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Today's News

  • Night at the movies with the Rasmussens

    “The Avenstoke” begins every feature film screening with a newsreel.
    A Thursday night showing at the Lawrenceburg theater — located in the Rasmussen’s daughter’s old bedroom at the top of the stairs in a warm house at the end of a snowy, windy road off Avenstoke Road — featured war footage from mid April 1945.

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Cake Boss

    Forget dying twice after suffering a massive heart attack.
    Forget walking his daughter Amber down the aisle at her beachfront Florida nuptials.
    Noah Pruitt was scared to death of Amber’s wedding cake: a tiered Italian crème flavored confection decorated with chocolate conch shells and seashells.
    That first wedding cake, baked by Noah to save money on wedding expenses, became the sweet foundation of Pruitt’s booming baking business Sugar Buzz Custom Cakes and Confections.

  • District court docket: 12-25-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on October 28, 2013.
    Joseph R. Watts, show cause, license to be in possession – failed to appear.
    Chansey D. Whited, show cause, license to be in possession – failed to appear.
    Angel L. Sewell, disposition, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – pleaded not guilty, disposition Dec. 9, failure to appear recalled.

  • Indigent?

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter may have perjured herself in an attempt to obtain a taxpayer-provided attorney to represent her against a charge of first-degree criminal child abuse, court documents show.
    She also apparently did not inform the court of a change in her financial status based on a conversion or “reverse” mortgage for $132,000 she received in September.

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Gunmaker

    Imagine mowing your yard one blade of grass at a time, or painting your home with a single bristle from a brush.
    That level of patience, and perhaps a bit more, is what Mark Marriccini needs to do what started as a hobby but has since become one of his life’s passions: building Revolutionary War-era flintlock rifles.
    At an average of 300 work hours each to construct, Mark said patience, and no small amount of discipline, are the two main requirements to creating the masterpieces

  • Anderson County's 5 Most Interesting People: The Missionary

    You’re about to meet someone the likes of which you’ve never met before.
    So take a deep breath, hang on and enjoy getting to know Marty Sperow.
    Marty knows what it’s like to be stranded in a Jeep filled with sick and dying people on a dangerous Honduras road in the middle of the night.
    She knows what it’s like to be forced to hide in the mud on a riverbank from people who are trying to kill her in one of the most treacherous places on Earth.
    She knows what it’s like to flee her native country during a communist invasion.

  • A semi-annual detour for a decadent treat

    This column just won’t make any sense to someone who doesn’t understand why people eat a slice of pie with a diet drink. I’m combining a nutrition article with a slightly modified recipe for spice cake with cream cheese frosting.
    Please pay attention to the cooking tips. Just two times a year I can take a detour from delicious, nutritious food to just plain decadent treats.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats get glimpse of good things, take two at Rowan

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team might have gotten a glimpse of what it could be Friday and Saturday in the Kentucky Bank Challenge, held at Rowan County High School.

    The Bearcats whipped a pair of eastern Kentucky teams, including Saturday's win over East Ridge, considered a darkhorse contender in the 15th Region. The Bearcats also came from behind with defeat Pikeville on Friday.

    Against East Ridge, the Bearcat defense was dominant in an impressive 59-45 win.

  • BASKETBALL: Early Anderson blitz makes Brown blue

    Anderson County needed this one.  No question.

    Living dangerously all season and seeing three of their first four games go down to the wire, the Bearcats welcomed a 67-34 romp past visiting Louisville Brown last Tuesday.

    Austin Cummins led the way with 23 points, 19 coming in the first quarter, when the Bearcats started putting together a 29-0 run that put things in order very quickly.

  • BASKETBALL: Harvey's perfect night leads Bearcats past Ads

    Anderson County overcame deep foul trouble, then pulled away in the second half for a 64-42 win over visiting Danville in boys' basketball action last Monday night.

    Darius Harvey came off the bench to score a career-best 23 points and pull down 10 rebounds. Harvey was perfect on 10 field goal attempts.