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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Man who fell from tree pronounced dead

    A man died Monday morning in Lawrenceburg after falling 30 feet from a tree, according to the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

    The man is identified as Ramiro Rosario Gomez, 36, who Coroner Will Harrod said was a resident of Danville.

    Gomez was apparently employed by Indiana-based Townsend Tree Service, which has been trimming trees across Lawrenceburg for the past several weeks for Kentucky Utilities.

  • UPDATE: Grenade in school parking lot was real

    UPDATED 5:30 P.M. — Police have determined that the grenade found Monday afternoon in the parking lot of the Phoenix Academy school building on Industry Drive was real.

    Police said the grenade, which was found by a teacher around 12:30 p.m., had been modified. It appeares that someone threw the grenade toward the school building from the side of Champions Cheerleading facility next door.

    State Police Detective Ben Wolcott said late Monday afternoon that the grenade was indeed real, but lacked the mechanism to make it explode.

  • On to the World Series
  • Sports briefs: 6-12-13

    Garmon golf scramble
    this weekend
    Wild Turkey Trace golf course will host the Family and Friends of Marie Garmon golf scramble on Saturday, June 15 with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.
    Cost of the scramble is $35 for club members and $50 for non-members. All proceeds from the scramble will go to a scholarship fund set up in memory of Marie C. Garmon, who died as the result of injuries in a automobile accident last year.
    For more information, contact Dylan Riley at 502-680-5714 or the Wild Turkey Trace Pro Shop at 502-839-4029.

  • Hoops hopefuls head to camp

    They may not be tall enough to make the NBA, but the campers at the Glen Drury Bearcat Basketball Camp have worked hard to improve their game and most importantly have fun.
    The 2013 Bearcat camp lasted four days, from June 3-6. Held in two locations, the camp included 120 students in grades three through nine at the high school and kindergarten through third at Saffell Street Elementary.
    Coaching the children were 60 staff members, 50 of which are high school students.

  • President’s Cup champions
  • Mudcats looking to learn roots to see where they can go

    They have the ability to become champions. Now they have to learn how to earn the big trophies.
    That is how Central Kentucky Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver sees his team as it embarks on the 2013 summer season. The Mudcats, a 16-and-under team made up of Anderson County High School players, were scheduled to open the season last week.

  • Family has tugging in their hearts

    There is no mud pit waiting for the loser.
    And it’s certainly not a tug-of-war that calls for putting the biggest, baddest and strongest dude at the anchor spot in the line.
    When the Kentucky Truck Tuggers get together, the equation is simple: Sheer power plus skilled drivers equaling utter craziness.
    “Sometimes we end up tied and we have to turn around and do it all over again,” grins Anderson County resident Eddie Wiley.

  • Sparrow named Bearcat MVP at awards banquet

    Shea Sparrow was named Most Valuable Player as the Anderson County High School baseball team closed out the 2013 season with the annual team awards banquet last Monday.
    Sparrow, a senior, was also named the recipient of the Turpin Leadership Award.
    Other award winners selected by the coaching staff were: Best Offense – Brandon Eliadis; Best Defense – Brice Stockton; Mr. Clutch – Eliadis; Most Improved – Keaton Walker and Lucas Durr; Spark Plug – Granville Hayes.

  • This week in Anderson County sports: 6-12-13

    Motor Sports
    Friday, June 14: Kentucky Truck Tuggers’ 2nd Annual Tug for Relay for Life, Eagle Lake Convention Center, 7 p.m.

    Baseball
    Central Kentucky Mudcats
    Wednesday, June 12: Mudcats at West Jessamine, DH, 5:30 p.m.
    June 14-16: Tournament at Lindsey Wilson College, TBA.
    Tuesday, June 18: Mudcats at Danville, DH, 5:30 p.m.

    Softball
    Alton Ruritan Church League
    Thursday, June 13: First Christian vs. New Life/Community Baptist/Open Bible, men, 6:30 p.m.