Today's News

  • UPDATE: Second girl arrested in middle school shooting threats

    Two Anderson County Middle School students were arrested Tuesday in the latest shooting threats to hit Anderson County school.

    The girls, ages 12 and 13, were each charged with second-degree terroristic threatening after leaving notes in a school bathroom. The 12-year-old allegedly wrote "she had a gun" and was going to "shoot everybody" on a bathroom wall, sparking a soft lockdown of the school while police investigated.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats have given just what we needed

    Thank you, Lady Bearcats. We needed what you gave us the last few weeks.

    And thank you, too, Bearcats. You were still playing Monday night and we have needed all you have given Anderson County during March Madness.

    We can’t thank you enough.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat Sweet 16 dream

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Even before the 2017-18 basketball season began, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team knew what would be the most daunting mountain to climb in its quest for Sweet 16 glory.

    Simon Kenton would be that one task that would require the combination of near-perfect play and some good fortune necessary to navigate the road known as March Madness.

    Simon Kenton showed why Saturday night, using a 15-1 run to close out the first quarter, then holding off a gallant Anderson comeback for an 80-68 win in the Eighth Region tournament final.

  • Lady Cats have more than 9 lives, overcome Walton-Verona

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Remember that old saying that a cat has nine lives?

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team might laugh at that after Friday’s dramatic 58-54 win over Walton-Verona in the Eighth Region Tournament semifinals.

    Anderson had at least a dozen lives in rallying from a 12-point deficit at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson, now 27-5 on the year, moves on to play tournament host Simon Kenton (19-10) in the regional championship game Saturday at 6 p.m. Walton-Verona finished its season at 24-10.

  • Lady Bearcats tame Dragons in opener

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Anderson County left no doubt in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Tuesday night at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Bearcats never trailed on their way to an 80-56 win over 29th District runner-up South Oldham at Simon Kenton High School.

    Taylor Harley coaxed a 3-pointer to fall after hesitating on the rim and Jacie Chesser delivered a putback in the first minute of the contest and the Lady Bearcats were on their way.

  • Bearcats hold off Henry in regional opener

    NEW CASTLE -- Before the Eighth Region Tournament tipped off, many observers felt Anderson County had a very favorable first round draw.

    Anderson didn’t disappoint with a 58-45 win over host Henry County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament last Wednesday.

    When the Bearcats built a 31-13 halftime lead, it seemed like the only thing in question was the final score. Someone forgot to tell the Bearcats.

    And someone forgot to tell Henry everything was over.

  • Lawrenceburg woman dies following wreck on I-64

    A 26-year-old Lawrenceburg woman was killed Tuesday when the vehicle she was driving went off I-64 in Shelbyville and rolled several times, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    Jessica L. Carter, 26, was transported to University of Louisville Hospital, where was later pronounced dead, according to the news release.

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for the driver of another vehicle involved that may have caused the wreck, according to the news release.

  • Shooting threats end in arrests, calls for metal detectors at schools


     A petition drive to purchase and install metal detectors for all five public school buildings, along with the beginning stages of raising funds to buy them, are under way.

  • District loses full grade of students in decade

     Enrollment in Anderson County’s public schools continues to plummet.

  • Fired health nurse wants case dismissed

     An attorney representing a nurse fired last year for allegedly giving a child the wrong vaccine and committing fraud to cover it up is calling for a judge to dismiss the Anderson County Health Department’s bid to uphold her firing.