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Today's News

  • Mustangs place high in state XC race

    Jordan McHugh and Mason Pierce, of the Anderson County Middle School cross country team, had a good day at the middle school state meet at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park on Oct. 22.

    Both runners turned in personal bests in the 4K race.

    McHugh finished sixth in the event with a 14:15 time while Pierce turned in a 14:35 for 13th place. The meet drew 540 runners from around the state.

  • Anderson runners qualify for state

    Anderson County cross country runners Elle Buser and Abram Gettlefinger both qualified for the state Class AAA meet. Both ran strong races in the Region 6 meet, held at Danville.

    Buser finished seventh overall in the regional race, turning in her best time of the year in the 5K race. Buser, a junior, ran a 21:40.71 and was the second individual qualifier.

  • Bearcats open playoffs hosting Bullitt Central

    Anderson County will be heading into the state Class 5A football playoffs with a losing record for the first time in the tenure of Bearcat coach Mark Peach, but Peach is upbeat about his team’s chcances.

    The Bearcats, 4-6 on the year, enter the playoffs with a losing record for the first time since the 2002 season, three years before Peach returned home.

    A year ago, the Bearcats went 5-5 but were the No. 3 seed in Class 5A, District 6. They lost to Covington Catholic in the first round.

  • Church briefs

    APEX Ministries

    Must-Dash 5K set for Nov. 5

    APEX Ministries’ Health and Wellness Ministry will host the Must-Dash 5K at the county park at 9 a.m. Nov. 5.

    Register online before Oct. 23 to receive a $5 discount on registration. Cost after Oct. 23 will be $20.

    To register, visit livingonpoint.com.

    Central Baptist Church

    Holiday bazaar, craft fair slated for Nov. 5

    Central Baptist Church will host its annual holiday bazaar and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5.

  • Two injured, one seriously, in Bardstown Road accident

    One person was transported to the University of Kentucky via helicopter with life-threatening head injuries following a two-car accident on Bardstown Road around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

    Johnny Davenport, of Lawrenceburg, was in the other vehicle in the accident. He was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center with what are described as non-life-threatening injuries.

    “My front tire blew out and I couldn’t hold it,” Davenport said from the back of an ambulance as he was receiving medical treatment.

  • Harp returning to Anderson as an assistant coach

    A Kentucky football coaching legend who led Anderson County High School during one of the best periods in its history is returning to the Bearcats.

    The Anderson News has confirmed that former Anderson County coach Sam Harp will be returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach when the season ends for his current team.

    A Tennessee newspaper reported Saturday that Harp is returning to the Bearcats as an assistant coach.

  • Collins turns 6 Anderson turnovers into Titanic victory

    SHELBYVILLE -- Collins made Anderson County pay for its mistakes as the Titans rolled to a 41-21 win in high school football action Friday night in Shelbyville.

    Anderson turned the ball over six times -- four interceptions and two fumbles with Collins scoring 24 points off Bearcat turnovers.  

    Anderson was also penalized 12 times for 171 yards.

  • STOLEN NEW CAR BURIED UNDER 15-TON OF ROCK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 27, 1966

    State and local officers were continuing their investigation of a new car found last Thursday afternoon buried beneath about 15 tons of rock in the rock quarry of the Kentucky Stone Company, near the Kentucky River. The car had been stolen in Frankfort sometime last July and stripped of its motor, transmission, tires and wheels.

  • Lawrenceburg woman jailed following armed standoff with police

    A Lawrenceburg woman is behind bars following a standoff with police last night in Lexington, according to a report on television station LEX 18’s website.

    Robin Holbert, 46, took off on foot after police pulled her over near Red Mile Road in what was reportedly a stolen vehicle, the television station is reporting. When police caught up to her, officers said Holbert pulled a gun out of her waistband as they tried to handcuff her, and refused to drop the gun despite police twice using a Taser to subdue her.

  • School district will recover from Goodlett’s arrest

    It’s been a difficult few weeks for LaRue County Public Schools, whether you work there, attend one of the schools, are a parent of a student or graduated from the district.

    For certain, the district has enjoyed brighter days.

    When those in leadership positions take missteps, it can shake a level of confidence. That’s what we see today at LaRue County, a district that is shaken, yet far, far from being crushed.