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Today's News

  • Learning lesson from 12 years ago can help Bearcats repeat history

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach hopes recent history repeats itself Friday night at Grant County.

    All the while, he can point to a cruel lesson the Bearcats learned 12 years ago.

    Anderson will be heavily favored at Grant, which stands at 2-2, but took a 49-6 pounding from Western Hills last week.

    According to the Rating the State poll in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Anderson is about a 36-point favorite. The Courier-Journal Litkenhous ratings have the Bearcats favored by more than 50 points.

  • Wanted: People to wave flags

    Hundreds of bikers will gather Saturday, Sept. 19 for the American Legion Auxiliary’s second-annual poker run to support the Healing Field.

    To send them off in style, the Auxiliary is asking for people to be at the park when the bikers rumble away by bringing a flag to wave.

    “We hope people will come out and show their support for those participating in the poker run,” said Auxiliary member Shirley Thornberry. “We’re asking people to bring flags to wave when they leave.”

  • Councilman charged after wreck

    A current city councilman and retired policeman was recently charged after his vehicle took out about 100 feet of fence on Ninevah Road.

    Paul Thomas “Tommy” Vaughn, 45, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle collision on Ninevah Road at 10:01 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to police reports.

  • Man charged for stealing grandmother's pain pills

    A Lawrenceburg man faces a felony charge after allegedly stealing his grandmother’s pain medication, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Bobby Lance Sutton, 22, of Bonds Mill Road, stole 45 Vicodin pills after getting a prescription filled at a local pharmacy without his grandmother’s permission, police said.

    Several days later, Sutton returned the pill bottle back to his grandmother, but instead of Vicodin, he placed 21 500mg Naproxen pills in the bottle, police said.

  • GET BACK!

    I refuse to be a statistic.

    In Kentucky alone, 175,000 women are victims of forcible rape, according to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, and I refuse to become one of them.

    Thanks to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, you can refuse to become one of them, too.

    Deputies Paul Blackhurst and Tony Likins were recently trained as Rape Aggression Defense instructors and will soon begin offering the nationally recognized courses as a service to the community.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory, which was issued for Mill Creek Pike last week, has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced in a news release.

  • Gillispie enters rehab; court date still Oct. 5

    Former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie entered an alcohol rehabilitation center in Texas last week, but his Oct. 5 court date here on a DUI charge is still on.

    That’s according Bill Patrick, the Lawrenceburg attorney defending Gillispie against the drunk driving charge he received Aug. 27 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Peach expects major test at Henry

    Chances are the mantra around both Anderson County and Henry County this week will be something to the effect of “It only takes 11.”

    Anderson travels to Henry County on Friday night for what could be a major test against one of the state's better Class 3A teams.

    However, many will point to the fact that Anderson is a 5A school and much has a much larger enrollment than Henry. Last year, Anderson enrolled just over 1,200 students while Henry was just under 700.

  • SPORTS BUZZ: UK will win, but it won't be a blowout

    All right, Wildcat fans. Saturday is your day.

    It’s the day you have been waiting for ever since you partied in Memphis while your Little Brother had to decide between Middletown and Valley Station.

    It’s the day you  get a chance to remove that image of John L. Smith strutting across the field -- your field, even -- with a 56-28 win in his pocket.

    It’s the day you get to pay back Bobby Petrino for calling a timeout so he could score one more time even with the game in the bag.

  • Bearcats take second in Bourbon Tourney

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team put on a pair of dominating performances before falling in the championship game of the Stonerside Cup tournament, held at Bourbon County last week. The Bearcats are now 8-3-1 on the season with some big district matchups on the horizon.

    The Bearcats ripped Corbin 5-0 last Tuesday, then blitzed Dixie Heights 10-0 in the second game of the round-robin tournament. Bourbon County, a team Anderson coach Brett Morris described as “fast and athletic,” scored a 4-2 win in what amounted to the championship game of the tourney.