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Today's News

  • Bearcats overcome early Woodford punch

    Anderson County absorbed an early punch, then put on a defensive clinic to defeat visiting Woodford County 51-42 in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Tyler Hyatt came off the bench to spark the Bearcats with 18 points, 11 in the first quarter after Woodford had smoked the nets on the way to a 13-5 lead. Woodford senior Dominique Johnson scored 10 of his team's first 13 points.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury made a defensive switch in the first quarter that held Woodford to 14 points over the next 20 minutes.

  • 'I'm a preacher'

    For more than 25 years, Gene Koons told people they need to be ready.

    Since Nov. 20, Koons has been living and breathing ready at a level he never envisioned when he uttered those words while preaching to his congregation at Corinth Christian Church.

    “Oh, yeah. Big time,” he said, using one of his favorite phrases.

    Already legally blind, Koons suffered a major heart attack at his home on that fateful Friday. The next day he suffered a stroke that has, for the time being at least, cost him the use of his left arm and leg.

  • Officers admit not reading judge's order in murdered toddler case

    The Lawrenceburg police officers who took a 21-month-old child away from its mother and gave it to its father last year have admitted under oath that they didn’t read in its entirety a document they thought gave them to authority to do so.

    The child, Cole Frazier, was later shot to death by his father in a murder-suicide, touching off a firestorm of criticism against Lawrenceburg police and a resulting federal lawsuit.

  • No homeless, but 18 families 'precariously housed'

    No truly homeless families were uncovered during a count last Thursday conducted by Bluegrass Community Action, but organizers say that doesn’t mean problems don’t exist.

    Becky Stratton, a community developer who works for the agency in Lawrenceburg, said the count revealed that Anderson County has 18 “homeless” families that are “precariously housed.”

    Asked what that term means, Stratton said it includes multiple families living on single-family homes.

  • Candidates set for May primaries, November elections

    The filing period for this year’s election cycle ended last Tuesday, and there will be no shortage of candidates from which voters will be able to choose.

    Judge-Executive

    Incumbent Democrat Steve Cornish will square off in May with challenger John Wayne Conway, magistrate for the county’s 6th District. The winner will be challenged in November by Republican Chip Chambers, the county’s highway supervisor, and Donna Drury, an independent candidate.

    Magistrate

  • Wrestling event to benefit ailing Turner student

    Is there a better way to benefit an ailing 8-year-old wrestling fan than to host a benefit wrestling event in his honor?

    Russell Schweighardt doesn’t think so.

    Schweighardt, on behalf of Salt River Landing and in conjunction with the Southern Wrestling Alliance, is planning an event to benefit Caleb Pack, a student at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, who is currently in a coma at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools are closed today, Feb. 9, school officials announced this morning.

    A blanket of snow covered the area overnight, and Anderson and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Bearcat game at McCreary is on

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at McCreary Central is on as scheduled. The junior varsity game will begin at 6:00 p.m. with varsity action tipping off at 7:30. A report on the game will appear in the Feb. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Clark 'just better than us tonight,' says Kays

    George Rogers Clark took control early, then turned back an Anderson County rally to post a 57-42 win in girls' high school basketball action on Thursday night.

    The visiting Cardinals led all but 14 seconds in picking up their fourth straight win and fifth in their last six games. Junior Preshia Rogers led all scorers with 23 points, dominating the game on both ends of the floor. Rogers nailed four 3-point shots and harassed the Anderson guards into crucial turnovers in the open court.

  • Honestly, He's our Abe

    During the week of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, Jim Sayre didn’t know he would have to be in 200 places at once.

    Well, maybe not 200, but Lawrenceburg’s own Abe look-alike is having a very busy bicentennial.

    By the end of this week, Sayre will have visited Frankfort, Nicholasville, Paint Lick, Mt. Vernon, Waynesburg, Elizabethtown, Hodgenville, Georgetown, Somerset and Anderson County’s own public library to portray the nation’s 16th president.

    And next week is shaping up to be just as busy, but Sayre couldn’t be happier.