Today's News

  • Spencer puts damper on Lady Cat party

    Unheralded Spencer County pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the high school softball season Thursday night when the Lady Bears shut down Anderson County 1-0. It was an unexpected finish to an unusual double-header.

    Anderson had defeated 16th-ranked Western Hills, 3-2, in the opener when Courtney Turpin drilled a two-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    But two hours later, that was just a memory as Spencer defeated the Lady Bearcats for the first time in Anderson coach Brian Glass' 10-year career.

  • COLUMN: Man with plan strikes blow to restaurant tax

    Column as I see ’em ...

    It seems that each time spring rolls around someone kicks the anthill that houses those who support a restaurant tax to promote tourism and sends them scurrying again all over town, looking for bread crumbs.

    While I certainly don’t mind reprising my roll as chief exterminator and busting a fresh can of Raid, it’s good to know that there’s a man with a plan besides me willing to prove the folly of that tax.

  • COLUMN: Get rid of weeds in eco-friendly ways

    Well, another Earth Day has passed and I hope you all celebrated by being kind to the earth. After all, it’s the only planet with chocolate.

    The “reduce, reuse and recycle” saying has certainly had a positive impact. More people are doing more to limit the amount of trash we bury into Mother Earth. That makes a huge difference.

  • COLUMN: Don’t complain unless you walk 7,000 miles in his shoes

    First thing Friday morning, I began to complain to myself, if not out loud.

    It was raining. It was cold(er than it had been). It was shaping up to be a miserable day.

    But Friday was one of those days when something happens to put all of your complaints in perspective.

    I had an interview, which was set to take place outdoors, scheduled for Friday morning.

    While at that interview, I got rained on, my hair was wet and I knelt down in something that I’m going to call mud.

    But by the end of the interview, none of those things mattered.

  • Letters to the editor - 4.28

    Taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill for ‘new’ county government offices

    To the editor:

    If county government’s intention of taking over the old Countryside Motors facility is in fact just rumor, our county officials now have good reason to call you out on it for your editorial. But if it is not, I believe a good number of our citizens may share my sentiments as follows:

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 1.

    Benjamin Cox, review, five counts of theft by deception (less than $500) -- continued to April 15.

    Eddie D. Crumbley III, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing April 8.

  • Community calendar - 5.5 to 5.11

    Wednesday, May 5


    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

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

  • Bethel-Harley engagement

    Tracy and Melissa Bethel and Larry and Charlotte Harley, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jessica Leigh Bethel and Benjamin Alexander Harley.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and will graduate from the University of Kentucky this year with a Bachelor of Science degree in career and technical education with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences.

  • Walker-Cook engagement

    Steven and Vicki Walker of Lawrenceburg and Henry and Brenda Cook of Gordon announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Alisha Lane Walker and Jeremy Brandon Cook.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Linda Baxter of Lawrenceburg and Bill and Pat Hall of Lexington.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2009 graduate of Midway College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is currently attending Georgetown College to pursue a master’s degree in special education.

  • Aggressive Lady Bearcats hammer Shelby

    Courtney Turpin knew it was gone as soon as the bat connected with the ball.

    Hannah Searcy, on the other hand, kept a crowd of softball fans holding their breath until her first varsity home run carried just past the right field fence.

    But the two long balls summed up Anderson County's 9-2 win over visiting Shelby County Monday night. The Lady Bearcats hit the ball hard, and hit it throughout the lineup.

    “We were aggressive at the plate tonight,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass. “We were getting the bat head out in front of the ball.”