Today's News

  • Battles with Bearcats: Jagger Gillis, Zach Labhart and Sam Harrod

    When you read the title of this column, you probably first thought that this edition would take place on the football field, but it did not.

    The competition took place in the parking lot of Anderson County High School – right next to the field house for the football field – but it was a cornhole battle instead.

    When I first introduced the idea of these me vs. student-athlete competitions earlier this summer, Jagger Gillis – Anderson County’s quarterback – told me he’d be interested in playing me in cornhole.

  • Anderson wins Lady Pirate Classic

    BEREA – The Anderson County Middle School seventh grade girls’ basketball team won The Lady Patriot Classic this weekend by defeating all five opponents it faced.

    The Lady Mustangs beat Knox Central, Jackson County, Meece, Southwest Pulaski and Elkhorn in the championship game to win the tournament. Anderson won its five games by an average of 11.6 points, with the biggest win coming against Southwest Pulaski, who Anderson beat by 19.

    Three of Anderson’s five wins came by double digits.

  • ACMS football presented with similar challenge

    While a lot of things change year in and year out for the Anderson County Middle School football team, one thing always remains the same.

    The eighth grade team is mostly filled with inexperienced players who have little to no experience playing tackle football.

    The Mustang football team has two different squads: the eighth grade team – which is essentially the varsity team – and the sixth and seventh grade team, which can be described as the JV team.

  • Bearcats continue steady improvement at Hawks Classic

    BARDSTOWN – The Anderson County boys’ golf team improved its season’s best tournament score yet again this past weekend at the Hawks Classic with a score of 349.

    The score is Anderson’s first time dipping below 350 in a tournament this season in their fourth appearance. The Bearcats have improved their score in every tournament they’ve played in so far, beginning with a 380 to start the season.

  • Anderson suffers close loss in first match

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team competed in their first match of the season this past Thursday but lost a close one to a combined team from Franklin County and Western Hills by a score of 189-187.

    The tournament was hosted at Anderson’s home course at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course. The team took their top four scorers and compared them to the top four scorers from Franklin County and Western Hills, with the lowest scoring team being the winner.

  • Decision on Bible elective no surprise

     Column as I see ’em …

  • You support Trump because ...

     Tell me why you support Donald Trump. Tell me why we should vote for him again in 2020. What’s your pitch?

  • Extension board keeps tax rate flat

     The Anderson County Extension Board voted last week to keep its tax rate flat for the coming year.

  • Conservation District awards scholarships

     The Anderson County Conservation District announced last week that Katrin Wilson, Heather Ward, and Cali Lynn Hurlburt are the recipients of its 2019-20 conservation scholarships.

  • 2019-20 high school athletics budget finalized

    The 2019-20 Anderson County High School athletics budget was finalized during Monday’s monthly school board meeting, and almost every sport saw an increase from the previous year’s budget.

    A total of $54,549 was budgeted towards ACHS athletics, which is a 10.1 percent increase from 2018-19.

    Nineteen of the 22 sports and sport-activities at ACHS saw increases in the budget, with boys’ basketball, dance and bass fishing being the only sports to not receive an increase for the upcoming seasons.