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Today's News

  • Choices have consequences

    I have never understood why some people do not want their kids to attend public schools, but want some of the benefits those schools offer.

    In case you missed it, Rep. Stan Lee (R-Lexington) announced last week that he had pre-filed legislation for the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly that, if passed, would allow home-schooled students to play sports for their local public school district.

    Here we go again.

  • Anderson golfers continue strong play

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team continued with its strong early-season with a seventh-place finish in the Flyer Classic at Juniper Hills Golf Coiurse in Frankfort, then scored an impressive conference win over Shelby County at Wild Turkey Trace last Thursday.

    The Shelby win was the Bearcats’ first in conference play this season.

    Against Shelby, the Bearcats scored a 151-166 win as Jordan Morgan shot a 36 to tie Shelby’s Dakota Baatz for the low score of the match. Baatz, however, earned medalist honors when Morgan bogeyed No. 9.

  • Reed rallies to take Wild Turkey club championship; Fowler, Ward also win tournament titles

    Morgan Reed carded 69s in both rounds to win the Championship Flight of Wild Turkey Trace 2014 club championship on Aug. 2-3. Reed was the only person entered who shot below par on both days of the tournament.

    Reed controlled the par 72 course and overcame Drew Hockensmith who had shot a five-under 67 the first day of the tournament but slipped to a 74 in the second round to finish with a two-day total of 141, three strokes behind Reed.

  • Lady Bearcat softball team hosts golf scramble Sunday

    The Anderson County High School Lady Bearcat softball team will be hosting a golf scramble on Sunday, Aug. 17, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The cost of the scramble is $60 per person.

    Food and drinks will be provided and prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive. According to a news release, a hole-in-one on No. 8 wins a car.

    A silent auction will be conducted in conjunction with the scramble.

  • Getting Ready!
  • WEDDINGS: York-Fryar

    Katelyn Elizabeth York, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth York of Lawrenceburg, and Michael Edwin Fryar, son of Alan Fryar and Carol Ruthven of Lexington, were married at 7 p.m. on June 7, 2014.

    The bride is a granddaughter of Jim York, the late Vicki Shelburne York; the late Dr. Lewis Wash and Doris Wash.

    The groom is the grandson of William and Mary Alice Fryar; Amy Ruthven and the late Melvin Ruthven.

    The wedding and reception took place at the home of the bride’s parents in Lawrenceburg.

  • LPD confiscates counterfeit merchandise at 127 Yard Sale

    Yellow crime scene tape surrounded three vendor tents at the Eagle Lake Expo Center Saturday afternoon.

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department confiscated counterfeit purses and other items bearing a trademark logo.

    Detective Jeremy Cornish said, in accordance with state law, the Lawrenceburg Police Department was obligated to confiscate the fake merchandise. He said they have to notify the trademark holder such as Dolce and Gabanna. If the trademark holder does not want the merchandise, the LPD will have to destroy it.

  • Branson sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter

    Timothy Branson was sentenced in Anderson County Circuit Court Friday for the death of his wife, Modena Sutton Branson, who was shot to death at her home on Ballard Road in 2012.

    Branson, 51, was sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter and five years for wanton endangerment charges for a total of a 20-year consecutive prison sentence.

    In June, Branson accepted the Commonwealth's plea agreement to enter a plea of guilty, which amended the charge of murder to first-degree manslaughter.

  • Anderson County Schools bus routes schedule

    Anderson County Schools bus route information
    2014 - 2015

    AM bus pick up times for the Anderson County Schools

  • Blaze destroys Mount Eden Fire Department

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    An early morning blaze ripped through the Mount Eden Fire Department Tuesday morning, destroying the metal structure and all it contained.

    Lt. John Butler with the Mount Eden Fire Department said the fire occurred at 5:13 a.m., and destroyed the building and all the department owned.