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Today's News

  • Curry sets new state HR record

    When Anderson County catcher Bailey Curry blasted a monstrous home run against Male in the state softball tournament Saturday morning, she shattered the state single-season record she already shared.

    Curry’s shot was her 20th of the season, eclipsing the 19 she hit last year. Amber Riddle of Rowan County also hit 19 in 2008.

  • Former Lady Bearcat explains why she picked Kentucky

    Makenzie Cann knew she had to follow her heart.

    A lifelong Kentucky Wildcat fan, Cann followed her dream when she announced last week that she would be enrolling at the University of Kentucky to join the women’s basketball team as a preferred walk on.

    Cann, a two-time all-state selection at Anderson County High School, played her freshman season at the University of Cincinnati, playing in all 31 of the Bearcats’ games and being the team’s fourth-leading scorer. Cann announced she was leaving. Cincinnati in early May.

  • Brown, Jorette named all-region

    Anderson County High school baseball players Josh Brown and Wesley Jorette have been named to the All-Eighth Region team by a vote of the region’s coaches. The team was selected on the basis of play throughout the season.

    Brown was selected as a pitcher. He posted a 6-2 record and had an 0.70 earned run average.

    Brown struck out 73 in 50 innings pitched. Brown also played second base for the Bearcats.

  • Young, newborn wildlife best left undisturbed

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Encounters with young wildlife increase in spring as people spend more time outdoors.

    An unattended deer fawn curled up in tall grass. A litter of rabbits discovered alone in the backyard. A baby bird furiously flapping its wings but struggling to get off the ground.

  • Pranked: Class of 2015 puts high school up for sale

    For Sale: Plenty of acreage, open floor plan, indoor gymnasium, basketball court, library, 10 bathrooms and over 100 rooms. Upper classmen not included.

    Last week as a final farewell to Anderson County High School, the class of 2015 decided to put its alma mater up for sale.

    Students claimed they were in the market for something a little bigger and were motivated to sell because of relocation.

    Last Wednesday morning, For Sale signs graced the front lawn of the Home of the Bearcats while toilet paper streamed from the school’s trees.

  • Turner names fourth quarter honor students

    From staff reports

    The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    For omissions, please contact the school.

    Fifth grade

    All A’s

    Sarah Baker

    Rj Bernot

    Samantha Black

    Cole Blakeman

    Jessica Brothers

    Colten Courrejolles

    Seth Davis

    Lakelynn Dillon

    Lexie Dodd

    Lauren Emmons

    Isaiah Gettelfinger

    Mackenzie Glass

    Zoe Graham

    Jayden Hart

  • Family donates DARE cart in memory of late grandson

    When those participating in Saturday’s DARE Fishing Derby walked past the tricked-out golf cart emblazoned with the DARE logo, most probably thought it looked awesome and moved on to catch another catfish.

    Little did they know that the cart represents much more to the Lawrenceburg family who built and donated it to Sheriff Troy Young’s decades-long effort to steer children away from the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

  • Hodge joins News staff

    Thank your lucky stars that the first face you will see when you step into The Anderson News office will be that of Kimberly Hodge.

    Her smile is sure to brighten your day.

    Hodge said her interest in journalism led her to apply for the job left vacant by the retirement of Janie Bowen.

    Hodge caught the writing bug while taking a journalism class at Eastern Kentucky University. Her efforts led to an article on endometriosis being published in the Eastern Progress.

    Her predecessor, Bowen, also speaks highly of Hodge’s skills with a pen.

  • Barker joins News staff

    The Anderson News welcomed new reporter Ricki Barker to the newsroom last week.

    Barker will be covering education and the school board along with general assignments for the paper.

    Barker, a native of South Georgia, began her career as a graphic designer for the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

    While at the Times-Enterprise, she served as art director and wrote columns for the newspaper’s local arts and entertainment magazine.

  • Four Roses celebrates $54M expansion

    Jim Rutledge sounded like a proud parent Thursday morning while addressing the crowd assembled to celebrate a $54 million expansion of Four Roses, including $34.1 million at the distillery in Lawrenceburg.

    “This means a lot to me,” Rutledge said, moments after detailing how, 20 years ago, the brand was nearly taken off the shelves permanently.

    When he arrived in 1994, Rutledge said the plant was then part of Seagram’s and that there were discussions among the ownership group of shutting it down and using other distillers.