Today's News

  • Elections board to consider fate of Western polling location

    The Anderson County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Friday at 10 a.m. for a special-called session, County Clerk Jason Denny announced Tuesday morning.
    The board is scheduled to discuss and perhaps vote on the Western polling location, located at the Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge.
    That location and several others become hotly debated last year when it failed an handicapped accessibility inspection.

  • Couple creates own toy story

    They live here, not the North Pole.
    But when it comes to stockpiling and distributing toys, even Santa Claus has nothing on Steven and Jessica Seeberger.
    Thanks to equal measures of determination and online ingenuity, the Lawrenceburg couple has two warehouses stuffed with toys, but is now determined to find retail success when they open their new store, ToyBurg, on Sept. 13 in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.

  • Youth is served

    Two local wildlife officers are looking for about 30 children, and one of them could be yours.
    Sgt. Phillip Crane and Officer Jason Wells, who patrol Anderson County for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, have organized for the second year a youth hunt specifically for children ages 10 to 15 from here, Mercer and Franklin counties.
    Their goal is to expose children who may otherwise never get the chance to hunting and all that it entails.

  • Ex-social worker to be arraigned

    The former social services worker indicted on felony charges of tampering with public records is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury earlier this month on nine felony charges that stem from her time working in the social services office in Lawrenceburg.

  • Teen killed in ATV wreck

    An Anderson County teenager was killed Sunday morning when the all terrain vehicle he was driving went off the road and struck a tree.
    Jeffrey Knight, 19, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Knight was with family earlier Sunday morning before leaving on the ATV and heading west on Clay Burgin Road in western Anderson County, according to Tussey.
    No other vehicles were apparently involved.

  • Western grads plan reunion for Sept. 16

    Peggy Peach, class of 1974, remembers when western Anderson County centered on the happenings at Western High School.
    “I’ve seen basketball games were you couldn’t get in the door,” she said. “[Western] just had a community spirit like you’ve never seen before.”
    Peach hopes to recreate the feeling of community at this year’s Western High School reunion Sept. 16 at the Lion’s Club pavilion at 6 p.m. at the county park.
    “Everybody knew everybody,” Peach said of her alma mater.

  • 3 in 10 juniors meet ACT reading standard

    Anderson County high school has remained consistent in its ACT composite score ranking for the third year in a row, but its 2011 ACT results for juniors still remain below state and national averages.
    ACT composite scores for Anderson County have stayed at 18.3 for the past three years, below national (21.1) and state composite scores (18.8).
    School districts in surrounding counties such as Franklin (19), Spencer (18.7) and Shelby (18.7) reported higher composite scores.

  • ‘Pat, we’ve got your back!’

    LOUISVILLE – The gesture was so simple. So sincere.

    And so fitting.

    Dawn Bogie was wearing orange last Friday. Make that Orange, as in Big Orange.

    “I made sure I was going to be wearing orange in honor of Pat,” Bogie said as she sat in the living room of her Louisville home.

  • COLUMN: Renewing a great rivalry

    You will have to forgive me if I am just a little more into things this week than usual.

    Anderson County and Shelby County will be lining it up on the football field for the first time since 2003. You can’t really say it is the renewal of a rivalry, since the schools have only played five times in history with Shelby taking four of them.

    The last one? Shelby won 56-8.

    The year before? Shelby 37, Anderson 10.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats prep for Woodford showdown

    There are six weeks remaining in the girls’ high school soccer season, but there won’t be another night that will have more riding on it than tonight, Aug. 31.

    Woodford County comes to town to tangle with Anderson County a matchup of ranked teams, but more importantly, to get a leg up in the race for the top seed in the District 25 Tournament at the end of the campaign.