Today's News

  • Clarification

    Brian T. Bentley, 47, of Harrodsburg Road, is not the Bryan J. Bentley, 19, that has been in District Court news in recent weeks for various charges.

  • Beliefs meaningless if you don't fight for them

    By Brian Owens

    Faith columnist

    Last Thursday was a sad day for those hoping to see the tide turn in Frankfort regarding legal protection for unborn children.

    The House Health and Welfare Committee struck down three pro-life bills that were designed to reduce the approximately 4,000 abortions that are performed yearly in Kentucky. That’s an average of nearly 11 babies murdered every day.

  • 2 teens killed Friday in wreck on Blue Grass Parkway

    A rear-end collision on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway near Mile Marker 52 in Anderson County Friday took the lives of two people and seriously injured three others. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. when a westbound 2010 Nissan pickup struck a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer stopped on the shoulder of the road.

  • Lady Mustangs cap middle school careers

    The Anderson County Middle School team capped the season with eighth-grade night on March 18. St. Dominic put a bit of a damper on the night, sending the Lady Mustangs to a defeat.

  • Anderson West second, East third in ACIT

    Anderson County youth basketball all-stars competed in the Anderson County Invitational Tournament last weekend.

  • Anderson archers finish third at state tournament

    Anderson County High School archers continued their excellence in the KHSAA/National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament, held last Monday at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

    Junior C.J. Dunaway led Anderson with a 296 out of a possible 300 points. Dunaway's effort was good enough for second place in the boys' division of the tournament. Dunaway finished two points behind Dustin Johnson of Graves County. Dunaway scored 26 bulls eyes out of 30 attempts.

  • Lady Bearcats make statement in opener

    Anderson County's concern was just not warranted.

    Even with most of the lineup joining the Lady Bearcat softball team three days before, Anderson rolled past visiting Shelby County, 9-0, in the season opener last Tuesday.

    Six starters had been playing on the school's basketball team, which had not completed its season until the Friday before. Apparently, they did not miss a beat and made sure that a 30th District rival understood why the Lady Bearcats are the coaches' pre-season pick to win the Eighth Region.

  • Ashburn signs with Centre

    Anderson County High School senior Tristin Ashburn recently signed to play football at Centre College. Ashburn accounted for 452 all-purpose yards during his senior season and was in on 54 tackles from his middle linebacker slot as Anderson made it to the state semi-finals. Ashburn cracked the starting lineup during his freshman season and stayed there throughout his career.

  • Bearcat baseball looking for regional redemption

    L.W. Barnes still stings because he didn't give one more “take” sign.

    Rewind to last season's 30th District Baseball Tournament. Unranked Anderson County, about to close out with a rare losing season, had mighty Collins and its Top 10 ranking on the ropes in a first-round elimination game.

    The Bearcats had the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Butler capitalizes on Bearcat miscues to post win

    Anderson County's defense betrayed the Bearcats on Saturday as Louisville Butler took advantage of three Anderson errors in a 4-3 win Barnes Memorial Field.

    Anderson's miscues led to unearned runs as the Bearcats wasted a solid pitching performance from starter Conor Cotton. Cotton scattered seven hits and walked one in six innings of work. He struck out seven, relying heavily on his fastball.