Today's News

  • Arrests made in vehicle break-ins

    A Franklin County man described by police as being part of a crime syndicate responsible for the rash of vehicle and building break-ins in Lawrenceburg is under arrest, Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins confirmed this morning.

    Justin Henderson of Schenkle Lane in Frankfort was arrested last night by the Frankfort County Sheriff’s Office following a tip by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, Sheriff Pat Melton told The Anderson News this morning.

    Two juveniles were also taken into custody.

  • It’s Joe!

    It’s a job Joe Milam says he’s been preparing for his entire career.

    At the end of this month, he will have a chance to put all of that preparation into action.

    Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped Tuesday night to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who is stepping down Sept. 1.

    The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Burgoo Eating Contest set for Sept. 24

    From staff reports

    Think you can eat burgoo faster than anyone in Anderson County?

    Find out by entering the inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 during the annual Burgoo Festival.

    Entry is limited to the first 10 people to sign up and pay a $25 entrance fee at Ace Hardware in Lawrenceburg. All proceeds will benefit CASA, an organization that assists children going through legal proceedings.

  • For Buckleys, the show keeps going on

    For most people, a trip to the Kentucky State Fair means a long day or two of walking and fun.

    For Tyler Buckley and his family, it’s nearly a week of work. And so much fun they would not trade for any other experience.

    If all went as planned, Tyler, his wife, Kelli, and their sons, Colt and Luke, packed up enough of their belongings Tuesday to spend a week in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Wing with a dozen head of their Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle.

  • Parkway wreck can’t derail Ohio man’s hog hunt

    A man headed to Arkansas to hunt hogs had his trip derailed Sunday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway just outside of Lawrenceburg.

    Freddie Thacker, 73, of Hillsborough, Ohio was headed to his family’s farm in Arkansas when a strong gust of wind forced the trailer he was hauling to begin fishtailing and toppled onto its side, according to deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thacker was alone in his vehicle and not injured, Likins said.

  • Anderson field to be named for Best of Bearcats

    It’s been a long time coming. Too long, really, but that usually goes with the territory of doing something so meaningful, so right and so fitting.

    Anderson County High School will name its football field in honor of Bob Ware before Friday’s home opener with George Rogers Clark. The Anderson County Board of Education approved the move in January after a lengthy process largely spearheaded by Ware’s longtime friend, Teresa McWilliams.

  • Lessons learned in loss at South Oldham

    CRESTWOOD -- Mark Peach loves lessons from yesteryear. It does not matter if the lessons are from World War II or from the football field, the history buff will find a lesson from the past to apply to the present and the future.

    “Last year, South Oldham came to our place and we beat them,” Peach reminded his team Friday night. “There is no reason we can’t learn from this and do the same thing,”

  • Experienced Cats out to snap district drought

    With 10 seniors on the roster, the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team believes it has what it takes to claim the program’s first district soccer title.

    “This is my largest senior class,” says Anderson coach Khamisi Campbell. “We will definitely miss Ben Simmons (now at Georgetown College), Noel (Weber, an exchange student who returned to Germany) and Bruce (Ly, who graduated), but we have several seniors in this class that will contribute immensely.”

  • Lady Cats take third in I-65 soccer meet

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team took third place in the I-65 Battle of the Turfs, hosted by Elizabethtown and Louisville Mercy last week.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated South Warren in the third-place match after defeating Mercy but losing to Louisville Male in the semifinal.

    Anderson had to go to penalty kicks to outlast South Warren. The score was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation but Lady Bearcats won the shootout 4-3 to claim the win at Elizabethtown.

  • Rain can’t dampen Joy tourney

    Intermittment rain could not stop the annual Joy of Golf Invitational Tournament, held Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The event, one of Kentucky’s largest girls’ high school tournaments, brought in 24 teams and several unattached golfers from as far east as Sheldon Clark, in Martin County, and as far west as Greenwood, from Bowling Green.