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Today's News

  • Cann following her dreams at UK

    By Larry Vaught, Contributing writer

    LEXINGTON — It was the kind of play that Makenzie Cann knows she has to make for Kentucky.

    She was trying to take a charge at Duke. Instead, she took an elbow to the face.

    “I actually did not realize then I had broken my nose,” said the Kentucky sophomore from Anderson County. “I actually broke my nose my year at Cincinnati (before she transferred to Kentucky). But it was not bleeding or anything, so I thought it was good.”

  • Bearcats write introduction for post-season story

    It was not a statement. Not even close.

    But Anderson County wrote the introduction to what the Bearcats hope will be a happy story Friday night with a 64-51 home court win over 30th District rival Shelby County.

    Leading just 25-22 after a sloppy first half, the Bearcats outpointed Shelby, 22-9, in the third quarter to cruise to the win. Anderson, now 10-4 on the year, made a big step toward a good seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be played in late February at Collins High School.

  • Bearcats to host mountain power

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team gets another stern test Saturday night, Jan. 14, when the Bearcats host 14th Region power Perry County Central. 

    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    The Commodores have been tabbed as the team to beat in the 14th Region since the pre-season and have given little reason to think differently. Perry Central stood at 12-5 after the weekend’s games, a record that includes a 56-54 loss to defending state champion Dunbar in the Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic.

  • Bearcats to honor Upchurch Jan. 20

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team will honor former Bearcat coach Jack Upchurch during a ceremony prior to the varsity game against Central Hardin on Jan. 20.

    Upchurch coached at Anderson from 1965 to 1971, taking the Bearcats to their first Eighth Region championship and a state runner-up finish his final year at the helm. He later had coaching stops at his native Wayne County and Lincoln County. He also served as an assistant coach at Morehead State University.

  • Lady Bearcats rally, slip past Boyle

    With the high school basketball season nearing its mid-point, it would be difficult to label a contest as a season-maker. Especially a showdown with a foe that is grouped in a different region.

    But when the campaign is over for the Anderson County girls in late February or early March, a game played on the afternoon of January 7 might be one the Lady Bearcats point to as a season-changer.

  • City council to discuss higher water, sewer rates

    It has yet to be determined how much water and sewer rates will go up this year, but the increase will be “moderate,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said Monday.
    The increase, along with issues ranging from the expanding the cemetery to an annexation request, will be discussed when the council hosts a workshop Thursday at 5 p.m. in City Hall.
    News of the increase came last month when the city’s private auditor said the city’s water and sewer operations fall short of a requirement for 1.25 times annual debt service, coming it at only 1.1.

  • Let’s party!

    Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2020, and Mayor Sandy Goodlett isn’t wasting any time getting ready to throw a party.
    Goodlett said Monday that he would like to see the Lawrenceburg City Council begin planning a celebration this year by putting together a committee to start considering exactly what such a party would entail.
    “We want to talk about starting the process to get ready for that,” Goodlett said.

  • Tragedy on the Bypass

    Investigators on Monday said they hope dental records and a tattoo help them identify what they say is a female whose charred corpse was pulled from a New Year’s Eve wreck that claimed two lives on U.S. 127 Bypass.
    The wreck took place in front of Hill of Beans BBQ when a Buick traveling the wrong way in the northbound lane struck an SUV head-on and burst into flames.

  • Police officer says unruly woman spit in his face

    A Lawrenceburg woman was charged with first-degree disorderly conduct on New Year’s Eve when she allegedly spit in the face of a detective with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Police ordered Deborah Scalvini, 51, of 1404 Meadowlark Drive, to leave Little Caesar’s earlier that day, but she allegedly returned later that afternoon and was causing a disturbance, according to a police report.

  • Welcome aboard, Joe

    Joe Marshall has an eye on the future.
    The newest member of the Lawrenceburg City Council who was sworn in last week said the future and what it holds is what intrigues most as he prepares for his first meeting Thursday at City Hall.
    “There are some things I’d like to see,” said Marshall, a 59-year-old native of Taylorsville who has lived in Lawrenceburg for the past 25 years.