Today's News

  • It’s all about the children, sort of

    What would it hurt for children schooled at home to play athletics in the public schools?
    There certainly are plenty of rules that forbid that from happening here in Kentucky, and legal decisions from the courts to back them up, so spare me the usual oatmeal responses, please.
    Instead, answer the question as posed and tell me what it would actually hurt?

  • Lawrenceburg author finds road to first book

    About five years ago Dennis Cantrill received an inheritance from his late grandfather — 40 pages of writing.
    Cantrill’s grandfather wrote about growing up in Virginia and Kentucky, arriving at 1916 before his death in 1946.
    “I still thought those 40 pages were quite an inheritance to leave to his family,” Cantrill said.
    Now Cantrill has accomplished the same with his first published book.

  • Ex-social worker pleads not guilty to tampering

    A former social worker facing nine felony counts of tampering with public records pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy appeared only briefly before Judge Charles Hickman and smiled brightly as she walked out of the courtroom with her attorney, Bill Patrick.
    Murphy, who was indicted last month, has not been arrested or taken to jail because she was issued a criminal summons to appear in court.
    Murphy will return to court Nov. 22 for a pre-trial conference.

  • Hitting the open trail

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    A caravan consisting of a married couple, four horses, a mule and a dog trotted along Fox Creek Road as cars slowed and drivers waved.
    But Jeannette and Richard McGrath of Jackson, Wyo., are used to it.
    They’ve been on horseback for a year and a half, raising money for Hearts Up Ranch, a Christian healing and prayer ministry focused on helping victims of trauma and abuse.

  • Train hits truck near Alton Station

    A Norfolk-Southern train plowed into a pickup truck Monday morning, sending the truck tumbling off the tracks before it landed upside down.
    The driver of the truck, Brock Messina, 20, of Louisville appeared to sustain only minor injuries and was transported from the scene by ambulance.
    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a farm trail off Avenstoke Road in northeastern Anderson County.
    The vehicle was apparently headed south when it crossed the tracks in front of the train, which was headed east toward Lawrenceburg about three miles from Alton Station.

  • Investigators: Ex-mail carrier stole veterans’ painkillers

    A Lexington jury indicted a Lawrenceburg mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service on Friday with stealing mail that contained prescription drugs for Anderson County veterans.
    From August 2009 to May 2011, according to indictment documents, 40-year-old Pamela J. Hawkins took 12 drug parcels containing hydrocodone meant for delivery to U.S. veterans in Anderson County.
    The Anderson News has confirmed that Hawkins is no longer employed at the Lawrenceburg post office.

  • Column: Short memory or long?

    A few days after Anderson County had been embarrassed by Bryan Station in the football season opener, a Bearcat football fan came by my office up on the hill.

    After seeing the team whipped in every facet of that game, I had wondered if the pre-season hype – much of it coming on the pages of a certain local newspaper – had been a bit much. After all, even though Anderson had won a district for only the third time in school history, the Bearcats did so by the skin of their teeth.

  • Girls' Soccer Roundup: Lady Bearcats have nothing to show for finest performance of season

    Anderson County might have put together its finest performance of the girls' soccer season Friday night but had nothing to show for it.

    Literally. The Lady Bearcats turned in a defensive masterpiece and battled 15th-ranked Daviess County to a 0-0 tie in the first round of the Marshall County Lady Marshals Classic.

    “We played very hard and actually, if not for two absolutely fantastic and amazing saves from the Daviess County keeper, we would have won,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said in a message from his Facebook account.

  • Boys Soccer roundup: Bearcats split with Boyle, Spencer

    Boyle County jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first half on its way to a 6-2 romp past Anderson County last Tuesday in Danville. The Rebels did all of their damage in the final 20 minutes of the first half as they outshot Anderson 10-1 in the first half.

    “(Boyle) is much better than advertised,” said Anderson coach Brett Morris. “They took five shots in the first half and hit four of them. Call it precision. Call it luck. It doesn't matter. A 4-0 halftime lead is nearly impossible to recover from.”

  • Kentucky’s 2011-12 elk season opens with archery bull hunt

    Elk season in Kentucky will open this year on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a new 14-day hunt for the 80 archers who were awarded bull permits.

    “The early archery season will open during the peak of the rut,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “We expect bulls to be bugling and rounding up harems of cows. It will be interesting to see what the success for this hunt will be.”