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Today's News

  • COLUMN: District title not a suprise

    There was a time not too long ago when Anderson County baseball had a rather simple view of postseason success.


    Basically, it was draw opposite Shelby County in the district tournament and just to make the regional. There were exceptions to that, of course. The most notable was a district championship in 1988, but that is the brightest light for the program between regional tournament victories in 1983 and 1999.

  • BASEBALL: North Oldham ends Anderson season

    INDEPENDENCE -- North Oldham scored four runs in the top of the first inning, then took advantage of numerous Anderson County miscues to claim an 8-3 win in the opening game of the Eighth Region tournament, being played at Simon Kenton High School.

    The Bearcats had several chances but never could get the key hit. The Anderson defense gave North Oldham three unearned runs, effectively taking away any chance to play small ball and manufacture runs.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats draw North Oldham in regional

    Don’t look now, but Anderson County could make a run for another Eighth Region baseball championship.

    The Bearcats would appear to be a slight favorite in the upper bracket of the regional tournament, which starts Monday at Simon Kenton High School.

    The Bearcats, who have won five of their last seven games, including two in last week’s 30th District tournament, will open the tournament against 29th District runner-up North Oldham at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30.

  • Fiscal court buys former health department building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to purchase the health department building on Main Street.

    The building will soon be the new home of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, once the health department moves into its new facility near Walmart.

    The fiscal court emerged from a closed session and voted to buy the building for $275,000. It will pay for the building with excess fees turned over each year by the sheriff's office, which range between $30,000 and $50,000.

  • Ratliff finishes sixth at state meet

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    LOUISVILLE – Ryan Ratliff grimaced as the cushioning in the high jump pit enveloped him.

    He had just nicked the crossbar enough to dislodge it for the third time at 6-04 to go out of the state Class 3A Track and Field meet Saturday at the University of Louisville.

  • Bearcats hold off Collins for district title

    The field wasn't the only thing sloppy at Collins High School on Thursday night.

    Anderson County (14-15, 5-1 in the district) took advantage of several early miscues by the Titans (18-6, 5-1) and then held on for a 10-7 victory and the 30th District Championship.

    “I was really proud of the way we came out early and played small ball, put the pressure on and capitalized off their mistakes,” coach L.W. Barnes said. “

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats defeat Spencer, advance to district final

    Anderson County scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and twice more in the bottom of the sixth to break open a close game and cruise past pesky Spencer County in the 30th District tournament semi-final.

    Anderson advances to the district championship game and to the Eighth Region tournament with a 13-15 record.

    Check back for more details as they become available.

  • Changes proposed to cemetery rules

    The Lawrenceburg City Council seems poised to make changes to the rules that dictate what can and cannot be placed at gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    During a work session meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Larry Giles produced a sketch that includes allowing families to place items 12 inches in front of headstones, up to the width of the headstone.

    He also proposed allowing shepherd’s hooks to place as close as possible on the right side of each headstone.

  • The Way We Were, 5-25-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 27, 1961
    Curtis Baxter was elected commander of the Anderson Post No. 34 of the American Legion.
    Other officers to serve were: Billy Spencer, first vice commander; Paul Cottrell, second vice commander; Billy Goodlett, third vice commander; Herman Morris, adjutant; Ezra Sparrow, chaplain; Water Grace, historian; James Watts, master of arms; George Gilbert, service officer; Grover Beckett, child welfare; W.S.T. Johnson, publicity officer.

  • Students receive $100,000 from scholarship fund

    Scholarship grants totaling $100,000 for academic year 2011-12 have been made to 36 students, 32 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund.
    The remaining four were selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.
    Awards of $3,000 each were made to 32 students by the selection committee, while awards totaling $4,000 were divided equally among the four students selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.