Today's News

  • Democratic Woman’s Club plans dinner

    The annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, the Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club announced.
    The dinner will be held at the Anderson Senior Citizen’s Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg, beginning at 6 p.m.
    The $30 per person dinner allows those who attend to meet and greet Democrats seeking election this fall.
    The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Alison Lundergan Grimes, a candidate for secretary of state.
    For ticket reservations, call Deborah Stevens at 839-5462, or Bobbi Jo Lewis at 859-0100.

  • Troopers chase, catch armed robbery suspect

    A Harrodsburg man who police say robbed a Nelson County drug store Monday morning was nabbed in Anderson County following a vehicle and foot chase.
    William R. Keeton, 37, crashed his car and ended up in a field about 20 feet off Highway 53, about 10 miles south of Lawrenceburg. He then jumped from the vehicle and took off on foot, but was quickly tracked down by troopers with the Kentucky State Police.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats upset Franklin, advance to district final

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County learned from history, but Franklin County was doomed to repeat it Tuesday night.

    Putting together an incredible defensive effort, the Lady Bearcats upset second -seeded Franklin, 1-0, in the semi-finals of the District 25 Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Two popped for pills, ‘H’

    Two men were arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking and possession of controlled substances, city police said, after Lawrenceburg police officers searched an 105 Alice Drive apartment last Wednesday evening and found an undisclosed amount of heroin, marijuana, narcotics and cash in the residence.
    Daniel S. Hamill, 24, and Jimmy L. Wash, 36, were charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

  • Will Hurley get canned?

    Embattled health department director Brandon Hurley could be looking for a new job following next Wednesday’s Anderson County Board of Health meeting.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who sits on the health board, confirmed Monday that he intends to follow through with a promise he made in August to make a motion to have Hurley fired.
    “Yes, I will,” Conway said. “He is incompetent to be the director of the health department.”

  • Attorney: City clerk can vote

    The city council voted 4-3 on a tiebreaker vote to pass the second reading of the civil offense ordinance, which will now enforce zoning violations as civil rather than criminal offenses.
    The council split its vote 3-3. With Mayor Edwinna Baker absent to attend to economic development regarding Bluegrass Area Development District, city clerk Robbie Hume, in the mayor’s place, voted to approve the ordinance.

  • Healing Field flag thefts continue

    “It’s just sad. It’s just so very sad.”
    That was the reaction of local attorney Marie Hellard when told Tuesday that a flag that hung over her nephew’s marker at the Healing Field had been stolen.
    The flag was for Timothy Lewis, who died in 2007 while serving in the Marine Corps in the Philippines, and was one of 103 raised there in memory of Kentucky soldiers who have died since the attacks on 9/11. It remains the nation’s only permanent Healing Field.

  • Senior Night match called when coach ejected

    Senior Night for the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team came to an abrupt end Thursday when the lead official called the game just 14 minutes into the contest.

    North Hardin was leading Anderson County 1-0 when Bearcat coach Brett Morris was issued a red card and ejected from the game after an argument with official Mike McCord. McCord then declared the game to be over despite pleas from both teams to continue the game.

    Anderson County athletic director Rick Sallee provided the name of the official to The Anderson News.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcats advance to semis on Prichert’s late goal

    When post-season comes, all that matters is to survive and advance.

    Anderson County learned that old truth Monday night when the Bearcats slipped past upset-minded Frankfort in the first round of the District 25 Tournament, being played on Anderson’s home field.

    Garrett Pritchert headed home a corner kick with 3:37 to play to give the Bearcats a 1-0 win.

    Anderson earned a shot at top-seeded Woodford County in the tournament semi-finals to be played tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats romp past Owen County in district tournament

    Eight different players scored, including a first-ever hat trick by senior Tori Yeaste, as Anderson County routed Owen County 10-0 Monday in the first round of the Girls’ 25th District Soccer Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

    The game was called with 33 minutes still to play due to the “mercy rule.”

    It took Anderson about 10 minutes to figure out Owen County’s offside trap defense before the deluge began, according to Lady Bearcat coach Jason Earnest.