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Today's News

  • OUTDOORS: Salato Center to host trail run

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort is hosting the fifth annual Running Wild Trail Run Saturday, Nov. 2. Proceeds from the run will benefit education efforts at the center, according to a news release.

  • FOOTBALL: Life is good at the top for Bearcats

    NICHOLASVILLE – Oh, to have the life of a powerhouse.

    It's a life that can have its share of blowouts, like Anderson County's 41-7 romp past East Jessamine Friday, and banter.

    “I was happy for Searce,” Bearcat defensive end Darius Harvey said while cracking a huge smile. “He just didn't score like me.”

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Simon Kenton slips past Lady Bearcats

    The tears were real for the Anderson County girls' soccer team last Monday night.

    They flowed after host Simon Kenton scored on what the Lady Bearcats felt was a questionable foul call that resulted in a free kick, which Simon Kenton converted, with seven minutes to play in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    It would turn out to be the only goal of the game.

  • Bearcats take care of business in rout of East Jessamine

    Anderson County left no doubt concerning its district superiority with a rousing 41-7 win over East Jessamine Friday night in Nicholasville.

    Anderson improved to 8-1 on the year and finished the district portion of its schedule unbeaten at 5-0. It is the first time Anderson has been perfect in district play since the 2007 season that saw Anderson go unbeaten in the regular season.

  • Woman leaves $285,000 to Frankfort Humane Society

    By Kristina Belcher and Michelle Sokol
    The State Journal
    After Jean Wheeler’s mother, Jean Gravitt, died in December, she got to work.
    She and her brother, Jim Anderson, cleaned up her mother’s home, painted, cleaned the carpet and put it up for sale — knowing the entire time they wouldn’t receive a penny of the profit.
    Gravitt left her entire estate, totaling almost $285,000, to the Franklin County Humane Society.

  • Frankfort movie theater to close

    From The State Journal
    Chakeres Theatre has settled a discrimination complaint for $5,000 and will close its Frankfort movie theater in January, according to a report Monday by the Kentucky Human Rights Commission.
    The company, which operates a theater in the Franklin Square Shopping Center, denied any violation of state law and affirmed it will comply with civil rights laws. The closure will leave Frankfort without a first-run movie theater.

  • Community briefs: 10-23-13

    Engle named
    assistant athletic director
    California Baptist University Director of Athletics Dr. Micah Parker named Bryan Engle to be assistant athletic director in charge of the Lancers’ facilities and game management on Sept. 16, according to a news release.

  • Community calendar: 10-23-13

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Anderson County Extension Office

  • Birthday girl assists shelter dogs, cats
  • Engagement: Stephens-Hagan

    Laura Moore Stephens and Samuel Tyler Hagan, both of Lawrenceburg, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage Oct. 26, 2013.
    The bride’s parents are Terri Birdwhistell and Ben and Dolores Birdwhistell, all of Lawrenceburg. The groom’s parents are Larry and the late Gwen Hagan of Beattyville.
    The bride’s grandparents are Leroy and Amaryllis Cotton and Carl and the late Mary Lois Birdwhistell.
    The groom’s grandparents are Don and Boneva Hurst and Jr. and the late Betty Hagan.