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Today's News

  • Grand Jury indictments

    The following people were indicted April 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    •Michael Stines, 32, of 224 B Lynn Drive, was indicted on three charges: second-degree assault; first-degree wanton endangerment; and tampering with physical evidence.

    •Robert Estes, of 1065 Tanbark in Lexington, was indicted on four counts of third-degree rape.

    •John T. Murphy, 25, of 401 East Woodford St., Apt. 12, was indicted on two charges: third-degree burglary; and theft by unlawful taking (more than $300).

  • Opening Day set for Saturday

    Opening Day festivities for the Anderson County Little League are set for Saturday, April 18 at Legion Park. Activities are scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with a parade of players, with the first pitch slated for 10 a.m.

    The pre-game festivities will culminate with the dedication of batting cages named in honor of Allen Dennis, a young baseball player who drowned several years ago.

  • Central Baptist sponsors shoe collection

    Central Baptist Church is sponsoring a Soles4Souls shoe collection for the second consecutive year. Any and all types and sizes of shoes are needed.

    The breezeway at the church will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for drop-offs until May 15. The church is located on Bypass North near the Anderson-Franklin county line across the road from the cell phone tower.

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  • Renewing an old tradition

    To current members of the Anderson County track team, saying the words “Anderson County” and “traditional track power” are a language as foreign as Russian or Japanese.

    Most weren’t even born when Anderson was one of the state’s top five Class AA programs in the 1980s and early ’90s. And many might not even know that the school’s only state championship came in girls’ track 45 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Country boy Casey was an inspiration

    To Adolph Rupp, Mike Casey was the money man.

    To thousands of high school students across the state, he was the class ring man.

    But to a kid growing up in the Alton area of Anderson County 40 years ago, Mike Casey was simply the inspiration of a dream.

    I can’t say that Mike Casey was my first Wildcat hero. Louie Dampier was filling the nets when I first heard Cawood Ledford say that Rupp’s Runts were moving to the right side of my radio dial.

  • Crowning a great career

    C.J. Penny’s place in Anderson County sports history was cemented on the night of March 10 when he swished a 30-foot shot at the buzzer to send the Bearcats to the state tournament for the first time in 12 years.

    Last week, he learned that his career will be crowned as a first-team all-state selection on both the Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader teams. A senior, Penny is also the first Bearcat so honored in 12 years, when Jonathan Beasley was named to the elite teams.

  • Deputy shoots, kills attacking pit bull

    A deputy sheriff shot and killed a dog inside the home of a Horn Drive resident after it attacked him while he was trying to serve a warrant last week.

    Deputy Matt Rogers shot the pit bull twice, including once in the head, while it was biting his leg, Sheriff Troy Young said, adding the dog’s teeth penetrated Rogers’ leg “to the bone.”

  • Blue-blooded legacy

    It took John Calipari all of 15 seconds to assure the Big Blue Nation that he knew exactly where he is and exactly what he is doing.

    “Is Hazel Keightley here? I asked that she and Karen come,” he said almost immediately into his first remarks as Kentucky’s basketball coach last Wednesday.

    No explanation was necessary. Coach Cal was reaching out to a Kentucky fan base hanging on to the hope that the new guy in town really understood what Wildcat basketball was about.

  • City plans public hearing on Sunday alcohol sales

    Lawrenceburg residents will soon have a venue to voice their opinions on the Sunday sale of package liquor.

    City councilman Thomas Vaughn spoke to the council during its work session Tuesday afternoon in favor of package sales on Sunday, and after some discussion the council agreed to hear about the issue from both sides before taking any action.

    The city already allows the sale of liquor by the drink on Sundays, and selling package liquor, including beer, could possibly increase tourism and attract businesses to the city, Vaughn told the council.

  • Sex toy, porn alleged in lawsuit

    A fired county employee claims in a lawsuit filed last week that co-workers gave her a sex toy, exposed her to pornography, harassed her and that she witnessed sloppy accounting practices.

    Lea Beasmore, a former administrative assistant who was fired March 2, is suing Judge-Executive Steve Cornish personally and in his position as judge, along with the fiscal court for an undisclosed amount of money.