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Today's News

  • Barr makes case for re-election to U.S. Congress

     Incumbent Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington), is facing a stiff challenge from political newcomer Amy McGrath (D-Georgetown), a retired Marine Corps officer and fighter pilot.

  • News briefs

     Friends host book sale

  • Marching band to begin defense of state title

     The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats are on the fast track for another milestone season after being crowned class 4A East Regional champions last Saturday. 

  • Our heroes!

     Anderson County has two new heroes.

  • Bearcats leave no doubt, roll to district championship

    Anderson County had come too far to let anything stop its march to a district championship.

    The Bearcats left no question of their supremacy, dominating Madison Southern, 40-7, Friday night to claim the school’s fifth district football championship and the program’s first since 2013.

    And the Bearcats wasted no time in doing so. Brennan Maxberry cut right and rambled 25 yards on the game’s first play from scrimmage. “We had been practicing that play all week,” Maxberry said.

  • We needed Friday’s game even more than the Bearcats did

    Anderson County, the 21,000 or so souls who live in that 204 square mile area of central Kentucky, needed Friday night a lot more than Anderson County, the high school football team, did.

    And the Bearcats needed a win over Madison Southern in the worst way possible.

    Rolling to wins by an average of 27 points through the first eight games of the 2018 season, the Bearcats were still in a position of needing a win to keep what has been an outstanding football season on track to reach the realm of the special. 

  • Anderson shooting for perfection at North Oldham

    Many Kentucky high school football fans will see that Anderson County travels to North Oldham Friday night and yawn.

    It’s understandable.

    Anderson County sits at 9-0 and is fresh off winning the Class 5A, District 6 championship. So far, only one team -- Montgomery County -- has stayed within two touchdowns of the Bearcats.

    Meanwhile, North Oldham is only 4-5 and will be the No. 3 seed from Class 4A, District 4 in the state playoffs. A year ago, Anderson routed North, 49-7, in the only meeting between the schools.

  • South Oldham ends Lady Bearcat run

    Anderson County put up a fight but South Oldham had too much firepower in the Eighth Region Girls’ Soccer Tournament semifinals last Tuesday at Simon Kenton High School.

    South Oldham scored twice in the final 18 minutes of the first half, then punctuated the win with a late goal to end Anderson’s season at 10-9-1. South Oldham advanced to the regional championship, where the Dragons lost to Simon Kenton. South finished at 13-6-1.

  • 2018 Deer Season Update

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Many deer hunters rejoiced this past weekend over a break in a weather pattern that had been alternating between stifling heat and soaking rains.

    A cool down coincided with the two-day gun season for youth deer hunters. It also excited archery and crossbow hunters getting into the woods, blinds and tree stands.

  • Police: Jarrell was ready to carry out threat

     UPDATED FRIDAY 3:30 P.M. - Dylan Jarrell was backing out of his driveway and ready to execute his manifesto to carry out “threats of bodily harm against multiple persons at a school” when trooper Josh Satterly stopped him in his tracks.