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Today's News

  • Truck tug Saturday at Legion Park

    The Anderson County Truck Tuggers will be presenting their only Truck Tug-of-War on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The championship event will feature the following classes: 4,300-pound 4-wheel drive, 5,500-pound 2-wheel drive, 6,000-pound 4-wheel drive and stock classes for gas and diesel. Tugging begins at 7 p.m.

    Admission is $10 per person 10-and-over, $5 for ages 4-9 and under 4 are admitted free.

  • Lady Cats tune up for tourneys, squeak past Flyers, Bardstown

    Anderson County began tuning up for district tournament play with 1-0 wins over Franklin County and Bardstown last week.

    Allie Johnson scored Anderson’s only goal at Franklin County, winning a free ball then driving a shot into the corner of the net about 15 minutes into the contest.

    It would be the only scoring Anderson would need.

    “It was mainly a battle between the 18 (yard lines) with neither team getting a lot of good chances in the first half,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest.

  • Bearcats rout Woodford on soggy Homecoming

    Anderson County took control early, then battled a driving rainstorm to defeat Woodford County, 35-7, in Class 5A, District 6 football action Friday night.

    The Bearcats earned their third straight win before a packed Homecoming crowd that quickly dispersed when the heavens opened early in the third quarter. By that time, Anderson had a 28-7 lead and the Bearcats were well on their way to a 4-2 record, 2-0 in district play. Woodford fell to 1-5, 1-1.

  • Here’s why Tim is the ‘Wright’ man for the job

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I can hear them now, the handful people who actually supported a new health department building a few years ago, wising off about how history has proved them correct and me and thousands like me wrong about how unnecessary that building was.

    For those who missed the story on A1, the health department is opening a family care clinic next month that will solve the dilemma of where Medicaid patients can receive care, as well as being open to the privately insured.

  • Local business pivotal to building tourism

    Well, it seems the Anderson County Tourism Commission is committed to rising from the ashes of the previous tourism commission. That’s good. It will never get anywhere whining and bellyaching about the position it’s in now. Just move full steam ahead.

    There seems to be a handful of people on the commission who really want to make this work. Strides were made to elect leadership in the commission with Pam Brough, president of the chamber of commerce, nominated as the tourism commission chairperson.

  • Using old wives’ tales to predict winter

    Welcome to October. Let the leaves come tumbling down. Our leaves have started to show their true colors and while they do look beautiful hanging from the trees, the sooner they make a carpet the happier I’ll be. Weather folklore says the longer they hang on the tree, the worse winter will be.

  • Might be a good year for creep feeding calves

    With record-high cattle prices, many Kentucky beef producers might look to creep feeding to put additional weight on calves before weaning.

    Beef specialist’s at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture usually are very cautious of the recommendation that we creep feed calves however, they believe creep feeding may provide an opportunity this year. If producers are careful, they could cash in.

  • Band places fourth at Ballard

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats placed fourth overall in the Ballard Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Louisville.

    Eighteen bands from Kentucky and Indiana performed at the meet. The Marching Bearcats finished second in Class AAAA, finishing 0.7 point behind Dixie Heights, which was third overall.

    Barren County and Louisville Eastern, the top two finishers, competed in a class above Anderson County.

    Anderson’s next contest is scheduled for Oct. 11 at Louisville Male High School.

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  • 10-01 published district court docket

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 28.

    Scotty D. Stephens, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) – pleaded not guilty, disposition Sept. 25.

    Charles R. Stivers, review, two counts of theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – continued to Feb. 26.

    Ralph T. Stucker, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) – pleaded guilty, sentencing Oct. 9.