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Today's News

  • Dog ordinance dies in fiscal court

    An ordinance that would have tightened the leash on potentially vicious and vicious dogs was killed last Tuesday morning by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Several magistrates said they were uncomfortable passing the ordinance because it contained what amounted to a leash law that would have required all dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash while off their property.

    Currently, dogs can roam free on their own property, but must only be under voice command of their owners when off.

  • Grades 6-8 hear Obama; K-5 don't

    Students at Anderson County Middle School joined students all around the country Tuesday afternoon as they logged on to hear President Barack Obama encourage them to take responsibility for their own education.

    Obama’s speech, delivered from a high school in Virginia, drew criticism locally and nationally beginning more than a week before it was broadcast live on the Internet and CSPAN.

    A transcript of the speech was released Monday, about 24 hours in advance of the webcast.

  • Lawrenceburg native to cast, film movie here

    Green Nation Entertainment will be casting and filming its upcoming feature film, “Popcorn Ceiling,” in Central Kentucky. 

    Hope Riley-Miner, a founding partner of Green Nation Entertainment, along with husband, producer Tim Miner, will be returning to her home state of Kentucky to film the movie.

    Riley-Miner, a native of Lawrenceburg, is also the screenwriter, and she will be starring in the film. 

  • Wreck on 62 claims woman's life

    A Lawrenceburg woman was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle she was driving collided with another on Highway 62.

    Brenda Gail Napier, 29, of 1003 Langefield Drive in the Glenview subdivision was pronounced dead at scene at 9:55 a.m.

    Napier was traveling toward Lawrenceburg near Robert B. Turner Elementary School when her vehicle apparently veered into the other lane, grazing a pickup truck driven by Julius Clifton Noel Jr. of Lawrenceburg, according to Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie.

  • COLUMN: Real rivalry returns Friday night

    It isn't Odessa Permian vs. Midland Lee but a real live rivalry is this week's version of Friday Night Lights in Lawrenceburg.

    Make that a real live rivalry is hopefully coming back to life when Anderson hosts Mercer County. It has been been four years since they met and 13 years since the game has been for more than mere bragging rights.

    But that really never mattered. Many times when the Bearcats and Scotties tangled, which was most years from 1963 through 2005, bragging rights were all that mattered, just like it will be Friday night.

  • Russell, Cox team up to lead Bearcats past Mercer

    It was simply a matter of Anderson County recognizing Mercer County’s defense.

    Three times Anderson quarterback Jacob Russell and end Grant Cox noted a hole in the Titan defense when Mercer lined up in a certain coverage. Three times, the tandem struck on touch down passes of 47, 76 and 70 yards to lead the Bearcats to a 42-21 win before an overflow crowd at Warford Stadium.

    “I thought Jacob played big tonight,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. “Cox was super."

  • Woodford pulls away from Lady Cats, clinches district's top seed

    Woodford County scored twice in the final 15:03 and it was enough to pull away from Anderson County. The visiting Yellow Jackets claimed a 3-1 win in a battle of Top 20 teams Wednesday night.

    The win, in all likelihood, clinched the top seed in the 25th District tournament for the Yellow Jackets. Anderson will be the two-seed.

    After a scoreless first half, Woodford County's Taylor Kelly put the fifth-ranked Jackets in front from the right wing, angling her shot just out of the reach of Anderson goalie Emily Mager.

  • ACE brochure in Wednesday's paper

    Anderson Community Education's annual fall brochure will be inserted in next week's edition of The Anderson News.

    The brochure outlines a host of the educational opportunities offered by ACE, along with classes that will be offered in the coming months.

    Pick up a copy at newsstands across the county. Subscribe online, or by calling (502) 839-6906.

  • Biggest regular-season game in program history?

    There is no such thing as a one-game season until the tournaments begin next month. Just don't tell those anticipating the girls' soccer showdown set to take place on the Anderson field tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 9.

    Anderson County vs. Woodford County.

    Or as they say on the east side of the Kentucky River, Woodford County vs. Anderson County.

    Last week's state coaches' poll says No. 5 (Woodford) vs. No. 15 (Anderson).

    Two weeks ago, that same poll said it was No. 7 vs. No. 8.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.2

    'I can't beat the city' on wooden crosses

    To the editor:

    My dad and uncle’s wooden cross meant so much to my family that I have been battling the city for almost four months to keep it up in the cemetery.

    I’m sure the people in the community are tired of hearing about it.

    I have realized now I can’t beat the city. The city has won this fight.