Today's News

  • Scenic location now a ‘disgusting’ dump

    One of Anderson County’s most scenic wonders could soon be declared an illegal dump.
    The gravel portion of Wildcat Road, which connects Stringtown to Tyrone, has been inundated over the past several weeks with old mattresses, furniture, TV sets and even a hot tub, not to mention a small mountain of household trash.
    That has 1st District Magistrate David Ruggles fuming, and could lead the Anderson County Fiscal Court to consider closing it to through traffic.

  • Main Street man to be arraigned on incest charges

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on incest charges dating back to the mid 1990s, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Jeffrey Wolverton, 50, of 309 Main St. is charged with four counts of incest from allegations in 1994 and 1995, according to court documents.
    Wolverton was originally arraigned in Anderson District Court, but those charges were later sent to Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Man charged with selling oxycodone to teen

    A Lawrenceburg man indicted for allegedly selling oxycodone to a 16-year-old girl will be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court at 9 a.m.
    John Wolverton, 29, of 4107 Citation Lane was indicted last month on charges including first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; first-degree trafficking of opiates; trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    In his report, Lawrenceburg police officer Jeremy Cornish wrote that Wolverton admitted selling oxycodone to the teen.

  • Murder suspect charged

    With what appeared to be a self-inflicted bullet hole just above his left temple and wearing a hospital gown and handcuffs, the man indicted for shooting his wife to death was charged with murder last Thursday night.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 48, of 1600 Ballard Road was taken from his hospital bed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center to the Kentucky State Police barracks in Frankfort to be charged with murder and two counts of wanton endangerment.
    Branson allegedly shot his wife, Modena Branson, 50, during a March 5 domestic dispute, according to police reports.

  • Schools won’t serve ‘pink slime’ hamburger

    Consumers may be ask “where’s the beef?” more often after reports surfaced about the use of the meat filler dubbed “pink slime,” and its connections to ground beef served and purchased in restaurants, grocery stores and even school lunches.
    Following last week’s report by ABC News, reports stated that the USDA plans to purchase 7 million pounds of the meat filler known as “pink slime” from vendor Beef Products Inc. to mix with ground meat shipped through the national school lunch program.

  • Eagles were ecstatic about county supremacy

    The madness is not limited to March. Never has been.

    And it certainly was not 44 years ago when Anderson County's two junior high teams met on the basketball court.

    That's right, two.

    Western and Anderson Junior High.

    And Western won. Both times.

    Beating what was expected to be a junior high powerhouse might have been the highlight of a stellar season for first-year coach Gary Stinnett.

    “I should have quit coaching then,” Stinnett says with a laugh.

  • Sports Briefs for March 14, 2012


    ESPN qualifier set for Wild Turkey Trace

    Who has the best golfing twosome in the area? How does that team stack up against the best from other locales?

    The ESPN National Golf Challenge qualifying tournament will be held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday, June 23. First tee time is set for 1 p.m.

    The event is being promoted by ESPN and The Golf Channel.

    The tournament is set up for two-somes which can be two women, two men or one man and one woman with an entry fee of $80 per player.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson students place high in state archery competition

    Anderson County High School students recently participated in the Kentucky State Indoor Archery Championships, held at Chickasaw Archery Club in Shepherdsville. Frederick won first place in the Youth Female Freestyle Division and was awarded the Jake and Vi Thompson Award for high overall female youth shooter. She scored a 294 out of a possible 300 points.

    Gamble took first place in the Youth Female Bowhunter Division with a score of 260.

  • OUTDOORS: Nash named sportsman of the year

    Anderson County resident Kenny Nash has been named the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers' Sportsman of the Year for District 6.

    The award was voted on by conservation officers from around the 17-county district. It is given to an individual that has stood out during the year, according to a news release. “The individual is someone that purchases hunting and fishing licenses annually, is a landowner, (is) involved in outdoor events and assists conservation officers in their area in any way.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: No excuses for disappointing end

    It was only natural for Anderson County girls' basketball players to play the “What if?” game at last week's state tournament in Bowling Green.

    After all, the Lady Bearcats defeated Lincoln County, a team that made the Final Four. They also defeated Montgomery County, which advanced to the quarterfinals.

    “We had a lot of successes this year,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said Monday. “It is natural to compare teams and say, 'We beat this one' or 'We could play with that one.'”