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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 9.22 to 9.28

    Wednesday, Sept. 22

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Murder suspect allegedly tells friend: 'I sliced her from ear to ear'

    The friend of a Bardstown Road man accused of murdering a Mount Eden woman Sept. 3 claims the man admitted doing so the next day while trying to convince him to help get rid of her body.

    “I [f-ed] up. I killed her. I sliced her from ear to ear and put her in a trash bag in the bathroom,” is what Ronnie Hale of 4307 Bardstown Road claims in court documents was said by Gary M. Bancroft, 33, the day after Bancroft allegedly killed his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, 33.

  • Lady Bearcats slip past Boyle in tourney

    DANVILLE – Anderson County needed a win Saturday like a pizza needs tomato sauce and cheese.

    OK, the Lady Bearcats' straits probably were not that dire, but after dropping a semi-final match in the Little Caesar's Classic, the Lady Bearcats rallied to defeat host Boyle County in the third place game of the tournament Saturday afternoon.

    Anderson overcame a sluggish first half when Madison Carter scored with 10 minutes to play, then, after escaping a pair of Boyle threats, won in a 7-deep shootout. Officially, Anderson was credited with a 2-1 victory.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 24: Grant Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Homecoming.

    Freshmen football

    Thursday, Sept. 23: Anderson Co. at Danville, 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 27: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls' Soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 22: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 25: Anderson Co. at Elizabethtown, 3 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 27: Anderson Co. at Franklin Co., 7 p.m.

  • Fultz settling in as new principal

    From the moment Gina Fultz got the call saying she had been selected as the new principal of Anderson County Middle School, her mind was focused on moving forward.

    “Anyone who knows me would have expected me to scream or jump up and down,” Fultz said. “I’m a very excitable person. But I was already thinking about what we needed to do next.”

    Fultz described those few moments on the phone with Lisa Petrey-Kirk, middle school teacher and chairperson of the school’s site-based council, as “very happy.”

  • COLUMN: Rushing field not for run of the mill

    As Seth Carmichael's last-gasp pass fell to the turf Friday night, several members of the Henry County student section did all they could to hold their buddies back.

    The barrier of shrubs was no match for a group of kids intent on perhaps pulling something off for the first time in the 42-year history of Hollie Warford Stadium.

    The Henry County fans rushed the field.

    Wildcat faithful took to the Anderson field as if it was their own, which from the look of the stat sheet might have been the case in the fourth quarter of their 45-42 upset of Anderson County.

  • Crash leaves one dead, one injured

    UPDATED at 4:15 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15 — One person is dead and another injured following a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the intersection of US 127 Bypass and Highway 62.

    Ralph G. Coy, 65, of Lawrenceburg, died from injuries he received in the accident, according to a news release from the Anderson County Coroner's Office.

    Details of the accident remain sketchy, but it appears a white Chevrolet Impala driven by Coy and another car heading west through the intersection onto Highway 62 collided with a tractor-trailer headed south on the Bypass.

  • Giving but never quitting

    (Editor's note: The following is part of an occasional series through the current football season, highlighting the 1965 Anderson Bearcats.)

    Cecil McFarland might have given everything he had to football, but he's quick to point out that he was able to take something from his time as an Anderson Bearcat through life.

    He shows off one of his prized possessions.

    “One of the traditions,” he says, breaking into a laugh, “was stealing a practice football.”

  • Bearcats say no pressure as they go for state

    Just because you are shooting for – maybe even supposed to get – your team's berth in the state tournament since 1994?

    What pressure?

    Just because this is the last go-round for a group that has been touted as one of the best gatherings of golfers in the history of the Anderson County High School program, but have never made it out of the region?

    “I feel we have three of the top five golfers in the region,” says senior Jacob Flora. “There's no pressure at all.”

    Flora smiles as if he knows the questioner has doubts.

  • Trashed!

    An Allied Waste garbage truck pummeled a home on Horn Drive last Thursday morning when its brakes apparently failed.

    The truck’s driver exited the truck after stopping on Brenda Drive, but the truck rolled away down a small hill, crossed the intersection at Horn Drive and punched a gapping hole into the residence.

    The residence was vacant at the time, and the driver was not injured in the crash, according to EMS Director Bart Powell.