Today's News

  • City, paper team up for Sidewalk Days

    Remember back in the day when Lawrenceburg merchants would bring their wares out in front of their stores for sidewalk sales?

    Those days will return next month when the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News present Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 19.

    The event will culminate with live music on Saturday, when Main Street will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Carmichael named senior center director

    In his first few weeks as the Anderson County Senior Center’s new director, Steve Carmichael has not slowed down one bit.

    And that is how he likes it.

    “So far it’s been a great experience,” he said during a brief interlude between meetings. “I’ve been trying to learn all I can. Everyone is trying to help me and it has been just wonderful.”

    Carmichael said he knows the responsibility of his new position and the shoes he has to fill after Debbie Lottes retired a few weeks ago.

  • Would they look a dying man in eye?

    If my father lives long enough to make his annual trek to Lawrenceburg later this year, I’d like to introduce him to Gov. Beshear.

    Actually, I’d rather introduce him to Beshear and President Obama to see if either are man enough to look a dying man in the eye and still claim the health insurance scheme cooked up by Obama and endorsed by Beshear isn’t at least partly to blame.

    My guess is no.


    The calendar says it has been 10 years since Mark Peach led his first Anderson County Bearcat football team onto the field at Woodford County.

    Ten years to the day as this story is being published since Woodford rolled past the Bearcats, 28-3.

    Ten years.

    The calendar deceives you.

  • Road to Bowling Green now goes through Highlands

    If Anderson County is to make its first trip to Bowling Green since the 2011 state championship game, it will have to make a round-about trip, full of obstacles in its way.

    The Bearcats should be solid favorites to claim their third district championship in six seasons, but claiming the regional titles they won in 2011 and 2013 will be very difficult under the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s new alignment.

    Anderson remains in Class 5A, Region 3, as it has been the last four years.

  • Parking, ticket info for Bearcat home football games

    Ticket prices will remain at $5 per person for Anderson County High School home football games, according to athletic director Rick Sallee. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth near the entrance gate near the Bearcat football field house.

    There will be no advance single game sales for home games.

    Season tickets are available at the school and first home game for $20.

  • Journey begins Friday night

    You have to love the first weekend of the high school football season, when everyone’s record is the same and the dreams of glory rule nearly every team in America.

    Usually, it only takes a few games for reality to set in. There will be some great teams and some really bad ones. There will be some teams better than expected and some not as good. It’s just the nature of high school sports.

    It all gets under way in Anderson County Friday night when the Bearcats host South Oldham. If recent history means anything, it should be a good ‘un.


    The Anderson County girls’ high school golf team turned in a two-season best score Saturday when the Lady Bearcats fired a 388 to finish fifth in their own Joy of Golf Tournament, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The 16-team tournament drew some of the area’s best clubs, including Paul L. Dunbar, Taylor County and Shelby County.

    Dunbar took the tournament championship with a 313, followed by Taylor County, 20 strokes behind. Shelby County finished third at 360.

  • Bearcats second in Garrard tourney; Toles solid

    With just over a month left in the regular season, the Anderson County High School boys’ golf team has begun looking like the team that could make a run at its second state tournament berth in three years.

    At least that was the assessment of Bearcat coach Jim Beward after Anderson finished second in the Whitaker Bank Golden Lions Invitational Tournament at Dix River Country Club near Stanford.

    Garrard County hosted the event.

    Anderson placed second with a team 312 score, seven shots behind tourney champ Wayne County.

  • Bottoms works Little League regional final

    Anderson County Parks and Recreation director Kenton Bottoms was selected to work the regional tournament games in association with the Little League World Series last week. Bottoms was selected to work the Central Region tournaements, held in Indianapolis.

    After a week of evaluations, Bottoms was picked to work home plate in the Midwest Championship game, won by Webb City, Missouri, over Coon Rapids Cardinal Little League of Minnesota.

    Webb City advanced to the Little League World Series, which begins Thursday, Aug. 20, in Williamsport, Pa.