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Today's News

  • Dozens of turtles, fish killed in county park

    Fish and Wildlife officer David Goodlett and Jason Chesser with Parks and Recreation maintenance, with the assistance of Officer Brian Wooldridge, tossed back the fish they found wriggling among the dead last Thursday.  
    They were able to save one small turtle that quickly ducked beneath lake weeds and disappeared from sight.
    Goodlett initially estimated last Thursday that there were about 500 total dead fish and turtles caught in the three commercial fishing nets placed in the middle of the Anderson County community park lake.  

  • Minority student information improperly accessed

    Anderson County school officials have admitted that an administrator improperly accessed personal information on 70 to 80 minority students, angering at least one mother and prompting changes to the district’s policies over who can access student information.
    Karen Harris said her daughter’s personal information was improperly accessed through the district’s internal student information system Infinite Campus because a graduate student needed a list of African American and bi-racial students to interview to complete his master’s degree.

  • Bungee jumping off train trestle gets test run

    Drivers crossing the Tyrone Bridge last Tuesday afternoon may have noticed something a little different about the train trestle that runs parallel to the S-shaped bridge — a group of bungee jumpers plunging willingly off the trestle into the Kentucky River.
    Springfield resident Mitch Morris, general manager of Vertigo Bungee, said he and a select group of jumpers were performing some test jumps, testing equipment and finishing part of the deck on the Young’s High Bridge last week.

  • Man charged for having guns near middle school

    A 19-year-old Lawrenceburg man was arrested by city police Monday morning after a middle school staff member spotted him carrying a shotgun while crossing Anderson County Middle School property.
    William Whetzel, 19, 1042 Dan Drive was arrested and charged with one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

  • Suspect caught, charged with murder

    Police arrested homicide suspect Gary Luttrell in Ohio Tuesday morning and charged him with one count murder in the death of a Lawrenceburg man.
    Kentucky State Police had been searching over the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday for the Lexington man — described as armed and dangerous by police — regarding his connection to an ongoing homicide investigation in western Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Got to love a kicker

    I never dreamed of throwing a touchdown pass or making a game-saving tackle in the Super Bowl.

    I just wanted to kick the game-winning field goal.

    Maybe it was because the first time my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, made it to the Super Bowl, they came up short. A rookie kicker, Jim O'Brien of the Baltimore Colts – THAT designation is showing my age – split the uprights from 32 yards with only five seconds to play.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats strike Collins early for district victory

    SHELBYVILLE – There would be no nail-biting and and very little worrying for Anderson County girls' soccer Monday night.

    Allie Johnson scored twice in the first 15 minutes to propel the Lady Bearcats to a 4-0 win over 30th District rival Collins Monday night.

  • FOOTBALL: Stage jitters, mistakes doom Bearcats in clash of unbeatens

    DANVILLE – Had the Bearcats known at 7:30 p.m. what they did three hours later last Friday night, Anderson County might still be unbeaten.

    Mistakes, many attributable to the possibility that the Bearcats were on the biggest regular-season stage of their careers, cost Anderson dearly in an outing worthy of its billing in the excitement factor.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Anderson volleyball earns big district win, finishes fourth in Lafayette bracket

    Anderson County volleyball got right back in the race for the top seed in the 30th District tournament with a big three-set win over visiting Shelby County last Tuesday. The Lady Bearcats prevailed 25-19, 28-26 and 25-15 to improve to 2-1 in district play.

  • Football: Bearcats to host old rival Mercer Friday night

    Remember those days when Anderson County and Mercer County was a good old-fashioned knock-down, drag-out fight on the football field?

    Through the 1980s and early 1990s it was arguably the biggest game on both teams' schedule in terms of post-season play since they were in the same Class AA district. Win, and chances were that team would have a good seeding in the state playoffs.