Today's News

  • Spencer earns celebration with rare win at Anderson

    The celebration started a bit early for Spencer County last Tuesday, but the Bears had earned it.

    With 18.5 seconds to play, Anderson County’s leading scorer, Cobe Penny, fouled out with Spencer in front 70-64. Spencer coach Jason Burns led the cheers in front of his team’s bench and smiles broke across the Bears’ faces.

  • Local man critical following accidental shooting


    An Anderson County man remains in critical but stable condition tonight following what police are calling an accidental shooting Friday night at 1314 Alton Station Road.

    Zach Cotton, 24, an animal control officer with Anderson County government, was with friends when another person’s gun discharged and struck him in the head.

    Sheriff Joe Milam said today that his office is investigating the incident.

  • County attorney clears air on septic tanks

    Bob-O-Link and nearby residents can now rest easy if their septic tanks develop problems.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis on Monday overturned the county health director’s interpretation of a state regulation that he said would have forced residents living within a mile of a city sewer line to hook up if their septic tanks needed to be repaired or replaced.

  • Water district demands, doesn’t get, fact-check from city

    The chairman of the South Anderson Water District is calling on Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett to “clear up some inaccuracies” after city officials openly blamed the district for the bulk of proposed water rate increases earlier this month.
    Contacted after the meeting, Goodlett said he has no plans clear up anything.
    “[The article] was accurate as we could get it from our perspective,” said Goodlett.

  • Trial set for woman charged with raping child, 8

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged nearly five years ago with the rape of a child under the age of 12 is scheduled to stand trial later this month.
    Rochelle Olds, 40, is scheduled for trial Jan. 30 and 31 in Anderson Circuit Court in a case that has taken years to adjudicate due to questions about her competency to stand trial.
    The trial is scheduled to begin with jury selection at 9 a.m.

  • Odd season can return to normal Friday

    It’s been kind of a strange season for Anderson County basketball.

    The Bearcats entered the season as one of the teams, if not THE team to beat in the Eighth Region. They were a solid choice to make the trip to Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16 in March when I conducted a poll of the region’s coaches for The Cats Pause last summer.

    But when the Rating the State rankings came out in Monday’s Lexington Herald-Leader, the Bearcats were ranked seventh in the region. They were ranked third in the 30th District.

  • Bearcats hold on at Homecoming

    Homecoming is supposed to be an easy win, but there have been few of those on Anderson County’s boys’ basketball schedule this season.

    Instead, the Bearcats did not clinch their 58-55 win over Central Hardin until the last second – literally – Friday night.

  • Lady Bearcats to face one of state’s best, regional foes

    Anderson County faces a major test tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 25) when the Lady Bearcats host highly regarded Franklin County.

    The varsity contest is the culmination of a triple-header that starts with the freshman game at 5:30. The varsity is scheduled to tip off at approximately 7:30 p.m.

  • Drury leads six Mustangs to state meet

    Eighth-grader Zane Drury led a contingent of six Anderson County Middle School wrestlers qualifying for the middle school state wrestling tournament. Two other Anderson wrestlers could also advance as alternates.

    As a team, Anderson placed third out of 20 teams at the Region 4 Tournament, held Saturday at Woodford County Middle School. Johnson County took the regional title with 218.5 points, followed by Carr Wrestling Academy with 179.5. Anderson scored 129.5 points.

  • Swim Cats endure tough waters in six-team meet

    From staff reports

    Competing with a depleted roster, the Anderson County High School swim team ran into difficult waters during a meet at Kentucky State University on Jan. 14.

    The Swim Cats placed fifth in the combined scores of a six-team meet.