Today's News

  • Five ‘little winters’ are coming

     What a gorgeous weekend. We’ve got plenty more coming, so don’t stress if you spent more time enjoying the sun that working in it. The true roller coaster weather Kentucky is famous for is about to begin, so just accept it and get through it.

  • Lessons from mom’s prayer book

     On March 10, the anniversary of my mother’s death, I did what she would have done. I went to church; I wore her favorite necklace; I took her prayer book with me; and I got there half an hour early so I could sit in the silence and remember her.

  • Pension fix could make health taxes soar

     Column as I see ’em …

  • Speaking out against child abuse

     Crystal Crouch, Family Resource Center coordinator for Saffell Street Elementary and ECC, says she is passionate about combatting child abuse. So much so that she led the charge to designate April the official month of child abuse prevention in Anderson County.

  • Former students sentenced

     The former high school students charged with vandalizing athletic facilities here last year were each sentenced earlier this month in Franklin County Circuit Court, court records show.

  • ‘Thankful they are all OK’

     When Jennifer Bond regained consciousness moments after an SUV slammed into the passenger side of her mini-van last Thursday, she could hear her three children crying and screaming for help.

  • County’s health takes turn for worse

     The county’s health director is vowing to find solutions after a spike in the rate of overdose, cancer and premature deaths which, coupled with a “horrible” lack of primary care physicians, caused Anderson County’s annual health outcomes ranking to plummet to 21st in Kentucky after finishing 10th a year earlier.

  • Learning to dance, African-style

     Following a visit from Japanese students two weeks ago, Anderson County High School hosted yet another international-themed assembly last Friday.

  • Mistakes cost Bearcats in extra innings

    The Anderson County baseball team had multiple chances to win Monday night’s game against Atherton, but were unable to walk away with the victory as they lost in extra innings 11-6.

    The Bearcats spent most of the game trailing, but scored five runs in the final three innings to send it into extra innings, only to see Atherton score five runs in the top of the eighth to seal the game.

  • Lady Bearcats working on fixing mistakes

    After a 0-2 start to the season for the Anderson County softball team, it didn’t take them long to want to improve.

    Just this past weekend, the Lady Bearcats came to the school for their team photo, and there were no plans to practice afterward. Once the pictures were taken, the team didn’t want to go home like previously planned, instead they wanted to stay at the team’s indoor facility and practice hitting.

    “I had everybody on the team stay, which that was all voluntarily,” Lady Bearcat head coach Jeff Hawkins said.