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Today's News

  • Local quartet wins state fair gospel competition

    You can forgive Ben Gee for not letting the speaker finish his sentence last Thursday.

    “All I heard was, ‘The winner, from And …,’ and I lost it,” said Gee, an Anderson County resident who sings bass for New Vision Gospel quartet, the newly crowned winners of the annual rural gospel quartet contest at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Business drying up for county’s last water hauler

    Loneliness can seep in when waiting for water.
    Professional water hauler Wayne Phillips said he sometimes thinks about his late father and former water hauler William “Mush” Phillips while he waits for his 1,500 water tank to fill a customer’s cistern.
    It usually takes about 10 minutes, but 10 minutes can feel like a long time, Wayne said.
    To pass the time, he’ll listen to country music in the cab of his large, red truck. Read a book. In the past, he flipped through The Anderson News.

  • Man shot at Eagle Lake

    Police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting at Eagle Lake Convention Center that sent one unidentified man to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    The center’s owner, Brad Smith, confirmed the shooting Monday afternoon, saying that it occurred during a private party for a group of around 500 college students who rented the facility.
    He said those involved are not from Anderson County.

  • Wild Turkey’s ‘crowning jewel’

    Not even rain clouds looming overhead could dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd gathered Tuesday morning to celebrate yet another milestone for the Wild Turkey Distillery.
    Gov. Steve Beshear and other dignitaries helped the iconic company break ground on a new $4 million visitor center that will be perched atop Wild Turkey Hill overlooking the Kentucky River.
    “This is the crowning jewel of the site,” said Gerry Ruvo, chairman and CEO of Campari America, which purchased Wild Turkey in 2009.

  • Reduced bail denied for accused killer

    Relief. That was the reaction Monday from the family of a murdered Anderson County woman after a Circuit Court judge denied cutting in half bail for the man accused of killing her.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 48, was arrested in March for allegedly shooting Modena Branson, 50, during a domestic dispute at her home on Ballard Road.
    Following the shooting, police say Branson shot himself in the head but survived.

  • COLUMN: Improved Shelby awaits Bearcats

    It's too bad Anderson County and Shelby County really don't have much of a football rivalry.

    Some of those epics in other sports have been such that only have to mention a a few words and they conjure up some emotion.

    On the Anderson side, there's C.J. Penny's buzzer-beater or Jacob Brown's pitching gem.

    Shelby fans point to Eric Standafer's walk-off hit or Lance Ashby's 3-pointer.

  • Long archery season a good time to learn sport

    Would you believe that only 40 years ago there were only a few thousand whitetail deer in the state of Kentucky? State, not one county.  It is hard to believe with the number being in the hundreds of thousands across the Bluegrass today. The growth is truly a testament to the hard work of many to make such a growth in population occur. 

  • BOYS' GOLF: Two Anderson golfers named all-conference

    Anderson County placed fifth in the boys' Central Kentucky Conference golf tournament, held Saturday at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

    Two Anderson golfers, juniors Lee Robinson and Tyler Harrod, we're named to the all-conference team, based on average scores. Anderson was the only school to place two golfers on the All-CKC first team. Others on the all-conference team are Peter Saad of Sayre, Jacob Cook of Franklin County and Scott County's Billy Tom Sargent.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats show they are growing up, defeat Garrard

    DANVILLE – It's called growing up.

    Anderson County knew even before the first weight was lifted in the off-season that it would have to mature quickly if the Bearcats were to survive a challenging early schedule before what they hope is another deep run in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    The Bearcats showed they are coming along just fine, thank you, in a 24-16 win over Garrard County Saturday night in the Pigskin Classic, held at Danville High School.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcat volleyball defeats Mercer, to play in prestigious tourney

    Anderson County volleyball earned a tough, three-set win at Mercer County last Thursday.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled 25-9 in the first game but held on for 25-22 and 28-26 wins over the last two games.

    “I feel that we played well as a team,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said. “As the season goes on, they continue to progress and I believe that will show throughout the rest of the season.”

    While Anderson was winning convincingly in the first game, it was a matter of fighting through and holding on in the last two.