Today's News

  • Health department receives new drug-fighting kits

     So easy, a child can use it.

  • Twin sisters celebrate 90th birthday

     Turning 90 is reason enough to have a birthday party.

  • District race figures to be three-team pick ‘em battle

    With one round to go, the schools in Class 5A, District 6 figure to have a monumental shootout for the championship.

    Anderson County, Madison Southern and Montgomery County figure to be very close and the district title will most likely come down to who has the fewest mistakes and best overcomes injuries in the final year of the current alignment.

  • Proceed with caution

    It’s been a while since there was this kind of optimism heading into the high school football season in Anderson County.

    I’m not the expert and I know that teenagers can fool you, but it just seems like there’s more enthusiasm and pep around the Bearcats and their coaching staff than at least since 2014. Maybe even longer.

    Four years ago, the Bearcats were coming off their second state semifinal berth in three seasons. They ended up going to the regional championship game again before being pounded by Cooper.

  • Wallace takes high honors in NASP/IBO tourney

    Two Anderson County archers were on target in West Virginia over the weekend

    Jacob Wallace finished third in the elementary school division of the National Archery in the Schools Program/International Bowhunting Organization World Outdoor 3D Challenge held at Snowshoe Mountain, W.Va. Wallace shot a 279 out of a possible 300, a score that also qualified him for the Three Star Challenge, which was open to archers who participated in the National, World and Outdoor World 3D tournaments.

  • Bearcats card solid round at Danville

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team turned in a good showing in the Mercer County Invitational Tournament, held last Tuesday at the Danville Country Club. Anderson totaled a 357 on the par-72 course.

    Junior Colby Martin led Anderson with a nine-over 81, followed by Justin Hunter’s 89 and Taylor Snipes’ 92. Tanner Cornish carded a 95 with Layne Lilly turning in a 98.

  • Two Lawrenceburg men killed in early morning wreck

    Two Lawrenceburg men were killed early this morning when the vehicle they were in struck a tree in Woodford County.

    They are identified as Spencer Hopkins, 20, and Dylen Boone, 20. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to information provided by the Woodford County Coroner's Office.

    A female was injured in the wreck and transported to an area hospital. Her name has not been released.

    The men were killed when their vehicle struck a tree on McCracken Pike, just outside of Versailles, around 3:30 a.m.

  • Bearcats ready for the next step

    Any time a high school football team embarks on a season, there are always legitimate questions about what fortunes or misfortunes it might have over the next few months.

    Anderson County is no different in 2018.

    Were the Bearcats really as good as their 8-4 record a year ago?

    While Anderson returns seven starters on each side of the ball, how will the Bearcats replace some very talented and experienced performers?

  • Time outdoors is good for your brain

     Summer is the time for a lot of outdoor concerts, but I believe the most beautiful is that of children’s laughter. I had my own personal Woodstock here Saturday as the grandson and neighbor kids enjoyed the farm’s makeshift water park, complete with slip-n-slide.

  • It’s time for women to get to work

     Last week I celebrated my 53rd birthday. When a nice, well-intentioned man wished me, “Happy 29-again!” I both thanked him and declined. I get the sentiment, but when your mother dies at 56, you are happy, ecstatic even, about getting to 53. You celebrate.