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Today's News

  • Prosecutor rescinds plea offer in tied up child case

    The Commonwealth Attorney’s office retracted a plea offer Wednesday for the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for as many as 16 hours each day.
    The girl’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with her parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, all are charged with first-degree criminal child abuse and have each pleaded not guilty.
    Armed Wednesday in Anderson Circuit Court with their own public defenders, each appeared in front of Judge Charles Hickman and were expected to receive a plea deal from prosecutor David Nutgrass.

  • Child porn suspect pleads guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with 70 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court and could now face up to 20 years in prison.
    Mark Hawks, 55, of Secretariat Drive entered his plea roughly 16 months after being indicted for downloading and viewing pornographic images of girls as young as 6 years old at his home and at his workplace in Shelbyville.

  • Mom hauls son into court, cops haul him away

    The mother of a suspected methamphetamine “smurf” out of jail on bond hauled her son into Anderson Circuit Court on Wednesday, then stood and watched as deputies hauled him off to jail.
    Evan Cochran, 20, of Lawrenceburg was arrested in May along with four others on methamphetamine-related charges. Evans told arresting officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department that he was “smurfing,” a term used to describe those who purchase pseudoephedrine and other substances for others who manufacture meth.

  • Rams open season

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' basketball team got on the winning track Saturday when the Rams whipped the Georgetown Home School group 65-40 on the academy's home floor. The Christian Academy defense limited Georgetown to 12 second half points after struggling through the first half.

    “We handled them easily last season so it was a struggle to keep our players focused for this game,” Christian Academy coach Cory Robinson said.

  • BASKETBALL: Cat Madness 20 tips off high school hoops season

    Cat Madness has changed since Anderson County High School started the tradition, but one thing remains the same. It is still the event that signals high school basketball is upon us.

    Now in its 20th year, Cat Madness tips off Saturday night, Nov. 17 with the highly-ranked Anderson County girls' basketball team participating in a Red-White scrimmage at 6 p.m. The Bearcat boys' team will tangle with perennial power Covington Holmes in the second game, starting at approximately 7:30 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Don't hold your breath for a big name in Lexington

    Notes written while looking for turkey deals...

    You have to love the ambition of a lot of Kentucky football fans. Some think just because the Wildcats' head coaching job is open, anyone with a right mind would want to talk with Mitch Barnhart and company.

    Nice stadium. A couple of stud quarterbacks – Max Smith and Patrick Towles – already in the fold. A chance to coach in the SEC.  What more could someone ask for?

  • Anderson athletes get fall sports honors

    Eleven different Anderson County High School athletes were recently honored as all-district or all-region selections in their different sports.

    Lady Bearcat volleyball players Ashley Couch and Bethany Hardin were named to the All-Eighth Region Tournament team by the region's coaches. Earlier, Shelbi Savoie, Liberty O'Neal and Hardin were selected to the All-30th District Tournament team. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the regional semifinals for the first time in four years.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach reflects on season

    Mark Peach knows plenty of high school football teams would gladly trade their 2012 seasons for the one Anderson County just enjoyed.

    The Bearcats finished 8-3. They were ranked among Class 5A's Top 10 most of the year. They won the games they were supposed to win and might have picked up a couple more.

    Yet, after advancing all the way to the state championship game in 2011, there was obviously little joy around the Bearcat camp when the season abruptly ended with a 48-0 loss to Cooper in the first round of the state playoffs on Nov. 2.

  • Serious swimming

    Anderson County got a taste of how serious competitive can be last season.

    Braden Peyton, now graduated, swam the race of his life in the boys' 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at 23:93. Unfortunately for him, the final state meet qualifier turned in a 23:64, meaning that in less than the time to blink an eye, an Anderson swimmer missed out on being the school's first state qualifier.

  • Applications being taken 
Nov. 15-30 for sandhill crane hunt

    Applications for Kentucky's second sandhill crane hunting season will be accepted online at www.fw.ky.govfrom Nov. 15-30, according to a news release.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will issue permits to 400 hunters through a randomized computer drawing. Applicants drawn for a hunt must pass an online identification test before they can receive a permit.