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Today's News

  • Honestly, He's our Abe

    During the week of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Jim Sayre didn’t know he would have to be in 200 places at once.

    Well, maybe not 200, but Lawrenceburg’s own Abe look-alike is having a very busy bicentennial.

    By the end of this week, Sayre will have visited Frankfort, Nicholasville, Paint Lick, Mt. Vernon, Waynesburg, Elizabethtown, Hodgenville, Georgetown, Somerset and Anderson County’s own public library to portray the nation’s 16th president.

    And next week is shaping up to be just as busy, but Sayre couldn’t be happier.

  • Cox tips Bearcats past Spencer

    Grant Cox has never been known for getting points on the basketball court.

    Until last Tuesday that is.

    One of the state’s leading scorers on the football field last fall, Cox tipped in the biggest two points of his basketball career as time expired, giving Anderson County a 61-59 win at 30th District rival Spencer County last Tuesday.

    Cox, who had just four points on the evening, put back Allen Warford’s miss to give the Bearcats their sixth straight win this season and extend their mastery of Spencer to a like number.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Oct. 26.

    Clayton G. McPherson, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- amended to no license in possession, $163, installment/deferred payment Nov. 30; failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed.

    Brian D. Morgan, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed.

  • COLUMN: Fiscal court needs to follow state's open meetings rules

    I probably lost a layer or two of enamel while gritting my teeth during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Out of the blue, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish began discussing a recent budget committee meeting — a meeting about which the public should have been notified and one that I would have certainly attended.

  • COLUMN: '80s Limbaugh wouldn't recognize himself today

    When my husband and I lived in California, we first heard of Rush Limbaugh when Mike would be out on a construction job and the other carpenters had a radio tuned to KFBK-AM in Sacramento. Limbaugh was, before this job, a terminated rock DJ on his last leg to re-invent himself as a hard-nosed-but-humorous talk radio host. He hurled insults and joked about the lower middle-class neighborhood of Rio Linda in Sacramento.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off South Oldham in battle of Sweet 16 contenders

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team took control early, then used deadly free throwing to hold off visiting South Oldham, 45-40, on Friday night.

    “It was one of our best defensive efforts of the year,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said. “(Caroline) McDowell and (Kara) Yeaste did a good job containing (South Oldham's Jasmine) Whitfield and (Jordann) McGuffin, especially in the first half.”

    The game featured the Eighth Region's top-ranked team, Anderson, taking on the pre-season favorite, South Oldham.

  • Lady Cats right ship, defeat Bardstown

    It took Anderson County 16 minutes to get going but when the Lady Bearcats did, Bardstown had nothing to stop them Tuesday night.

    Despite trailing 12-0 five minutes into the game, the host Lady Bearcats used a strong second half to post a 41-33 win over visiting Bardstown. Trailing 22-13 at the half, Anderson outpointed the Tigers 28-11 in the final 16 minutes to improve to 14-5 on the season. Bardstown fell to 12-8.

  • Not an easy decision, but Gillis chooses Cumberands

    The decision on where to continue her education and golf career was not an easy one, but Anderson County High School senior Taylor Gillis has chosen the University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Ky.

    Gillis signed an NAIA national letter of intent in a ceremony Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course, her home course.

  • Snowy Weather a good time to observe animal tracks

    Here we go with another year full of hunting, trapping, fishing and outdoor opportunities.  The snow made for some great outdoor fun on the Lilly place while the kids were out of school. I always enjoy getting out after a fresh snow and doing a little tracking just to see where varmints come and go during such a blanket of white powder.

  • Russell “knew EKU was the place I wanted to be.”

    Jacob Russell's dream of playing in the NFL is as alive as ever.

    Tabbed by many as being the state's top quarterback prospect, the Anderson County High School senior's name was often mentioned with some major college football programs last fall, but last week, Russell gave a verbal commitment to Eastern Kentucky University, a Football Championship Subdivision school. The level of play is commonly referred to as Division I-AA.