Today's News

  • Bethel-Harley engagement

    Tracy and Melissa Bethel and Larry and Charlotte Harley, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jessica Leigh Bethel and Benjamin Alexander Harley.

    The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and will graduate from the University of Kentucky this year with a Bachelor of Science degree in career and technical education with an emphasis in family and consumer sciences.

  • Walker-Cook engagement

    Steven and Vicki Walker of Lawrenceburg and Henry and Brenda Cook of Gordon announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Alisha Lane Walker and Jeremy Brandon Cook.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Linda Baxter of Lawrenceburg and Bill and Pat Hall of Lexington.

    She is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2009 graduate of Midway College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is currently attending Georgetown College to pursue a master’s degree in special education.

  • Aggressive Lady Bearcats hammer Shelby

    Courtney Turpin knew it was gone as soon as the bat connected with the ball.

    Hannah Searcy, on the other hand, kept a crowd of softball fans holding their breath until her first varsity home run carried just past the right field fence.

    But the two long balls summed up Anderson County's 9-2 win over visiting Shelby County Monday night. The Lady Bearcats hit the ball hard, and hit it throughout the lineup.

    “We were aggressive at the plate tonight,” said Anderson coach Brian Glass. “We were getting the bat head out in front of the ball.”

  • Bearcats or B-error-cats?

    A rivalry game is supposed to bring the unexpected.

    A walk-off home run by the No. 9 hitter. An overpowering pitching performance from a smallish hurler. Such have been the signature of the Anderson County-Shelby County baseball rivalry in recent years.

    But no one could have foreseen what happened when Shelby ripped Anderson 16-6 in six innings to virtually clinch the top-seed in the 30th District tournament to be held later this month.

  • New owner agrees to pave streets in Briar Creek

    Phase 1 and 2 of the Briar Creek subdivision will be paved within the next few weeks, and city taxpayers won’t be on the hook to pay for it.

    The company that purchased Briar Creek, BOC Asset Corporation, announced April 19 that it will pay for an estimated $105,000 worth of blacktop to fix the most populated streets in the subdivision, which fell into foreclosure earlier this year when its developer went bankrupt.

  • Conway: 'I was deceived'

    A magistrate claims the judge-executive “deceived” him last week before the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted to accept discretionary state funding to resurface a county road.

    Magistrate John Wayne Conway was the only magistrate to vote against the project, and said he did so because of the difference in what he says Judge-Executive Steve Cornish privately told him about the project vs. what he said during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting.

    “No,” Conway said during the vote. “I believe I was deceived.”

  • Veteran to hike 7,000 miles across US

    Troy Yocum took around 300,000 steps during his 130-mile hike to Lawrenceburg.

    But for Yocum, that was just the beginning.

    Yocum, an Iraq war veteran who served in the U.S. Army, set out to walk 7,000 miles — roughly 50 million steps — across America with a goal of raising much needed funds for military families.

    Another part of his mission is to gather as many signatures from mayors and dignitaries as possible on a custom made Louisville Slugger baseball bat as a petition to support the “Day of the Deployed.”

  • Share your weather photos

    Has the rain wreaked havoc on a creek or stream near your house?

    Share your weather-related photos with The Anderson News and the community.

    E-mail photos to news@theandersonnews.com for possible publication on our website or in an upcoming edition of the newspaper.

  • County spends thousands on hotels

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court has racked up thousands of dollars in hotel bills for overnight stays in Lexington and Louisville, along with over-the-limit and late payment charges to its credit cards.

    An investigation into the fiscal court’s travel expenses was conducted by The Anderson News following recent comments in a sworn deposition made by a woman suing the county for sexual harassment.

  • Having fun is the name of the game

    Chances are that few played in the NCAA basketball tournament last month with a stated desire of “beating my best score.”

    You can also  bet that few head to a bowl game with the stated desire to “just have fun.”

    And chances are that you won't find many claiming to relax in a sport where perfection is found in an area eight centimeters across. For the metric system-challenged, that is just a bit more than three inches.