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Today's News

  • Cell phone tower proponents win by unanimous decision

     Buoyed by an overflow crowd brandishing “I Support the Tower” buttons, the joint Planning and Zoning Commission last Tuesday night unanimously approved AT&T’s controversial cell phone tower on Tracy Road.

  • New contract, no pay raise for Mitchell

     The Anderson County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to renew Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s contract, which, according to board member James Sargent, is “exactly the same” as her four-year 2015 contract that guaranteed a $118,225 annual salary.

  • School board OKs priciest option for graduation

     This year’s high school graduation ceremony will move to Lexington after the Anderson County School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve Alltech Arena. 

  • District eyes maximum revenue hike

     A draft budget presented by the school district’s chief finance officer at Monday night’s board meeting reveals that property taxes could be raised for the fourth consecutive school year. 

  • Eighth graders pledge excellence to Bearcat football

    On Friday evening, head coach Mark Peach and the rest of the Anderson County football coaching staff hosted its third annual Eighth Grade Signing Night, where the next batch of Bearcat football stars pledged their commitment to excellence for the next phase of their athletic and academic career.

    15 eighth graders signed the non-binding document with their parents and future teammates looking on.

  • 'Attack mode’ is when Bearcats at their best

    In the Anderson County boys’ basketball team’s two games the week of Jan. 7-11, slow starts plagued the chances of the game ending in a Bearcat win, and ultimately wound up being a deciding factor in both of the Bearcats’ loses.

    On Jan. 8 against Casey County, Anderson County only scored two points in the first quarter and trailed the entire game en route to a four-point loss.

  • Shooting weapon for Lady Bearcats developed behind the scenes

    Anyone who’s watched the Anderson County girls’ basketball team play this year knows the team is full of sharpshooters.

    The Lady Bearcats have made at least eight threes in the 19 games before their game at Shelby County on Jan. 15. The most threes they’ve made in a game this season is 15, which was one of the seven times they knocked down double-digit threes in a game before their game at Shelby County.

  • Senior Bearcats get one last game

    For a lot of Kentucky high school football players in their senior season, their career ultimately ends with a heartbreaking loss at some point in the postseason.

    Only a select few are lucky enough to wind up on state championship teams and end their senior season on top of the mountain. All of the other seniors on losing teams are forced to go home without achieving the accomplishment they set out to do in their final year of high school football.

  • Harming Harmon’s future

    **Update** Harmon has joined Belle Vista College Prep's basketball team, which is based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Harmon will play with the team on the weekends while remaining enrolled at Marshall County High School, unaffecting his KHSAA eligibility.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) does many good things for high school athletes in Kentucky, such as providing them with a platform to compete with the best all across the state.

  • ‘Thankful for a positive result’

     Just as dozens of volunteers were being told Monday night the search for the missing 16-year-old they’d spent two days trying to find was being suspended, a phone call came in that had them cheering and applauding.