Today's News

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Boys' Eighth Region race should be wild affair

    There has to be a better way of figuring out the best boys' basketball team in the Eighth Region this year.

    Maybe a blind draw of picking a name out of a hat would work. Or putting the names of all 18 schools in the region on a wall could help, especially if we are throwing darts.


    There would be a lot fewer headaches and leave more scalps intact than the traditional analyses trying to figure out each team's strengths and witnesses.

    Really. It looks to be that close.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

    When you hear Mother Freedom start ringing her bell.
    And it'll feel like the whole wide world is raining down on you.
    Ah, brought to you, courtesy of the red, white and blue.

    --Toby Keith


    Glen Drury makes no secret of his love for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    “I am real patriotic,” he says. “I believe you should have respect for the flag and take time to serve your community and country.”

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Life in the fast lane!

    Life in the fast lane, Surely makes you lose your mind
    Life in the fast lane, Huh
    Life in the fast lane, Everything all the time
    Life in the fast lane, Huh


        The Eagles


    The night was Oct. 16, a Wednesday.

    Official practice had just started the day before, but with Anderson County schools out for fall break, Tony Kays and his wife, Susan, were in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Red the color in Eighth Region girls again

    Anderson County or Simon Kenton playing for the Eighth Region girls' basketball championship has become about as predictable Taylor Swift writing a song about her latest beau.

    Since a massive statewide realignment, which included Simon Kenton's move to the Eighth Region, took effect in the 2005-2006 season, either Simon Kenton or Anderson County has advanced to the regional final six out of eight years. Simon Kenton has made it at least that far five times, winning the big trophy twice.

  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Anderson duo looks to orchestrate state title

    We've seen the duos make it big in every kind of music before.

    We've seen Sonny and Cher. Conway and Loretta.

    The movies gave us Sandy and Danny. (That's Newton-John and Travolta, if you needed to look them up.

    We've had Brooks and Dunn. Mariah and Whitney. Paisley and Underwood.

  • School bus involved in minor accident Tuesday morning

    An Anderson County school bus, Bus #65, was involved in a minor accident at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning as it was picking up kids for school on Edmondson Road, according to an Anderson News reporter at the scene Tuesday.

    None of the 15 students were injured, and all students were examined by Anderson County EMS.

  • Anderson defeats Conner, advances to regional championship game

    Anderson County came up with one more big play than visiting Conner and held on to take a 35-34 win in the second round of the state Class 5A football playoffs Friday night.

    On a night that saw three kickoffs and an interception returned for touchdowns and featured one of Kentucky's most highly-regarded quarterbacks in history, it still came down to the play of the lines to determine who would move on to the Region 3 championship game.

  • Community calendar: 11-13-13

    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Anderson County Extension Office

  • ACE presents ‘Mary Todd Lincoln’ at library Friday

    Anderson Community Education will be hosting a night of ‘Kentucky storytelling” by Trish Clark, who will portray Mary Todd Lincoln, on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.
    The Kentucky Chautauqua presentation “Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided” will be held at the Anderson Public Library and is sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club.

  • Community briefs: 11-13-13

    Early Kentucky Craftsman Fair
    to be held Nov. 15
    An “Early Kentucky Craftsman Fair,” hosted by Friends of Fort Harrod, will be held Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the James Harrod Convention Center, Fort Harrod State Park, 100 South College Street, Harrodsburg. “Craftsmen and women will be selling 18th century historical clothing, weaving, beadwork, leather goods, knives, black powder guns and accoutrements,” event organizers said. There will be a silent auction and drawing for door prizes.