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Today's News

  • Century Bank president accepts check from Cal
  • Four Roses pours on support for Shop with Cop
  • Championship truck tug to raise funds for Cole Playground

    It’s for all the marbles, and a good cause to boot.
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host its final event of the year this Saturday when truck tuggers from across the region vie for the organization’s championship.
    In doing so, they will also participate in the 10th annual fundraiser for the David and Christopher Cole Playground, located in the Anderson Community Park.
    The playground is a memorial to the Cole brothers, who were killed 14 years ago.

  • Main Street place to be to celebrate Halloween

    The DARE “Project Safe Street” will be expanding to “Trick or Treat on Main” this Halloween, featuring free food, candy and entertainment provided by local businesses, churches and community leaders.
    Main Street will be blocked off from Woodford to Court Street on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for the Halloween festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-treat bags, glow sticks and candy will be handed out in front of the Anderson County courthouse through the DARE “Project Safe Street” program.

  • Stevens: King campaigned at funerals, in churches

    The incumbent state representative and her challenger traded barbs last Thursday night during a political debate conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    In front of a crowd chamber officials estimated at around 100 in the high school auditorium, challenger Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) closed his portion of the debate by insinuating that during her term King (R-Harrodsburg) has campaigned in places that he would not.

  • Judge tells magistrate he’s a ‘liar’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved for a second time an extension of Case Road following a heated exchange during which the judge-executive called a magistrate “a liar” and another magistrate being accused of not doing his job.
    The decision came during the court’s meeting Monday morning, which also included unanimous approval to spend $319,000 to construct a recycling building, and nearly $30,000 for new windows in the county courthouse.

  • ‘N’ word, vulgarities painted on cars, street

    Someone spray painted male genitalia Saturday night on a car parked at a residence on North Main Street.
    The vandalism didn’t stop there.
    At G&C Auto Sales on North Main, someone spray painted at least seven vehicles that night, then returned Monday night to do it again.
    In the county park, someone spray painted a version of the “N” word on the road near the Cole Memorial Playground, then added other symbols including a hand with its middle finger sticking up.

  • FOOTBALL: Simmering Bearcats show no pity on East Jessamine in district battle

    Pity was locked out around Anderson County football during fall break.

    The Bearcats wanted none of it after seeing a district championship fly right by them at Franklin County the week before.

    “We couldn't have a pity party,” said Anderson running back Granville Hayes, a senior.

    No pity. Not for the Bearcats. Not on an East Jessamine team desperately fighting for its playoff life.

  • FOOTBALL: Anderson looking to continue late-season surge against Marion

    On paper, Anderson County looks like it has a mismatch in a game that means little when the Bearcats host Marion County to close out the regular season Friday night.

    Bearcat coach Mark Peach says paper is wrong.

    “Certainly, (Marion County is) capable of beating us,” he says, even though Marion has just a 2-7 record. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at their schedule and see who they have played.”

  • COLUMN: Soccer, volleyball benefit from new setup

    One of the better things to happen in high school sports in recent years took effect this year.

    We're talking about the alignments that are now governing scholastic volleyball and soccer. Simply put, those sports are now using virtually the same district and regional set-up as those that have been in effect for basketball, baseball and softball for some time.

    Locally, the Anderson County High School teams all advanced to regional play with the volleyball and girls' soccer teams both being eliminated by ranked teams in the regional semi-finals.