Today's News

  • A band of cats invaded our garage, capturing my dogged devotion

    If you had asked just more than a year ago, I’d have sworn to you I was a dyed-in-the-fur dog person.
    I proclaimed my love for all animals — dolphins, dogs, elephants, frogs — but when it came to cats, I was uninterested. Never had a cat. Didn’t understand them — or their people, really. Required a preventative dose of Benadryl to stave off my sneezes when visiting their homes.
    But a funny thing happened when I got to know a few felines who were hanging around our neighborhood.

  • Middle school student earns honorable mention during UK entomology symposium

    An Anderson County Middle School student received an honorable mention for his presentation during a University of Kentucky symposium on invasive species.
    Tanner Carlson, 12, a seventh grader, competed in a poster contest against undergraduate college students during the event, held last week in Lexington.
    Carlson’s presentation was on the emerald ash borer, which has invaded a number of counties in Kentucky, including Anderson, and kills ash trees.

  • ‘Armed and dangerous’ Anderson County man mistakenly turned loose

    Landmark News Service
    A manhunt was under way Tuesday afternoon for an Anderson County man who considered by federal marshals to be armed and dangerous but mistakenly let out the Fayette County Detention Center.
    Rodney Dewayne Bell, 28, had been jailed for a short time at the Shelby County Detention Center, after being arrested in Anderson County on drugs charges, said Tony Aldridge, a captain at the Shelby County Detention Center.
    Aldridge said that Bell had also incurred federal charges by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

  • City moves forward with splash park

    Children may be splashing around in a new “splash park” as early as next summer if the city receives a matching $75,000 grant to move forward with the project.
    The city council voted 4-1 to adopt a resolution for the mayor to apply for a Land and Water Conservation Grant to be used for the construction of an estimated $150,000 to $160,000 “wet play area” in the city park.
    Council member Ken Evans was absent from the council’s Monday night meeting.

  • Trucks collide near Running Brook

    A white Ford pick-up truck rear ended another pick-up on 127/Alton Road/North Main Street in front of the Running Brook subdivision Friday, with one driver being transported to the hospital for complaints of an elevated heart rate.
    Douglas Muller, 49, of Louisville, was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after mentioning his heart rate was up, according to Kentucky State Police Officer Frank Flowers.
    Muller allegedly rear ended Shirley D. Long, 68, of Lawrenceburg, as both were driving southeast toward Lawrenceburg on 127/Alton Road/North Main Street.

  • Ruling spells trouble for library

    The Anderson Public Library won’t change the way it sets its local tax rate despite a circuit court judge’s ruling that could financially devastate petition-formed libraries statewide, including here.
    “Until we’re told differently we’re going to operate the same as we always have,” said Pam Mullins, the library’s director.

  • 85-year-old could walk on DUI charge

    The Anderson County Attorney’s office is appealing a district court judge’s decision that could result in an 85-year-old man not being convicted on a DUI charge.
    Judge Donna Dutton ruled in February that a Lawrenceburg police officer should not have pulled the man over and granted a defense motion to suppress any further findings, including that the man was allegedly intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

  • Report: Trooper attacked with meth needle

    A Danville man faces a host of charges after allegedly trying to stick a Kentucky State Trooper with a loaded methamphetamine needle following lengthy vehicle and foot chase last Thursday afternoon in Lawrenceburg.
    Charles Lyens, 40, lead police on an 11-mile road chase before abandoning his vehicle on Highway 44 near Pleasant Grove Ridge Road and taking off on foot, according to police reports.
    Lawrenceburg Police officer Clay Crouch and Trooper Jason Woodside chased Lyens for nearly a mile on foot before catching up with him, according to a report filed by Crouch.

  • Anderson track leaps into new season


    Anderson County is looking to make a giant leap during this year's high school track season.


    “We come in and jump,” Anderson coach Robert Meacham says with a grin. “We compete in the jumping events.”

    Indeed. The Bearcats jump long. They jump high. They triple jump and they pole vault. Anderson has at least one, sometimes two, who could be contending for a berth in the state meet or a regional championship next month.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats take two in Bowling Green tourney

    Anderson County baseball showed it is far too early to write the Bearcats off in 2013.

    A week after mustering one hit in two games, the Bearcats rolled past Louisville Eastern and Bowling Green to take two of three games in the Bowling Green/Warren County Invitational.

    Anderson did have trouble against Ballard Memorial, mustering just three hits in a 3-1 loss.