Today's News

  • Fiscal court notebook: 4-25-12

    Grant would help
    purchase bleachers
    The fiscal court received no public comments during a public hearing to apply for a $59,000 grant to purchase bleachers for the pulling track and a hoped-for parks and recreation football field in the county park.
    Conway said the state Land and Water grant would require the county to match the funds, which would be half of the $59,000 total.

  • Anderson Fiscal Court: Planning needs more money, Extension needs less

    One’s going broke; the other already has enough money, thank you.
    Going broke is the joint city-county Planning and Zoning board, which asked for and just barely received an additional $4,000 in funding during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court when magistrates voted 4-3 to approve the request.

  • Library expansion questioned, put on hold

    According to some Anderson County citizens, who addressed the library board of trustees at its April 17 meeting, that’s how much one patron of the library costs taxpayers.
    And as the board weighs possible building expansion and its fiscal year budget, those concerned residents want to make sure the community’s getting their money’s worth.  

  • Post office delivers marijuana — to wrong address

    A post office screw-up resulted in a Lawrenceburg teenager’s arrest last week when a shipment of pot was delivered to the wrong address.
    Police say Garrett Bryant, 19, of 138 Hunter Ridge Drive arranged to have a pound of marijuana shipped to his residence from California, but the Lawrenceburg post office inadvertently delivered it last Monday to an address on Walker Lane.

  • Elk hunt deadline is April 30

    By Dave Baker

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The deadline to apply for Kentucky's hunt of a lifetime is fast approaching. 

    Hunters have until midnight, Monday, April 30 to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt. The quota hunt drawing for an elk permit is open to residents and non-residents. 

    Kentucky will issue 900 general quota hunt permits this year, an increase of 100 permits over the 2011 season. Kentucky's elk herd is expected to surpass 10,000 animals by fall.   

  • Early hunting brings some unusual findings

    Hallelujah! Spring turkey season in Kentucky is here. 

    The early spring we’ve experienced here in the Bluegrass has had me on edge for weeks before the season actually opened April 14. I’ve strutted around the house and made a hundred trips out on the deck listening for gobbling birds. I’ve also worn out my binoculars searching the woods and fields around my place in search of turkey birds to try and satisfy the hunger to go hunting.   Well, no more waiting. The season is here and is open thru May 6.

  • Former Anderson basketball coach passes away

    Jim Lindsey, who coached at Anderson County High School for two seasons, died recently in Glasgow.

    Mr. Lindsey passed away on March 18 at his home. He was 72.

    He came to Anderson County for the 1971-72 school year, following Jack Upchurch, who had left after taking the Bearcats to the state championship game the previous season. Mr. Lindsey coached basketball and baseball at Anderson, winning district titles in both sports. He also served as an assistant football coach on the school's first district champion.

  • COLLEGE: Warford named KIAC Player of Week for second time

    Asbury University senior Mary Ann Warford, a senior from Lawrenceburg, was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball player of the week by KIAC officials on April 16. This is her second player of the week award for the season.

  • COLLEGE: Barnes running well at Campbellsville

    Jayson Barnes has been one of the outstanding freshmen for the Campbellsville University men’s track and field program this spring, competing in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 400-meter dash as well as the 4x400 relay.

    This weekend, Barnes and the Tigers travel to Rome, Ga., for the Mid-South Conference Track and Field Championships, where Barnes will compete in the decathlon.

The decathlon includes 10 events, four on the track and six in the field, over two days.

  • Football to close spring practice with red-white game

    The Anderson County High School football team will be ending spring practice with the Red-White game on Wednesday, April 25 at Warford Stadium.

    The game is open to the public.

    Bearcat coach Mark Peach has not been able to have a spring game in recent seasons as numbers were not sufficient for the game. Many football players also participate in spring sports and are not available for the 10 sessions of spring practice.

    The numbers are up for the Bearcats on the heels of a state runner-up finish in 2011.