Today's News

  • SOCCER: Boys' soccer coach reflects on Pezzi's contribution

    (Editor's note: Anderson County High School boys' soccer coach Brett Morris contacted Anderson News sports editor John Herndon about the death of Nick Pezzi, the program's first coach and Morris' high school coach. When asked for some comments, Morris replied with the following note, which has been edited.)

    Anderson County High School's first soccer coach, Nick Pezzi, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5.

  • SOCCER: First Anderson soccer coach dies

    Italo “Nick” Pezzi, the first boys' soccer coach at Anderson County High School, passed away last Thursday in Lexington. He was 70.

    A native of Italy, Pezzi was pegged to lead the Bearcat soccer program when it was formed in 1988.

    Already known in Lexington soccer circles, Pezzi quickly became a beloved figure among soccer enthusiasts in Anderson County.

  • Alleged crime syndicate busted

    It isn’t what legendary mobster Al Capone might have done to earn his reputation in organized crime, but four people have been charged with operating a criminal syndicate in Lawrenceburg.
    A mom, her daughter and two others were charged last month in a scheme to swipe Xbox game controllers at the Game Stop store in US 127 Bypass. Monica Smith, her daughter Oquala Smith, Johntez Smith and Roberto Middlebrook were each arrested Dec. 2.
    Middlebrook, Oquala Smith and Monica Smith are from Versailles. Johntez Smith is from Lexington.

  • Cops looking for ‘Doobie’

    The trial of the Lawrenceburg man charged with stomping an 8-month-old puppy to death and setting it on fire is scheduled to begin next Wednesday.
    The question now is whether the defendant, Paul “Doobie” Dearinger, or the prosecution’s star witness will show up.

  • COLUMN: Why they’ll make it; why they won’t

    I would like to talk with the person that came up with the phrase, “It’s a long season.”


  • Mayor’s vote kills unified government

    Mayor Edwinna Baker cited a lack of city and county unity and funding concerns as the reasons for her tie-breaking vote to kill the first reading of the city’s unification ordinance.
    The city council split 3-3 at its Jan. 9 meeting on approving its ordinance, which would authorize the mayor to form a 20-member body to study the issue of unification.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll past Mercer


    Eriel McKee scored 22 points, pulled down 14 rebounds and blocked five shots to lead Anderson County to a much-easier-than-expected 58-32 win over visiting Mercer County in girls' basketball action Tuesday night.

  • Bearcats still unbeaten after Smith's buzzer-beater

    SHELBYVILLE – Jay Smith banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to give Anderson County a 50-47 win over 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    With the Bearcats having the ball in the backcourt and 1.3 seconds to play, Smith curled around a screen by Spencer Ruggles, took an out-of-bounds pass from Seth Carmichael, then rattled the rim with the game-winner to keep Anderson's improbable season-opening winning streak alive.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats among state stats leaders


    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team is well represented in the intial statistics report on the 2011-12 season released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    As a team, Anderson is second in scoring margin, behind Bishop Brossart. Anderson is beating teams by 19.8 points a game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Why I picked the stories I did and some other big 2011 stories

    In this week's Anderson News, I ranked my top five sports stories that affected or impacted Anderson County this year. Like any time someone undertakes such a project there will be disagreements on what should and should not be on the list or how the ones I ranked should be ranked.