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Today's News

  • Bearcats earn huge win over Woodford

    The joy of beating an old nemesis for the first time since 2006 was intense, but short-lived for the Anderson County boys' soccer.

    The 2-1 victory over Woodford County, the Bearcats' first over Woodford since 2006 and only the second in the last decade was unquestionably sweet. Fans sent phone messages and Facebook posts as soon as the final second ticked off the clock at the Anderson pitch Saturday night.

  • Two charged after cops find pound of pot

    Two people were arrested Aug. 17 after deputies found what they say was over 1 pound of processed marijuana at 1791 Anderson City Road, according to a news release.

    Charged with trafficking marijuana (over 8 ounces) were Timothy Scott Caldwell, 44, and Marilyn Hansley, 58, according to the news release.

    The charges are “firearm enhanced,” the news release states.

    Both were transported to the Franklin County Regional Jail.

    Deputies found the suspected marijuana while executing a search warrant, according to the news release.

  • Homes evacuated after car ruptures gas line

    Dozens of homes had to be evacuated last Friday morning after a vehicle struck and ruptured a natural gas line on North Main Street.

    The car snapped the above ground 1-inch line, allowing it to spew massive amounts of the highly flammable but invisible gas into the air. The line is located just off the shoulder of North Main, between a residence and the Stratmore Motel.

    Fortunately, the gas didn’t ignite before emergency personnel cleared the area of vehicles and other potential ignition sources.

  • Meade outlasts Anderson

    BRANDENBURG -- Meade County capitalized in crucial Anderson County mistakes to record a 28-21 win in football action on Friday night.

    Meade picked up its first season opening victory since 2006. Anderson fell to 1-1.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' golf

    Wednesday, Sept. 1: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 2: Anderson Co. at Martha Layne Collins, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 7: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 5 p.m.

    Girls' golf

    Wednesday, Sept. 1: Lexington Catholic at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 2: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Sept. 8: Boyle Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Girls soccer

  • 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.