Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Lead, follow or get out of the way

    Want to know a dirty little secret?

    People who live in bedroom communities are eventually taxed to death — unless they leave before they die.

    That fate can be foiled, but only if that bedroom community wakes up in time to realize that adding an economic development base to its mix can stave off its demise.

  • Local Huddle House featured in contest-winning video

    Phil Roberts is only Huddle House’s second biggest fan.

    Who’s the first? His family.

    Even so, all six members of the Roberts clan took home top honors in the “I Love Huddle House” nationwide video contest.

    Roberts and his family (wife, Lisa; 5-year-old daughter, Ashley; and 3-year-old triplets, Benjamin, Casey and Danielle) live in Lexington, but filmed their video at the closest Huddle House to them, which is here in Lawrenceburg.

    For the full story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Sept. 11: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 10: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    JV football

    Monday, Sept. 14: Casey Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 9: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 7 p.m.

        JV game at 5:30 p.m.

  • Gillispie reportedly checks into rehab

    Former UK coach Billy Gillispie checked himself into a substance-abuse rehabilitation program earlier this week, according to several media outlets.

    Gillispie was pulled over near Emma B. Ward Elementary School in the early morning hours on Aug. 27. He was arrested and charged with DUI.

    WKYT.com is reporting that Gillispie entered the John Lucas After Care Program in Houston.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 2.

    Robert A. Bowman, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- pretrial conference July 30, jury trial Aug. 13.

    Austin J. Casey, preliminary hearing, custodial interference -- amended to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, sentenced to six months, to serve four days (credit time served), $253, installment/deferred payment Oct. 8.

  • Middle school, some high school classes will watch Obama address

    UPDATED 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY — Students at Anderson County Middle School and some classes at Anderson County High School will watch President Barack Obama's webcast Tuesday, but the county's other schools will not be logging on.

  • School board nixes tax increase

    Not only won’t the school board raise the property tax rate 5.25 percent, it voted last Thursday to keep the rate at a level that will actually reduce the amount of money it receives in the coming year.

    The board voted unanimously to take the revenue cut after around 50 concerned business owners and residents filled the board’s meeting room, armed with questions and demanding answers.

    Board Chairman Lee Hahn immediately took the wind out of the crowd’s sails by announcing that the board would not vote for a tax increase.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR SEPT. 7: Bearcats have had great games with Mercer and Harrodsburg

    Over the years, Anderson County has had some great football games with both Mercer County and Harrodsburg. Friday night will mark the first meeting between Anderson and Mercer since Harrodsburg High closed. I make my picks of the best games in the two series. At the end is a listing of every game in the longtime series.

    Greats in the rivalries

    Anderson vs. Mercer

    1966 Anderson 68, Mercer Co. 0

    Billy Bean has a field day, runs past the Scotties with four touchdowns.

    1972 Anderson Co. 67, Mercer Co. 13

  • Oldest play in the book seals Bearcat win over traditional power

    It was fitting that on a night when the very first Anderson High School football team was honored, it all came down to the oldest play in the book.

    With his team reeling and clinging to a 36-34 lead over Meade County with 4:55 to play, Anderson County's Dustin Combs took a Gabe Butrum kickoff, followed a wall of blockers, then broke free for a 97-yard touchdown return. It was all the Bearcats needed as they posted a 43-34 Alumni Bowl win before an electric crowd at Warford Stadium.

    “The middle just opened up,” a sweat-drenched Combs said.

  • 'I can't beat the city. The city has won this fight'

    Becky Meadows was presented with two offers, and the City of Lawrenceburg’s just wasn’t the best.

    The Public Works Committee of the city council offered to provide a flat stone grave marker to each of Meadows’ family members whose graves are currently only marked by wooden crosses.

    Those wooden crosses are in violation of the city’s cemetery ordinance. However, Meadows said she didn’t receive a copy of the ordinance until the crosses had been up for several months.

    Committee members recognized that the city had wronged the family.