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Today's News

  • Wild Turkey sale met with optimism

    Eyebrows then hopes were raised last week when the owners of Wild Turkey confirmed that the distillery had been sold to Italian company Campari for $575 million in cash.

    Eyebrows because the sale was considered to be at least as much if not more than former owner Pernod Ricard of France was asking for the landmark distillery.

    Hopes as speculation spread that the new owners might eventually return bottling of the product to Lawrenceburg, providing good-paying jobs that were lost years ago.

  • Ward students carve time capsule

    This week, students at Emma B. Ward Elementary School are carving out their own little pieces of history.

    Students in all grades are helping to carve a free-standing, 3-foot-tall limestone monument that will serve as a time capsule, said art teacher Tamara Williams.

    “Each student will get to keep a chunk of stone that they carve from the monument, turning it into a keepsake necklace,” Williams said.

  • Woman says city officer made her cry

    Shelby Phillips says she needs an apology, and she spoke at Monday night’s city council meeting in hopes of getting one.

    Phillips, who lives at 119 Ballard St., told the council that she had a “bad and embarrassing incident with a police officer” that ended with the officer yelling at her so loudly her neighbors could hear it two doors down.

  • Missing senior found unharmed Tuesday morning

    A Saffell Street man who went missing late Monday night was found several hours after a Golden Alert was issued on his behalf.

    Truman Johnson Barnett, 80, was reportedly uninjured after being involved in a traffic accident in Jefferson County, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Division of Emergency Management and the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Barnett, who suffers from Alzheimer’s and dementia, had not been seen since around 2 p.m. Monday at his residence, according to the news release.

  • Lady Cats hold off 16th-ranked Butler

    Courtney Turpin's home run with a runner on highlighted a 4-run third inning that powered 14th-ranked Anderson County past 16th-ranked Louisville Butler Tuesday night at the Anderson field.

    Anderson led 5-0 after three innings but then held on when Butler's bats awakened in the final two innings. Anderson aided the Bears with some poor defense, but still held on for its seventh straight win.

    For a complete report, see the April 29 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Helping heart, healing hands

    Thelma Bradley is in a battle with arthritis — but it’s a battle she’s winning.

    Bradley crochets about 10 hours a day, every day, and her giving heart is never stifled by the disease affecting her hands.

    “They’re knobby, but they work,” said Bradley, who will turn 92 in July.

    Over the past year, Bradley put those hands to use making around 100 lap blankets, about 90 of which were donated to Mayfair Manor, a nursing home in Lexington.

  • Letters to the Editor - 4.15

    Article ‘defamed’ dog owner

    To the editor:

    In response to the article, “Harrodsburg Road boy, 11, mauled by pit bull mix,” in the paper on April 8.

    I would like to express disagreement with the validity of the information of the report. I want to express that this article was defamation of character on my father’s behalf. Defamation of an individual is when a false statement is made causing the individual to suffer harm and these damages are usually harmful to the individual’s reputation.

  • Push grows for Sunday sales

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is scheduled to discuss Sunday sales of alcohol when it meets Tuesday night.

    The fiscal court's agenda, released Friday, includes the owner of Eagle Lake Convention Center, Brad Smith, discussing Sunday alcohol sales. Smith said his intent is to ask the court to consider allowing liquor by the drink sales on Sundays, which is already allowed in the city of Lawrenceburg.

  • Lady Bearcats roll past Shelby

    Anderson County scored twice before Shelby County could record an out on its way to a 6-0 win over the Lady Rockets in high school softball action Thursday night in Shelbyville.

    The Lady Bearcats scored four times in the first inning and reached two Shelby pitchers for 10 hits. Courtney Turpin and Lauren Brown both had three hits for the Lady Bearcats.

    Turpin was also dominant on the mound, scattering five hits. Shelby never seriously threatened as no Lady Rocket advanced past second base.

  • Spencer upsets Bearcats, district baseball race up for grabs

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Spencer County threw a major wrench into the 30th District regular season baseball race Thursday night.

    Spencer's Alex Sorrells belted a 2-run home run in the bottom of the third inning and that was all the Bears needed to upset Anderson County, 3-1 in Taylorsville.