Today's News

  • Heroin-fueled ‘hookup’ ends in bust

    Two people who were allegedly about to have sex in a parked vehicle ended up going to jail instead.

    Brian Neikirk, 42, and Linda Rogers, 38, both of 313 Secretariat Drive, Lawrenceburg were each charged with first-degree trafficking in heroin, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police interrupted their tryst around 7:30 p.m. March 23 on Salt River Road.

  • Called to teach

    There was never a question as to what Meghan Drennan would do with her life.

    “I always wanted to be a teacher, I think it is something that you are called to do,” said Drennan, a fourth grade teacher at Emma B. Ward Elementary who was recently named the school’s teacher of the year.

  • Man jailed for trashing retired trooper’s yard

    An Anderson County man was arrested on a warrant last week for allegedly throwing household trash into the yard of a retired state trooper.

    Jackie Barnett, 66, of 1620 Aaron Barnett Road was charged with three counts of criminal littering following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Sweet 16 decline reflects unfortunate trend in high school sports

    It was hard to miss the news coming out of Lexington concerning the Sweet 16 last week.

    We aren’t talking about the fact that Bowling Green, a school which has had some great tradition over the years, won the Kentucky high school state championship on March 19. Nor are we referring to the runner-up finish by Cooper, a relatively new school -- formed in 2007 -- that has had some memorable football playoff battles with Anderson County.

  • Ripy chosen for Olympic Development Program team

    It’s a good thing Shjon Ripy had a flexible schedule during spring break.

    Instead of heading to the beaches, the Anderson County High School sophomore soccer player will be traveling to The Netherlands as part of Team Kentucky in the Olympic Development Program. He found out he had been selected for the team three weeks ago.

  • Different season, different results

    Things have been quite different for Anderson County baseball in 2017.

    A year ago, the Bearcats opened the season with a 13-game losing streak, something foreign to one of the top programs in the Eighth Region since 2000. But after a 9-2 win over visiting Carroll County Saturday, the Bearcats stood at 3-1 and have shown some of the reasons Bearcat coach L.W. Barnes feels his team can be potent in the post-season.

    Junior pitcher Timmy Rogers picked up two wins in the Bearcats first four games and several Bearcat hitters had big weeks.

  • Duncan turns in personal bests, breaks school records at Montreat

    Anderson County resident Connor Duncan, a freshman at Montreat College in North Carolina, recorded a 50.65 time in the 400-meter dash Saturday at the University of Tennessee Rust Buster meet, held in Knoxville. Duncan’s time was a personal best.

    Earlier in the meet, Duncan was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that turned in a 43.54 time, good enough for fifth place in the event and setting a Montreat school record.

  • Experts forecasting strong spring turkey season

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Spring turkey hunting is slipping into position before daybreak and sitting still as the sun eases over the hills.

    It is breaking the silence with a call and getting a response that sends a shock of excitement down your spine. It is coaxing a love-struck gobbler closer and keeping your wits as it struts into range.

  • Anderson girls’ tennis inexperienced, but new coach excited

    Even with a new coach and little experience, the Anderson County High School girls’ tennis team is optimistic as the 2017 season gets underway.

    As a team, the Lady Bearcats have won only one of their four matches to date, but new coach Holly Wampler is excited about the team’s progress and learning the game.

  • Lady Bearcats learn tough lessons in E-town diamond classic

    Anderson County should have learned two important lessons early in the high school softball season.

    The Lady Bearcats can be very good, again. But their reputation as one of Kentucky’s best teams means little to most of the teams they are playing.

    At least that is how Coach Brent Aldridge saw it after the Lady Bearcats went 2-3 in the first week of competition. The Lady Bearcats, ranked 12th in the preseason poll, played four games against ranked teams but only earned one win, over Louisville Assumption in the Big M Classic at Elizabethtown.