Today's News

  • AMS runners place second in CKC

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Middle School cross country team turned in one of its best showings ever in the Central Kentucky Conference meet, held last Tuesday in Somerset.

    The Mustang boys finished second to Woodford County, missing the championship by two points. The scores were tied after the first five runners for each team meaning a sixth score had to be counted, giving Woodford the narrow win.

  • Quire blitzes Danville, Owen

    With weeks like last week, Shane Quire might not want the high school soccer season to end.

    The Anderson County junior ripped visiting Danville for four goals in last Thursday’s regular-season finale. The outburst came three days after another four-goal night against Owen County.

    Quire powered the Bearcats to an 8-4 win over Danville and a 7-0 thrashing of Owen County. In between. The Bearcats settled for a tie at Louisville Waggener last Tuesday.

    “When Shane is on his game, he is untouchable,” Anderson coach Khamisi Campbell said.

  • ‘I’m going to the state!’

    Hayden Elder just had a feeling things were going right.

    “He came off the green at No. 9 and said, ‘I am going to the state,’” Anderson County boys’ golf coach Nate Hollon said.

    Elder knew what he was talking about last Tuesday. The high school junior finished with a two-over 74 at Bardstown’s Maywood Country Club to earn his spot as one of three individual qualifiers for the state tournament. Elder will tee off for the state meet at Bowling Green Country Club Friday morning.

  • Bearcats return to field Friday

    It might seem to be trite or cliched, but it is true that Friday night, Anderson County plays its most important game of the 2016 football season to date.

    Forget the fact that Anderson has played an undefeated team in South Oldham or were the victim that snapped perennial power Boyle County’s three-game losing streak -- Boyle has not lost since -- or even that the Bearcats whipped rival Franklin County on Homecoming night.

    You can even overlook the fact that Anderson’s record stands at 2-4.

  • Lady Mustangs eyeing state title

    There aren’t many questions about the Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Mustangs are good. Very good.

    Or more to the point, they are RRRRREALLYYYYYYYYYY good. As in one of the best middle school teams in Kentucky.

    About the only uncertainty at this point is what the Lady Mustangs’ record really is. “We are 20-1,” Lady Mustang coach Stacy Briscoe said last week from in her office at Emma B. Ward School. “We lost to Clay County but that was really a scrimmage.”

  • Locals in Haiti OK after hurricane slams island

    Lawrenceburg residents currently on mission trips to Haiti are safe and sound following the massive hurricane that struck the island, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Marcella Laytart said she spoke last night with her son, Sam, who assured her that he and others from Ninevah Christian and Fox Creek Christian churches are OK.

    “I was worried but I tried not to,” said Marcella. “We didn’t know exactly where they are, but he assured me they were fine.”

  • After hiking tax rate, school board baffled by tight budget

    Despite setting a tax rate to take the highest revenue increase allowed by law, some members of the Anderson County Board of Education were baffled last week when Finance Officer David Wilkerson presented his working budget for the 2016-17 school year.

    “We raised taxes and now we’re barely breaking even?” questioned board member Roger McDowell.

    “We really needed a tax increase in the worst way. If we didn’t we’d be in the hole,” Wilkerson responded.

    Chairman Lee Hahn echoed McDowell’s concerns.

  • Praying around the pole
  • VFW sponsoring youth contests

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075 and the Auxiliary are sponsoring two contests for youth in the community.

    The “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition” is open to students in grades 9 through 12. It is a 3- to 5-minute audio essay on the subject “My responsibility to America.” First- and second-place winners will receive $500 and $250 respectively and be eligible for district, state and national scholarships.

  • 4-H kicks off at Saffell Street