Today's News

  • Landon Elliott Sparks birth

    Laura and Louis Sparks of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Landon Elliott Sparks, on Aug. 27 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a brother, Lance Edward Sparks, 2.

    His maternal grandparents are Geneva Blevins of Nicholasville and the late Oscar Delance Blevins.

    His paternal grandparents are Brenda and Jerry Willoughby of Lexington and Louis and Sue Sparks of Willisburg.

  • 'This time we caught him red-handed'

    The term funny money is now anything but for a Lawrenceburg man arrested last week for allegedly having nearly $2,000 in fake cash.

  • Bearcats stage incredible comeback at South Oldham

    CRESTWOOD – Anderson County learned a football lesson, then gave one right back at South Oldham High School on Friday night.

    Down 37-10 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bearcats scored 28 unanswered points for a 38-37 win in Class 5A, District 4 football action.

  • Archery team on top of the world

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is on top of the world. Again.

    The team took the championship of the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament, held last week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Planning to burn? Don't even think about it

    Not even campfire.

    That’s the word from Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, who on Monday afternoon enacted a countywide burning ban.

    “That means it’s illegal to run anything outside,” Barnes said. “It’s completely banned, and it includes everything.”

    Barnes requested the ban following a serious brush fire that ignited Sunday afternoon on Clay Burgin Road and toasted between 4 and 5 acres of property.

  • Lady Bearcats luck runs out in regional

    VERSAILLES – One of the oldest truisms in sport, any sport, is that championship teams are good and they are lucky.

    Anderson County girls' soccer was mighty good in 2010, as the 16-6-2 record against a rugged schedule attests. Coach Jason Earnest dubbed this year's team the most talented, top to bottom, that he has ever had. As many as five or six current seniors could be playing collegiate soccer next year.

  • Crestwood comeback!

    CRESTWOOD – It was apparent that Lazarus had some company Friday night, but it was still good to make sure.

    And exhale.

    Maybe check the carotid for a pulse. Exhale some more. Breathe deeply. Reach out and shake someone's hand or do something, anything, that reassures reality and that your mind, and body, is still in good working order.

    Winning a football game 38-37 when you were behind 37-10 with 12 minutes to play will do that to you, you know.

  • 'No words can take the sting out of that loss'

    Throughout the 2010 season, Anderson County had risen to the occasion.

    Three times the Bearcats had played ranked teams and won. They had received consideration for a Top 25 ranking, nearly cracking that elite group in the final statewide poll of the season.

    They would trade all of it for two more goals last Thursday night.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Three Anderson County soldiers were honored for service to their country on Saturday — even though that service occurred more than 200 years ago.

  • Puppy killer suspect nabbed; community outraged


    That single word best describes the mood in Lawrenceburg after news broke last week that a Lawrenceburg man allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy by stomping it, breaking its neck and setting it on fire.

    Following what became nearly a weeklong search, Frankfort police apprehended Lawrenceburg resident Paul “Doobie” Dearinger and charged him with second-degree animal cruelty and giving false information to police. He was also served a warrant out of Mercer County for flagrant non-support of a child.