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Today's News

  • ‘Everyone had a great day’

     The inaugural Stave Fest is in the books, and by all accounts was a barrel of fun. 

  • Democrat wants to unseat Barr

     When Josh Hicks decided in 2016 he didn’t like the direction the Republican party was going, he decided to make a change and became a Democrat.

  • School board gambles that you don’t care

     Column as I see ’em …

  • Republicans are producing intelligent gun legislation

     With children returning to school, recent mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso and Odessa are weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of our parents, our teachers and, in many cases, our children. According to the Kentucky Center for School Safety, there were more than 1,400 threats against our schools last year alone.  

  • ‘So close’ to getting away

     A woman who allegedly tried to shoplift nearly $2,300 in merchandise Saturday morning from Walmart was “so close” to getting away with it when she was apprehended by store security.

  • Multiple Bearcats improve season’s best at Bluegrass invite

    LEXINGTON – The Anderson County cross country team competed at its third invitational of the season this past weekend at the Bluegrass Invitational, and the boys’ team came away with a 17th place finish.

    27 total teams competed in the race, which took place Masterson Station in Lexington. Anderson’s top five runners scored a combined 435 points, and was led by an 11th place finish by Mason Pierce, who completed the 5,000 meter course in a season’s best 16:49.33.

  • Bearcats secure first match win of season

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team won its first match of the season on Monday with a 160-190 victory over East Jessamine at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Taylor Hensley and Colby Martin tied for the lowest round of the day with an even-par 36 for nine holes. However, Hensley was declared the winner of the match due to a playoff scorecard.

    Other Bearcats also performed well in the match, as Layne Lilly and Job Bush both shot 44s while Tanner Cornish shot a 52.

  • Scramble raises more than $3,000 for Humane Socity

    The Anderson County Humane Society hosted the inaugural “Putts, Paws and Purrs Golf Scramble” at Wild Turkey Trace this past Sunday and raised around $3,500.

    Nineteen teams competed in the tournament, with four golfers making up a team.

    The team of Bruce Caldwell, Tommy Vaughn, Anita Vaughn and Roger Cox posted a 48 to win the tournament. Two teams finished in a tie for second just one stroke behind.

    As well as the overall competition, there were competitions for the longest drive on hole No. 10 and closest to the pin on hole No. 8.

  • Lady Bearcats compete at Butler Invitational

    LOUISVILLE – The Anderson County girls’ golf team competed at the Butler Invitational this past Saturday at Quail Chase Golf Club and came away with a ninth place finish out of 12 teams.

    The Lady Bearcats shot a 395 as a team, which is 20 strokes less than their season’s best tournament score.

    Anderson was 61 strokes behind tournament champion North Hardin, who beat Madisonville North Hopkins by eight strokes and Pulaski County by 10 to win the tournament.

  • Lady Bearcats win first district game of season

    SHELBYVILLE – The Anderson County volleyball team won its first 30th District game of the season on Monday night with a 3-1 (18-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-19) win over Shelby County.

    The victory also gives the Lady Bearcats 10 wins on the season with a 10-5 (1-2) record.

    Jina Sparrow led the Lady Bearcats in kills on the night with eight, followed by Anna Grace McGregor with five.

    McGregor also led Anderson in blocks with four.

    After the Lady Bearcats dropped the first set, they went on to win a competitive second set by a score of 26-24.