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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: No. 13 Oldham shows it is worthy of ranking

    Reality, wearing Oldham County softball uniforms, hit Anderson County quickly last Thursday.

    Just minutes after the Lady Bearcats had ridden Mackenzie Peavler’s first home run of the season for a 2-1 lead over 13th-ranked Oldham, the visitors sent eight batters to the plate, scoring three runs in the third inning. That 4-2 Oldham lead eventually turned into an 8-4 victory. A team that finished at 12-15 a year ago has suddenly become one of the state’s best, winning its 17th in 18 games.

  • Baskets full of easter joy
  • District Court Docket, April 20

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 17.
    Mitchell R. Dean, motion to revoke probation, possession of marijuana -- to serve 30 days.
    Michael D. Dunbar-Rager, preliminary hearing, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) -- amended to theft by unlawful taking (less than $500), sentenced to 45 days (conditionally discharged, credit time served), $153, show cause/installment/deferred payment Sept. 1.

  • Judge’s office, recycling closed Friday, Saturday

    The Anderson County judge-executive’s office and the county’s recycling program will be closed this Friday and Saturday due to the Easter holiday, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway announced.

  • Stranded family, pets leave

    A stranded family and their 29 pets were able to leave town last week, thanks to donations totaling just over $4,000.
    The family, including a husband, wife and two teenagers, became stranded here when the mini-van they were driving was rear-ended on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • The good Samaritan lives

    Jamie Richardson is anything but a typical 21-year-old.
    Not only is he a happy-go-lucky, somewhat talkative young man, he’s also remarkably honest and demonstrated both traits last Friday morning.
    Richardson was hanging out in the city parking lot off Court Street while his buddy cleared up a traffic ticket in court.
    He looked down, saw a check and instead of jamming it in his jeans, proceeded to call the phone number on the check to ensure it was returned to its rightful owner.

  • ‘Brianna’s Mutt Strut’ scheduled for May 7

    A dog walk titled “Brianna’s Mutt Strut” in the memory of the late Brianna Borwig is scheduled for Saturday, May 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at the county park, organizers said.
    The walk will benefit the Anderson County Humane Society and is being held in memory of Brianna who, at age 13, died from a brain tumor.
    “Brianna was a girl with a big heart for animals,” her family said. “She wanted to be a veterinarian or animal rescue worker.”
    The event will include bracelets and T-shirts to benefit the Humane Society.

  • Payback is a …

    A woman known by friends, family and coworkers to be among Anderson County’s foremost pranksters received her just deserts last Friday afternoon.
    The conspirators — who out of fear of retribution spoke on the condition of anonymity —took Cheri Johnson’s car from behind where she works on Main Street, parked it in front of the county courthouse and plastered it with Post-it notes before wrapping it in several layers of industrial-strength cellophane.

  • Health board to ponder massive tax rate hike, cuts in staff, services

    When the new $2 million health department building opens next month, it will do so with less employees providing less services unless a sizeable tax rate increase is passed Wednesday night.
    Public Health Director Brandon Hurley is expected to outline four tax rate options when the Anderson County Board of Health meets at 6:30 p.m. at the community building in the county park.
    The meeting is open to the public.

  • BASEBALL: Ailing Case makes Spencer bats sick

    TAYLORSVILLE – Landon Case was a bit under the weather but he made Spencer County’s bats sick.

    The junior right-hander went the distance, scattering five hits in a 6-2 win last Tuesday. The victory guaranteed Anderson can do no worse than a two-seed in the 30th District Tournament next month. Case dominated Spencer, getting his fourth win in five decisions.

    And he was not 100 percent.

    “I started feeling bad yesterday,” Case said of what was called a stomach virus.