Today's News

  • Habitat conditions right for excellent dove season

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    For the middle of August, much of Kentucky looks as green as late May. Corn is high and robust, pastures are green and streams run bank full. The lush conditions should translate into productive hunting when the dove season opens Sept. 1.

  • Beg your pardon

    A photo in last week’s edition of The Anderson News incorrectly identified Anderson County High School football player Ryan Stratton as Brandon Aldridge.

    A story in last week’s Anderson News reporting girls’ golf results incorrectly listed the Anderson County team finish in a tournament at Danville. The Lady Bearcats placed fourth.

    The News regrets the errors.

  • Anderson golfers post season-best scores in Joy of Golf

    Rain could not stop 125 golfers from playing in one of the largest and most competitive girls’ high school golf tournaments in Kentucky Saturday.

    The 10th Annual Joy of Golf Tournament overcame several days of rain and a mid-morning thunderstorm Saturday morning at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course. Despite the heavy rains, the course was wet but playable, according to Anderson coach Robert Hanks. “I’d like to thank the many employees and workers that prepared the course to make it playable. They did an excellent job,” Hanks said.

  • Lady Bearcats a ‘work in progress’ to replace departed stars

    Where the Anderson County girls’ soccer team plans to be when tournament time comes around in October is a long way from where the Lady Bearcats were when they opened the 2018 season last Monday.

    Elizabethtown, a program that has been to state tournament three times in the last seven years and has been a regional runner-up three more times in that span, routed the Lady Bearcats, 8-0, in the season opener, but Anderson recovered to beat Thomas Nelson two nights later.

  • New soccer coach seeks improvement to compete for title

    With its third head coach in three years, the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team is understandably a team with some question marks.

    Yet, new coach Jeff Pritchett says the team will be working at just getting better and a chance to compete for a 30th District championship.

    “It’s a very tough district,” Pritchett says. “We are looking to improve through the season to give ourselves an opportunity to win a district title.”

  • Bearcats remember last year’s embarassment at Meade

    When Anderson County looks back on the 2017 football season, finding the turning point to what became an 8-4 year with a playoff win is easy.

    It was undoubtedly when the Bearcats were looking at a running clock late in the third quarter of what would eventually become a 48-0 shellacking. It might have been the 90-minute bus ride home. It might have been the Saturday film session.

    But it all came back to the disastrous trip to Meade County last August 25.

  • ‘Garden Buds’ Facebook page coming soon

     We all have our little signs that remind us of a start of a new season. Mine are typically wildflowers. Wild garlic kicks off spring, chicory means summer and when I see the deep lavender of the stately ironweed blossom, I know fall is starting. Dang it.

  • When ‘Red Rover’ and Mother, May I’ ruled the world

     Do you ever look back in life and long to go back to the days of your childhood?

  • Give yourselves a pat on the back

     Column as I see ’em …

  • Vandalism to tractor delays efforts to mow roadsides

     County residents will now have to wait a bit longer to have weeds mowed from their roadsides.