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Today's News

  • Tradition never graduates

    Makenzie Cann had not been back in Cincinnati very long when she took to Twitter Sunday afternoon.

    “Also so proud of my old high school team for getting back to the finals despite those who thought they couldn’t,” Cann wrote before adding, as a Twitter hashtag, “Tradition doesn’t graduate.”

  • McKee named OVC’s top frosh, all-conference

    Anderson County resident Eriel McKee, a member of the Morehead State University women’s basketball team, has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness.

    McKee was also named Second Team All-Conference by the same media outlet.

    McKee led all league freshmen with 8.9 rebounds a game and scored 11.8 points a game during the regular season, according to a news release.

  • Track clinic offered

    The Anderson County High School track and field team will be hosting a USATF Clinic for anyone interested in becoming a track official or just learning more about the sport of track and field. The clinic will be held on Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Anderson County Middle School library.

    The clinic, which will be taught by Gordon Bocock lead official for the state of Kentucky, is for USATF certification only. Persons interested in becoming a KHSAA official must also pass that organization’s test.

  • Rams take third place in KCSAA state tournament

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team placed third in the Kentucky Christian School Athletic Association state tournament, held Feb. 20-21 at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    Christian Academy, the 2013 Class 3A state champion, had reclassified to 4A this year, putting the Rams in the highest level of KCSAA competition. Thirty teams from around the state competed in the KCSAA tournaments.

  • Archers shoot for gold
  • Anderson needs more time to stop Walton-Verona in semis

    CARROLLTON – Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell demands 32 minutes of effort every game.

    Even that was not enough for the Lady Bearcats Saturday night as they needed an overtime period to defeat Walton-Verona, 63-60, in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.

  • Dad finds daughter’s home burned to ground

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Lawrenceburg woman’s home but wasn’t discovered until the following day.

    Battalion Chief Chris Harrod of the Anderson County Fire Department said he was alerted to the fire last Friday morning, hours after the 800-square-foot cabin had already burned to the ground at 1153 Tracy Road.

  • Recycling trashing county’s budget

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Monday that he is considering major changes to the county’s recycling program, which is losing an estimated $175,000 a year.

    Data obtained by The Anderson News show that revenue from recyclables in 2014 totaled just under $30,000 while expenses were nearly $205,000.

  • Hit-and-run tractor-trailer total fire dept. vehicle

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Two Anderson County firefighters escaped injury when the vehicle they were in was struck by a hit-and-run tractor-trailer as they attempted to help stranded motorists on the Bluegrass Parkway during last Wednesday’s snowstorm.

    Interim Fire Chief Donald Cox said department’s 2000 Jeep utility vehicle was likely totaled in the wreck, which occurred at the base of what is known as Bridge Hill on the Woodford County side of the Kentucky River.

  • City wants say over additional booze permits

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t about to allow nine additional drinking establishments to open without having some input.

    “We need to get ahead of this process,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during Monday night’s city council meeting. “We have no control over who gets them.”