.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • COLUMN: Summer brings new face, coverage to News

    As I sit at my computer staring at the cursor blinking endlessly before my eyes, I wonder and agonize as to what my first column for The Anderson News should be about.

    I covered the UK men’s basketball team last season for the University of Kentucky student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, how about a piece on my opinion of whether or not head coach John Calipari will leave for the NBA?

    No, I don’t want to dive in to such a sensitive subject around the Bluegrass in my first meeting with you all.

  • Ongoing vandalism at county park called 'terrible'

    Vandals have torn through the Anderson County Community Park at least three times within the past week, and each time, park officials say the damage just gets worse.

    “The vandalism has gotten terrible,” said Parks Director Ronnie Hume. “In the last week, we’ve had something just about every day.”

    Tuesday morning, Hume said he found air freshener holders torn off the walls, tobacco products stuck on partitions and obscene images fashioned onto the hand dryer in the men’s restroom at the shelter near the county barn.

  • Crabb-Beasley engagement

    Denise Franklin Crabb and Mark Beasley, both of Lawrenceburg, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Barbara Crabb of Lawrenceburg and the late Allen Crabb.

    She is a 1981 graduate of Western Anderson High School and is employed as an operator 2 at Pilkington Versailles in Versailles.

    The groom-elect is a son of Opal Beasley of Harrodsburg and the late Alonzo “Pudden” Beasley.

    He is a 1978 graduate of Mercer County High School and is self-employed.

  • COLUMN: Taxpayers, not feelings should top their lists

    Column as I see ’em ...

    First, a correction from last week’s column in which I lauded Sheila Mitchell for the next school superintendent.

    Several folks caught a stupid mistake I made, and I’m grateful to them for pointing it out.

    I said that if chosen, Mitchell would be the county’s first female school superintendent. Had my brain been in gear before making that claim, I would have recalled that Emma B. Ward — you know, the lady after which one of our elementary schools is named — held that distinction decades ago.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs survive 6th inning rally, win 8-5

    Dusty Puckett hit another home run and struck out four batters in just over two innings of work, but it was Jordan Adams who came through in the clutch for the Cubs to get the win.

    After building a five-run lead entering the sixth inning, the Cubs held off the charging Reds.

    With only one out away and men on second and third and the tying run at bat, Adams came in relief and got two consecutive outs to give the Cubs their eighth win of the season.

  • Suspect back in court for nude pictures

    The Lawrenceburg woman accused of using a cell phone to send nude photos of her herself using a vibrator to a 12-year-old boy will have the opportunity to undergo psychological testing before making her next appearance in court.

    A disposition hearing for Rachel Lawhon, 37, of 1167 Watts Run Road, was held Monday morning in Anderson Circuit Court. During the hearing, Judge Charles Hickman agreed to continue her case until Aug. 3.

  • School district moves forward with ECC project

    The Anderson County Board of Education is moving forward with its plans to build a new Early Childhood Center, just in case the state legislature approves a measure that will allow it to do so.

    The board selected the Alliance Corporation as the construction manager on the project. Alliance has worked with the district on several recent projects, including the addition and renovation at Anderson County High School and the new Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Conway, Young, Stivers win primaries

    Anderson County Democrats knocked one incumbent from his job, returned one to office and picked their party’s choice to run for PVA in the fall during Tuesday’s primary election.

    Incumbent Sheriff Troy Young staved off a spirited challenge from Rex Burkhead by scoring a 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent victory.

    Magistrate John Wayne Conway ran away with the race for judge-executive, easily outdistancing incumbent Steve Cornish by nearly a 2-to-1 margin.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Wednesday, May 26: 30th District Tournament championship game at Anderson Co., 7 p.m.

        Anderson Co. vs. Shelby Co.

    Monday, May 31: Eighth Region Tournament first round at Carroll Co. High School, TBA.

    Remainder of tournament schedule can be found at www.theandersonnews.com as soon as pairings are announced.

    Softball

  • Lady Cats advance to region

    Anderson County left little doubt about its approach to the post-season with a 15-0 rout of visiting Eminence in the first round of the 30th District softball tournament on Monday night.

    The Lady Bearcats scored three times in both the first and second innings, then ended things with a nine-run outburst in the third, pounding seven hits and taking advantage of four Lady Warrior errors to invoke the “mercy rule.”

    “We talked about (getting to the 15-run lead),” said senior first baseman Lauren Brown, who had a pair of hits and two RBI.