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Today's News

  • Hamrick rallies for upset in Region 8 tourney

    FRANKFORT – What Kristen Hamrick didn’t know definitely did not hurt her Monday.

    The unranked Anderson County junior might have pulled off the shocker of the first round when she defeated seventh-seeded Demi Bechtloff of South Oldham 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to advance in the Region 8 tournament at Western Hills High School.

    “I didn’t know she was seeded,” Hamrick said with a huge smile amid well-wishers offering congratulations on winning the grueling three-hour marathon.

  • Prayer, celebration planned for Thursday

    The National Day of Prayer and a celebration service are scheduled for this Thursday.

    The prayer will be conducted in front of the county courthouse from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

    The celebration service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

    For more on the celebration, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • City set to decide on Sunday package sales

    Citizens will get a chance to voice their opinions on the Sunday sale of package alcohol just before the council is scheduled to vote Monday night.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Senior Center to discuss Sunday sales.

    The council’s regularly scheduled meeting for the month of May will follow the public hearing at 7 p.m. The council meeting will also be at the Senior Center.

  • Truck forced off road on Bluegrass Parkway

    A car is being blamed for running a tractor-trailer off the road early Monday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway near the Washington County line.

    A white passenger car is suspected of cutting off the truck, causing it to flip on to its side, according to a news release issued by Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The westbound truck wiped out several hundred feet of guardrail before flipping over and spilling its contents of wood chips.

  • Law would tighten leash on pit bulls

    Owning a pit bull in Anderson County won’t be illegal, but it will be much more difficult and expensive if the fiscal court approves a rough draft of a pit bull ordinance.

    Magistrates received their first look at the ordinance during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    The ordinance, drafted by County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, addresses a myriad of dog-related issues, including what will happen when dogs are declared potentially vicious or vicious.

  • Lady Bearcats slip by Lafayette

    Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, slipped past No. 13 Lafayette, 4-2, Monday night in Lexington.

    The Lady Bearcats plated three runs – two unearned – in the second inning then held on for the win. Karrah Bottoms delivered the big hit, a two-run single that scored Kritty Morrow and courtesy runner K.K. Fitzpatrick. Brooke Collins, who had singled, came on to score on an error.

    Anderson added another run in the sixth when Morrow got caught in a rundown between first and second, but prolonged things long enough for Fitzpatrick to score again.

  • Coming up roses

    When Mine That Bird won Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, David Holt grabbed his wife Dana, picked her up and twirled her around their living room.

    No, the Holts didn’t have a big wager on the 50-to-1 longshot Kentucky Derby winner, they have something even better: his brother.

    The Holts, owners of Gunsmoke Farm on Nevins Station Road, are the proud owners of Dadisman, a yearling sired by Birdstone, the father of Mine That Bird.

  • Schools ‘correct mistake,’ move 20 students out of Ward

    About 20 Emma B. Ward Elementary School students will be assigned to another school for the 2009-10 school year because of an error made when school assignments — based on newly created attendance areas — were handed out last year.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education during a work session Thursday that the “snag” was found when assignments for incoming first-graders were being made for next year.

  • Lady Bearcats win Boyle Tournament; Bearcats smoking at Woodford

    Anderson County was never threatened in winning four games in the Boyle County Invitational softball tournament Saturday at Danville. The tournament, which was delayed by Friday's rains, was played at Danville's Millennium Park.

    The Lady Bearcats, who had not played since April 30 because of the recent rains, won for the 16th time in 17 games and are now 19-5 on the year. Boyle is 14-14.

  • Rain alters Bearcat sports schedule again

    Friday's rains and threats of serious storms have altered the Anderson County athletic schedules again as all varsity sporting events have been canceled for Friday night.

    The Central Kentucky Conference track meet, to be held at Boyle County, has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11 at 5 p.m. at Boyle.