Today's News

  • 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.

  • Kays’ hat trick leads Lady Bearcats to clinching win over Collins

    Anderson County clinched the top seed in the 30th district tournament for the third time in four years Monday night when the Lady Bearcats defeated Collins, 4-1, in Shelbyville.

    Evan Kays delivered a hat trick for the Lady Bearcats, scoring three times as the Lady Bearcats won their eighth straight contest against district competition. Anderson is 3-0 in district play and 8-7-1 overall.

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  • Courtoom tirade lands woman in jail

    A Lawrenceburg woman was dragged from traffic court Monday screaming “get the [blank] off me!” after being held in contempt of court for calling Judge Donna Dutton “stupid,” refusing to sit down and directing vulgar language at court officials and police.

    Linnea B. Harward, 20, of 207 Secretariat Drive was in Anderson District Court after being ticketed in June for failure to have car insurance for the second time.

  • Blaze leaves family of nine homeless

    After screaming for his son to get out of their burning home last Thursday on Alton Station Road, Toby McRoberts did all he could do to rescue his son’s dog, Buddy.

    McRoberts said he broke out a window, but the smoke was too thick and he soon was overcome by smoke inhalation, leaving him nearly blacked out and headed to a nearby hospital.

    Saving Buddy then became the job of members of the Anderson County Fire Department, who used a thermal camera to make their way through flames, thick smoke and debris to rescue the beloved family pet.

  • Annual poker run raises money to bring soldiers home for Christmas

    Four years ago, Rodney Goodlett went all over Lawrenceburg, hat in hand, trying to raise a few bucks to fly soldiers home for Christmas.

    Fast forward to Saturday and what started as a way to help out a few soldiers has grown into a way of helping many.

    Goodlett, who spearheads the local chapter of Defining Forces, said Saturday’s poker run said it was easily the most successful fundraiser he has held so far.

    “We brought 13 soldiers home last year,” Goodlett said. “This year, we will probably bring home close to 20.”