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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg woman needs help in battle with cancer

    A fundraiser featuring silent auctions, food and live music and more is set to help a Lawrenceburg woman battling Stage 4 colon and lung cancer.
    Tammy Matherly-Coomes, 39, is the mother of five and grandmother of one who was diagnosed in June and has already endured six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, family members said.
    She also has a spot on her left lung and the cancer is in her bloodstream, they said.
    Next up is surgery to remove a tumor on her colon, followed by more chemotherapy, family members said.

  • Child found safe after massive search

    The Springfield Sun

  • Police zap suspect following foot chase on Main Street

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly passed phony money at several fast-food restaurants added to her legal woes when she bolted from custody, forcing a police officer to shoot her with his Taser.
    The Anderson County Grand Jury on Sept. 20 indicted Katelyn Taylor, 21, of 316 Woodford St., Lawrenceburg on a host of felony charges, including first-degree fleeing or evading arrest, second-degree escape and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Burgoo, pullers highlight busy weekend

    Diesel-powered vehicles and burgoo will converge this weekend in Lawrenceburg.
    The annual Burgoo Festival and Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association will highlight one of the busiest weekends of the year when both begin Friday in Lawrenceburg.
    The Burgoo Festival runs through Sunday and features plenty of food, music and other events.
    The truck and tractor pull is Friday and Saturday nights and is scheduled to feature pullers from as far away as California.
    New to the Burgoo Festival this year is a cook-off sponsored by The Anderson News.

  • They found a dead what?

    Armadillos, you’re not in the Southwest anymore.
    The iron-plated rodent’s habitat is usually limited to the arid climate of Southern states like Arizona and Texas — with their range extending into Florida and the Carolinas — but have been gradually making their way up north, even into Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
    Bobby Patel, owner of The Convenience Store located on Broadway, and Scotty Embry of Lawrenceburg, discovered a decomposing armadillo in the back lot behind the station.

  • Thefts plague Early Childhood Center

    More than $10,000 worth of tools and copper piping was stolen from the new Early Childhood Center two weeks ago, the most recent incidents in a series of thefts at the construction site.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell first heard of thefts at the Early Childhood Center in late August, when the first two incidents occurred.
    According to Mitchell, all of the items stolen in connection with the August thefts had been reclaimed.

  • GOLF: Sudden death win returns Riley to state tourney

    NICHOLASVILLE – Caitlyn Riley’s hands weren’t shaking as she got ready to putt from just 5 feet out last Tuesday.


    Her knees had not been knocking as she knelt to survey the situation on the green during the first hole of a sudden death playoff at Connemara.


    But looks were deceiving.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Woodford mirrors Bearcat revival

    A once-proud football program falls on hard times.


    Said program turns to a proven coach to return to glory.


    Program endures a one-win season, ending with a shellacking by a mega-power.


    And program gets back on its feet with a can-do attitude and a lightened schedule.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats sweep Marion, Johnson Central

    Anderson County recovered from a sluggish start to defeat Johnson Central, 4-1, Saturday afternoon in a boys’ high school soccer match played at Woodford County Park’s youth soccer field.


    The contest was moved from the Anderson pitch after last week’s rains had left the surface unplayable.


    Austin Smallwood scored a pair of unassisted goals to lead the Bearcats past one of eastern Kentucky’s better teams.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Cats pull classic upset of state’s sixth-ranked team


    The Anderson County girls’ soccer team pulled off their biggest upset in five years when they stunned sixth-ranked Murray, 2-1, in the Elizabethtown Classic.


    Anderson had not beaten such a highly-ranked team since taking fifth-ranked Tates Creek down in the regional tournament semi-finals in 2006.


    Anderson seniors Taylor Clark and Emily Mager led the Lady Bearcats to the win, according to coach Jason Earnest. Clark scored twice after Murray had taken the lead, while Mager was outstanding in the net.