Today's News

  • Archery team on top of the world

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team is on top of the world. Again.

    The team took the championship of the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament, held last week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Planning to burn? Don't even think about it

    Not even campfire.

    That’s the word from Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, who on Monday afternoon enacted a countywide burning ban.

    “That means it’s illegal to run anything outside,” Barnes said. “It’s completely banned, and it includes everything.”

    Barnes requested the ban following a serious brush fire that ignited Sunday afternoon on Clay Burgin Road and toasted between 4 and 5 acres of property.

  • Lady Bearcats luck runs out in regional

    VERSAILLES – One of the oldest truisms in sport, any sport, is that championship teams are good and they are lucky.

    Anderson County girls' soccer was mighty good in 2010, as the 16-6-2 record against a rugged schedule attests. Coach Jason Earnest dubbed this year's team the most talented, top to bottom, that he has ever had. As many as five or six current seniors could be playing collegiate soccer next year.

  • Crestwood comeback!

    CRESTWOOD – It was apparent that Lazarus had some company Friday night, but it was still good to make sure.

    And exhale.

    Maybe check the carotid for a pulse. Exhale some more. Breathe deeply. Reach out and shake someone's hand or do something, anything, that reassures reality and that your mind, and body, is still in good working order.

    Winning a football game 38-37 when you were behind 37-10 with 12 minutes to play will do that to you, you know.

  • 'No words can take the sting out of that loss'

    Throughout the 2010 season, Anderson County had risen to the occasion.

    Three times the Bearcats had played ranked teams and won. They had received consideration for a Top 25 ranking, nearly cracking that elite group in the final statewide poll of the season.

    They would trade all of it for two more goals last Thursday night.

  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Three Anderson County soldiers were honored for service to their country on Saturday — even though that service occurred more than 200 years ago.

  • Puppy killer suspect nabbed; community outraged


    That single word best describes the mood in Lawrenceburg after news broke last week that a Lawrenceburg man allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy by stomping it, breaking its neck and setting it on fire.

    Following what became nearly a weeklong search, Frankfort police apprehended Lawrenceburg resident Paul “Doobie” Dearinger and charged him with second-degree animal cruelty and giving false information to police. He was also served a warrant out of Mercer County for flagrant non-support of a child.

  • Former trial commissioner arrested

    A retired local attorney and trial commissioner was arrested Oct. 4 on a charge of alcohol intoxication after police were called to his residence for a domestic dispute, according to documents on file in the Anderson County Courthouse.

    David Webb, 67, of 3005 Firestone Way, was charged after officer Kyle Lucas with the Lawrenceburg Police Department arrived at his residence and detected the smell of alcohol on Webb, who was standing in his yard, according to Lucas’ police report.

  • Collins eliminates Anderson volleyball

    NEW CASTLE -- There were few tears after Collins ended Anderson County's volleyball season last Tuesday night. The Titans might have been the best team the Lady Bearcats had faced all year so their 25-11, 25-16  win in the 30th District Tournament at Henry County High School was not unexpected.

    If anything, the contest underscored what most observers had known for some time: The Lady Bearcats that lost 11 of their last 13 matches were not the same group that had been picked in the top five of the Eighth Region before the season started.

  • COLUMN: You probably won't believe what I saw on Friday night

    You would not believe what I saw at South Oldham High School last Friday night.

    I was standing near the football field when, all of a sudden, a UFO came swooping down out of the sky. It started balancing on the goalposts and flashing red and green and blue and silver lights before the bottom opened and SpongeBob Squarepants came sliding down a chute. He went to one side of the field, where he abducted Elvis.

    Before he left, ole Spongebob said he was looking for directions to Rupp Arena, because he was going to crash a party there too.