Today's News

  • Farmer injured when vehicle smacks tractor

    A tobacco farmer in western Anderson County was airlifted to an area hospital after the tractor he was driving was rear-ended by a vehicle Sunday night.
    Christopher Conway received a head injury after being thrown from his tractor, but was home by Monday and expected to recover.
    Conway was driving his tractor near the intersection of Highway 248 and Fairview Road when a vehicle struck it from behind. The tractor flipped and was struck by a second vehicle.
    No injuries were reported to the drivers of either vehicle.

  • Local Green Beret retires after 27 years

    Army Col. Kenneth J. Hurst has retired after completing 27 years of active duty military service, according to a news release.
     Hurst was a Special Forces officer. His most recent assignment was as the chief of plans for US Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., from 2008-11. In 2009, from March through July, Hurst also served as the deputy commander for the US Special Operations Command, Europe, Stuttgart, Germany.

  • ‘One-man crime wave,’ others out of prison

    A convict once described by a prosecutor as a “one-man crime wave in Anderson County” was among the nearly 1,000 inmates released by the state Jan. 3 under House Bill 463.
    The bill, which was passed to reduce prison costs statewide, also led to the release of a half dozen people convicted in Anderson County of forgery and drug possession charges, along with one man imprisoned following his third DUI conviction.

  • Police collar star witness in trial of alleged puppy killer

    The trial of suspected puppy killer Paul “Doobie” Dearinger is officially on for today (Wednesday), but just barely.
    Police in Nicholasville were able to collar what figures to be the prosecution’s star witness in the case, Elizabeth “Beth” Dennis, just hours before a deadline imposed by a judge to postpone the case until March.

  • We’re No. 1! (in binge drinking)

    By Tara Kaprowy
    Kentucky Health News
    Kentuckians binge drink an average of about six times per month, more often than people living in any other state, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
    Binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks for women and five or more drinks for men on one occasion. Nationwide, 17 percent of adults binge drink, up from 15 percent in a 2009 survey. That’s one in six people, averaging four binges a month and eight drinks per binge.

  • Fake pot, bath salts banned

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban fake pot and bath salts despite heated objections from a business owner who sells the substances.

    The public hearing turned heated at one point, and one man who spoke in favor of keeping the substances legal was thrown out of the meetng by order of Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

    Check back here for updates.

  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Scenes from Kentucky's win over Tennessee

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon and Jonna Spelbring Priester, publisher of our sister paper, The Henry County Local, worked the Kentucky-Tennessee battle of Top 10 women's basketball teams. Kentucky won, 61-60, on a last second shot by A'dia Mathies.  The accompanying slideshow is the came as seen through Priester's camera.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats looking for regional superiority as South Oldham comes to town

    For the last two years, they have been considered the teams at the top of the Eighth Region.

    This season, Anderson County and South Oldham might have even bigger plans in girls' basketball. Both have been in and out of the state's Top 10 in the various polls and when the Rating the State rankings appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, South Oldham came in at No. 7 statewide.

    Anderson? The Lady Bearcats are No. 8.

  • COLLEGE: Ratliff places fifth in initial college meet

    Anderson County High School graduate Ryan Ratliff placed fifth in his first collegiate track and field meet for the University of Kentucky.

    Competing in the Kentucky Invitational at the Nutter Field House last Friday, Ratliff cleared 6-04.25, tying teammate Todd Nibbs for fifth place in the meet that attracted teams from the SEC, ACC, Big East and OVC.

    The Wildcat track team returns to action on Friday, Jan. 27 in the Rod McCravy Memorial meet, also at the Nutter Field House.

  • FOOTBALL: State runner-up closes season

    Members of the Anderson County High School football team celebrated their state runner-up season with the annual team awards banquet Sunday at the high school. Seth Carmichael and Ethan Kelly were named Most Valuable on offense while Travis Phillips was selected as Most Valuable on Defense. Bill Rose and Chris Fitzpatrick were selected as Most Valuable on Special Teams. All are seniors.