Today's News

  • County losing thousands in uncollected booze permits

    County government has for years failed to collect thousands of dollars in taxes by not enforcing an ordinance that requires stores selling packaged liquor and beer to purchase a license.
    Retailers that sell malt beverages such as beer are, by ordinance, required to purchase a $140 license each year. Those selling liquor are required to purchase a license for $400. Retailers selling both are required to purchase both.
    A quick count of locations selling packaged beer comes to roughly 25 in and around Lawrenceburg, along with five liquor stores.

  • Passions run high over gun control

    The nation is divided over the hotly contested issue of gun control, and Anderson County is no exception.
    As Americans hold their breath while waiting for the president to reveal his promised measures on gun control later this week, residents here aren’t shy on sharing their views, including one woman who vows no one will take away her firearms.

  • Rash of copper thefts under investigation

    A recent “rash” of copper thefts in the city prompted Police Chief Chris Atkins to ask the city council, and Lawrenceburg citizens as well, to look out for suspicious activity.
    Atkins reported the recent increase of copper thefts in the city during a departmental report at the city council’s Monday meeting.
    “They’re targeting specific items outside of residences and businesses,” Atkins said at the meeting.

  • COLUMN: Quiet excellence


    In the 102 years of basketball in Anderson County, there has not been a more appropriate field goal ever made than the one 38 seconds into the second quarter at Mercer County Senior High School last Tuesday.

    It was a simple put back.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Unlikely bomb buries Bearcats

    Just when you thought you had seen everything in 40 minutes of high school basketball – 186 points, a triple-double that turned out to be in a losing effort, 81 free throws, 60 fouls and countless skipped heartbeats – maybe the most unlikely game-winning shot you will ever see banged off the south backboard at Anderson County High School's gym and through the net.

  • Sports briefs for Jan. 16, 2013


    Mustang wrestlers do well at Woodford

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats have opportunity to avenge only defeat


    The highly-ranked Anderson County girls' basketball team has a chance for a payback next Tuesday night when the Lady Bearcats travel to Bryan Station.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats pummel Spencer


    Anderson County rolled past Spencer County, 66-16, Friday night in Taylorsville. Anderson won its 23rd straight game against 30th District competition and its ninth straight overall this year.

    “All played well,” Anderson County coach Tony Kays said in an e-mail. “We executed on offense and defense.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats defeat Carroll County


    Jay Smith, Austin Cummins and Christian Estes scored 16 points each as Anderson County defeated Carroll County 63-54 in boys' basketball action Thursday night in Carrollton.

    The Bearcats led all four quarter stops but were unable to pull away until the final eight minutes when they outscored the Panthers 24-19. Cummins and Estes both scored eight points in the final frame.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats look to get good tournament seed


    The Anderson County boys' basketball team can virtually wrap up a two-seed and keep hopes alive for the top placing in the 30th District Tournament when the Bearcats host Spencer County next Tuesday.

    But first, Anderson will host Western Hills on Friday, Jan. 18.