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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Closing Main Street not the best option

    Alienating people by blocking off Main Street to those not willing to purchase a $35 ticket to taste wine and bourbon is probably not the best way to preserve the city’s downtown.

    That’s what happened last Friday when The Society for the Historic Preservation of the City of Lawrenceburg Inc. held a fundraiser and the mayor’s office approved closing Main Street to accommodate the event.

  • From bundle of worry to bundle of joy

    Emy and Brandon Womack didn’t expect any complications when their second son, Brady, was born.

    Brady was born at 40 weeks and nothing throughout Emy’s pregnancy had led the family to believe there were any foreseeable problems.

    But the Womack family was hit with the unexpected.

    Brady was born with meconium aspiration, meaning he had inhaled meconium during birth and it was blocking his airways.

  • Anderson County High School homecoming photos

    Here are some of our photos from Anderson County High School homecoming events last week.

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  • Charge dropped, dozen remain against ex-youth pastor

    One of 13 charges against the ex-youth pastor accused of rape and sodomy was dismissed on Tuesday, and another is in review.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, appeared in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a status hearing.

    Lunceford, who was a youth minister at First Baptist Church in 1992 when the alleged abuse occurred, was originally charged with six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy, one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

  • Gillispie headed to trial, maybe

    With what amounts to a sentencing offer still on the table from the county attorney, Billy Gillispie’s attorney inched the former UK basketball coach closer to a trial when he appeared Monday morning in Anderson District Court.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and Gillispie’s attorney Bill Patrick agreed on a second pretrial conference date for Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m., and for a trial to be held Feb. 10-11 in District Court.

  • Price tag for new Early Childhood Center: $6.3 million

    The Anderson County Board of Education took the first step last week toward building a new Early Childhood Center — but don’t expect any ground to be broken for at least a couple years.

    At a special meeting Sept. 28, the board approved a BG-1, which is a project application form the district submits to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    However, district officials don’t expect to be able to start on the project for two to three years, said Superintendent Kim Shaw.

  • Check here for veterans' photos

    On Veterans Day, the Anderson News will publish a special section saluting the local men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.

    We are accepting new photos for the section, but if you have submitted a photo for our Hometown Heroes section in the past, you do not need to resubmit it. Photos that have been published in previous editions automatically will be included this year.

    To view the most recent Hometown Heroes section, published in 2005, click below:

  • Anderson volleyball advances to regional tournament

    EMINENCE – The Anderson County High School volleyball team pulled away in the third and deciding game to defeat Henry County in the District 28 Tournament, being held at Eminence High School.

    After a pair of nip-and-tuck games that saw tie scores and lead changes as the norm, the Lady Bearcats never trailed in the third to post a 26-24, 20-25, 25-15 win. The Lady Bearcats got 13 kills from Hannah Smith and got huge games from defenders Cindy and Sandy Zhang, who sparked the third-game rally with deft passing.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for Oct. 10: Friday's win showed a lot of what is to like about Anderson football

    I don't know when I have seen a more dominating performance by an Anderson County football team over a good opponent than I did Friday night at Bullitt Central.

    This was one that was supposed to be close. It was touted by some writers as one of the top games in the state. Two unbeaten 5A teams, both with aspirations of making noise in the post-season.

  • Point taken!

    There aren’t many things in the life of a teenager that can top that day when he gets his driver’s license, but Neal Wells isn’t your ordinary 16-year-old.

    He’s a football player. A good one.

    And just two days after being able to take a spin without someone sitting to his right, Wells came up even bigger to help Anderson County outlast visiting Jeffersontown for a major district win Friday night.

    And just like his driving now, Wells made the biggest play of the night on his own.