Today's News

  • Local family affected by stockyard fire

    For the David Holt family, the fire that destroyed the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington last weekend, consumed their livelihood.
    “It was prominent,” Dana Holt, David’s wife said. “It’s been there for 70 years and has had an impact on our whole family.”

  • City council to consider overhauling business license ordinance

    The city council will consider an overhaul of its business license ordinance, including merging it with one being used by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    During a special called meeting Monday afternoon, City Clerk Robbie Hume outlined the plan for council members, saying the city’s current ordinance is a “complex, complicated system is hard for businesses to use and for [city employees] to understand.”

  • Solutions few for city council to stop train delays

    The Lawrenceburg City Council concluded during a meeting Monday night that when it comes to lengthy delays caused by trains, not much can be done.
    The conversation was sparked in part when a Norfolk Southern train blocked the crossings at Woodford and Court streets for nearly 30 minutes last week, frustrating motorists and forcing city officials to turn traffic around to avoid congestion on Main Street.

  • ‘Pull them in and love them’

    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.
    “I told him don’t do that, don’t do that. I’ll give him a ride, but he said he needed to get away from here for a while. I told him I was tired of arguing, of asking him not to go and that one of these days, you’ll figure it out.

  • 'Sitting on a time bomb'

    Alton residents put state officials on official notice Monday night when they packed the kitchen at Alton Christian Church.

    They want truck traffic temporarily banned on Alton Road, period, and demand that an independent survey of the road be conducted to prove it’s unsafe for heavy trucks.

  • Friends raise money for man killed in wreck

    Justin would have loved it.
    That was the overriding takeaway from an event Saturday afternoon to honor the late Justin Thurman, a 21-year-old man killed last month when his truck crashed on Glensboro Road.
    Dozens of his friends and their pickup trucks gathered in the county park for a fundraiser to assist Thurman’s family.
    With a sheriff’s deputy escorting them onto US 127 Bypass, they traveled to Thurman’s home in Alton Station to show their respects for his parents, then onto the site of the crash that took his life on Glensboro Road.

  • Currens, Harley shine as Lady Bearcats overcome Boyle

    Anderson County overcame a nine-point deficit to defeat host Boyle County last Monday night.

    Trailing 36-27 early in the third quarter, Anderson went on a 20-3 run, which included a spree of 11 straight points, to take control.

    According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, Boyle had more turnovers (16) than points (15) in the second half.

    Already without freshmen Lauren Boblitt and Jaclynn Ruble, Anderson felt fortunate to still be in the hunt at the break.

  • Mercy shows why it is elite, rolls past Cats

    Mercy Academy showed why it is one of the elite girls' basketball programs in Kentucky Friday night. The defending Sixth Region champion delivered a staggering punch in the third quarter, then cruised to a 45-35 win over a cold shooting Anderson County team.

    Anderson fell to 16-8 on the year while Mercy, a long-time power that has the hardware from two state championships on display in the school's trophy case, improved to 17-9.

  • Mr. Basketball candidate to visit

    It's not often that basketball players like Carson Williams make headlines these days. He's an old-school success story in the glitz and glamour of 2016.

    The 6-foot-7 Williams makes his final trip to Anderson Thursday night when his Owen County team, considered by many to be the top team in the Eighth Region, comes to town.

    “He has my vote for Mr. Basketball,” Anderson coach Glen Drury says. “He has done it the right way. He is competitive and wants to win and he has stayed at Owen County and stayed the course.”

  • Archers take NASP regional title

    The Anderson County High School archery team took first place in the Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program Region 7 tournament, held Saturday at the Cross Center in Frankfort.

    Anderson scored 3,414 points out of a possible 3,600.

    “This is the second best score posted in the state this year,” said Anderson coach Dave Frederick.