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Today's News

  • Turner principal passes following lengthy illness

    The principal at Robert B. Turner Elementary School passed away last night following a lengthy illness, according to information posted on the Anderson County school district’s website.

    “It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the death of Robert B. Turner Principal Wayne Reese. Mr. Reese had been diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2016,” Superintendent Sheila Mitchell is quoted as saying on the website.

  • School transportation director on sick leave for remainder of contract

    Jeff Young is out as the Anderson County School District’s transportation director, a move that was announced during a driver meeting held yesterday morning.

    Replacing him will be Sonny Fentress, the district’s former superintendent.

    Current Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said today that Young will be on sick leave for the remainder of his contract, and that Fentress has been named interim director, effective today.

  • Two charged after sheriff’s office, DEA seize kilo of fentanyl

    Two Lawrenceburg men investigators say are tied to an international drug organization were arrested Tuesday night for possession of 1 kilogram of the powerful drug fentanyl, according to Sheriff Joe Milam of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Gadiel Ortiz-Flores and Brian Hensley, both of 412 East Court St., were arrested on a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl after the sheriff’s office and the Lexington DEA Task Force combined to make the bust following a lengthy investigation.

  • Confidential student, parent information goes missing

     A book containing confidential student and parent information for students who ride bus 27 went missing last Wednesday morning when the driver of the bus apparently lost it.

  • Man jailed for sexually abusing child

     A Lawrenceburg man was arrested Monday night on an allegation that he sexually abused a child under the age of 12.

  • Memories of a title are great, the people are even greater

    (The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches asked John Herndon to write a column in conjunction with the celebration of the 100th state tournament, to be played in March. Here is the column, which is being made available statewide.)

    I can’t tell you where most of my high school mementoes are today.

    My yearbooks? They were packed up for a move and I don’t think they’ve ever been unpacked.

  • Wrestlers duel in Boyle County Duals

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team recorded three wins in five team matches in the Boyle County Big Brother Duals, held Saturday at Boyle County High School.

    The Bearcats finished in fifth place with wins over Fern Creek (40-28) and Daviess County (41-27) and a 60-0 sweep of McCreary Central. The Bearcats fell to perennial power Larue County (50-24) and Danville (44-36).

    Senior R.J. Boies led Anderson with a perfect day. Boies went 5-0 with two pins in the 220-pound class.

  • Big plays mean big victory for Lady Cats

    Taylor Brown knew her free throw attempts were so big that she called for divine help Saturday afternoon.

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team was clinging to a 50-47 lead over 30th District rival Spencer County when Brown, who had been scoreless, stepped to the free throw line for two shots with 13 seconds to play.

    “She told us to pray for her so she would hit her shot,” smiled teammate Lauren Boblitt. “I told her I knew she could hit it.”

  • Lady Bearcats take challenge personally, rip Collins

    Anderson County girls’ basketball coach Clay Birdwhistell says his team rarely talks about the way the Lady Bearcats have dominated the 30th District in recent years.

    But that aura was still shining last Tuesday night. Despite losing their top two scorers from last year and facing an experienced Collins team, the Lady Bearcats put an exclamation point on their intention to remain at the top with a 54-37 whipping of Collins last Tuesday night.

    Junior guard Jaclynn Ruble led Anderson with 17 points while freshman Sophie Smith added 13.

  • Having fun with God First Soccer