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Today's News

  • Fire destroys Lanes Mill Road home

    Furious flames engulfed a home on Lanes Mill Road near Lovers Leap Winery on Tuesday, resulting in the "total loss" of the house, said Mike Barnes, Anderson County fire chief.

    The house belongs to Jerry Holder, who owns the winery. Holder and his family were on vacation in Florida at the time of the fire, so no one was injured, Barnes said.

    "They have been notified, and it is my understanding that they are on their way back," he said.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, the fire chief said.

  • County clerk collapses, dies while jogging

    Longtime Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey died of an apparent heart attack while jogging Monday evening near the entrance of American Legion Fairgrounds.

    According to an unofficial preliminary report, Ritchey, 64, collapsed at about 8:30 p.m. He was unresponsive when county EMS workers treated him at the scene and he was immediately transported to Frankfort Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 9:30 p.m.

    The news of his untimely passing was met by disbelief and a great deal of sadness by people throughout the community.

  • Annual DARE Fishing Derby set for Saturday

    The fifth annual DARE Fishing Derby will be this Saturday, June 7, from 8-11 a.m. at the Hope Community Church Lake near the Anderson/Franklin county line on U.S. 127.

    The derby is sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office DARE Program and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Children ages 15 and younger are invited to fish for free. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing pole/tackle. Bait will be provided, and participants can keep what they catch. The Sheriff's Office stocks the pond a few days before the event.

  • Pleasure Ridge Park ace no-hits Bearcats in semi-state series opener

    LOUISVILLE -- Anderson County found out why Pleasure Ridge Park is the state's top-ranked team and why Zach Cox is ranked as one of the nation's top 100 prospects.

    Cox silenced what had been a group of booming Anderson bats with a no-hitter, then hit a towering home run that put the game out of reach as homestanding PRP defeated Anderson 5-0 in game one of the semi-state series Wednesday night. The series is the first round of the state high school baseball tournament.

  • A modern Civil War

    My one sibling, Jeff, and I seldom agree about anything. It has always been that way between the two of us.

    I'm three years older and have always been larger and stronger than him. As many big brothers are wont to do, I'm embarrassed to admit that I bullied him a time or two or more.

  • Celebration punctuates Bearcats' regional title

    More than likely anyone who was awake in Lawrenceburg about 10 o'clock Thursday night heard it. It might have been enough to wake sound sleepers. It wasn't the mysterious noise behind a local car wash.

    It was the overly large, loud and long caravan of family, friends and fans following the police escort for the Anderson County baseball team or more recently the 'Eighth Region Champs!'

  • High-octane first inning fuels championship

    BUCKNER - This time, it helped that Shelby County was in the other dugout.

    "Oh yeah," Anderson County senior Miranda Drury said. "Everybody was so pumped."

    Pumped?

    Fuel that would deliver the kind of results the Lady Bearcats had last Thursday would be going for 40 bucks a gallon, or more, on today's market.

  • County clerk dies

    Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey, 64, died Monday night after collapsing while jogging on Broadway.

    Gash Memorial Chapel is handing the arrangements.

    For more information, see today's edition of The Anderson News.

  • Fire destroys Lanes Mill Road home
  • Sloan finishes sixth at state track meet

    LOUISVILLE Anderson County high jumper Jordan Sloan finished sixth in the KHSAA Class AAA track meet held Friday and Saturday in Louisville. Sloan jumped 6-2 to become the first Anderson performer to score at the state meet since 2004. Sloan survived a scare when he scratched twice at 6-0 but hit his final jump at that height. He made 6-2 on his first try but missed all three attempts at 6-4. No other Anderson performer finished in the top 8, although sprinter Cody Dixon just missed the cut, finishing ninth in the preliminary heats.