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Today's News

  • Regional and possible state tourney info

    Lady Bearcats at regional tournament

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team was to have played Oldham County in the final first-round game of the Eighth Region Tournament Tuesday night after press time for the print edition of The Anderson News. The tournament is being held at Gallatin County High School.  A story and photos from that game is available online at www.theandersonnews.com.

  • Lady Bearcats hold on to district crown

    TAYLORSVILLE – All business. Anderson County was all business Friday.
    And that meant there would be no funny business in the championship game of the girls’ 30th District Tournament, held at Spencer County High School.


    The Lady Bearcats never trailed. They jumped to a quick lead, held off Collins’ best punch then imposed their will enough for a 57-48 win to capture their third straight district title. “It never gets old,” smiled freshman Eriel McKee, who has been a member of all three of those district titles.

  • A season of misfortune for Bearcats

    (Editor's note: Anderson News sports editor John Herndon looks back at the just completed season for Anderson County boys' basketball. This article contains his observations and opinions.)

    Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez once said, “I would rather be lucky than good.”
    Anderson County basketball, the 2010-2011 edition, can certainly identify with the old New York Yankee.

  • Annual Rotary pancake breakfast set for Saturday

    The 54th annual Lawrenceburg Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast is set for this Saturday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to noon at Saffell Street Elementary School.
    Attendees can enjoy pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, baked apples, milk and juice for just $5. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from any Rotary Club member.
    Baskets donated by local businesses and Rotary members will be up for raffle during the event.

  • Spencer ousts Anderson from district tourney

    TAYLORSVILLE – In the end, Anderson County’s limitations made sure the Bearcats’ post season would end quickly.


    Always a few inches too short, the Bearcats had no answer for Spencer County’s Logan Dunbar, who scored 17 points, including what might have been the biggest two points of last Tuesday’s 30th District semi-final.

  • Girl, 15, raped while passed out

    An 18-year-old Lawrenceburg man told police he was high on LSD, marijuana and whiskey when he allegedly raped an unconscious 15-year-old girl, according to a police report.
    Jeffrey Wayne Knight, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road, was indicted Feb. 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury. He is charged with first-degree rape of a person incapable of consent/physically helpless.
    Knight allegedly got the victim high on marijuana and drunk on whiskey last Nov. 12 at an address in Lawrenceburg.

  • King not happy after pro-life bill aborted

    State Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer County) said she’s disappointed after a bill was killed in the state’s House of Representatives that would have required medical technicians performing pre-abortion ultra-sound procedures to offer the mother a chance to see the unborn fetus.
    King, who says she has been a pro-life advocate for 30 years, testified before the House’s Health and Welfare Committee last Thursday in an effort to bring the issue, which was already approved in the Senate, to the House floor for a vote.

  • Six Anderson players named All-District

    Six members of Anderson County basketball teams were named to the 30th District All-Tournament team last week at Spencer County High School.


    Sydney Brown, Eriel McKee, Destiny Stewart and Corrin Robinson were named to the team from the Anderson girls while Lowell Gordon and Logan Woodside were selected from the Anderson boys.

  • State Rep. King says GOP issues ‘falling on deaf ears’

    State Rep. Kim King joined the chorus of dissatisfied Kentucky House Republicans who aren’t happy that many of the issues they fought for in the 2011 session were not heard.
    Four pieces of legislation were proposed in January, but none had made it to the House floor for consideration.
    “The clock is winding down on the 2011 session of the General Assembly,” King said in a news release.

  • Lanes Mill Road bridge reopens Tuesday

    The Lanes Mill Road bridge near the Franklin County line reopened Tuesday afternoon.
    Anderson County highway foreman Billy Catlett made the announcement during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The bridge was closed for several months after it was declared dangerous by former highway foreman Chip Chambers.
    Replacing the bridge cost the county $49,000, but that money was recovered through the state’s emergency road aid fund, to which the county contributes.