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Today's News

  • Firefighters battle subzero temps as barn burns

    Johnny Walton woke up Tuesday morning to a wall of fire.
    The night after celebrating his 32nd birthday, Walton went to bed in his one-bedroom, ground floor apartment located in the barn behind his father Jackie Walton’s house at 1344 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg.
    Johnny Walton said around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning he woke up and saw that one wall of the barn had bust into flames. He said he called 911 while still inside the burning barn as he tried to get his two dogs out.

  • Police department receives new body armor vests
  • Granny avoids jail time, for now

    The grandmother accused of tying up a 3-year-old girl avoided jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal abuse, but still faces an investigation for perjury based on an investigation conducted by The Anderson News.
    Carolyn Case, 65, pled guilty Tuesday morning in Circuit Court to one count second-degree criminal abuse, a Class D felony. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office recommendation included a five-year sentence without the possibility of probation, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • Ex-softball coach sues to get job back

    The former high school varsity softball coach who was ousted last summer when his brother was named interim principal wants his job back and has filed a lawsuit to make that happen.
    He isn’t alone. The parents of a softball player, Bryan and Jeannie Ashby, have joined the lawsuit, alleging their daughter’s future in softball was harmed when Brian Glass lost his coaching job.

  • Obamacare sign-ups in county only 10 percent

    Thousands of Anderson County residents are facing Obamacare fines now that the Dec. 23 deadline to have coverage Jan. 1 has passed.
    Only 10 percent of eligible Anderson County residents law have signed up, according to information released last week by Gov. Steve Beshear’s office, leaving 90 percent of them faced with paying fines equal to 1 percent of their income or $95, whichever is higher.

  • WRESTLING: Anderson County Middle School wrestlers successful
  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: No. 1 Lady Bearcats entertain Franklin County in Top 5 battle

    A showdown with a Top 5 team highlights the upcoming week for the Anderson County girls' basketball team.

    The Lady Bearcats tangle with another of Kentucky's better teams when they entertain Franklin County tonight, Jan. 8, at 7:45 p.m. The game is part of a triple-header between the teams and will be preceded by the freshman teams at 5:15 and junior varsity at 6:30.

    In the Rating the State rankings that appeared in Monday's Lexington Herald-Leader, Anderson was tied with Elizabethtown for the No. 1 ranking while Franklin County came in at No. 3.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats back from vacation

    TAYLORSVILLE – If every American worker returned from a vacation like the Anderson County girls' basketball team did Saturday, the economy would probably be robust in no time flat.

    Playing another team – albeit one that was terribly over-matched – for the first time in 11 days, Anderson held Spencer scoreless for the second and third quarters of a 70-8 rout.

    “We really wanted to play,” said Anderson senior Jessica Rice.

  • FOOTBALL: Cox selected to play in Border Bowl

    Anderson County football player Ross Cox has been selected to play in the annual National Guard Border Bowl football game, to be held at the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday, Jan. 11. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats to have biggest week of season

    No hype is needed for the next two dates on the Anderson County boys' basketball schedule.

    It's really very simple: Shelby County on Friday and Collins on Tuesday are the biggest regular-season games on the Bearcats' schedule. It's not even close.

    Both are 30th District foes and at least earning a split is imperative for a good seed in the district tournament at the end of the year. Win both and the Bearcats only need to beat a young, but improving, Spencer County team for the No. 1 seed.