Today's News

  • Young Bearcats looking for consistency to match potential

    A ride around Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last week might have summarized the expectations surrounding the Anderson County High School boys’ team this year.

    Some trees had obscured a group of golfers from new coach Nate Hollon’s view, but when he finally caught up with them, there was some quality on display.

  • Fall hunting seasons approaching

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fall doesn’t officially start for another two months but in one respect it’s already upon us.

    The 2016-17 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide has shipped to license vendors across the state and can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website at fw.ky.gov.

  • Free beginner float fishing classes offered by KDFWR partnership

    From staff reports

    Enrollment is underway for novice anglers who want to try their hand at fishing from a kayak.

    According to a news release, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, in partnership with Canoe Kentucky of Frankfort, will offer free basic fishing classes in August through its Anglers Legacy program. Courses include three 90-minute classes that cover the basics of fishing, followed later by a fishing trip on the department’s headquarters lake and the Kentucky River or Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County.

  • Take Two
  • Sheriff steps down

    Anderson County will soon have a new top law enforcement officer following Sheriff Troy Young’s surprise announcement Tuesday morning that he is resigning his office, effective Sept. 1.

    “I think I’ve stayed long enough,” said Young, who has held the office since 2005 and has 30 years of law enforcement experience.

    “In meeting with my family, it’s a good time to go. I have one grandchild here and another on the way, and I want to be around to spend as much time as I can with them.”

  • Rescue effort aborted when truck owner admits lying to police

    A swift-water rescue attempt was called off moments before rescue swimmers were about to enter the swollen Salt River late this morning when a man whose truck washed away admitted it was his.

    The man, Ronnie Stratton, 38, of Lawrenceburg called the pickup truck in as stolen earlier this morning, according to Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department. Cornish said he interviewed Stratton, who later admitted that he drove the truck into the river at the Rice Road crossing late last night and jumped out when it began washing down the Salt River.

  • Washed-away pickup located in Salt River

    First responders have located the pickup truck that washed away over night at the Rice Road Crossing the Salt River, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    An exact location of where the vehicle was located was not immediately available. No information was available any possible occupants being located.

    The truck was reportedly washed away around 11 p.m. Thursday, and searches looked for it until around 3 a.m. Friday before resuming their search at daylight Friday.

    Check back here for details as they become available.

  • Search resumes for vehicle that washed away

    First responders are asking property owners along the swollen Salt River to help them locate a pickup truck that reportedly washed away last night at the Rice Road Crossing.

    “If they can do it safely, we asked people who have property along the river to check their property and help us find this vehicle,” said Bart Powell, the county’s director of emergency management.

    “We ask that property owners be very careful because the water is still high. If they see the vehicle, they should call 911.”

  • Little League title dream ends in championship game.

    The dream of a state championship came to an end for the Anderson County Little League baseball 9- and 10-year-old all-stars Wednesday morning in Richmond.

    Owensboro Southern pounded the local team, bashing five home runs en route to a 17-4 romp past Anderson in the Little League State Tournament at Lake Reba Park in Richmond. The game was called after four innings with Owensboro Southern in front by 13 runs.

  • Woman, 78, suffers in jail for no reason


    I’m not going to tell you the name of the person involved in this story because she’s already suffered enough.

    A local 78-year-old woman many of you would readily recognize spent four nights incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center earlier this month, where she was forced to sleep on a concrete floor in a freezing cell without the medication she needed.

    No, I’m not making this up.

    In that cell were seven and sometimes eight other women, three of them pregnant and, in her words, all “druggies.”