Local News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 11.

    Terry S. Allen, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause/installment/deferred payment Nov. 23.

  • Police say middle schooler ‘huffed’ hand sanitizer

    From staff reports

    An Anderson County Middle School student was charged with public intoxication March 9 after police determined he was under the influence, according to a report issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    An investigation by office Nathan Doty revealed the student had “huffed” hand sanitizer, according to the report.

    Huffing is a term used when a person inhales fumes from chemical substances for the purpose of becoming intoxicated.

    The student’s name was not released.

  • Bearcats take on Elliott tonight at Rupp

    Tonight, the Bearcats will make their first appearance in the Sweet 16 since 1997 as they face off against Elliott County.

    The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

    Upper arena tickets are still available through Ticketmaster and the Rupp Arena box office. Tickets are $11.

  • From the Sweet 16: Elliott ends Bearcat dream

    Elliott County made the plays down the stretch to defeat Anderson County 74-61 in the first round of the state tournament Thursday in Rupp Arena.

    Elliott never trailed but withstood several Anderson punches to move on to the quarter-finals, where the Lions will play Shelby Valley. Shelby Valley knocked off last year's state champion, Mason County, in the first game of the night.

  • Cinders on private road called ‘morally correct but ‘technically incorrect’

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish on Monday said he would “probably do it again” when asked about his decision to order cinders placed on a private road during last month’s ice storm.

    By Tuesday, he had issued a statement through County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office, saying that while he still thought the decision was “morally correct,” he would in the future consult the county attorney before taking similar action.

  • Church musicians plead not guilty

    The two First Baptist Church keyboard players indicted last month on multiple felony charges for allegedly creating a fake commercial drivers license pleaded not guilty Friday morning during their arraignment in Franklin County Circuit Court, according to court documents.

  • GO BEARCATS: Bearcat mania sweeps through community

    C.J. Penny's dramatic 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Shelby County on Tuesday night and propel the Bearcats into the Sweet 16 has set off a flurry of activities.

    The following events have been planned in support of the Bearcats' trip to the Sweet 16. More events will be added as details become available.

    Thursday, March 12

    1 p.m., T-shirts commemorating the Bearcats' Eighth Region championship go on sale at Anderson County High School

    Monday, March 16

  • Penny's buzzer-beater propels Bearcats to state tourney

    NEW CASTLE – There was never any doubt in C.J. Penny’s mind.

    “I was going to take the shot and I was going to hit it,” Penny said after hitting a 3-pointer as time expired to send Anderson County past Shelby County, 52-49, for the Eighth Region championship on Tuesday night at Henry County High School.

    Anderson advances to the Sweet 16 for just the fourth time in school history and the first time since 1997.

  • GO BEARCATS: High school sold out of ticket allotment

    Anderson County High School sold out of its allotment of Sweet 16 tickets Monday morning.

    The school received approximately 800 pep section tickets from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association that were gone within 15 minutes of being put on sale. The school is unsure if it will be able to get more tickets from the KHSAA.

    Anderson will play Elliott County on Thursday, March 19 at 8 p.m. It will be the final first round game and will follow the Mason County-Shelby Valley game at 6:30.

  • Accused arsonist waives extradition

    The woman accused of setting her home on fire while her grandmother was still inside has waived extradition and is scheduled to be returned here from Arkansas later this month.

    For more on this story, see this week’s edition of The Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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