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Today's News

  • November on Bearcat minds during trip to Meade

    BRANDENBURG – Everything Anderson County football did on Aug. 27 was done with an eye on November.

    Everything from traveling to Meade County on the same chartered busses the Kentucky Wildcats often use down to noting what happened after the game had ended was pointing to November 5, when the state playoffs start, and beyond.

    That is why Anderson coach Mark Peach, as intense a competitor as has ever graced a sideline, could smile after Meade's 28-21 win and say, “We'll be fine.”

  • Scholarship fundraiser draws over 100 guests to BCTC

    Over 100 guests attended the Lawrenceburg Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College's "Night of Glamour" on Saturday night raising enough funds for at least one scholarship to the school.

    Campus director Rhonda Wheeler said 105 guests attended the formal event, as well as 10 band members and 15 works, for a total attendance of 130.

    Although the final tally of funds raised at the event isn't in yet, Wheeler said the college will be awarding at least one scholarship.

  • Schools to set tax rate Monday

    The Anderson County Board of Education will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. to set the real estate and personal property tax rate.

    The board met after a public hearing Thursday night with the intention of setting the rate, but a misunderstanding led to a failed motion and left the district without a tax rate.

    State law requires the tax rate to be set by the end of August.

  • Crane making mark as local conservation officer

    It’s still hot but at least fall is coming. Of course with fall brings the opening of many different hunting seasons, cooling waters to fish in and leaves turning colors to enhance the scenery. Like I’ve written before, there’s just nothing like the sights, sounds and smells of being in the woods in the fall enjoying God’s creations to the fullest.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Aug. 27: Anderson Co. at Meade Co., 8 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Aug. 30: Washington Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Aug. 26 Collins at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' Soccer

    Wednesday, Aug. 25: Anderson Co. at Owen Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 28: Anderson Co. at John Hardin, 11:30 a.m.

    Junior varsity game at 10 a.m.

  • Community calendar - 8.25 to 8.31

    Wednesday, Aug. 25

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 3.

    Barry D. Simpson, preliminary hearing, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), controlled substance prescription not in its original container, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to July 15.

    Pamela Taylor, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- motion/disposition/trial date July 1.

  • COLUMN: What to wear? It really can be a problem

    There are not many times when I am in a tizzy about what to wear. Usually it is pull a shirt out, hope the pants match and head out.

    But I will have to admit that I have put quite a bit of thought into what not to wear on more than one occasion.

    By now I am sure you have heard about Renee Gork, the radio host in Arkansas that apparently offended Bobby Petrino – really, now, isn't the list of those who have not gotten on his wrong side much shorter, anyway?

  • COLUMN: Don’t fret, cooler weather is on its way

    Does it make you feel any better if I tell you that our first frost is only 10 weeks away? Well, the week of Halloween is usually when we get the first hard frost, in an average year. I don’t know if this is an average year, but I do know that it’s time to really get cranking if you want a fall garden.

    It’s a little late to start cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and brussel’s sprouts from seed. But you can get the plants and plant the end of this month.

  • COLUMN: I'm sorry. Wait, what?

    So, the weirdest thing just happened.

    I’m sitting in the drive-through at Wendy’s about to get my Frosty on when my cell phone rings.

    I don’t recognize the number, but answer after a moment of hesitation (I don’t want to appear rude to the girl in the drive-through window when I pull up to pay).

    The caller says, “Hey Bobby, this is [Someone] from [Somewhere]. How are you today?”

    Two things are immediately obvious: 1) I’m not Bobby. 2) This person clearly has the wrong number.