Today's News

  • Bringing Hollywood to Lawrenceburg

    When Hope Riley wasn’t getting cast for the roles she wanted, her husband suggested she write a script and together they would find a way to turn it into reality.

    This suggestion made Riley angry — at first.

    “I thought, ‘I’m not a writer. I’m an actress. Scripts are supposed to fall in my lap,’ ” Riley said. “Then my husband said, ‘Well, that’s not happening, so maybe you should try writing.’ ”

  • COLUMN: Calling for a do-over

    Anderson County needs a do-over.

    A do-over, that is, on the board of health’s decision to construct a $2 million building near Walmart.

    For the life of me I cannot make sense of that decision, and not from the perspective of whether such a building is even needed.

    Here’s what doesn’t add up: The health board, after years of contemplation and consideration of roughly 20 options, chose to swap a perfectly good public building plus $125,000 in cash for 2 acres of land near Walmart.

  • Post 34, Christian Academy plan Veterans Day events

    The American Legion Post 34 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will host a Veteran’s Day service on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

    The service will take place inside the Legion Clubhouse just off Broadway.

    Community members are invited. Refreshments will be served following the service.

    On Nov. 11, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will host a Veterans Day celebration at its central campus at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m.

    Special guest speaker, Jack Smith, will share his experiences as a veteran, according to a news release.

  • UK, EKU fans stick with their teams

    LEXINGTON -- They pretty much knew what the outcome would be on Saturday but that did not dampen the spirits of some die-hard Kentucky Wildcat and Eastern Kentucky Colonel fans from Anderson County.

    A crowd of 67,053 dressed in blue or maroon – or, in many cases, both colors – watched as Kentucky struggled for a while before putting together a 37-12 win at Commonwealth Stadium. It was about what most expected.

    Anderson County was even represented a bit on the field with cheerleaders Courtney Childers (UK) and Erin Drury (EKU) kept their fans pumped.

  • Burkhead to challenge for sheriff

    Rex Burkhead plans to run for Anderson County sheriff in the spring primary election, he announced this weekend.

    Burkhead retired Oct. 31 after 20 years in state government law enforcement with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Parks.

    “I’ve had a great law enforcement career at Fish and Wildlife,” he said. “But it is time for me to move forward and take this next step. I believe I have a lot to offer the people in Anderson County as their sheriff.”

  • COLUMN: Searching for answers

    We grope for answers. We try to figure out what happened.

    We search for a clear explanation when the explanations aren't nearly as clear as the mud that made up the football fields Anderson County played on this season.

    This was supposed to be the year that Anderson County made the next step. At least get to the third game of the state playoffs and hope that things take care of themselves once there. Instead, Doss will be trying to avenge an earlier 52-8 loss to John Hardin this week, not  Anderson County playing in the much-anticipated shootout at Elizabethtown

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted November 3 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Donald K. Woodson III, 29, of Frankfort, was indicted on one count of complicity to fraudulent use of credit cards (more than $100 in a six-month period).

    Roney Lee McKinney II, 32, of 1725 Leathers Road, was indicted on three counts of fraudulent use of credit cards (more than $100 in a six-month period).

    Brian Lawson, 30, of 408 Village Drive, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property (firearm).

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 14: State Cross Country Meet at Kentucky Horse Park. First race, 9:30 a.m.

       Class 3A boys at 2:15 p.m.


    Saturday, Nov. 14: Cheers for the Holidays, Bryan Station High School, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Nov. 13: Middle School state tournament at Kentucky Basketball Academy, Lexington, TBA

  • Doss blitzes Bearcat championship dreams

    Doss used the big play to spring a 40-37 upset of host Anderson County in the first round of the Kentucky Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Anderson dominated the statistics, leading in first downs (18-10), total offense (388-254) and offensive plays (65-41), but Doss came through when it had to to win the only stat that ultimately counts.

    “I am extremely disappointed,” said Anderson County coach Mark Peach. “This is one of the worst losses I have ever had in coaching.”

  • Lady Mustang streak hits 60

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball A-team won its 60th straight game Thursday night when the Lady Mustangs demolished Lebanon Middle School 48-28. Anderson is now 27-0 on the year and captured the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament championship in a game played at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson reeled off the first 17 points and was never threatened. The Lady Mustangs led 27-6 at the half as their pressure defense had taken its toll on Lebanon.