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Today's News

  • High-speed chase leads to smashed bike, tickets

    A motorcyclist who led police on a high-speed chase through Lawrenceburg on Saturday night can add a host of charges to his bumps, bruises and the damages his bike received when it ended up smushed under the front end of two cars on North Main.
    Nicholas Reed, 22, of Harrodsburg received only minor injuries after a police cruiser chasing him on Ballard Street struck the rear end of his bike and sent him and his bike flying into a used car lot on the north side of the train tracks.

  • Want to eat melons without getting sick? Wash ’em

    Anderson County’s acting health director has a simple solution for those worried about contracting salmonella from eating tainted muskmelons or cantaloupes.
    A bleach solution, that is.
    With news spreading about two deaths in Kentucky and dozens of people sickened from melons likely grown in southwestern Indiana, Tim Wright said Tuesday morning that concerned Anderson County residents should wash melons in a simple bleach solution before cutting them.

  • Fire district approves flat tax rate

    The Anderson County Fire Taxing District joined taxing districts countywide in either keeping their tax rates flat or lowering them.
    The fire district voted unanimously recently to keep its rate at 66 cents per $1,000 assessed value, a decision that will nevertheless result in an additional $7,800 thanks to an increase in the county’s overall assessment.
    “Basically, looking at the overall economy, we didn’t want to throw any additional burden on folks,” said Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Parents charged with selling pot to 17-year-old son

    The parents of a Lawrenceburg teen were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on charges that include selling marijuana to their 17-year-old son.
    Hershel and Karen Brown of 124 Dove Drive face numerous charges after police searched their residence and reported finding marijuana, hydrocodone, Oxyconton, cash and guns.
    Police also found 1.3 ounces of marijuana in their son’s pocket that was divided up in small baggies for resale, according to a complaint filed by officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • FOOTBALL: Bryan Station stuns Bearcats on late TD

    Friday night, Anderson County showed there is considerable talent listed on the roster of the 2012 football team.

    The Bearcats also showed they are not exactly the same group that was playing for a state championship last December. But they started their journey the same way, with a 41-34 loss to Bryan Station.

    The Defenders got the last word in a game that featured nearly 900 yards of offense and four lead changes. Quarterback Ora Johnson, who had thrown for five touchdowns, broke the Bearcats' hearts with a 5-yard scoring run with 42 seconds to play.

  • FOOTBALL: Garrard should be stern test for Bearcats

    Anderson County is coming off a season in which the Bearcats advanced all the way to the state Class 5A championship game, but that will mean little in Saturday night's game at Danville High School's Admiral Stadium.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Collins slips past Bearcats in overtime

    Collins, ranked No. 23 in the state, scored midway through the second overtime to defeat host Anderson County, 2-1, in boys' soccer action Saturday afternoon.

    The win gave Collins a leg up in the 30th District seeding race. The Titans improved to 2-0-1 on the year but more importantly, 2-0 in district play.

    Anderson suffered its first loss after a pair of wins. The Bearcats are 1-1 in District 30 action.

  • BOYS' GOLF: Bearcat golf beats Shelby

    The Anderson County boys' golf team posted a 148-170 win over Shelby County last Tuesday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    Lee Robinson was swinging some hot clubs as he posted a 3-under 32 on the front nine. Tyler Harrod was also impressive, turning in a 35. Josh Brown's 40 and Gabe McMichael's 41 rounded out the Anderson scoring.
    The Anderson junior varsity also rolled to a 153-198 win as Zachary Toles fired a 37 followed by Chris Sea and Trevor Morgan, both shooting 38 while Tyler Brothers came in with a 40.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcat volleyball sweeps East Jessamine

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team dominated on the road against East Jessamine on Thursday.

    East Jessamine was no match for the Lady Bearcats who pulled out three straight wins during Thursday’s match. “The varsity girls looked strong tonight with fewer errors, that helped us to win big over East Jessamine with game scores of 25-8, 25-14 and 25-16. If they continue to play with this type of determination our skills will be unstoppable,” said Anderson assistant coach Bobby Hardin, who ran the team in head coach Courtney DeLong's absence.

  • Courage in Munich to reunite 1972 Olympic basketball team at Georgetown

    Georgetown College alumnus Kenny Davis and Hall of Fame sports journalist Billy Reed have formulated an idea to reunite the historic 1972 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team.

    Courage in Munich will mark the first time all 12 teammates will be together since the games 40 years ago, according to a news release from Georgetown College.