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Today's News

  • Man rescued from rising water on Hoophole Road

    A Lawrenceburg man was rescued early Tuesday morning when his pickup truck became trapped in high water on Hoophole Road.

    Josh Bowman became stranded when rising water in Sulphur Creek stalled his truck near the Mercer County line, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod of the Anderson County Fire Department.

    When first responders arrived, Bowman had climbed out of the cab and was seated on a toolbox in the truck’s bed.

  • Problem solved

    A Lanes Mill Road man got so fed up with the tall grasses and weeds alongside his road that he decided to take matters into his own hands last week and mow them down himself.

    “It didn’t look like the county was going to take care of it, so I did,” said resident Gerald Carroll, who hopped aboard his tractor and mowed about a quarter-mile stretch of the road.

    “With all of that old tall Johnson grass leaning out over the road, you couldn’t even see oncoming traffic.”

  • Title dream ends in championship game

    RICHMOND -- The Anderson County Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star team went to Richmond with big dreams for last week’s state tournament at Lake Reba Park.

    Like all teams entering statewide play for the first time, the Anderson stars had visions of going home with the banner declaring them to be the best Little League team in Kentucky at their age level.

  • Enjoying the precious present

    As they gathered for a team photo last Wednesday, there were a few faint smiles and even fewer tears on the faces of the Anderson County Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star team.

    They’d just taken a 17-4 beating from Owensboro Southern in the state championship game. The Owensboro team had gotten a leadoff home run, then sealed Anderson’s fate of being “mercy-ruled” with a grand slam that made it 17-3 in the top of the third.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers ‘can be as good as they want to be’

    Anderson County girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks leaves no doubt when it comes to his assessment of the potential of his team.

    “They can be as good as they want to be,” he says, “If they put in the time and effort.”

    Hanks knows he has several golfers with the ability to be very good high school players. But he also sees small numbers. Only seven girls had expressed interest in playing when Hanks talked about the season, which started Saturday in the Lady Rocket Classic at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville.

  • Chrisman Memorial 5K race set for Sept. 10

    From staff reports

    The inaugural Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 according to a news release.

    The run, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Eric Chrisman Scholarship Fund and the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island.

    The Chrisman Scholarship Fund benefits students attending the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. Chrisman, who had graduated from Christian Academy, was killed in an auto accident while responding to a call in Livingston County in June 2015.

  • Young Bearcats looking for consistency to match potential

    A ride around Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last week might have summarized the expectations surrounding the Anderson County High School boys’ team this year.

    Some trees had obscured a group of golfers from new coach Nate Hollon’s view, but when he finally caught up with them, there was some quality on display.

  • Fall hunting seasons approaching

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fall doesn’t officially start for another two months but in one respect it’s already upon us.

    The 2016-17 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide has shipped to license vendors across the state and can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at fw.ky.gov.

  • Free beginner float fishing classes offered by KDFWR partnership

    From staff reports

    Enrollment is underway for novice anglers who want to try their hand at fishing from a kayak.

    According to a news release, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, in partnership with Canoe Kentucky of Frankfort, will offer free basic fishing classes in August through its Anglers Legacy program. Courses include three 90-minute classes that cover the basics of fishing, followed later by a fishing trip on the department’s headquarters lake and the Kentucky River or Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County.

  • Take Two