Today's News

  • Prepping for Ebola, just in case

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Bart Powell is no stranger to dealing with what ifs.

    Anderson County’s director of emergency management, Powell has spent his career preparing for worst-case scenarios ranging from earthquakes and tornadoes to floods.

    During the past couple of weeks, Powell has added the Ebola virus to his list and is doing everything he can to make sure Anderson County is prepared, just in case the dreaded virus makes it here.

  • Marching band named grand champions

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats reached a new milestone Saturday when they were named grand champion of the Louisville Classic, held at Male High School.

    It marked the first time Anderson County has been named grand champion at any contest in director Patrick Brady’s six-year tenure as director. Records are unclear but it is believed to be Anderson’s first grand championship in recent memory.

  • ‘Dad’s not Spider-Man,’ is he?

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    When Nycole Huber, Travis Huber’s wife of 10 years, learned that her husband aspired to rappel down a 31-story building for a Cub Scout Pack 38 fundraiser, she thought he was crazy.

    Travis served as a U.S. Army medic for eight years and returned home from Iraq in 2005.

  • A deal almost too good to be true

    By Ben Carlson


    Column as I see ’em …

    I can’t help but marvel at the unbelievably good deal the group that sold the industrial park property to the EDA received — a deal that is certain to get even sweeter over time.

    I have all the documents on how the deal went down and even I can barely believe it!

  • 10-29 church briefs

    Faith, family and fall week

    Mount Vernon Baptist Church will host a Faith, Family and Fall Weekend from Friday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 2.

    •Friday, there will be a Trunk or Treat starting at 6 p.m.

    There will be plenty of food, fun and candy.

    •Saturday, there will be a Turkey Shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shooting categories are for men, women, boys and girls. There will also be a chili cook-off.

  • 10-29 community briefs

    City Trick or Treats hours

    The City of Lawrenceburg Trick or Treat hours are Friday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    Trick or Treat on Main is on Friday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. City officials advise to please watch closely for all pedestrians during this time.

    Last chance to visit Misery Manor

    Misery Manor will continue from Oct. 29-31 the Eagle Lake Convention Center located at 1008 Eagle Lake Drive. The haunted house starts at 7:30 each night and tickets are $5 at the door.

  • Scenes from the Anderson County Marching Bearcats

    Scenes from the Anderson County Marching Bearcats' regional win and recent football game performance.

  • Still a mystery

    What really happened that night in Shelbyville?

    I mean what really happened? For over 20 years, I have heard stories about that night when the Anderson Bearcats were robbed of their first district football championship.

    Or it was the night when the Bearcats played their collective hearts out but saw their first district championship slip through their fingers when an official had the courage to make a crucial call that nullified what might have been the winning touchdown.

  • Collins pays visit, unsure of playoff fate

    You can forget the notion that when Collins comes to town Friday night, Anderson County will be hosting a meaningless football game.

    For one thing, ever since he took over at his alma mater 10 years ago, Anderson coach Mark Peach has bristled at the suggestion that any game is meaningless. This one is no exception.

    “Collins is a quality football program,” Peach says. “This is a good opportunity for us to work on some things and get better prior to the playoffs.”

  • Fun again as Bearcats thump Jaguars, clinch home playoff

    You had to know something was up less than 90 seconds into Friday’s duel for a high seed in the state football playoffs.

    Anderson County quarterback Zach Carmichael lofted a rainbow over the East Jessamine defense, connecting with Chris Toomey for a 68-yard score.

    Given the explosive nature of the Anderson offense under Coach Mark Peach, the quick score was not that much of a surprise. No one, however, could have predicted the response.

    No one.