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Today's News

  • Wright vows to fix health department

    Tim Wright’s first official act as interim public health director was to turn off the lights.
    Namely, the outdoor safety lights that could help save money when it comes to the health department’s $900 a month electric bill.
    It’s small savings, Wright said, but the beginning of his plan to improve the public’s perception of the health department, and strengthen the department’s relationship with the Anderson County community.

  • Herbal store owner busted for synthetic pot

    Enforcement of the county’s fake pot ban resulted in a real misdemeanor charge for one Anderson County business owner.
    Craig Vaughn, 30, owner of the Herbal Awakening store located on US 127, was charged Feb. 17 with alleged trafficking in a substance banned by a county ordinance, and could face other potential charges, Lawrenceburg city officer Josh Satterly said.

  • New or improving fishing opportunities in 2012

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

     

    It is almost time to renew your annual fishing license. The new license year begins March 1.

    This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers, and white crappie.

  • Tourney Briefs

    Regional draws this weekend

    The Eighth Region tournaments get underway next week with the girls' tournament tipping off Monday, Feb. 27 at Anderson County High School. It will be the first time Anderson has ever hosted a basketball regional. The boys' tournament will get underway on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at Henry County, where the tournament has been held every year since 1963.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Eighth Region was once Kentucky's strongest for girls hoops

    Every basketball season, one of the questions around Kentucky high school basketball is simply, “Which region is the toughest?”

    From the looks of the statewide computer polls, the Eighth Region has regained its place as one of Kentucky's best in girls' basketball this year.

  • Rams improved despite losses to Community, Northside

    Community Christian Academy of Independence defeated home-standing Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, 87-63, recently.

    The Crusaders might be the best team the Rams will face all season. Community Christian is an experienced team that plays five seniors with the majority of them being the starters. Head coach Ryan Smith said before the game that a couple of the starters have been playing on the same team since middle school.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats go to big city, beat Country Day

    Darrin Laswell scored 17 points, leading four Anderson County players in double figures as the Bearcats defeated Kentucky Country Day, 59-48, last Tuesday in Louisville.

    “I thought we played one of our better games,” Anderson head coach Glen Drury. “We got a lot of good games out of a lot of kids down there.”

    Anderson jumped to a 15-10 lead and never looked back against a team that finished the regular season at 14-12.

  • WRESTLING: Fitzpatrick earns medal at state tournament

    LEXINGTON – With the state high school wrestling tournament moving to the Kentucky Horse Park this year, it might be fitting to say that Anderson County simply did not get out of the gate well.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roar, rout Franklin

    No one can know how many people have taken notice, but Anderson County has been giving all indications that it has every intention of defending its home court in the post-season.

    The Lady Bearcats won their seventh straight game, and 13th out of 14, in a dominating performance against visiting Franklin County Friday night.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Scintillating finish makes sizzling Senior Night

    You can take all the old sports clichés about a one-point thriller, tie them up, roll them all together as one and still not describe Anderson County's win over Franklin County Friday night.

    The will to win. Refuse to lose. Anything can happen in a rivalry game. Senior Night is special.

    They were all true as the Bearcats scored the last six points to get their first win over their northern neighbors since 2008.