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Today's News

  • Primary election set for May 17

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 for the 2011 Primary Election.
    Only voters who were registered with a specific party before Jan. 1 or first-time voters who registered with a party after Jan. 1 are eligible to participate in the primary.
    Voters who do not know if they are eligible to vote can call the Anderson County Clerk’s Office at 839-3041. To find out where to vote, citizens can call the county clerk’s office or visit www.elect.ky.gov and follow the “Where Do I Vote” link.

  • Proposed library spending up $100K

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will consider a $100,000 proposed spending increase when it meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 at the library.
    The meeting is open to the public.
    The library’s proposed budget calls for spending to increase from last year’s proposed total of $1.243 million to $1.343 million.
    That $100,000 spending increase equals the amount of budgeted tax receipts the library expects to receive, documents show.
    The documents also show that the library has $1.8 million in reserve.

  • Search continues for man who apparently leaped from bridge

    The Kentucky River is refusing to give up the body of a man believed to have leaped to his death Friday morning from the Tyrone Bridge.
    Search crews entered day five of the efforts Tuesday morning, but had not been able to locate the body of Brian “Scotty” Stewart, 39, of Versailles. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said as of Tuesday night, his body had yet to be recovered.
    Stewart’s vehicle was found abandoned on the bridge mid-morning Friday, according to Barnes, whose office is leading the recovery effort.

  • Local soldier seriously wounded in Afghanistan

    A Lawrenceburg soldier was seriously wounded Monday while fighting in Afghanistan, the Army has confirmed

    Spc. Seth Goodlett, 21, sustained a broken vertebrae, a severe concussion and broken shoulder.

    He is a son of Rodney Goodlett and Debbie Cummins of Lawrenceburg.

    He is listed in serious condition after being transported to a hospital in Baghram, Afghanistan, his father said, and is expected to fully recover.

    His father said he will next be transported to Germany before returning to the United States.

  • COLUMN: Something just doesn't seem right

    If back on April 2, a few minutes after UConn ended Kentucky’s season in the Final Four, you would have said Terrence Jones had more games to play as a Kentucky Wildcat, you could have gotten a lot of weird looks.

    That was about as likely to happen as a horse that had never run on dirt winning the Kentucky Derby. Or the Lakers being swept.

    But Jones tweeted out Saturday that he would be back in Lexington for another year, officially taking Kentucky from “loaded” to “you have got to be kidding me.”

  • Anderson grads lead Asbury to crown

    Asbury University claimed its second KIAC Softball Tournament championship Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Indiana-Southeast. The tournament was held at Berea College. With the win, the Eagles earned a berth to the NAIA National Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. beginning on Thursday, May 19.

  • Anderson grads lead Asbury to crown

    Asbury University claimed its second KIAC Softball Tournament championship Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Indiana-Southeast. The tournament was held at Berea College. With the win, the Eagles earned a berth to the NAIA National Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. beginning on Thursday, May 19.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats split four in Owensboro Tourney

    Anderson County broke an 8-game losing streak when the Lady Bearcats defeated Daviess County 3-1 in the Sports Wearhouse Classic, hosted by Owensboro Catholic.

    It was Anderson’s second win over Daviess County this year. The Lady Bearcats also avenged an earlier defeat by beating Henry Clay, but lost to St. Benedict of Tennessee to see their record move to 9-16.

    Hopkins County Central had beaten Anderson 5-1 on Friday to extend the program’s losing streak to eight games.

  • Dance Cats complete outstanding season; tryouts set

    The Anderson County High School dance team recently was named Midwest National Champions, making the Dance Cats one of the final six teams in the nation.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Mustangs finish second

    The Anderson County Middle School softball team ran its overall record to 14-8, finishing second in the Bluegrass Softball Conference Postseason tournament.

     The team was the second seed heading into the tournament, based on regular-season conference standings.  Friday, Anderson defeating Georgetown 12-0 in 3 innings.

    Saturday, the Lady Mustangs faced off against the No. 3 seed, Bourbon County, going to extra innings before winning 12-11.  Anderson scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a six-run deficit.