Today's News

  • Burkhead to challenge for sheriff

    Rex Burkhead plans to run for Anderson County sheriff in the spring primary election, he announced this weekend.

    Burkhead retired Oct. 31 after 20 years in state government law enforcement with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Parks.

    “I’ve had a great law enforcement career at Fish and Wildlife,” he said. “But it is time for me to move forward and take this next step. I believe I have a lot to offer the people in Anderson County as their sheriff.”

  • COLUMN: Searching for answers

    We grope for answers. We try to figure out what happened.

    We search for a clear explanation when the explanations aren't nearly as clear as the mud that made up the football fields Anderson County played on this season.

    This was supposed to be the year that Anderson County made the next step. At least get to the third game of the state playoffs and hope that things take care of themselves once there. Instead, Doss will be trying to avenge an earlier 52-8 loss to John Hardin this week, not  Anderson County playing in the much-anticipated shootout at Elizabethtown

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted November 3 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Donald K. Woodson III, 29, of Frankfort, was indicted on one count of complicity to fraudulent use of credit cards (more than $100 in a six-month period).

    Roney Lee McKinney II, 32, of 1725 Leathers Road, was indicted on three counts of fraudulent use of credit cards (more than $100 in a six-month period).

    Brian Lawson, 30, of 408 Village Drive, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen property (firearm).

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 14: State Cross Country Meet at Kentucky Horse Park. First race, 9:30 a.m.

       Class 3A boys at 2:15 p.m.


    Saturday, Nov. 14: Cheers for the Holidays, Bryan Station High School, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Nov. 13: Middle School state tournament at Kentucky Basketball Academy, Lexington, TBA

  • Doss blitzes Bearcat championship dreams

    Doss used the big play to spring a 40-37 upset of host Anderson County in the first round of the Kentucky Class 5A playoffs Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Anderson dominated the statistics, leading in first downs (18-10), total offense (388-254) and offensive plays (65-41), but Doss came through when it had to to win the only stat that ultimately counts.

    “I am extremely disappointed,” said Anderson County coach Mark Peach. “This is one of the worst losses I have ever had in coaching.”

  • Lady Mustang streak hits 60

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball A-team won its 60th straight game Thursday night when the Lady Mustangs demolished Lebanon Middle School 48-28. Anderson is now 27-0 on the year and captured the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament championship in a game played at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson reeled off the first 17 points and was never threatened. The Lady Mustangs led 27-6 at the half as their pressure defense had taken its toll on Lebanon.

  • A lot of winners in UK-EKU game

    Everyone was really a winner Saturday in Commonwealth Stadium. It sounds cliched, almost too positive, if there is such a thing.

    But it really was true on Saturday.

    Everyone talks about the obvious winning aspects. Kentucky gets a win over a team that was admittedly a bit over-matched. Eastern Kentucky gets a nice paycheck with little travel expense. It only helps Colonel football and other sports.

    And let's face it. The paycheck games are a fact of life in college sports now.

  • Past not repeated as Bearcats rout Spencer County

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

    --George Santayana

    It is doubtful that Santayana's name was called during football practices at Anderson County last week, but his presence was there.

    And the Bearcats were determined that the past was not going to repeat when they hosted Spencer County. Coming off a 10-7 loss that cost the Bearcats both a district championship and a perfect season, the conditions could have been right for Spencer to pull a monumental upset.

  • Lady Mustangs advance to conference championship game

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team has advanced to the championship game of the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament. The Lady Mustangs will play Lebanon Middle School at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson routed Bardstown 41-12 in the semi-finals and whipped St. Charles 42-14 in the first round.

  • City challenges banks to start food drive

    Mayor Edwinna Baker recently challenged the banks in Lawrenceburg to help the local food bank, Open Hands Food Pantry.

    As a result, LNB, Town and Country, MainSource, Woodforest, Commonwealth Credit Union and Century banks will conduct a food drive from Nov. 4 through Dec. 5.

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