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Today's News

  • Freezin' for a reason

    Before removing his warm clothes and leaping into an icy pool at Applebee Park in Lexington, local developer Ray Peden explained how he became involved with Saturday's ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge.

    "I joined a team with my daughter (Layne Peden) and her coworkers at Mellow Mushroom, a very good Lexington pizza restaurant, to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge," he said. "All money raised will go to the Lexington Special Olympics.

    "I purchased my own antifreeze and am willing to suffer the pain and indignity of jumping into an icy pool with rabbit ears on."

  • Magistrate vows action on 'mind-boggling' business license tax

    County officials are vowing to take action after a potentially embarrassing list surfaced earlier this month of at least 100 businesses that have not paid for their county business licenses this year.

    The list, assembled by the county clerk's office, includes a number of well-known and established businesses, including doctors' offices and banks.

  • Weapons cache swiped from North Main gun store

    About $5,000 worth of firearms was stolen last week from the Anderson Armory gun store on North Main Street in Lawrenceburg, according to a report released by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Det. Mike Schell with the Lawrenceburg Police Department said 13 handguns and one long gun were stolen, but no ammunition.

    He said the case has been turned over to the federal department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, due to the number of weapons stolen.

    Police said the guns were stolen between Sunday night, Jan. 20, and Monday morning, Jan. 21.

  • Indoor track team breaks six records

    The Anderson County High School indoor track team opened its season with a bang - make that two bangs - Saturday as the Bearcats turned in some strong performances at separate meets.

    "We split the team up and sent the older kids to the University of Kentucky meet and the younger kids to Mason County. We had some outstanding finishes it both places. We broke or set six school records," said Anderson coach Travis Gay.

  • Lawrenceburg man involved in fatal wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man survived what proved to be a fatal accident for another driver Monday morning in Mercer County.

    Micah Hammons, 32, was driving an 18-wheeler northbound on U.S. 127 Bypass when his vehicle was hit in the rear by one driven by Charles L. Wright, 60, of Corinth, located in northern Kentucky.

    Wright was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to published reports.

    Hammons was not injured in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Highway 152, according to reports.

  • Chill factor

    A double header featuring four of the Eighth Region's hottest basketball teams highlights a homecoming night at Anderson County High School on Friday, Feb. 1.

    Anderson County and South Oldham will match up in what has become an annual girl-boy twin-bill to usher in the final month of the season. This year, the games might take on an added aura as all four clubs have emerged with legitimate chances to be playing in the Kentucky state tournaments in mid-March.

  • Murder suspect in court Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg man charged in the stabbing death of a Franklin County man last week outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court is scheduled to be back in court Thursday morning.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 18, is scheduled to appear in Anderson District Court at 9 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.

    Graeter is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death Jan. 16.

  • The family that eats together...

    Floyd and Gippie Shely's eight children come together each Monday in an area restaurant and have breakfast together.

    Sometimes they meet in Shelbyville where four of them reside, occasionally in Lexington where two now live, and other times they gather in Anderson County where they were all born and raised and two continue to call home.

  • District's top seed on the line Tuesday at Spencer

    The top seed in the 30th District Tournament will be on the line when the Anderson County boys' basketball team travels to Spencer County on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    On paper, Anderson has established itself as a slight favorite in the Eight Region but will be facing a red-hot Spencer team that had won 6 straight before a three point loss at 12-1 LaRue County last week. The Bears came in at 9-9 on the season. They have won their only district game, a 71-33 mauling of Eminence on Jan. 8.

  • Paintsville scorches Cats in Classic

    MOUNT STERLING - For 32 minutes the Paintsville Tigers were on fire.

    Their lethal sharpshooting from long range and the free throw stripe led them past Anderson County in the 17th annual Kentucky Prep Classic at Montgomery County High School Saturday. Shooting 6-for-15 from 3-point land in the first half, Paintsville a top 20 team in the state, also was very feisty on the defensive end where they forced 17 Bearcat turnovers. Paintsville picked up the win with a final score of 79-58.