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Today's News

  • ONLINE EXTRA: District's top seed on line as Bearcat soccer readies for powerful Woodford

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team will take the field in the biggest match of the season Thursday night when the Bearcats host third-ranked Woodford County. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    Woodford possesses one of the most powerful teams in Kentucky, having scored 56 goals and giving up seven in the latest statistics provided by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The Yellow Jackets' 11-1-1 record has been blemished only by a 2-1 shootout loss to West Jessamine in the Colts' tournament and a scoreless tie with East Jessamine.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 16.

    Sandy B. Burgard, disposition, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- continued to July 30.

    April Calvert, motion, third-degree criminal mischief -- motion for contempt to be filed.

    Brandie Cobb, sentencing, two counts of theft by deception (less than $300) -- continued to July 30.

  • COLUMN: Winning is all that matters to these Cats

    You've got to love the swagger around the Anderson County football team.

    Friday night was supposed to be the night the Bearcats were ripe for an upset. You know all the issues.

    *Anderson was coming off an emotional win over Mercer County the week before.

    *Most fans knew that Henry County was pretty good, but since the Wildcats play in Class 3A, there is a perception, often unwarranted, that smaller schools can't play with the bigger boys.

  • Cross country team turning heads with improved times

    As fall begins Anderson County High School sports teams pick up right where they left of last year, winning. For their first meet the boys' cross country team won their meet, the first cross country win in many years. The meet was held at Frankfort’s State Archives, thought by many to be one of the toughest courses in the state. The Archives course is known for its half-mile hill and its constant state of incline, two things that the team overcame to not only win the event but sweep it.

  • Bearcats looking for big scores and state berth

    The Anderson County boys' golf team ends the regular season this week and will be shooting for a state tournament berth Tuesday in the regional tournament, set for Maywood Golf Course in Bardstown.

    The top two teams and top three individuals not on those teams will advance to the state tournament in Bowling Green the first week of October.

    Anderson has not advanced as a team for 15 years, but coach Will Carlton says, “We have a decent shot.”

  • Letters to the editor - 9.16

    Anderson sidestepped dog ordinance ‘disaster’

    To the editor: 

    Having lived in rural Kentucky, I understand the difference between city dogs and country dogs. 

    That said, I presently live in Jefferson County where, several years ago, a much longer version of the recently proposed Anderson County dog ordinance was passed into law.

    Both ordinances can be traced back to the same source. Both ordinances were touted as cures to communities ravaged by dog attacks.

  • COLUMN: Gillispie’s rehab comments music to prosecutor’s ears

    Column as I see ’em ...

    You know that whole spiel the police go through while making an arrest? The “anything you say can and will be used against you” spiel?

    Someone should tell Billy Gillispie that that includes comments made to the media after he popped off to a Houston-area television station shortly after entering alcohol rehabilitation.

  • Learning lesson from 12 years ago can help Bearcats repeat history

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach hopes recent history repeats itself Friday night at Grant County.

    All the while, he can point to a cruel lesson the Bearcats learned 12 years ago.

    Anderson will be heavily favored at Grant, which stands at 2-2, but took a 49-6 pounding from Western Hills last week.

    According to the Rating the State poll in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Anderson is about a 36-point favorite. The Courier-Journal Litkenhous ratings have the Bearcats favored by more than 50 points.

  • Wanted: People to wave flags

    Hundreds of bikers will gather Saturday, Sept. 19 for the American Legion Auxiliary’s second-annual poker run to support the Healing Field.

    To send them off in style, the Auxiliary is asking for people to be at the park when the bikers rumble away by bringing a flag to wave.

    “We hope people will come out and show their support for those participating in the poker run,” said Auxiliary member Shirley Thornberry. “We’re asking people to bring flags to wave when they leave.”

  • Councilman charged after wreck

    A current city councilman and retired policeman was recently charged after his vehicle took out about 100 feet of fence on Ninevah Road.

    Paul Thomas “Tommy” Vaughn, 45, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle collision on Ninevah Road at 10:01 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to police reports.