Today's News

  • Police seize meth, heroin, guns on Alford Road

    A routine traffic stop last week yielded what Sheriff Joe Milam called a “pretty good lick” in fighting drug sales in Anderson County.

    Stuart Goodlett, 34, of 206 Forrest Drive faces numerous drug charges after a passenger involved in a traffic stop allegedly told police that drugs found in the vehicle belonged to him.

    Deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a vehicle and was granted permission to search it, according to a citation issued by trooper Gerry Milam of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Blaylock to open Nashville on the Green

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne has announced that Hannah Blaylock will be the opening act for the Nashville on The Green concert to be held in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, May 12.

    Blaylock was a founding member of the group “Edens Edge” before going leaving the group in 2013. Her final appearance with the group was at the Grand Ole Opry. Edens Edge had a pair of hits on the country music Top 40 charts before Blaylock left, explaining that “dreams and visions change.”

    Shelburne has known Blaylock for several years.

  • Local gun shop has exclusive rights for Safety Bullet

    There has never been a safe bullet.
    Until now, that is, and in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg is the only place to buy them.
    Kenny Barnett Jr., owner of Fully Loaded on Hickory Grove Road, has exclusive rights in Kentucky to sell Safety Bullet, the aptly named product which looks like actual ammunition but is designed to keep handguns from being fired by children or intruders without locking them up in safes or using trigger locks.

  • Homeschool team claims state title

    The ‘Lectric Legends, a local high school robotics team comprised of nine home educated students, recently returned home with the highest honors from the FIRST Tech Challenge Kentucky Championship, the group announced.
    The tournament, held on the campus of Owensboro Community Technical College, included teams from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.  

  • Group rallies against charter school legislation


  • ‘She was my world’

    Mike Brown paused from making funeral and burial arrangements for his 20-year-old daughter MaKayla Brown on Monday to reflect on the difficulty and emotions of losing his only child.

    “I miss the hell out of her … it’s killing me,” said Brown. “I raised her since she was a year old and everyone knows I’d do anything for my kid.

    “She was my only child. She was my world.”

  • High school archery team wins NASP regional

    The Anderson County High School archery team claimed the National Archery in the Schools Program Region 7 Tournament Saturday, defeating second place Western Hills by 29 points. The Bearcats won the NASP regional for the eighth consecutive year.

    Anderson tallied 3,404 points of a possible 3,600.

    Top scorers for the Bearcats were Isaiah Caldwell with a 291 (of a possible 300) to earn first-place male. Anna Rose took the first-place female with 289.

  • Changes might be coming to a field or court near you

    Changes might be coming to high school sports.

    Make that big changes.

    At least there would be some major changes to athletic programs and how they are administered if a proposal that amounts to giving students an option of open enrollment across the state becomes policy.

  • Six Mat Cats make state tourney

    Six members of the Anderson County High School wrestling team will be going on to the state tournament.

    The six Mat Cats placed in the top four finishers of their respective weight classes at the Region 5 meet, held at Franklin County High School Saturday. The qualifiers advance to the state tournament which will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Garmon leads Cats past Carroll

    Anderson County needed this one.

    After struggling to finish the job so many times since early January, the Bearcats needed a night when they hammered down the win early.

    Anderson reeled off the first 12 points of the fourth quarter on its way to an 84-58 win over visiting Carroll County last Tuesday. The Bearcats, who had lost six of their previous eight games, upped their record to 14-10.

    Carroll, which has been in a funk since Christmas, dropped its 15th straight game and fell to 4-20.