Today's News

  • Freshman Bearcats runner-up in district tournament

    The Anderson County boys' freshman basketball team finished second in the 30th District Freshman Tournament, held Jan. 24 at Spencer County High School.

    It was the first time in at least 25 years that members of the 30th District had gotten together for a boys' freshman tourney.

    Anderson whipped Shelby County, 48-26, in the first game as Christian Gritton scored 15 points followed by Dylan Pittman with 11.

  • Bearcats looking for late-season momentum

    Anderson County gets a chance to make a bit of a move heading toward the post-season this week as the Bearcats play three games that will provide good tests with less than three weeks left in the regular season.

    “We have still got nine more,” Anderson boys' coach Glen Drury said following his team's win at South Oldham Friday night. “We backloaded the schedule because several of our kids were involved with football, so we still have nine games left. How much bette can we get?”

  • Young Cats make plays in extra period, hold off Spencer

    The apparent blowout long vanquished to history's might-have-beens, Anderson County's chance at securing the No. 2 seed in the 30th District Tournament came down to one simple-sounding, yet monumental task.

    “We wanted to make sure we kept the ball in front of us,” Anderson boys' basketball coach said of the harrowing last 12 seconds of overtime in last Tuesday.

  • The Way We Were, Feb 4, 2015

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Brain twister

    A man was walking down the street and a beggar came up to him to ask for alms. The man gave him a dime and went on his way. Shortly after, a second beggar asked him for money and he gave him 15 cents.

    What time was it?

    Answer: is “A quarter to two” or 15 after 10.”


  • Poor children hardest hit by school lunch restrictions

    By Ben Carlson

    A federal school lunch program ostensibly designed to make sure children don’t go hungry is having the opposite effect here, particularly among Anderson County’s poorest children.

  • Girls leave satanic messages, racial slurs in park restroom

    By Ben Carlson

    Police are searching for the two girls responsible for writing racial slurs and satanic messages on the walls of a restroom in the Anderson Community Park.

    The girls, who were seen on surveillance video, could be seen using a black marker to leave messages including “I hate Jesus” and “Satan Loves You” on the walls and the lid of one of the toilets.

  • Man busted for selling deer meat on Facebook

    From staff reports

    Trying to sell deer meat is a bad idea. Trying to sell it on Facebook is even worse.

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday in Anderson District Court for allegedly doing just that, along with not reporting one of the deer he is accused of trying to sell.

    David J. Waters, 53, of 1046 Hoophole Road is charged with the attempted sale of protected wildlife and illegally taking a deer. Both are considered violations.

  • Plea expected from armed robbery suspect

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with holding two teenagers at gunpoint during an alleged armed robbery nearly two years ago was expected to enter a guilty plea Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Kendall Cunningham, 18, of 545 Carlton Drive is charged with of two counts first-degree robbery, two counts of theft by unlawful taking of firearms and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

  • Bias in this paper?

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    If the article I wrote on the front page about school lunches made you grit your teeth, get a load of what I didn’t include in that piece.

    While interviewing Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Ronnie Fields, who doubles as the district’s food service director, we discussed the school lunch prices and what they said is a telling example of a federal government that is out of its ever-loving mind.

  • Smith wins annual district spelling bee

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County District Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation, was held Jan. 28 in the high school auditorium.

    The top four winners from each grade level, fourth through eighth, participated.

    Fist place went to Ethan Smith, a seventh grader at Anderson County Middle School.Placing second was middle school sixth grader Matthew Phillips, followed by middle school seventh grader Toby Tincher in third and middle school eighth grader Drew Mershon in fourth.