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Today's News

  • HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Russell leads Bearcats past Spencer

    TAYLORSVILLE – Jacob Russell accounted for five touchdowns to lead Anderson County past Spencer County in a 54-33 shootout Friday night.

    The junior quarterback threw touchdown passes of 28 and 6 yards to go along with scoring runs of 1, 41 and 40 yards. His last scoring run put Anderson up 47-33 midway through the fourth quarter and effectively sealed the win.

    Russell finished with 159 yards passing and 112 rushing.

  • Cops: Stripper conned woman out of $60K

    A Clark County woman charged with stealing over $60,000 from a 69-year-old Lawrenceburg woman is now in custody, said Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Glenda Jean Moore, 33, turned herself in Oct. 7 in Anderson Circuit Court, Taylor said.

    Moore received word that there were warrants for her arrest and appeared in court with her attorney. She was scheduled to appear for a motion, and was arrested in the courtroom, Taylor said.

    “Moore had been wanted for several months,” Taylor said.

  • Witnessing the death of a bedroom community

    The notion that Anderson County should remain a bedroom community has been issued a death sentence, and not a moment too soon.

    For decades our leaders and those bent on making fortunes on residential real estate have shunned industry and the tax base it provides.

    Don’t believe us? Then name one other county in the Bluegrass that hasn’t acquired a spin-off business since Toyota arrived in Georgetown all those years ago.

    You can’t because there aren’t any.

  • Community calendar for Oct. 15-28

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 to 10:30 a.m., Toddler time for 2-year-olds and their parents/guardians, Anderson Public Library.

    11 to 11:45 a.m., Preschool story time for 3- to 5-year-olds, Anderson Public Library.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • EDA gets pep talk from state expert

    Anderson County needs an industrial park if it hopes to create jobs and attract industry.

    That was the message delivered Wednesday morning by J.R. Wilhite, a commissioner with the state’s cabinet for economic development, to members of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

    Wilhite said Anderson County already has many of the attributes companies looking to expand or relocate are looking for, except an industrial park.

    “Anderson County and Lawrenceburg are desirable locations,” he said.

  • City hosts grand opening for new disc golf course

    A crowd of about 30 attended the city's grand opening of its disc golf course Saturday at the city park.

    Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker cut the ceremonial ribbon and made the first official throw at the course.

    As part of the grand opening events, the city hosted a "closest to the pin" contest. Discs were given away as prizes to the five closest throws and the five furthest away. Baker also gave discs to the oldest person, who was 50, and the youngest person, who was 15, in attendance.

  • Scrap gets at ’em as Bearcats splat Dragons

    CRESTWOOD – Scrap showed up for a fight Friday night but this time it was the Dragons that had to be saying “Rut roh!”

    “He loved watching Scooby Doo when he was little, and we started calling him Scrap,” Sue Harvey said of her son, Kendrick, now a senior running back for Anderson County.

    Scrap, as in Scrappy Doo, Scooby’s smallish, but fearless nephew?

  • Bullitt Central stuns Bearcats

    Bullitt Central used a punishing second half attack and converted three crucial short yardage situations on fourth down to dampen Anderson County's homecoming Friday night, 39-33.

    Bullitt Central rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to take a 21-20 halftime lead, then kept the ball for nearly 16 minutes in the second half. Bullitt Central outgained the Bearcats 296-153 in the final 24 minutes.

  • Dirty politics or childish pranks?

    Jason Denny's sign in front of Capital Medical Group encourages people to vote for him.

    His counterpart in next month's county clerk election, Anthony Stratton, has similar signs with a similar message posted across Anderson County.

    Their detractors, however, have apparently been using those signs for other purposes, including spraying one of Denny's with graffiti and tossing some of Stratton's in trash bins.

  • 'Quality opponent' invades for homecoming festivities

    When Anderson County's 2008 football schedule was announced, there was little doubt about which game would be selected for homecoming.

    Sitting neatly right in the middle of the schedule was Bullitt Central, a team that went 3-8 a year ago and one that the Bearcats whipped 21-7 in Shepherdsville. With only four home games, the Cougars looked to fit the bill very nicely.

    Someone forgot to tell Bullitt Central.