Today's News

  • Food pantry offers free Christmas meal

    A free community Christmas meal will be offered Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Open Hands Food Pantry, the agency announced.
    Transportation is available for those who need it.
    For more information, contact June Byrne at 502-604-1255, Doug Haddix at 502-598-9297 or Charlie Blacketer at 502-598-1118.
    Open Hands pantry is located at 1111 Industrial Road in Lawrenceburg.

  • Dairy Cheer becomes a Dairy Grinch

    By Meaghan Downs
    and Ben Carlson
    Staff writers
    Many Dairy Cheer employees received bounced paychecks instead of Christmas bonuses this holiday season, and may need to fundraise to cover weeks of uncompensated work.
    Owner Lou Compton, who opened Dairy Cheer’s doors about six weeks ago, allegedly owes thousands of dollars of overdue pay for her Dairy Cheer employees, and closed the restaurant over the weekend without warning or explanation.   

  • Health director wins agency’s ‘Trailblazer’ award

    Anderson County’s embattled health director Brandon Hurley won the Kentucky Health Department Association’s “Trailblazer Award,” the agency confirmed Monday.
    Hurley, who serves as the association’s vice president, won the award during its meeting last Tuesday and received a plaque for his efforts.
    The award is given annually to “honor a creative and innovative public health director [who] has demonstrated great leadership skills,” according to criteria provided by the association.

  • Man’s son removed from ‘horrendous’ home

    The Lawrenceburg man whose child who was among six children removed from a Harrodsburg home earlier this month is seeking help in gaining permanent custody of his son.
    Mike Harrod’s son, 13, had just stepped off a Mercer County school bus Dec. 2 when he was placed in a car and taken to a local social services office.

  • Coroner reminds that suicide prevention help is available

    Suicide rates typically increase around the holiday season, and Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey wants people here to know that help is available should they feel lonely or depressed.
    “The Christmas and New Year holiday season is a time of great joy for our community. However, many individuals become depressed around this time of year for various reasons such as financial difficulties or feelings of isolation from their family,” Tussey said in a news release.

  • Blair is top health employee

    Local health nurse Amanda Blair has been named the Anderson County Health Department’s employee of the year, the agency announced in a news release.
    She was recognized for what health director Brandon Hurley said was her outstanding performance and dedication to the agency.
    “Amanda is compassionate, hardworking, a team player and truly dedicated to the mission of the health department,” said Hurley.

  • Lady Bearcats take care of business against over-matched Shelby County

    SHELBYVILLE – Even when going scoreless for nearly four minutes to open last Friday’s game at Shelby County, there was little for Anderson County to be concerned about.

    The Lady Bearcats were just better. Much better.

    So much better that even after dismantling Shelby 49-22, it was easy to wonder if the Lady Bearcats had really put forth their best effort. It might not have been a fair assessment as Anderson has now beaten Shelby six straight times, including a pair of one-sided games last year and was heavily favored.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats alive in win over Shelby County

    SHELBYVILLE – In case anyone had missed it, Anderson County basketball is alive and well.

    Granted, an 87-77 win at Shelby County last Friday probably raised few eyebrows when the score appeared statewide. That’s a direct result of the struggles surrounding a once-dominant Shelby program that has been on the skids since Collins High was formed out of Shelby last year.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Anderson boys remain unbeaten with win over Sayre

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team stayed unbeaten Tuesday night with a 61-32 win over visiting Sayre.

    Anderson is now 6-0 on the season for the first time since the 1996-97 campaign.

    Sophomore Luke Mann came off the bench to lead the Bearcats with 13 points, sinking a trio of 3-pointers in the second quarter when the Bearcats took control.

    Lowell Gordon added nine points while Seth Carmichael pulled down eight rebounds.

  • Salato Wildlife Education Center closes for the season

    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort closed its doors for the winter on Dec. 11, according to a press release.

     The center, which is operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, will reopen on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, the release said.