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Today's News

  • Births

    Courtney Akins and Nathan Chandler announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Emilia Chandler, on March 4, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 7.3 ounces and measured 18 ¾ inches at birth.

    Maternal grandparents are Jason and Sherry Smith of Harrodsburg.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Claude and Henrietta Akins, and Ike and Ruby Smith.

    Paternal grandparents are Theresa Chandler of Nicholasville and Philip Chandler of West Row, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

  • Bottle Buddy Parade a hit at Ward

    Fourth graders at Emma B. Ward Elementary school showcased their Bear Cat day project at the Bottle Buddy Parade last Friday, April 14. Students from the elementary school were given the task of taking a bottle and transforming it into a person they admire who was born in Kentucky.

    “It has been a big hit in the past,” said Principal Bobby Murphy.

  • Do not compromise on the true words of Christ

    Paul Washer, to my mind, is one of the greatest evangelists of our time.

    His preaching and teaching with such great passion and conviction has had a great impact upon my own life.

    Paul is well represented on YouTube. I heard Paul speak at a church conference a few years back. He was giving a missions report to around 3,000 individuals, including many young missionaries.

  • Pitching makes baseball most uncertain of all prep sports

    For years, I believed that making the state baseball tournament was the most difficult task in high school sports. My reasoning centered simply on the fact that baseball is the only team sport that does not allow a coach to put his best lineup on the field every day.

  • Rogers rules Rockets in District Opener

    Timmy Rogers picked the right time to turn in the best pitching performance of his high school baseball career.

    The junior right-hander gave up two unearned runs on three hits and two walks to lead Anderson County to a 3-2 win over visiting Shelby County in a 30th District game Monday night.

    Rogers was able to throw some heat when he had to but seemed to be fooling the Rockets with off-speed pitches throughout the contest.

  • STILL PLAYING THE GAME HE LOVES

    Logan Mann just had one concern as he was coming to after surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

    “When he woke up from the surgery, he was in the ICU,” Logan’s father, Paul Mann remembers. “When he was coming to, his eyes were not open, but he asked, ‘Can I play football?’”

    He’d just undergone an operation in which part of his skull had been temporarily removed so a surgeon could fix a problem in his brain. Yet Logan Mann was concerned if he could put on a helmet again.

    He did.

  • Little League celebrates season with Opening Day

    Opening Day festivities for the Anderson County Little League get under way Saturday, April 22 at Legion Park.

    The Little League season has already begun but a celebration of the youth baseball season is set to begin at 9 a.m., according to the organization’s website. Each year, hundreds of local youth participate in Little League baseball from ages 5-12. The local league also offers a Challenger division for young people of all ages with special needs.

  • Simon Kenton slips past Bearcats

    The unpredictability of high school baseball was on display Friday afternoon when Anderson County hosted Simon Kenton in a battle of two of the better teams in the Eighth Region.

    But with both teams looking at district seeding games early this week, neither coach was willing to throw one of his top pitchers, but in the end it still came down to Simon Kenton being able to make one more play than Anderson as the Pioneers claimed a 6-5 win.

  • Elk quota hunt application deadline approaching

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Twenty years ago this December, seven elk were released atop Potato Knob in Perry County in front of thousands of onlookers. The landmark restoration of a free roaming elk herd in Kentucky was off and running.

    Fast forward to present day. There are now more elk in Kentucky than any state east of the Rocky Mountains and each year the prospect of harvesting one compels tens of thousands of hunters to apply for Kentucky’s quota elk hunts.

  • ACMS archery team takes Woodford tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team ruled the Woodford County Invitational Tournament Saturday, taking first place with 3,288 points of a possible 3,600.

    The Mustangs boasted five individual medalists with eighth-grader Henry Thompson taking first place in the middle school boys division and earning the top overall score in the tournament.