Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg's 'Col. Sanders' breaches security at UN

    Bob Thompson never imagined his “tour” of the United Nations Headquarters in New York would be considered a lapse in security.

    However, spokespersons for the U.N. are calling it just that.

    According to several media outlets, U.N. spokespersons say Thompson should have never gained access to some of the areas he toured last Thursday.

    The incident made worldwide headlines Tuesday, with articles appearing on numerous websites, including media outlets in Europe and Canada.

  • Man dies following motorcycle wreck

    Investigators are still trying to officially determine the cause of an accident last Thursday afternoon that left a Bourbon County man dead.

    Larry Jones II, 38, of 124 Cathy Drive, Paris, was pronounced dead Friday night, one day after the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 44 and US 127 Bypass.

    Jones’ bike collided with a pickup driven by Derek Shouse, the director of student services for Anderson County Schools, according to Sgt. Robbie Armstrong of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Ghoulish glamour

    Mallory Walker may not mind if you spin her hat on Saturday evening, but she wouldn’t suggest actually putting your right foot on red.

    This Halloween, Mallory will be in costume as Twister, the game.

    Her dress will be made up of the red, green, blue and yellow dots and “my hat looks like the spinner board,” she said.

    Mallory, a fifth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, isn’t alone in being all prepared for Halloween. Her classmates have their costumes planned out as well.

  • Board of health flushes septic pumping ordinance

    The Anderson County Board of Health rescinded a controversial septic tank pumping ordinance last Wednesday, delighting its opponents and sending the issue back to the drawing board.

    “It feels wonderful for the people of Anderson County,” said Jay Stafford, one of the ordinance’s leading opponents. “The health board needs to be commended for taking that ordinance away.”

  • Mustangs advance to state championship game

    The Anderson County Middle School football team defeated Rowan County, 18-16, Saturday to advance to the Division I state championship game against Bowling Green on Saturday.

    Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. at Lexington Catholic High School. The Mustangs are now 12-1 on the season.

    A complete report will appear in the Nov. 4 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: They've got the numbers

    Just how long Jacob Russell, Grant Cox, Josh Peach and company have been playing football for Anderson County might depend on your perspective.

    If you are a Bearcat fan, it probably does not seem all that long ago since Russell threw that first varsity touchdown pass back on Sept. 15, 2006. In some ways, it was a throw lost in history. After all, Anderson was on the road and hopelessly behind Harrison County that night.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Oct. 30: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.  Senior Night.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 29: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Oct. 31: KTCCCA Meet of Champions, Masterson Station Park, Lexington, TBA


    Saturday, Oct. 31: Big Blue Battle, Lexington, TBA.

    Anderson County Middle School


  • COLUMN: Not sold on notion court’s not buying

    It appears the Anderson County Fiscal Court has a line on a pile of grant money to purchase some property.

    I don’t know that for a fact, but make the assumption based on statements by the judge-executive and ongoing closed-door negotiations during recent fiscal court meetings.

    A month ago, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish slammed the door on what he said were ongoing rumors that the fiscal court was considering buying the current health department building once it moves into its new $2 million home near Wal-Mart. (More on that in a moment.)

  • Oldham collars Bearcats, wins district championship

    BUCKNER – Oldham County stifled the powerful Anderson County offense for a half, then held on in the closing seconds to defeat Anderson County 10-7 Friday night.

    Oldham handed the Bearcats their first loss of the season, but most importantly, won the Class 5A, District 4 championship.

    Oldham County's Jake Weigel nailed a 23-yard field goal with 3:06 to play to decide the outcome.

  • COLUMN: Brother’s hunt proves patience pays off

    Patience, how many of us can say we have that trait? Ever heard the saying the best things happen to those who wait? I’m not always the most patient person, especially when I want it done or I’m in a hurry. While you may not be a believer of that saying, every now and then you get a great example of one though.  For me that happened youth hunt weekend with my brother.