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Today's News

  • Blazing buzzard sparks brush fire

    A buzzard that became tangled in electric transmission lines burst into flames, fell to the ground and started a large brush fire last Thursday afternoon.

    The incident was just the latest among several fires that have bedeviled local firefighters during the area's ongoing drought.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes recounted the burning buzzard incident Monday, saying the fire started when the flaming bird landed on the ground near Timber Creek Road.

    "The land there is not flat and we had to hike back in there a ways to get to it," said Barnes.

  • Motorcyclist killed on Bypass

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a car Sunday night on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Donald Miller, 60, of Beaver Lake Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie said Monday morning.

    His passenger, Brenda Sparrow, was airlifted from to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where she underwent surgery for multiple injuries. Ritchie said she was in serious condition.

  • GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Anderson takes Boyle tourney championship

    Updated Saturday, Sept. 20

    DANVILLE -- Anderson County blitzed Boyle County with four goals in the final 26 minutes of the first half to power a 6-2 win for the championship of the Boyle County Rebel Shootout Saturday.

  • Cheerleading coordinator pleads not guilty

    The woman charged with taking over $3,000 from the Anderson County Youth Cheerleading Association entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment last Thursday.

    A preliminary hearing for Mary Ann Pratt, 32, of Lawrenceburg, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Anderson District Court.

    Pratt was arrested and charged Aug. 7 with theft by unlawful taking over $300 after a four-month-long investigation by Lawrenceburg Police Department Detective Mike Schell.

    Pratt was the 2007-08 coordinator of ACYC.

  • Anderson football game with J-town rescheduled

    Updated Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced that the Bearcats football game with Jeffersontown, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 26 in Jeffersontown.

    Several teams with district games affected by Sunday's windstorm have shuffled schedules, allowing the Anderson-Jeffersontown game to be played next week. See the Sept. 24 edition of The Anderson News for a complete report.

  • Bugs and football, what a weekend

    I haven't had an interesting weekend to write about in a while, but this past one was chock full of entertainment. OK, so maybe not "chock full," but for an old married person like me, it was entertaining.

    At the very least it taught me a few lessons:

    Two Shannons aren't necessarily braver than one

    My friend Shannon and I took Friday evening to enjoy a little "Shannon time." While the hubby was studying back home in Lexington, she and I had dinner and ice cream in Frankfort.

  • Heading 'em up and moving 'em out

    A wagon train made up of about a dozen wagons was on its way to Casey County when it made an unexpected stop at MedStop Pharmacy last week.

    "One of our guys had to get his medicine," explained teamster Charlie Brown.

    "This is the first time we've done this particular trip," added wagon master Bobby Perry, who has been making similar wagon trips to points around Kentucky and adjoining areas for 30 years.

    Perry said most of the wagoneers are Anderson County residents.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Anderson tightens district race with win over Shelby

    The Anderson County volleyball team shot out to an early lead then held on to beat 28th District rival Shelby County 25-20, 25-22 Tuesday night at the Anderson gym.

    Playing before a raucous crowd Anderson blitzed the team that had routed the Lady Bearcats a month earlier. The Lady Bearcats never trailed in the first game, then took the lead for good midway through the second game of the set.

  • Football Full Circle

    Football went from the days of the Fearsome Foursome to Peyton Manning-Marvin Harrison and back Friday.

    On a night when Anderson County honored the 1968 Central Kentucky Conference champions - "We gave up just 70 points in 11 games," those Bearcats like to say - in a pre-game ceremony, the current Bearcats and Grant County put on a can-you-top-this first half of offensive pyrotechnics but it was an old-fashioned, control-the-line defense that turned a video game look-alike into a 58-21 Anderson rout.

  • Lifelong lessons

    Paul Wright never grabbed the headlines as a member of the 1968 Anderson County football team, but he was still an important part of the team.

    A lineman, Wright saw most of his playing time on special teams, but also saw action as an offensive and defensive tackle on a team that is undoubtedly at or near the top in Anderson football history.