CINCINNATI – What I love most about baseball is that you never really know what you are going to get when you go to the ball park.

    Such was the case last Tuesday when my wife and I journeyed up to Cincinnati for our annual two-game excursion at Great American Ball Park.

    The Reds were hosting the Milwaukee Brewers in a game that could have had some major ramifications in the National League Central Division race.

  • GOLF: Goodlett falters at State Am

    Laurie Goodlett knew what the competition was at the women's State Am golf tournament last week. After all, the former Anderson County High School and University of Kentucky golfer had won the event twice in the 1990's.

    But at the Elizabethtown Country Club last Monday, Goodlett shot a 12-over 83 in the qualifying round of the tournament, putting her in the first flight, one of the consolation brackets of the prestigious tournament.

  • GOLF: Gillis makes championship flight at State Am

    Anderson County resident Taylor Gillis found the third time really was a bit of a charm at the women's State Am golf tournament last week at Elizabethtown.

    Gillis, who now plays golf for the University of the Cumberlands, shot a 7-over 79 in the qualifying round, good enough to earn a berth in the championship flight of the top 32 scores at the Elizabethtown Country Club. But in the match-play championship bracket, Gillis ran into some tough luck and went out in the first round.

  • OUTDOORS: Establish small plots of clover to improve deer and turkey hunting

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Establishing small plots of clover throughout your hunting area can pay big dividends during deer and wild turkey seasons.

    Summer is a good time to start preparations for an initial planting in the fall.

  • FOOTBALL: Middle School Football Practice to start

    Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman has announced a parental organization meeting to be held at the school's cafeteria on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. All parents of prospective players should attend.

    The Mustangs will open practice on Monday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at the practice field located behind the school. Players should bring current sports physicals and wear appropriate practice clothing. For more information, call 502-598-6206 or 502-600-3647.

  • Teen killed when mini-van slams into tree

    A teenager was killed Sunday afternoon when the van he was driving went off US 62 and slammed into a tree.

    Cody Ramsey, 17, of Willisburg Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-vehicle wreck. He was the only one in the vehicle at the time of the wreck, officials said.

    Ramsey was headed west when his vehicle went onto the right-hand shoulder of the road, careened back onto the road, went sideways and slammed into a tree on the opposite side.

  • Drought declared in Anderson County

    Anderson County joined 65 of other Kentucky counties in being declared under Level 1 drought conditions, according to a news release issued by state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.

    The drought declaration comes just one day after Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway signed a ban on all outdoor burning, citing unusually dry conditions.

    As of Wednesday, the burning ban did not include restrictions on setting off fireworks, but Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said planning to do so should exercise extreme caution.

  • County under burning ban

    Outdoor fires and burning have been banned due to ongoing drought conditions, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s office announced this afternoon.

    No outdoor burning of any kind is allowed, including trash barrels.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the ban does not include fireworks, for now.

    “We don’t want to interfere with people’s Fourth of July, but if because an issue, we may have to restrict them.”

    Barnes said anyone setting off fireworks is asked to use “extreme caution.”