Today's News

  • Bringing J.D. to her ‘Hometown’

    When she attended J.D. Shelburne’s “Hometown Concert” last summer in Taylorsville, Joani Clark could not help seeing the throngs of people crammed into downtown. There were Spencer County residents and people from surrounding towns, including a good number from Lawrenceburg.

    And there were throngs from Louisville, Cincinnati and even some fans from Connecticut in the crowd.

  • Powered up for a rocking night in second home

    It’s impossible to know what might happen during a live concert, but J.D. Shelburne says he will guarantee that the next time he sings in Lawrenceburg won’t be a repeat of the last.

    Last November, the country music performer was in town to perform at Cat Madness to kick off the basketball season in Anderson County. During an acoustic performance in the high school gym, Bearcat coach Glen Drury joined Shelburne for a rendition of “Wagon Wheel.”

    The sound system crashed as soon as Drury started singing.


  • Companion for Kolby
  • Splash design approved

    City Council approved designs for the splash park Lawrenceburg has been waiting for Monday, May 8. The splash park, which will take anywhere from 90 to 120 days to complete, is set to be open by the end of summer. It will be located in the city park behind the American Legion, and will be 100 feet by 50 feet in size, accommodating around 200 children at one time.

  • 100 years young

    Living to be 100 is a milestone not many people get the opportunity to cross. Blanch York, of Anderson County, celebrated her 100th birthday this last Sunday, and has seen Lawrenceburg change and grow throughout the century she has been alive.

    York was born May 3, 1917 in Anderson County. Married in 1936, she said she has been blessed with two sons, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. In her youth she lived on a farm, and said life was much different 100 years ago.

  • The man who broke a young fan’s heart

    It’s funny how the twists and turns of life give you a much different perspective on things that happen.

    And most of all, it can give a different look at the people involved.

    I was reminded of that again recently when my wife, Stephanie, suggested we visit one of her old friends she had not seen in some time, Hall of Fame basketball coach Ray Vencill.

    If you are under the age of 50, that name might mean little to you. But if you grew up in central Kentucky in the 60’s or 70’s, chances are you are well aware of him.

  • Setbacks can’t quench Sallee’s spirit

    In the moments following the 30th District softball tournament championship game and trophy presentations, a scene quietly unfolded that might speak loudly about the impact Rick Sallee has had on the Anderson County High School athletic program.

    The Lady Bearcats had just seen their domination of the district come to an end as Collins had defeated Anderson, 9-3. They were not in the best of moods, but quickly changed their demeanor and asked for a photo with athletic director Rick Sallee.

  • Mudcats off to good start

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats’ baseball team for 13- and 14-year-olds have gotten off to a hot start in the summer travel baseball season.

    The team has put together a 7-2-1 record in the early season, according to coach Chris Copenhaver.

    “The team is a 13u/14u team comprised of seven 13-year-olds, four 14-year-olds and one 12-year-old,” Copenhaver said. “This group could really be special. Not only have they posted a good record against strong competition, they listen extremely well and truly enjoy playing together.

  • Special deadline for July 5

    From staff reports

    Because of the Independence Day holiday, all submitted sports news for the July 5 edition of The Anderson News must be received by noon, Friday, June 30 for publication.

    Regular sports news deadlines will resume for the July 12 edition of The Anderson News. Thank you for making The Anderson News your spot for Anderson County sports.

  • Youth football sign-ups resume July 8

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Youth Football registrations will be held at the Anderson County Parks and Recreation office on Saturday, July 8 and Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    The fee is $75 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.

    For additional information, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jason Chesser at 502-598-7512.