Today's News

  • Still time for some fall planting

     One of great things about fall is the changing of the leaves.

  • How trade issues are affecting Kentucky farmers

     Trade continues to be a hot political (and economic) topic for U.S./Kentucky agriculture during fall harvest and Tuesday’s midterm elections.

  • Lieutenant governor pays visit to Christian Academy

     She often describes it as “Shark Tank for high school students,” but Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton’s Entrepreneurship Challenge isn’t limited to a handful of lucky participants.

  • ‘Dearly Departed’ debuts Friday

     “Dearly Departed,” a new black comedy by Anderson County Theatre, debuts this Friday. 

  • Bearcats host Highlands in playoff tussle

    To many observers, it looks like Anderson County gets a real reward in the state football playoffs Friday night.

    The sarcasm oozes from the statement.

    Anderson, one of seven teams in Kentucky to make it through the 2018 high school football season at 10-0, opens what it hopes to be a long Class 5A playoff run when the Bearcats host perennial power Highlands in the Region 3 semifinals Friday.

    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday Night Lights, November style, a time of celebration

    There’s a reason “Friday Night Lights” refers to high school football and nothing else.

    And we get to enjoy lights at their best Friday night when Anderson County hosts Highlands in the second round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It’s the crisp fall air and, hopefully, crisp playing as 96 teams across Kentucky take their next step and hope to end their journeys at Kroger Field for the state championship game.

  • Drury Classic tips off hoops season Saturday

    The inaugural Glen Drury Classic is set to tip off the local basketball season on Saturday, Nov. 10.

    The classic will showcase all the teams that are in the Anderson County girls’ and boys’ basketball programs. The classic tips off at 11:30 a.m. with the Anderson County Elite fourth grade girls’ team.

    The Lady Bearcat varsity team, which has been pegged as the Eighth Region favorite, scrimmages Frederick Douglass at 6 p.m. Coach Clay Birdwhistell’s team is expected to be in every Top 20 poll in the state as the season begins.

  • Lady Mustangs named all-tourney

    Two Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball players were honored for their play in the sixth grade State Tournament recently.

    Lainey Johnson was named to the all-tournament first team while Kylie Ball was selected for the all-tournament second team.

  • Foley honorable mention all-state

    Anna Foley, a junior at Anderson County High School has been selected as an all-state honorable mention by the state’s soccer coaches. She also recently received the Most Valuable Player of the 30th District Girls’ Soccer Tournament in October. Anna will be playing in the all state game for the honorable mention players on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Elizabethtown High School.

    Foleyscored 36 goals for the Lady Bearcats, three short of a school record. Her production came in 19 games as four Anderson matches were canceled and she had to sit out another with an injury.

  • Pierce competes at state XC meet

    Anderson County High School sophomore Mason Pierce competed in the state Class 3A cross country meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    The only runner from Anderson to advance to the state, Pierce covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:09.94, good enough for 134th place in a race that had 300 runners.

    Pierce, competing in his second state meet, finished 2:21 behind the winner, Christian Parker of Madisonville-North Hopkins.