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Today's News

  • Fire claims Ballard Road home

    Anderson County Fire Department responded to a call Monday afternoon at 1640 Ballard Road. No one was home, and firefighters were able to save five pets from the house before it was destroyed.

    “The fire looked like it had started in the attic, but I am not sure,” said firefighter Marty Terry. “The sheriff’s department got there first and opened the door. Two dogs and a cat ran out.”

  • Jail Log

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    May 1

    Jeremy Manley was charged with failure to pay child support by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thomas Dennis was charged with a Fayette County warrant by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    May 2

    Martin Chesser was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Resisting arrest

    A man was arrested Saturday after Frankfort dispatch received a call for assistance on an unknown disturbance, possibly a domestic violence situation at 1157 Enterprise Road, according to Kentucky State Police.

    KSP Lt. Doug Carter was holding a male subject at gunpoint, according to the citation.

    When Deputy Patrick Beasley arrived, Rigoberto Aguilar Rodriguez continued to struggle with the officers, and Carter said he had been in a lengthy struggle with the subject.

  • Woman slashed with steak knife

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department arrested a man Sunday on assault and domestic violence charges.

    Buddy Evans, of 201 1/2 Saffell Street, was taken into custody after his wife of 14 years, Jaqueline Evans, stated that on April 18 he took a steak knife and caused multiple injuries to her neck and arms, according to a complaint warrant issued by the Anderson District Court.

    He then allegedly told her that he was going to cut her throat, took her cell phone so that she could not call for help, and accused her of cheating on him.

  • Man jailed for choking woman

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after allegedly choking a woman until the blood vessels in her eyes burst, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brock O’Neil Thompson, 22, of 424 Secretariat Drive, allegedly broke into the woman’s home and waited for her to return while hiding in a basement closet, according to an arrest warrant requested May 8 by officer Nathan Doty.

  • Bearcats giddy over new grass

    I don’t think I have ever seen anyone so giddy over getting some grass sprigs as Mark Peach was last Monday night.

    But then, I haven’t seen many football fields in worse shape than the one at Anderson County High School in recent years. And Peach, the Bearcat football coach was understandably excited when the Anderson County School Board approved a bid of just over $12,000 to renovate Bob Ware Field. The Bearcats should have a Bermuda grass field ready for their home opener against Mercer County on Sept. 1.

  • OLD-TIME PLAYER, BIG-TIME WINNER

    It would be easy to assume John Paul Garmon was born several generations too late.

    Just think about what his high school coaches say about him. You might agree that the Anderson County High School senior is from a different generation, and they see it as the ultimate compliment.

    “Oh, John Paul is all about winning,” says Anderson basketball coach Glen Drury. “It doesn’t make any difference what sport it is, all he cares about is the team winning.”

  • Thompson tops national meet

    Anderson County Middle School student Henry Thompson was best in the nation twice over the weekend as he took first place in both the bulls-eye and 3D-IBO competition at the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

    Over 15,000 archers from around the nation competed in the event. The Anderson County Middle School team placed 44th out of 243 middle school teams in the bullseye competition and ninth out of 89 teams in the 3D-IBO division.

  • District tourneys start Monday

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin Monday, May 22 at Anderson County High School.

    The Anderson County teams are the top seeds in both tournaments. The higher-seeded teams are designated the home team.

    The baseball tournament gets underway Monday with the Bearcats playing fourth-seeded Spencer County at 5:30 p.m. Second-seeded Collins takes on No. 3 Shelby County at approximately 8 p.m. The championship game is set for Wednesday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

  • Bearcats romp past Mercer

    The Anderson County High School baseball team got a strong win Wednesday night when the Bearcats rolled to an 11-4 win over Mercer County at Barnes Memorial Field.

    It was the kind of performance the Bearcats were seeking as they hit the final week before district tournament play begins. Anderson starter Luke Dowell got the win, going 6.1 innings and giving up only four hits. He overcame a porous Anderson defense that committed six errors.