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Today's News

  • Land wins spelling bee

    Whether it was his lucky pants or a lucky guess, Clayton Land earned a first place trophy at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, has worn his “lucky” pants at every level of competition leading up to Thursday night — and he plans to wear them when representing Anderson County at the state competition as well.

  • Bail reduced for dad accused of shaking baby

    Charges against the father accused of shaking his infant daughter so hard she suffered retinal bleeding, brain bleeds and broken bones were referred to the Anderson County Grand Jury last Thursday.

    Derek Hartley, 26, of 1016 Anderson City Road, was arrested Nov. 19 on two charges of first-degree assault. He appeared in Anderson County District Court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing before Judge Linda Armstrong.

  • Politics on parade?

    The level of campaigning during Saturday’s Christmas parade didn’t set well with Mayor Edwinna Baker, and likely won’t happen again.

    At least four candidates for office in next year’s election had floats or vehicles encouraging their election, including judge-executive candidates Donna Drury and John Wayne Conway, property value administrator candidate Chris Jones, and sheriff candidate Rex Burkhead.

    Other elected officials participated in the parade, but did not post signs or hand out literature encouraging their re-election.

  • Paris man charged with kidnapping Lawrenceburg teen

    Kentucky State Police arrested a 19-year-old Paris man Tuesday in connection with a Lawrenceburg teenager who went missing for about a day earlier this week.

    Brian T. Jones was arrested in Bourbon County after state police troopers and detectives from Post 12 in Frankfort executed search and arrest warrants at his residence, according to a news release from KSP.

    Chelsey Lane Deshazer, 14, of Lawrenceburg, was reported missing to state police on Sunday afternoon.

  • Unemployment rate surges to 12.5 percent

    Anderson County’s unemployment rate skyrocketed to 12.5 percent in October, according to statistics released recently by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    Anderson’s rate is 25 percent higher than the average for the Bluegrass District (9.3 percent) and well above the state average of 10.7 percent.

    Anderson’s rate rose from 10.9 percent in September, and is up 4.4 percent from last October.

  • Chamber lashes out over sign ordinance

    With nearly two dozen Anderson County Chamber of Commerce members staring them down last Thursday night, the city’s board of adjustments tabled several requests for variances in the city’s sign ordinance.

    The meeting, held at city hall, became a rallying cry of sorts by chamber members who for the past year have attempted to work with city government to revise what they say is the city’s outdated sign ordinance.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Dec. 10: UK-IU was once the nation's premier rivalry

    Once upon a time, there was nothing better than that Saturday afternoon (usually) when Kentucky and Indiana got together for the annual border war.

    No game, not one, stirred so much emotion, drew so much nationwide attention or meant so much to so many people as the day when UK and IU tipped it off.

    Border war? That is putting it mildly. The Russians could have crossed the Ohio River going either way and would have gotten a better reception.

    More often than not, from the early 70's to the mid 90's, one or the other was ranked in the Top 5. Sometimes both were.

  • The Sports Buzz: Tuesday's results raise questions on how good Lady Cats are

    I have been around the high school basketball block more times than I care to remember and learned a llllllllooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggg time ago that you can't put a lot of stock in comparative scores.

    But they sure do make great talk fodder, don't they?

    Take the Anderson County girls' team. The Lady Bearcats won their first two games, an overtime thriller over Lafayette, then an impressive wire-to-wire victory over Ballard.

  • Youth wrestling sign-ups announced

    Anderson County youth wrestling sign-ups will be held at Anderson County Middle School beginning Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. Wrestlers in kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate.

    The cost is $60 per wrestler.

    Wrestlers will be able to participate in a clinic conducted by Doug Blubaugh, 1960 Olympic gold medalist.

    For more information, contact Anderson County High School wrestling coach Tom Castle at 859-489-3794.

  • Lady Bearcats blitz Ballard, again

    Only the cast had changed.

    Well, actually, the final margin was also much different than a year ago, but Anderson County used almost the same formula – hit them early and dominate the open court – to defeat visiting Ballard, 60-52, in girls’ gasketball action Saturday afternoon.