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Today's News

  • Teen pleads guilty to terror threats at high school

    The former Anderson County student who sent violent text messages threatening a 17-year-old girl and another “Columbine” event at the Anderson County High School has pleaded guilty to terroristic threatening and harassing communications.
    James R. Tindal Jr., 19, of 1430 Van Buren Road, pleaded guilty April 2 in circuit court to one count second-degree terroristic threatening, a Class D felony; 25 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, a Class A misdemeanor; and 41 counts of harassing communications, a Class B misdemeanor.

  • Drunk hunting suspect guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man indicted for allegedly shooting a former Fish and Wildlife officer has pleaded guilty Anderson Circuit Court.
    Gary Gaines, 40, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive is next scheduled to appear in court May 21 for sentencing, where he is likely to have his case placed on diversion. That means if Gaines meets court-ordered conditions, his guilty plea would be set aside, the charges against him dismissed, and an expungement order entered at the discretion of the court.

  • Magistrates to consider swimming pool study

    The long-debated and often rejected notion of building a public swimming facility in Anderson County might be realized after all.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will consider spending $15,000 for a firm to conduct what amounts to a feasibility study for a swimming facility in the county park when it meets at 9 a.m. May 7.
    The possible study was the topic Monday of a county parks and recreation committee meeting, held at County-Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway’s office.

  • COLUMN: Anderson County is going to miss Charlie Bryant

    The bases are still 60 feet apart.

    The right field fence still separates the playing field from a pasture, just like it did when the Alton Ruritan Field opened in the 1960s.

    But behind home plate, someone else will be making the calls. Charlie Bryant will only be at every game of the Anderson County Church League in spirit.

    A fixture around Anderson County sports for years, Bryant passed away on April 6 after a lengthy illness. But Bryant's memory will live at what amounted to his second summer home.

  • TENNIS: Ty vying to be Bearcats' first at state

    It's hard to believe that one of the area's best tennis players traces his love for the sports back to a football coach.

    “The first time I ever got on the court, I was in Mr. (Lucas) Shouse's gym class,” Ty Glover smiles. “He was like, 'Do you want to play some tennis?'

    “I just said, 'Yep!'”

  • OUTDOORS: Early May is start of best fishing for bluegill, redear sunfish

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Early May in Kentucky is not only a good time to set out tomato plants in backyard gardens, but it's the start of the best fishing of the year for bluegill and redear sunfish.

    When water temperatures approach 70 degrees, these two native sunfish species move into the shallows of ponds, small lakes and large reservoirs in preparation for spawning.

  • OUTDOORS: Big Catch!

    Klein Perry, left, hangs on to a 22-pound turtle while Randy Peyton displays the 30 pounds of fish the pair caught during a recent day of fishing in the Salt River.

     

  • SOFTBALL: Breaking out against the Bears

    Anderson County might have reached a new level of slump-busting Thursday night.

    The Lady Bearcats ended a string of four losses in five games with an 11-0 rout of visiting Spencer County, clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Where to start?

    Freshman Mia Aldridge dominated the Lady Bears from the pitching circle, throwing a 5-inning no-hitter in her first varsity start.

  • FOOTBALL: Pleasant surprises emerge in spring practice

    There is little doubt that expectations are very high for the Anderson County High School football team this fall. The Bearcats finished 8-3 in 2012 and will likely be one of the favorites to not only win District 6, but advance deep into the state playoffs. A second trip to the state Class 5A championship game in three years is not out of the question.

    Still, there are some holes to fill and improvements to be made following a 48-0 loss in the first round of last year's state playoffs.

  • TENNIS: All in the family

    There won't be many surprises around Amanda and Hannah Wampler this year.

    The Anderson County doubles tandem caught nearly everyone, including themselves, off guard with their run to the Eighth Region tennis tournament final in 2012, but even though they are noticeably better players in 2013, no one is guaranteeing a repeat or better when the tennis post-season gets underway next week.

    The girls will play their first two rounds at Western Hills High School on Monday, then move to Franklin County the rest of the week.