Today's News

  • Education briefs

    Three named to dean’s

    list at Cumberlands

    The University of the Cumberlands has named three local students to its dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

    Madison Garrett, Kaitlyn Riley, and Hannah Wampler, all of Lawrenceburg, earned this distinction.

    To be eligible for dean’s list students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and be in good standing.

    Dual credit scholarships announced

  • Man killed when bike hits tree

    Donald “Duck” Curtsinger Jr. couldn’t have been happier than when he fulfilled a lifelong dream of purchasing a Harley-Davidson motorcycle about two weeks ago.

    “He had wanted a bike all of his life,” said close friend William Desponett. “He got a wonderful price on a Harley-Davidson and called me as soon as he got it. He said, ‘Billy, you’re not going to believe it, but I got my bike! I got my bike!’ He sounded like a kid at Christmas.

    “He finally got him one, and it killed him.”

  • Girls return to state tournament

    Owensboro might not be the most popular tourist destination around, but the Anderson County High School softball team has begun to make a trip to the western Kentucky city an annual excursion.

    The Lady Bearcats earned their third straight trip to the state softball tournament when they romped past Shelby County, 12-2, in the Eighth Region championship game at Trimble County High School.

  • Morgue not OSHA compliant

    With no running water, the county’s morgue does not comply with OSHA standards, Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey has confirmed.

    Tussey warned magistrates during a recent Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting that the facility, which opened nearly a year ago, does not meet the standards required the the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    “I don’t think county morgue is up to OSHA standards,” Tussey said during a protracted argument that ensued after a magistrate called Tussey’s spending “irresponsible.”

  • Bro. Mike, Sand Spring to celebrate 20 years

    Sand Spring Baptist Church has grown in size both physically and spiritually in the 20 years of Bro. Mike Hamrick’s service as pastor.

    Having gone through two major building projects, the educational building and fellowship hall in 2002, and a new sanctuary and more educational space in 2009, the church has expanded.

    “The most notable difference in the church is the size of the building,” Hamrick said.

  • Worth a thousand words

    When Claude Hammond was sent an old photo showing two well-dressed young ladies looking at the backside of a photograph, he flipped it over and read “Miss Alma Foster” and “Miss Ora Foster, Lawrenceburg, Ky.” scribbled in barely visible pencil and stamped with the year “1927” on the back, he didn’t think much of it.

  • Lady Bearcat softball built on the Wright stuff

    When Anderson County takes the field in the state softball tournament in Owensboro Thursday night, one of their big fans might not be at Jack Fisher Park but will certainly be there in spirit.

    Kathy Wright rarely makes a game these days, but no one has supported Anderson softball any longer than the retired teacher and administrator.

    Wright got the Anderson program started back in 1989, leading the program for nearly a decade before deciding the grind of coaching a sport featuring numerous weekend tournaments was more than she wanted on her plate.

  • College closing shocks local student-athletes

    When they got the news the school they loved would be closing, people close to St. Catharine College experienced shock and disbelief.

    But even though the sting is likely to linger on for some time, some Anderson County residents involved in the college’s sports program are doing their best to reshape their lives in the wake of the the closing.

    The trustees of the college, located in Springfield, announced last Wednesday that it would cease operations as of July 31.

  • Lady Cats eyeing rugged road to title

    All season long, the Anderson County High School softball team has had its eye on winning the state championship.

    The Lady Bearcats have never been the overall favorite as defending state champ McCracken County is wearing that label nicely.

    But the Lady Bearcats have also been considered one of those teams that could make a run at the title ever since advancing to the state Final Four a year ago.

    It won’t be easy. It never is.

  • Aldridge named tourney MVP

    Anderson County senior Mia Aldridge was named the Eighth Region Tournament Most Valuable Player following the regional championship game Wednesday night.

    Aldridge was the winning pitcher in Anderson’s first two games, victories over Carroll County and Oldham County. Aldridge gave up one hit to Carroll and three to Oldham in what might have been her finest pitching performance ever.