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Today's News

  • ‘Idol’ winner bringing TV show to Burgoo

    The year’s Burgoo Festival could be in for some star treatment.

    Taylor Hicks, winner of the popular TV show “American Idol,” will be filming a segment for his new show, “State Plate,” a food-based series that is now in its second season on the INSP network, sources have confirmed.

    Hicks is expected to appear during the annual Burgoo Cook-Off, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 on the Lawrenceburg Green to raise money for Shop With a Cop.

  • Drury’s cockroach complaint ‘invalid’

    Invalid.

    That’s the ruling from health officials who last Tuesday investigated a claim made by school board chairperson Donna Drury about cockroaches in Saffell Street Elementary School.

  • Gritton: Voters, fiscal court powerless against fire tax increase

    If the Anderson County Fire District approves a 38-percent property tax rate increase Thursday, the decision will not be subject to a public referendum.

    That news broke Tuesday after Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton received an opinion from the state’s attorney general’s office, saying that unlike other taxing districts that set a rate to increase their revenue more than 4 percent, the fire district is not bound by those statutes.

    Gritton said he stands opposed to the proposed tax increase and told Fire Chief Pat Krogman as much Tuesday afternoon.

  • Reason to cheer

    Jerrica Drury’s family knew their lives would be in for major changes when she was less than 3 months old.

    Now, it’s Jerrica’s efforts to be like any other teenager that are changing the lives of nearly everyone who comes in contact with her.

    She’s played baseball since she was able. And this summer, after seeing an announcement on Facebook, Jerrica, an incoming freshman, let it be known that she wanted to be a cheerleader at Anderson County High School.

  • Showing mercy without a rule

    When girls’ soccer fans across the state checked the scores from last Wednesday night, the reaction to Anderson County’s 9-0 rout of Shelby County was probably one collective yawn.

  • Woodford stings Bearcats

    VERSAILLES – Even before Anderson County visited Woodford County last Thursday night, the Bearcats knew they were going against one of the best teams on the 2017 boys’ soccer schedule.

    The Yellow Jackets left no doubt with a methodical 7-0 thrashing at Falling Springs Park.

    Woodford jumped to a quick 3-0 lead, then added four more goals in the second half to go to 6-2 on the year. Anderson fell to 4-3.

    “Woodford is very talented on the ball,” Anderson coach Robbie Best said.

  • Franklin’s peak performance leads mistake-prone Bearcats past Valley

    It might be unrealistic to expect Anderson County to be perfect in the final six games of the high school football season.

    But it might happen if Mark Peach’s assessment of the Bearcats’ 20-0 win over Valley Friday night is correct.

    “We had a season full of mistakes in one game and still won 20-0,” Peach half-chuckled after his team improved to 3-1 on the season. “We had all those mistakes and still won 20-0. I don’t know how we did that.”

  • Bearcats, Flyers renew grid rivalry

    They are no longer district rivals. They aren’t even in the same classification anymore, but that should mean little when Anderson County travels to Franklin County Friday night.

    The Bearcats and Flyers get together for the 20th renewal of an on-again, off-again series that dates to 1970. The series has been mostly on for the last 20 years with the teams putting up some memorable battles.

  • Hunting and fishing license increases proposed

    From staff reports

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended that the department increase prices for some resident Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses, according to a news release.

    It will be the first resident license price increase in more than a decade, and the first increase of the senior and disabled sportsman’s licenses since their inceptions in 1999.

  • Lady Cat golfers post good scores, looking to regional tourney

    With the regular season winding down, the Anderson County High School girls’ golf team continues to show some improvement, but still struggles with the consistency they desire heading into the post-season tournaments.

    Last week, the Lady Bearcats shot a season low 9-hole score with a 176 in a tri-match with Western Hills and Franklin County at Wild Turkey Trace with freshman Haley Case leading the way with a 6-over 41 followed by Kallie Jo Smith’s 43 and Jaclynn Ruble with a 45. Allaka Lewis followed with a 47.