Today's News

  • Legends set start times for 2016 games; Fireworks to follow 14 home dates

    Start times have been set for all 70 Lexington Legends home games in 2016, the 16th season of Legends baseball.  Fireworks shows will follow 14 Legends games next season, and the schedule features day games on Wednesdays, including three Education Day games, according to a news release.

    The Legends will serve as hosts for the 2016 South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played at Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Tuesday, June 21.

  • God First registrations announced

    God First Sports announces basketball sign-ups are being held at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church for the 2016 season.

    The league is open to boys and girls who were ages 3 through 10th grade before Oct. 1, 2015. The league is designed for children to learn about basketball, have fun and learn about Christ, according to a news release. Play is scheduled from March 12-April 23, with games not being held on April 9 due to Spring Break.

  • Mercer shuts down Lady Cats in second half

    By Allyson Moore, Student contributor

    Anderson County knew that Mercer County would be a formidable task last Tuesday. Anderson gave a good showing but 10th-ranked Mercer prevailed, 52-39, in a hard-fought contest.

  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.

  • Lady Bearcat JV defeats Lincoln

    By Allyson Moore

    In an intense game that was not determined until the last minute, the Anderson County Lady Bearcats junior varsity basketball team won a hard fought battle against visiting Lincoln County, 30-27, last Tuesday.

  • Bearcats show peaks and valleys in 24 hours

    Frozen notes …

    It took just a little over 24 hours but in that short amount of time we saw both extremes of Anderson County basketball – boys’ version – in 2016.

    Friday night, the Bearcats put on a basketball clinic for 24 minutes as they whipped Shelby County, 64-49. For 24 glorious minutes, it was unquestionably the best I had seen Anderson play in the 2015-16 season.

    Few would disagree.

    After a slow first quarter, Anderson played like a champion over the final three periods.


    SHELBYVILLE – When the time of reckoning came for Anderson County, the Bearcats responded with the look of a champion.

    Down 18-4 at long-time rival Shelby County less than five minutes into Friday night’s 30th District showdown, the Bearcats found the resolve to recover, then go on to a 64-49 win that might be a defining moment for an Anderson team that had been expected to be a factor in the Eighth Region title race but had seen a few games slip away in December.

  • Gallatin traps Bearcats in 3 OT

    Anderson County fell into a trap Saturday night

    Just 24 hours after putting on their finest basketball display of the year with a rousing win at Shelby County, the Bearcats let one slip away when visiting Gallatin County outlasted Anderson, 86-83, in three overtimes.

  • Fit ’N Fun Girls offers more than exercise

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

    Ninety-five year old Agnes Whitehead is living proof that health is wealth.

    “I would encourage people to go somewhere to get their exercise,” the Georgia native and Lawrenceburg resident said.

    Whitehead, who has also been an avid walker and basketball player in grade school and high school, is an inspiration to others in a long-time exercise group in Lawrenceburg, fellow exerciser Freda Walker said.