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Today's News

  • Filing deadline nears for city council, school board

    Only two incumbent city councilman and one school board member had filed for re-election this fall as for Monday afternoon.
    The deadline to file is 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and, so far, filings have been few and far between for six city council and three school board seats.
    Incumbent city councilmen Bobby Durr and Tommy Vaughn have filed, along with challengers Troy Settles, Dan Stumph and Allen Kays.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Lady Bearcats turn to former star to lead program

     Five head coaches in five years is not exactly the textbook formula for building a high school sports program.

    But that is Courtney DeLong's welcome to her new position as volleyball coach at Anderson County High School. DeLong, one of the best ever to serve and set for the Lady Bearcats, is undaunted.

    “I think with me being new, it is different for the team,” DeLong says, “but I can relate to that. When I was in high school, we had a different coach my last three years.”

  • Current Lady Bearcats defeat volleyball alumni

     The Anderson County High School volleyball team hosted its inaugural Alumni Game on July 21. The current Lady Bearcat team defeated the alumni team, winning the five-game set, 3-2.

    The current team win the first two games 25-12 and 25-17 before the alumni rallied for a 25-23 win in the third game.

    “By game two, the alumni team had kind of worked through all the bad plays and were playing pretty well,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said in a release.

  • Police chief refutes woman’s coercion claim

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department had nothing to do with a defendant’s claims that police coerced her at gunpoint and threatened to take away her children if she didn’t admit to a crime.
    That’s the stance being taken by acting Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins, who refuted an article in last week’s edition of The Anderson News which accurately reported on a motion filed in District Court that accused his department of coercion.

  • B-double-E-double-R-U-N Beer run!


    A man went on a beer run at a local supermarket, and then allegedly ran off with the booze.
    Rodney Daniels “JB” McClanahan, 26, of Cynthiana, snatched two 18-packs of Bud Light beer cans and took off running into the Walmart parking lot last Wednesday afternoon with a store manager chasing him on foot, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    According to city police officer Josh Satterly, McClanahan threw the beer up against a fence on U.S. 127 Bypass and fled into the nearby Burger King restaurant to hide.  

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  • Your money or your life!

    Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a maintenance worker last Saturday morning at an apartment complex on Smither Drive.
    Victim James McMurray of Frankfort told police he was getting some tools out of a pickup truck when a man walked up behind him, stuck a blunt object in his back and threatened to kill him if he didn’t hand over some money.

  • COLUMN: Olympics just can't grab my attention this time

     I know I am probably in the minority but I just can't get my red, white and blue blood too worked up over the Olympics.

  • Did it for Dawson

     The Anderson County 10-and-under baseball all-stars took first place in the Do It for Dawson Tournament, held recently in Taylorsville. The tournament helped raise money for a 10-year-old boy in Spencer County who has been stricken with brain cancer. Team members are, front row, from left: Reece Reynolds, Bailey Turner, Brady Klink, Dylan Stephens and Ryan Wells. Second row: Brendan Klink, Tyler Rice, Jaggar Gillis, Zackary Labhart, Sam Harrod and Chase Smith. Back row: Coaches Jake Turner, Bubba Rice and Brian Klink.

  • Public can help researchers monitor the health of Kentucky’s deer herd

    Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources report

    Wildlife watchers can help researchers track and monitor the health of Kentucky’s deer herd.

    “For years, the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study Group has tracked outbreaks of EHD – or epizootic hemorrhagic disease – in deer,” said Tina Brunjes, deer and elk program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The public can assist researchers by reporting sick animals and pinpointing locations.”