Today's News

  • OUTDOORS: Resolutions for better hunting and fishing in 2013


    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources


    It's the time of year for resolutions that make us feel good for a few days after making them, but lie in the junk heap of our actions by Valentine's Day.

  • OUTDOORS: Winter Prize


    Reagan Jennings, 13, took this big 10-point buck in Anderson County on Dec. 28 during the free youth hunt weekend.

  • Bearcats upset Collins, Lady Bearcats rout district foe in homecoming sweep

    Real rivalry games are those where you really can expect the unexpected.

    Anderson County showed Friday night that it has a new rival – a real one, at that – in Collins High School. The Bearcat boys' basketball team pulled off a shocker while the Lady Bearcats methodically dispatched Collins in the opener.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats to host Collins in double-header

    When Collins visits Anderson County for a high school basketball double-header on Friday night, it will be a night to see the early favorites for the Eighth Region championship being tested against a pair of teams that could be dangerous spoilers.

    While the local high school has designated the night as one to reach out to the community and showcase students, most eyes will be directed to the basketball court.

  • Board of Education briefs: 1-2-13

    Students named
    to all-district band
    Eight high school  students and nine middle school students were recently named to the all-district band, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell reported during the Dec. 17 board of education meeting.

  • Back to the future, again

    This feels familiar. Eerily familiar.
    Every end of the year list, every end of the year column seems as though I’m in the same exact place I was 365 days earlier.
    Sitting at my desk early in the morning, thinking about clichés regarding how the year flew by, then writing them down.
    You try to look back on the year. Gather some notable events, conversations and discussion in your head, spit them out onto paper with the endgame being intelligent insights on the direction of the days ahead.

  • Treasury is place to look for owed money

    With holiday bills mounting, many of us wish we could find money we lost, forgot about or didn’t know we had. Finding lost valuables, such as insurance policies and unclaimed money or property, is easier than you might think.

  • Question the logic of so-called fiscal cliff

    Americans are told that they face a “fiscal cliff” if automatic federal spending cuts and tax increases occur at the end of 2012. I’m not in favor of jumping off a cliff, but the logic of the supposed threat needs to be questioned.
    The fiscal-cliff narrative assumes that spending cuts are bad for the economy. It follows, then, that more spending (and therefore more government debt) are good for the economy.

  • Anderson Public library announces calendar items for January

    Anderson Public Library will offer free yoga classes Jan. 3, Jan. 24 and 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. Mats are provided. Space is limited to 10 students per class. Reservations may be made at the circulation desk.
    Misty Pittman, the instructor, can be reached at
    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free computer classes in January. Call 839-6420 to sign up or for more information.

    Introduction to Computers
    When:  Jan. 8 and 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Leads come up empty in ‘Waddy werewolf’ attacks

    By Todd Martin
    Landmark News Service
    The planned autopsy on a calf that was one of the mysteriously attacked animals in Waddy has been cancelled.
    Tony Carriss, the magistrate for District 6 who has helped gather information and lead an investigation into the attacks, said he went to look at Robert Green’s calf just before noon on Tuesday, but another animal had attacked it since its death on Sunday.