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Today's News

  • Century Bank enters ‘cease and desist’ deal with FDIC

    Bad loans during a bad economy resulted in Century Bank entering a cease and desist arrangement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Lawrenceburg-based bank announced last week.

    Bank officials were quick to point out that the order doesn’t mean customers can no longer borrow money, nor does it place in jeopardy money they have on deposit.

  • Court moves forward with Sunday alcohol sales

    Selling alcohol by the drink on Sundays in restaurants outside city limits moved one step closer to becoming reality during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates voted to have County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis draft a series of ordinances that would allow for Sunday by the drink sales, along with sales at convention centers, bowling alleys and wineries.

  • County cracks back on pit bulls

    The recent rash of dog attacks has county officials considering an ordinance that would restrict or possibly ban the ownership of pit bulls and other dangerous animals.

    Anderson County Fiscal Court magistrates ordered County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis to draft such an ordinance during their meeting last Tuesday night.

    Magistrates also tabled for further consideration an ordinance that would allow animal control office Jason Chesser to carry firearms to protect him while responding to vicious animal calls.

  • Graeter pleads guilty in Food Court slaying

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16, 2008 has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 19, was originally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death.

    First-degree murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Health department prepares for swine flu outbreak

    Cases of swine flu have not been reported in Anderson County or Kentucky, but the Anderson County Health Department is still keeping an eye on the situation.

    “Our office is participating in conference calls with the Department for Public Health on a daily basis and we are preparing for a community-wide response should that become necessary,” said Public Health Director Brandon Hurley.

  • Monday softball canceled, baseball game time changed

    The Anderson County softball game at Woodford County, scheduled for Monday night, has been canceled due to wet grounds. Coach Brian Glass says the game will likely not be made up.

    The Bearcat baseball game at Franklin County is still on but the junior varsity game has been canceled and the varsity first pitch has been moved to 7 p.m.

    The freshman softball game with Ballard has also been canceled.

    The 11th-ranked Lady Cats return to action Wednesday against No. 10 Scott County at the Anderson field. Check back for more updates.

     

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for May 3: Basketball banquet a time to reflect, look ahead

    I had the chance to attend the Anderson County boys' basketball awards' banquet on Sunday afternoon. It was quite a celebration of the program's most successful year, in terms of the post-season, since 1997. We'll have the award winners in the May 6 Anderson News.

  • Brown, DeLong lead Bat Cats past Owen

    Jacob Brown tagged a three-run triple and Kyle DeLong pitched a masterful complete game as the Anderson County baseball team routed Owen County 9-1 on Friday night at the Anderson field. Anderson, now ranked 23rd in the state, improved to 14-8 and will play a double-header at West Jessamine on Saturday. The Bearcats play West Jessamine at 11 a.m., followed by a game with Somerset.

    The Anderson freshmen host a triple-header with Scott County and Franklin County on Saturday, followed by a junior varsity matchup with West Jessamine. First pitch is set for 10 a.m.

  • Bearcats, Lady Cats both ranked

    The Anderson County High School softball team is inching closer to a place in the state's Top 10 while the Bearcat baseball team has cracked the Top 25 for the first time this year. The Lady Bearcats are ranked 11th, while the Bearcats are now 23rd in the respective polls. Follow the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats at The Anderson News.

    Kentucky High School Softball Coaches Association poll

    Released April 29

  • Bearcats roll, Lady Cats fall

    There actually was some suspense in Anderson County's 25-0 win over visiting Eminence on the baseball field Thursday night.

    After exploding for ten runs in the bottom of the first, the Bearcats prayed the ominous clouds gathering from the west would hold off through five innings. While Anderson coach L.W. Barnes went to some extraordinary measures to keep the final score down, the threatening skies became the topic of conversation. The rain held off just long enough for Bearcats to record the victory by the “mercy rule.”