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Today's News

  • Storm wrecks Healing Field, damages grandstand

    A powerful storm Monday night pummeled the American Legion Auxiliary's Healing Field and tore off a large section of the grandstands at American Legion Park.

    The storm, which began about 10 p.m., toppled trees across the city and killed power to a number of homes.

    As of Tuesday morning, it was still too early to assess just how much damage was done at the park and what affect it might have on the upcoming Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show, scheduled to begin June 21.

    For full coverage of Monday's storm, see Wednesday's edition of The Anderson News.

  • Ryle ends Lady Bearcat state title dream

    OWENSBORO – Ryle, from the greater Cincinnati area, scored in the top of the 11th inning to defeat Anderson County 2-1 in the state high school softball tournament Saturday afternoon. The loss ends Anderson's state championship dream.

    Anderson had taken a quick 1-0 lead when leadoff hitter Caitlyn Royalty was hit by a pitch, then stole second and third before scoring on a Ryle error in the first inning.

    Ryle answered with an unearned run in the third, then scored the game winner when Alex Griggs doubled down the left field line, driving in the winning run.

  • PRP explodes to end Bearcat season

    LOUISVILLE -- Host Pleasure Ridge Park scored two runs in the top of the first, padded its lead, then exploded for nine runs in the fifth to defeat Anderson County 15-0 in game two of the Semi-State 4 series. The loss ended a season that saw Anderson roll through the district and regional tournaments for the school's third regional crown.

    Anderson finished at 21-17.

    The game ended because of the "mercy rule" after five innings.

    The Panthers, 35-4 and ranked no. 1 in the state, moves on to Lexington's Applebee's Park for the final rounds of the state tournament.

  • Cornish appoints Hanks as county clerk

    Edith Hanks has been appointed as county clerk and will serve in that position until the general election in November, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced Thursday morning during a special-called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Hanks was the chief deputy in the county clerk's office under former county clerk Harold Ritchey, who died unexpectedly Monday night.

    According to Kentucky Revised Statutes, a vacancy in the office of the county clerk is to be filled by an appointment from the county judge-executive.

  • Embracing domestic roles can still be a part of feminism

    I will never forget the first time I watched Sen. Hillary Clinton in a debate. When a comment was made about politics being a "boys club," Clinton spoke up and said something to the extent of, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. And I am very comfortable in the kitchen."

  • Boys, girls heading to state playoffs

    Anderson County sports fans could only shake their heads in amazement of what transpired last Thursday night.

    "Never," said longtime fan Jerry New when asked if he could have ever foreseen both the boys' and girls' teams from Anderson County High School winning regional championships in the same or corresponding sports the same year. "It is just so tough to make it," New said.

    New and a throng of Anderson softball fans had watched the Lady Bearcats take care of long-time rival Shelby County 4-0 for the Eighth Region championship at Oldham County High School.

  • A purr-fect homecoming for a furry friend

    He'd been sitting under that desk for hours - basically since he got home ... well, to his new home.

    He was scared and in an unfamiliar place, so he felt safest curled up in that corner. But he couldn't stay there forever.

    So I did what any loving mother would do. I got under there with him. I smiled, rubbed his arm and told him everything was fine.

    And then, the most amazing thing happened.

    He started to purr and put his little paw on top of my hand. Izzy Sebastian Canterbury Mason had finally come home.

    OK, now that you think I'm crazy, I'll explain.

  • This company even misery can't stand

    When God stirred the dust and created Adam back in the day, life was the result.

    With life comes countless miracles and miseries, apparently all part of God's grand design and that which keeps us all - believers and non-believers alike - searching for its meaning.

    My limited linear brain until recently tended to separate miracles and miseries into distinct categories. When my kids were born: miracles. When a loved one dies or suffers: tragedies.

  • Fire destroys Lanes Mill Road home

    Furious flames engulfed a home on Lanes Mill Road near Lovers Leap Winery on Tuesday, resulting in the "total loss" of the house, said Mike Barnes, Anderson County fire chief.

    The house belongs to Jerry Holder, who owns the winery. Holder and his family were on vacation in Florida at the time of the fire, so no one was injured, Barnes said.

    "They have been notified, and it is my understanding that they are on their way back," he said.

    The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, the fire chief said.

  • County clerk collapses, dies while jogging

    Longtime Anderson County Clerk Harold Ritchey died of an apparent heart attack while jogging Monday evening near the entrance of American Legion Fairgrounds.

    According to an unofficial preliminary report, Ritchey, 64, collapsed at about 8:30 p.m. He was unresponsive when county EMS workers treated him at the scene and he was immediately transported to Frankfort Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 9:30 p.m.

    The news of his untimely passing was met by disbelief and a great deal of sadness by people throughout the community.