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Today's News

  • Man charged with murder after stabbing at food court

    A Lawrenceburg man has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a Frankfort man Wednesday evening at the Lawrenceburg Food Court.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 18, of Lawrenceburg, who was arraigned in Anderson District Court on Thursday morning, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robert Snider, 20, of Frankfort.

    Graeter allegedly stabbed Snider on Wednesday around 5:45 p.m. in the food court parking lot, located at 1011 Crossroad Drive, just across the U.S. 127 Bypass from Anderson County High School.

  • Off to Boot Camp

    Anderson County High School English teacher Jennifer Cottrell smiles while eating lunch with recruit Kevin Roughton this week at Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island, S.C. She joined assistant principal Ronnie Fields and educators from across Kentucky and West Virginia on a weeklong trip to see what recruits experience while training to be Marines. For more information on their trip, see the Jan. 21 edition of The Anderson News Extra and the Jan. 23 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats to face one of mountains' best teams in Kentucky Prep Classic

    A date with one of eastern Kentucky's best teams highlights this week's Anderson County boys' basketball schedule.

    The Bearcats will play 15th Region power Paintsville on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kentucky Prep Classic at Montgomery County High School in Mt. Sterling.

    "Paintsville is very similar to us," Anderson coach Glen Drury said. "They have some size and several good players."

    Drury scouted the Tigers in a game against Lawrence County last week.

  • Local Junior Miss competes with winners from across state

    Anderson County's Junior Miss may not have won the state title, but she did bring home some great experiences from last week's competition.

    Molly Kays represented Anderson County well in the pageant.

    "She did great in every area, and everyone seem to notice, except the judges," said her mom, Mary Carol Kays.

    "I was holding my breath thinking she would win one of the individual awards, just as I'm sure other moms were, but we were all surprised she didn't win something. She really did great."

  • From eyesore to welcome sight

    The green-sided two-story house at 422 N. Main St., which had become increasingly ramshackle and run down during the past couple of years, no longer exists.

    New owners Terry Duckwall and his father-in-law Larry Maddox removed the eyesore yesterday. They hope to replace it with four buildings that will provide a lot more curb appeal and will also provide a service in the process.

  • City council hears complaint from restaurant owner

    Dealing with a small number of issues at its regular meeting Monday evening, the Lawrenceburg City Council responded to a local businessman's concern, approved reports on two sewer projects and appointed three people to boards.

    Alcohol sales at former Hardee's

    Ricardo Hernandez, who with his brothers-in-law owns and operates El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, came to the council meeting seeking answers.

  • Gemmell's steal, layup send Lady Cats past Mercer; Royalty's defense spurs win

    HARRODSBURG - The only question is whether Christy Gemmell would have enough time.

    The Anderson County guard scooped up a loose ball, then drove for the game-winning layup with 1.7 seconds to spare, propelling the Lady Bearcats to a 53-51 win at Mercer County Monday night.

    On a night when the score was tied 8 times and the lead changed hands five more, Gemmell's second basket of the night was the biggest.

  • Oh, my aching gut

    I couldn't help sucking in my gut when the Marine recruiter walked into my office a month or so ago to invite me to boot camp for a week.

    Marines, those rock-ribbed hard-guys with square jawlines, have always had that affect on me.

  • Thinking about good is easy in local sports

    Trying to list just a few of the good things about sports in Anderson County ...

    As the 1975 and 1978 girls' Eighth Region champions were honored between games of Friday's double-header, those Lady Bearcats entered the gym wearing their letter jackets from their playing days.

    It was one of the nicest touches I have ever seen at such a ceremony at Anderson County or any other school. The pride that those ladies still have in something accomplished 30 years ago is unmistakable.

  • UNLIKELY COMBINATION

    Anderson County's second girls' Eighth Region championship was the result of good genes, a relocation, a boys' basketball coach and Mother Nature.

    "We knew we were going to be good," Anne Flynn says of her 1977-78 Lady Bearcat team. The coach put together a rugged schedule that included dates in the Shelby County Invitational, where state powers Paris and Assumption were entered. She secured a date in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, where the team would endure some unexpected adversity that might have played a role in the team's success.