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Today's News

  • Bearcats outlast Meade County in Alumni Bowl shootout

    Dustin Combs scored four touchdowns, including a 97-yard kickoff return that sealed things as Anderson County defeated visiting Meade County 43-34 in Friday's Alumni Bowl game.

    A packed house witnessed a contest loaded with offensive fireworks.

    “It had to be an entertaining game for the fans, but it wasn't so entertaining for us,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. His Bearcats, ranked eighth in the state 5A, moved to 2-0 on the year.

  • EARLIER: The Jake of all trades and master of winning

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are some things Jacob Russell does not do well.

    Take singing for instance. When asked about his musical prowess, the Anderson County senior broke into a sheepish grin, laughed, and said, “Not really.”

    “Oh yeah, he can sing,” says Russell's teammate and good friend, Grant Cox. “He's pretty good. Believe it or not, he likes pop. He likes Katy Perry and Chris Brown.”

    Rap?

    Cox, a rap aficionado, concedes, “He can't rap.”

  • Cancer sucks!

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story was published in the print editions of the Aug. 19 Anderson News. Since then, Tommy Barnes has been accepted as a candidate for additional surgery at the University of Cincinnati. A golf scramble in his benefit at Wild Turkey Trace was a phenomenal success and another has been scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 29 at The Brook in Versailles. Contact Berry Popp at Century Bank, 502-859-5111, for more information. The Anderson News will update on his progress.)

  • Boys' Soccer: Shelby outlasts Anderson

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team played well but fell to a strong Shelby County team 2-0 on Thursday night at the Anderson field.

    Shelby got a goal in the 33rd minute on a rebound, then scored on a header with nine minutes to play.

    Anderson goalie Brian Fleck had many good saves as Shelby pounded early. Anderson got many more looks in the second half, but Martin Frontsvog's direct kick hit the cross bar and Shelby's keeper thwarted two more chances with stellar saves.

    Check the Sept. 2 Anderson News for a full report.

  • West Jessamine wins Top 10 battle

    West Jessamine showed why it is ranked sixth in the state, defeating visiting Anderson County, 3-0, in girls' soccer action Wednesday night. West Jessamine's Arin Gilliland scored twice on identical plays, then the hosts scored another quick goal to put things out of reach.

    Anderson had several chances to score and had three near-misses in a five minute stretch of the second half.

    “They were a better team tonight,” said Anderson coach Jason Earnest, whose team came into the contest ranked eighth in the state. “They took advantage of our mistakes.”

  • COLUMN: Blame state government for school tax increase

    Column as I see ’em ...

    At first blush it was easy to be outraged at the very idea that the school board is considering for a 5.25 percent increase to the tax rate.

    In times like these? When unemployment stands at 10 percent locally and people are being foreclosed on at a record rate?

  • 175 years and counting

    First Baptist Church of Lawrenceburg has been a mainstay in the community since 1834. This weekend, Aug. 29 and 30, the church will host its 175th anniversary celebration.

    For details about the event and a historical overview of the church, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • COLUMN: Vick deserves a second chance

    As humans, we had our shot at being perfect, but Adam and Eve blew that in the garden, and we’ve all been making mistakes ever since.

    Michael Vick is no exception. Vick, who bankrolled a dog-fighting operation, made several big mistakes, and for those mistakes he was punished through our country’s court system and through the National Football League, by which he was employed.

    His complete reinstatement is still pending, even though the Philadelphia Eagles signed him last week. (Should he be reinstated, he will play for the Eagles.)

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 22.

    Sean M. Roberts, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .130) -- show cause.

    Justin A. Robinson, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed.

    Jorge Ruiz, continued first appearance, no operator’s/moped license -- pleaded guilty, $243, show cause/installment/deferred payment Sept. 28.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.19

    Cemetery ordinance serves responsible purpose

    To the editor,

    Over the past two weeks I have been following the controversy over the wooden crosses in the Lawrenceburg City Cemetery. I do not wish to be insensitive to this family or their situation. However, they are looking at this from a very emotional perspective (which is to be expected). We as a community should be looking at this from a factual perspective.