Today's News

  • College sports roundup

    Cummins blisters nets in return to court

    Anderson County High School graduate Austin Cummins tallied 20 points to lead Union College past Brescia, 99-70, Saturday afternoon in Barbourville.

    Cummins, who transferred to  Union from Anderson University in South Carolina, saw his first action since the move, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line.

    Union improved to 13-3 on the year.


    Fitzpatrick closes college career

  • Bearcats usher in new year with ‘most important game, so far’

    With a new year officially here, it’s fair to take inventory of where Anderson County basketball stands in relation to its expected run at a regional championship in about two months.

    We’ll get to see Friday night when the Bearcats host Shelby County in the Bearcats’ first 30th District matchup. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    “It’s our most important game of the season, so far,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said last week.


  • Closing out 2016 with a look ahead

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.

    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • Labhart picked for Border Bowl game

    Anderson County High School football player Bryndon Labhart has been selected to play for the Kentucky All-Stars who will take on Tennessee in the annual Border Bowl game. For the first time, the game will be played in Tennessee, at Sevier County High School in Sevierville.

    Kickoff is set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2:08 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

    Labhart, a fullback-linebacker, has been named all-district and honorable mention all-state.

  • New Year’s Eve wreck proves fatal


    One person is dead and four more are fighting for their lives tonight following a head-on collision on U.S. 127 Bypass in Lawrenceburg.

    No names have been released.

    The four people who survived were transported to area hospitals with what first responders said were life-threatening injuries.

  • No. 1: Luttrell guilty of murder; jury calls for 60 years

       The twice-convicted felon who shot and killed a Fairview Road man in his own driveway three years ago will likely spend at least the next 20 years in prison after being convicted of murder.

       Gary Luttrell, 42, received a recommended sentence of 60 years from the same jury that found him guilty of murdering Steven Briscoe in 2013.

       Luttrell will have to serve at least 20 years before he is eligible to appear before a parole board. He had already served three years while awaiting trial.

  • No. 2: Pajama pants now forbidden in high school

     The high school’s site based decision making council reversed course in February by banning students from wearing pajama pants just weeks after allowing them.

       Principal Chris Glass made the motion, which was seconded by history teacher Corey Sayre and approved unanimously by the council.

       The council also banned students from wearing scrubs, with the exception of those who need to wear them for work- or study-related purposes, but kept changes to the dress code that allows yoga and stretch pants.

  • No. 3: Parents share grief, warning signs after son’s death

       Just hours before his son Justin was killed in a Jan. 15 wreck on Glensboro Road, Greg Thurman says he asked him several times not to leave his home.

       “I told him don’t go to town,” said Thurman, adding that his son’s friend, Kristian Baxter, 21, had called and asked Justin for a ride.

  • No. 4: Turner teachers present to education conference

       Ask Principal Wayne Reese how excited he is about his school being selected to show the nation how to be successful during an education conference in Florida in June.

       Go ahead, ask.

       "We are like the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty," he quipped. "Happy, happy, happy!"

  • No. 5: Magistrate blasts needle exchange program

    News that the Anderson County Health Department is debating the creation of a needle exchange program for drug addicts wasn't received particularly well during a March meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

       "What jackass thought of that idea?" asked Magistrate David Montgomery, who disparaged the idea but volunteered to be on a committee to examine it along with members of the health board, Lawrenceburg City Council, law enforcement, EMS and county jailer.