Today's News

  • FOOTBALL: Second half surge boosts Bearcats

    DANVILLE – When Anderson County needed a jump start, Ross Cox was glad to oblige.

    The sophomore defensive end swiped Ryan Otto’s screen pass on the first play of the second half, returning the ball to the Lincoln County 1-yard line. One play later, Anderson quarterback Seth Carmichael plunged into the end zone with a touchdown that ignited the Bearcats’ second half explosion and a 42-7 win over Lincoln County in the Pigskin Classic at Danville’s Admiral Stadium.

  • FRIDAY SPORTS UPDATE: Spencer upends Lady Bearcats

    High school volleyball

    Spencer County got its first win of the volleyball season when the Lady Bears upset Anderson County, 25-23, 25-21 in Taylorsville. Anderson fell to 5-3 on the year. 

    Girls' middle school basketball

    Anderson County used a stifling defense to whip Bardstown, 41-19, in middle school basketball action Thursday night.

    For a complete sports wrapup, see the Aug. 31 edition of The Anderson News.


  • THURSDAY SPORTS REPORT: Girls' soccer squeaks past Nelson County



    The Anderson County girls' soccer team slipped past Nelson County, 3-2, in a match played Wednesday night in Bardstown. Anderson got two goals from Tiffany Yount and the game-winner from Maddy Ruble, who was playing her first game of the year after suffering a back injury in the off-season.

  • Doctor prevails in penis amputation case

    Dr. John Patterson acted appropriately when he amputated Phillip Seaton’s
    penis during surgery in 2007, a jury in Shelby County Circuit Court has
    After more than two days of emotional and sometimes embarrassing testimony
    from a variety witnesses, the jury of six men and six women deliberated
    little more than hour and ruled unanimously just before 2 p.m.
    Seaton, 64, and his wife, Deborah, of Waddy had sued Patterson because they
    say Seaton should have been awakened when Patterson found cancer while

  • Carlson promoted to senior airman
  • A view of Lawrenceburg through the curious eyes of a newcomer

    The most popular question people have asked me since I moved here—besides “Are you sure you’re 22?”— is “Where are you from?”
    Due to my nomadic past, I never know exactly what my answer should be.
    I’m like one of those hanging hydroponic tomato plants whose roots just sort of dangle there, never touching permanent soil.
    Sometimes I wish I had stronger roots to the places I lived.
    To make up for it, I try to surround myself with history of others.

  • Waiting to fix taxing districts not an option

    Taxpayers can’t afford to wait what could be five years to fix what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway accurately describes as the county’s “out-of-control” taxing districts.
    During last Tuesday’s meeting of the city council and fiscal court, our elected officials made the first step in what will be a five-year process of merging together. (See story, A1.)

  • Vote on mandatory trash collection, recycling expected next month

    Homeowners currently having their trash picked up will see a slight savings if the Anderson County Fiscal Court approves mandatory countywide collection.
    The cost for those already receiving the service will decrease from $11.65 to $11.32 each month, according M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect trash in Anderson County.

  • Library eyeing huge expansion

    Anderson Public Library board is considering its first expansion since 2005 due what it says is public demand for more multipurpose library space.
    Pam Mullins, director of the Anderson Public Library, said an expansion was something the public said it wanted the library to pursue.
    “The purpose of any renovation we do is to improve our services to the public,” she said.
    “That’s why we exist.”

  • City, county take first steps toward merger

    What began last Tuesday night as a joint city-county meeting to hear a presentation on unified government quickly turned into, for some, a referendum on how to reign in what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway called the county’s “out of control” taxing districts.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council did as expected and, after a presentation by attorney Walter Patrick, authorized their attorneys to draft ordinances that will need to be approved.