Today's News

  • Time for a refresher course

    If you’re not too dizzy from the shift in damaging winds, hail and tornadoes to snowball-perfect winter weather, it may be a good time to catch up.
    Breaking news is important, but so is catching up on Anderson County news that has continued to change and evolve beyond what is initially reported.
    Let’s take this opportunity to catch our breath and recall some temporarily forgotten stories from just a few months ago.

    City travel and training policy

  • Near miss

    When a large chunk of hail shattered a window just feet from her ailing father, Margaret Cotton and her family quickly moved him to safety.
    Then they prayed.
    They certainly weren’t the only families praying in Anderson County last Friday when a storm that spawned dozens of killer tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana rumbled through Anderson County, damaging dozens of cars and homes but leaving the area largely unscathed.
    But it was oh, so close.

  • Best way to deal with an annoying boss

    The next time the person who signs your paycheck pesters you with questions, do the following:
    1. Don’t respond.
    2. Say you won’t be available to answer any questions “until next Thursday.”
    If he or she sends me an email, ignore it.
    If he or she calls, pretend you’re not in and then ignore that little flashing light on your phone when they leave you a voicemail.

  • Eighth graders woeful in science, sophomores struggling with math

    The state of Kentucky improved in its PLAN and EXPLORE standardized test results for 2011-12, but the Anderson County school district reported mostly negative results.
    Sophomores who took the ACT PLAN test this past fall decreased in every content area except for science, while eighth grade students increased only in reading benchmarks.
    About 60 percent of high school sophomores met ACT PLAN English benchmarks, a 7.4 percent decrease from the 2010-11 results.

  • Husband indicted for murdering wife

    A Ballard Road man was indicted Tuesday for murder and two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting his wife to death and pointing a loaded firearm at her daughter and her daughter’s son.
    Modena Sutton Branson, 50, was shot to death Monday at her home, located at 1600 Ballard Road in western Anderson County near the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • No jerseys, no high-tops, no problem

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits and has yet to name the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball alumni game set

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.

  • State medalists

    The Anderson County Youth Wrestling Club had six wrestlers medal at the youth state wrestling tournament held on Feb. 19 at Alltech Arena in Lexington. Medal winners were (placings in parentheses) front row, from left: Chase Fink (third) and Justin Barber (fourth). Back row: Joe Taylor (fourth), Travis Walling (first) and Ryan Stratton (third). Not pictured is Hunter Stratton, who placed fourth in his class.

  • Disc winners

    Michael Martin (left) and Cannon Beasley pose with their hardware after winning the Indian Mounds Wind Bowl disc golf competition Saturday in Mt. Sterling. Michael shot a 164 and Cannon turned in a 165 in the competition, which consisted of two 18-hole rounds.

    The pair also finished first and second in the Ice Bowl, held at Legion Park on Jan. 21. Both are freshmen at Anderson County High School.

  • Swinging a big stick

    Photo by Richard RoBards

    Anderson County resident Courtney Turpin had a big game for Campbellsville University's softball team on Feb. 25 in the Alabama Arctic Blast, held in Decatur, Ala. As the Lady Tigers' designated player, Turpin had two hits and for RBI against Bryan College. Earlier in the day, Turpin had pitched well but took a 4-3 loss to Lee University. All four of Lee's runs were unearned.