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Today's News

  • Video shows not guilty plea entered by drunk hunting suspect

    The man indicted with hunting under the influence and three felony counts of wanton endangerment pleaded not guilty April 16 in Anderson Circuit Court, contrary to what was reported in last week’s edition of The Anderson News.
    In its report last week, the newspaper relied on an order for arraignment, an official document on file in the Anderson County Circuit Clerk’s office that says Gaines pleaded guilty and was scheduled for a diversion hearing May 21 at 9 a.m.

  • TOWERING INFERNO: Smoke seen for miles when vinyl fire erupts

    Life in Lawrenceburg screeched to a halt last Friday afternoon as residents looked skyward with a mixture of disbelief, awe and fear.
    Above them was an enormous cloud of black smoke, towering over their streets and homes, intermittently blocking out the sun and prompting people from as far away as Georgetown and Nicholasville to say, nearly in unison, “What in the heck is burning?”
    The short answer was a gigantic pile of a vinyl material used to bind automotive glass and prevent it from shattering.

  • State orders ‘immediate steps’ to monitor water runoff

    The state’s Department for Environmental Protection issued assurances Tuesday morning that air, soil and water in and around Lawrenceburg is safe following Friday’s fire, according to spokesperson Dick Brown.
    However, the agency is taking what Brown called “immediate steps” to put a corrective action plan in place with Dlubak Glass, owner of the large pile of vinyl that burned for nearly three hours.

  • Sports briefs for May 8, 2013

    Jay Smith was named the Most Valuable Player as the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a 22-5 season at the annual team banquet on April 28.

    Smith, who will play basketball collegiately at Transylvania University, also received the awards for Most Defensive Rebounds, Most Steals, Most Assists, Free Throw Percentage, and the Leadership Award.

    Smith shared the Academic Award with manager Katie Rogers and shared the Keith Foster Most Committed Award with Kyle Sutherland.

  • SOCCER: Lady Mustangs honor eighth-grade players

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team recently honored the eight-grade members of the team before a 6-0 win over Lincoln County.

    During the game, eighth-graders Billie Clark and Lucero Ramos scored out of the offense and another, Brooke Snider, connected on a penalty kick. Seventh graders Taylor Harley, Kinsey Robers and Caitlyn Stumph also scored for Anderson. Goalie Hannah Drury recorded a shutout.

  • SOFTBALL: Rivalry gets ailing Lady Cats going against Shelby

    There's nothing like a good old-fashioned rivalry to get a softball team out of a little bit of a funk.

    Granted, Anderson County did not blow 30th District foe Shelby County off the field last Thursday, getting just five hits in a 3-0 home field win.

    And to be sure, the Shelby County of 2013, while vastly improved since the first time the teams had met nearly a month before, is not the same Shelby that was locked in a perennial battle with Anderson for Eighth Region supremacy just a few years back.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats battle through tough times, get needed win at Henry

    NEW CASTLE – This one could have hurt. Badly.

    Clinging to a razor-thin margin that had looked like a sure blowout just two innings before and seeing the tying run ready to charge just 90 feet away and still two outs to go, somehow Anderson County held on.

    When Anderson left hander Brandon Eliadis got Henry County batter Dylan Adams on a called third strike to end the Bearcats' 8-7 win, there were simultaneous sighs of relief and shouts of jubilation.

  • TRACK: Busy Yett gets top prize at CKC

    LEXINGTON – Tyson Yett was one busy young man Friday night.

    The Anderson County High School junior would take some time working his craft near one end zone of Robert J. Bell Stadium, then head to the center of the stadium for another job before heading back to his previous work area at the Central Kentucky Conference track meet.

  • COLUMN: Living a dream

    There is just something about those quiet types, you know.

    Not a lot of chatter, not a lot of extraneous noise. When they talk, it's generally to the point.

    In the lustrous annals of University of Kentucky basketball, there probably have been few quieter than A'dia Mathies.

    That means when she speaks, we'd do well to listen.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcat frosh cap stellar season with tourney wins

    The future appears to be very bright for Anderson County softball after the young Lady Bearcats won a pair of tournaments on the final two weekends of the season to close out the year at 19-1. Anderson played in three tournaments, winning all three.
    Several of the Lady Cat freshmen play key roles on the varsity team as well.

    Over the weekend, Anderson impressively won all four games to win the championship of their own season-ending tournament.