Today's News

  • Move will close clerk’s office for one week

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Clerk’s office will be close Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. and reopen 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 to move into a new facility, County Clerk Jason Denny announced last Wednesday morning.

    Denny’s office will move from its current location in the Anderson County Courthouse to the former Town & Country Bank building at the corner of Main and Glensboro Road.

  • Nine felonies, two years in jail

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former Anderson County social services worker who pleaded guilty to tampering with public records that allowed children to remain in abusive households is out of prison after serving just 26 months of a five-year sentence.

    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was released from jail Oct. 1 and placed on home incarceration, according to court documents obtained by The Anderson News.

    It is unclear if Murphy, who was living in Florida at the time of her arrest, is serving home incarceration there.

  • Fire can’t extinguish local racer’s dreams

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    It would be easy to utter well-meaning platitudes to Tom Borgia.

    “At least you or your family wasn’t hurt.”

    “Those cars can be replaced.”

    Borgia knows that, too. He considers it a blessing in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a garage at his home just off Highway 62, west of Lawrenceburg. He’s thankful that his family escaped injury and can rebuild their dreams.

    But even without injuries, Borgia’s family is hurting.

  • Manslaughter ex-con faces assault, terror charges

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg man released from prison after serving less than two years of a 10-year sentence for shooting and killing Luke Beasley is scheduled to be in court next Tuesday on charges that include assault, terroristic threatening and DUI.

    Christopher Murphy, 29, of 1100 Bear Creek Road was found guilty in 2008 of second-degree manslaughter after shooting Beasley point-blank in the chest with a rifle following an altercation.

  • Homecoming parade 2014
  • Why not?

    Sitting at the 50-yard line – and the 20 and the 10 and the goal line all in the comfort of the Herndon abode – thanks to this wonderful new thing called the “SEC Network,” I could not help but think back to a certain interview I conducted about 10 years ago.

    Commonwealth Stadium had been in a “black out” with students wearing T-shirts with the question, “Why nAot?”

  • Old-school drill leads to old-school win

    It was a simple old-school drill that Anderson County football coach Mark Peach put his team through last week.

    It’s called the gauntlet.

    “We ran that every day,” Bearcat senior Brayden Russell said.

    As the name suggests, the drill consists of ball carriers having to go between two lines of players or coaches trying to knock the ball away or cause a fumble.

    It’s a drill that is almost as old as the game itself, but it worked as Anderson rolled to a 35-7 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

  • Foes today, friends always

    LEXINGTON – They’d been teammates on some of the best girls’ soccer teams to play for Anderson County High School.

    At Anderson, they won 61 matches and lost only 25. Five times, they played to ties.

    And in all likelihood, Abby Prater and Elizabeth Mason were on the field together for one final time last Wednesday. Unlike the past, though, they were on opposite sides as Centre College defeated host Transylvania, 3-0.

  • No state repeat for Anderson golfers

    NICHOLASVILLE – It simply was not supposed to end this way for an Anderson County boys’ golf team that had shown so much ability and potential through the 2014 season.

    But the reality was there last Tuesday as the Bearcats, one of the favorites, finished tied for seventh place in the Region 4 high school tournament, held at Connemara Golf Course.

  • Anderson youth hunt teaches safety, preserves heritage

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Were someone to look up the definition of the perfect example of a youth hunter, the photo they’d see would likely be one of sisters Quetzal and Rio Velasco.