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Today's News

  • Closings for Friday

    CLOSINGS: The Anderson News has confirmed that the following will be closed Friday due to the winter storm:

    BUSINESSES

    Dollar General, West Park Shopping Plaza, 3 p.m. Friday

    EDUCATION

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg
    Anderson County Schools

    GOVERNMENT

  • State of emergency declared as county, city prep for up to 2 feet of snow

    EMERGENCY WEATHER UPDATE, 4 P.M. THURSDAY — With the possibility of up to 2 feet of snow and 35 mph wind gusts expected to hammer Anderson County tomorrow, local officials have declared a joint state of emergency for the City of Lawrenceburg and all of Anderson County.

  • Hyatts inducted into Junior Miss Hall of Fame

    Lawrenceburg’s Nancye Hyatt has had the honor of watching both her daughter, Meredith Lewis, and her granddaughter, McKenna Lewis, be named Anderson County’s Junior Miss and Distinguished Young Woman.
    Saturday night it was her turn to take the stage.
    Hyatt and her late husband Bobby were inducted into the Junior Miss Hall of Fame for their tireless effort and contribution to the program.

  • Carpenter wins Integrity Award

    When 17-year-old Brooklyn Carpenter took the stage at the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman pageant Saturday night she didn’t let her nerves guide her.
    “I was a little nervous,” she said. “But you have to just do it. Don’t let fear ever stop you from doing anything in life.”
    Carpenter, who won the Anderson County Distinguished Young Woman crown last year, was confident and it showed. The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg senior brought home the Integrity Award.

  • Rallying for Justin

    Justin Thurman’s friends plan to celebrate his life Saturday afternoon just the way he lived it: by going for a cruise.
    “He liked to ride four-wheelers, drive fast stuff, have fun and hang out with his friends,” said Dalton Satterly, 19, who is organizing a combination fundraiser and cruise Saturday afternoon.
    “You name it, he’d want to do it.”

  • Alton Road residents to have their say

    At least 100 Alton Road residents have signed a petition that calls for a survey that will prove once and for all their contention that Alton Road (Highway 151) is not safe for heavy truck traffic.
    “We know what the answer will be,” said longtime Alton Road resident Tom Isaacs, who is helping to organize a public meeting to discuss the road, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Alton Christian Church.

  • Anything for a true friend

    Teresa McWilliams never claimed to be a football expert when she was a high school cheerleader but she knew more than enough to know that No. 61 was special.

    It’s still that way today.

    “Anything for my friend, No. 61,” she said when asked about the possibility of an interview.

    No. 61. Bob Ware.

    The greatest Anderson County football player ever.

    Teresa McWilliams knew him as the All-American linebacker-offensive guard as she cheered for some of the greatest Bearcat teams to ever line it up from scrimmage.

  • MERCER THWARTS BEARCAT UPSET BID

    As they left the floor Saturday night, it was obvious that Anderson County was not happy with just giving top-ranked Mercer County a titanic battle.

    The Bearcats had scrapped and fought for 32 minutes, putting forth what coach Glen Drury called “the best effort we have had all year.” Anderson had blistered the nets early, at one point opening a 13-point lead, but in the end it was not enough. Mercer, ranked No. 1 in Kentucky by the Associated Press, used an abundance of athleticism to thwart the Bearcats’ upset bid, 76-64, to remain unbeaten at 19-0.

  • Hip injury slows Penny’s pro dream

    C.J. Penny won’t be playing basketball in Mexico after all.

    At least he won’t be doing so this year.

    The former Anderson County High School star recently learned he had a torn labrum in his hip when he was taking a physical for the Chihuahua League. Penny had been drafted as the 14th player after the league tryouts last month.

    “Apparently, I tore it last year (when playing for Asbury University) and kept playing,” Penny said Thursday evening after the Anderson County-Shawnee basketball game.

  • Reds Caravan to make two area stops

    The popular Cincinnati Reds Caravan will be making two area stops, according to a news release.

    The Caravan will depart the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday, Jan. 28 for stops in five states throughout Reds Country.

    According to the release, the South Tour will stop at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. The same tour will also stop at Fayette Mall in Lexington on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The Caravan will also stop at selected Reds Radio affiliates along the tour.