Today's News

  • State OKs proposed health cuts, keeping health director part time

    State health officials have approved nearly $190,000 in payroll and other cuts proposed by the Anderson County Health Board’s finance committee, sources have confirmed.
    The spending cuts are designed to wipe out the department’s $185,000 annual operating deficit, and must still be approved by the full board of health. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the health department, located on Glensboro Road.

  • Main St. man indicted on incest charges

    The Anderson County Grand Jury has indicted a Lawrenceburg man on four counts of incest, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Jeffrey Wolverton, 50, of 309 South Main St., was indicted on charges dating back to 1995. According to the indictment, he “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse with a person whom he knew to be an ancestor, descendent, brother or sister, and who was less than 12 years of age.”
    Wolverton was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Cheerleaders OK after fall

    Two Anderson County High School cheerleaders received quite a scare just before Saturday’s basketball game at the school.
    Laiken Bowen and Amber Kelly were injured when Kelly fell from the top of a pyramid just before tipoff of the Bearcats’ game with McCreary Central. Several witnesses reported that as she was trying to stop Kelley’s fall, Bowen fell backwards, hitting her head on the basketball court.

  • Family sues after mom’s corpse tumbles into grave

    A Lawrenceburg woman and her sisters are suing the operators of a cemetery in Franklin County after their mother’s corpse was “ejected” from her casket and tumbled to the bottom of her grave, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. 2 in Franklin Circuit Court by Louisville-based attorney Christopher Haden.
    Brenda Gardener and her sisters, Susan Nowak of Louisville and Ruth Ritter of Frankfort, are suing Indiana-based Saber Management, which operates Sunset Memorial Gardens, for undisclosed damages.

  • FOOTBALL: Fitzpatrick makes it official


    There were no surprises when Chris Fitzpatrick made it official last Wednesday.

  • SOCCER: Mager signs with Queens University


    It didn't take Emily Mager long to know where she was going to continue her soccer career.

    “As soon as I set foot on campus, I knew it was perfect for me,” said Mager, an Anderson County High School senior who signed with Queens University last Wednesday, the first day of the fall sports signing period.

  • BASKETBALL: Ranking the Region, Feb. 8

    With 10 days left in the high school basketball regular-season, things are beginning to shape up for the contenders in the races for the Eighth Region crowns. Last week saw South Oldham score a big win that will have a major bearing on the boys' regional race, then suffer its first loss to a regional foe three nights later.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers going for region honors

    Anderson County swimming coach Karla Phillips was there the first time an Anderson team got in the pool for a meet. Now she hopes to be there when a Bearcat is doing laps at the sport’s biggest day, the state meet.

    “I have two boys that could possibly make it to state,” says Phillips, a member of the school’s first swim team when she was a student. “Braden Peyton is close in the 100 (-yard) freestyle and James Mason is close in the 500 (-yard) freestyle. I think these boys could make it with just a little bit of extra effort.”

  • WRESTLING: Grapplers pin all-comers heading to regional tourney

    There is little secret that Anderson County’s goal for this week’s Region 2 wrestling tournament is to bring home the big trophy for the first time in the program’s history.

    But with the state’s top-ranked team, LaRue County, a perennial statewide power, also residing in Region 2, few give the Bearcats much of a chance of coming away with the big prize. Second place, something Anderson has never attained at the regional level, is within reach.

    The action begins Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at Danville High School.

  • COLUMN: ‘I like the way my team is playing’

    One way to gauge just where a basketball team stands in February is to consider the questions and criticisms thrown its way.

    Take the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Over the last two weeks, their demolitions of LSU, Tennessee and South Carolina have been so thorough that the big question now is simply, “Are they peaking too early?”

    Translation: This team is scary good and the only way it is going to be derailed is if it comes back to earth.