Today's News

  • Former Miss America to help honor veterans

    What could be better than a free plate of spaghetti and a chance to see and hear the delightful Heather French Henry all in one setting?
    That’s what Anderson County’s veterans have to look forward to Nov. 10 during an event sponsored by Hospice of the Bluegrass and the Anderson Senior Citizen Center.
    Henry, a Maysville native who in 1999 became the first Kentuckian to win the title of Miss America, will be the keynote speaker during the event and will encourage veterans to access the care and assistance they need.

  • Hunter hits gas instead of brake, sinks car in Taylorsville Lake

    A Jeffersontown man emerged Saturday from Taylorsville Lake safe and sound.
    His car? Not so much.
    Ronald Berkley was attempting to launch his boat that morning at the Van Buren boat ramp when things went terribly wrong, thanks to a new pair of hunting boots.
    Berkley, who was planning to boat to a location on the lake to go turkey hunting, told rescuers that he had just purchased the boots and was wearing them while backing his car down the ramp.
    “They were heavier then he was used to,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Halloween hours set; trunk-or-treat events planned

    The city of Lawrenceburg will host its annual trunk-or-treat on the Green on Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.
    Official trick-or-treat hours for the city are 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    The sheriff’s office will host its own trunk-or-treat event, “Project Safe Street” on Oct. 31 at 5 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. The event will feature free glow sticks and reflective trick-or-treat bags.
    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a trunk-or-treat on Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
    Other community organizations will be hosting trunk-or-treat prior to Halloween:

  • Stunning details revealed in charges against former social worker Murphy

    The former Anderson County social worker indicted on nine felony counts of tampering with public records admitted doing so to an investigator with the attorney general’s office, according to documents obtained by The Anderson News.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, who in September pleaded not guilty to the charges, admitted falsifying records in each of the nine counts, including cases involving numerous cases of alleged sexual abuse — one involving an infant.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to end regular season between the hedges

    It’s not Athens, Ga., but Anderson County will be playing down between the hedges Friday night.

    The Bearcats will be traveling to Marion County for the regular-season finale against a team with a tradition that belies the Knights’ 3-6 record in 2011.

    “Marion County is truly one of the great venues to play high school football,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said Monday. “They have the hedge row all around the field and it is a very pretty setting.”

  • GOLF: Gillis earns conference all-tournament honors

    Taylor Gillis has been named to the All-Tournament team for the fall season in the Mid-South Conference.

    A sophomore at the University of the Cumberlands, Gillis shot 82-81 over the two-day tournament held Oct. 6-7 in Portsmouth, Ohio. She placed sixth in the tournament to earn the all-tournament team selection.

    Earlier, she had also finished sixth and was named to the all-tournament team in the Don Bishop Invitational, hosted by Campbellsville University, in September. Gillis fired an 81-80 in that two-day event.

  • COLUMN: Anderson victory like Band of Brothers

    NICHOLASVILLE – This time, Anderson County's Band of Brothers took some real history and put it to use in a football game.

    And the way the Bearcats clinched a home-field advantage in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs could not have been more fitting.

    Anderson County put together a splendid performance at East Jessamine Friday night by doing what Easy Company did in World War II. The Bearcats took to the air.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Tates Creek ends Lady Bearcat dream in regional semis

    LEXINGTON – The emotions flowed and the tears were profuse.

    For Anderson County, a soccer season that saw the Lady Bearcats mesh and become a true team had ended last Wednesday. And it had ended in the most cruel of ways.

    Tates Creek's Abby Vanbussum got a penalty kick just out of the reach of Anderson goalie Emily Mager with 15:03 to play, giving the home-standing Lady Commodores the only score they needed for a 1-0 victory in the Region 13 Tournament semi-finals.

  • Fall brings back hunting and fishing memories

    Gotta love Fall in Kentucky. It’s here once again. There is one slightly disturbing aspect of this Fall arriving that has me thinking even more than usual.  

    As I get older it sure seems that the seasons, as well as time in general, just fly by. Add the fact that Hunter is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky and Suzanne is a junior at Anderson County High School and it really gets me to thinking, “Where has time gone?”  

  • Fishing good at McNeely Lake

    Jefferson County's McNeely Lake is a good destination for canoeists, kayakers and those in small boats because the use of gasoline-powered motors is prohibited. 

    Located in Okolona, a suburb about 15 miles south of downtown Louisville, the 51-acre, L-shaped impoundment is reached via the Beulah Church Road exit off the Gene Snyder Freeway. Turn right onto Cooper Chapel Road and follow the signs. The lake is located within the 746-acre McNeely Lake Park, operated by the Louisville Metro Parks system.