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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg man charged with rape of 16-year-old girl

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after being charged with the first-degree rape of a 16-year-old female.

    Larry Wayne Cook, 28, of 442 Secretariat Drive, "grabbed the victim, pushed her onto the bed, punched her, grabbed her around the neck and had sexual intercourse with her," according to a warrant served Nov. 10 by officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The criminal complaint alleges that Cook engaged in sexual intercourse with the juvenile by "forcible compulsion."

  • Thanks for sharing Gregory with us

    Gregory Harp Jr. is gone, but his memory will live forever among those who did what they could to help him recover from a devastating accident last summer that shattered his face.

    It's a rare person these days who can so capture the heart of a community. As we conduct our busy lives, the pain and misery of those around us rarely makes a blip on our collective radar screens. That wasnt the case of Gregory, who shared only a small fragment of his life with Anderson Countians but whose circumstances brought us closer together.

  • Cats rout Casey in opener with 'segments of real good basketball'

    It took a while to get the opening game kinks out but Anderson County showed why it is considered one of the teams to beat in the Eighth Region Monday night.

    The Bearcats used a balanced attack to rout visiting Casey County 70-52, their third consecutive season-opening win over the Rebels. C.J. Penny led the Bearcats with 20 points, but Anderson got big games from sophomores Will Ruggles and Nick Humphries who scored 15 and 11, respectively.

  • Bearcats host Simon Kenton in early regional showdown

    Basketball fans will get an early glimpse of what promises to be a wide open race for the Eighth Region championship when Anderson County hosts Simon Kenton on Friday night, Nov. 30.

    Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The Bearcats, who opened the season Monday night with a win over Casey County, have been labeled one of the teams to beat in the region this year.

  • Homes for the Holidays

    The 13th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, is set for Sunday, Dec. 2.

    Four properties will be open to the public from 2 to 4:30 p.m. All will be decorated for Christmas and refreshments will be served in at least one of the locations.

    Admission to the tour is $5 per person and tickets may be purchased at any of the tour properties.

  • No venison, but hunt was a success

    The coyote began to howl and I knew yet another morning hunt was shot to heck and back.

    After an exciting Saturday afternoon during which my 11-year-old son saw, shot at and missed his first deer, and my 7-year-old observed (and subsequently scared away) a buck chase a doe through the woods, we were primed for Sunday morning and the promise of finally putting some venison in the freezer.

  • Under a larger microscope

    Lynn Gritton knows he has always been performing under a microscope, but this year the magnification has been turned up at least 100 times.

    "With the media coverage what it is today, you are scrutinized from the time you step out of your car until the time you leave," says the veteran basketball official. "You just have to accept it. It's part of it."

  • Peach reflects on season that exceeded expectations

    Less than 24 hours after the winningest season in Anderson County football history ended, Bearcat coach Mark Peach picked up the phone and called the man who coached the previous best, Sam Harp.

    Harp has won eight state championships at Danville High School, but around Anderson County, he's known more as the coach who took the Bearcats from the realm of being very good into the outskirts of the elite neighborhood in the mid-1980s.

    And, as nearly anyone who follows Bearcat football knows, Harp was Mark Peach's high school coach.

  • Eight hours of UK sports, a lifetime of Wildcat history

    LEXINGTON -- It took just over eight hours, but a lifetime of Kentucky Wildcat sports played itself out Saturday afternoon.

    A scheduling quirk put the Wildcat football and men's basketball teams at home on the same day. That surely has not happened more than a handful of times, if at all, in history.

    Thanks to the good people in the UK media relations office, more than 40 years of following the Big Blue were compressed into the afternoon and evening hours of Nov. 24.

    Let me explain.

  • Injured man who captured county's heart dies in sleep

    The man who sparked an overwhelming show of generosity from Anderson County residents as he tried to recover from an accident that tore his jaw from his shattered face is dead.

    Gregory Harp Jr., 28, died in his sleep Saturday while visiting his father's home in Lexington, according to family members.

    Harp was injured seriously last June when the bicycle he was riding left the road, plummeting him head first into an 8-foot-deep culvert in Winchester.

    Harp's face took the brunt of the impact, which shattered his facial bones into 100 pieces and ripped off his jaw.