Today's News

  • Ketchup elimination causes parents to see red

    Students went back to school on Aug. 13. Students attended classes, ate lunch, and went about the normal school activities, but something was noticeably missing: ketchup. Signs were posted around the cafeteria to explain the favorite condiment’s absence because of the unavailability of low sodium ketchup.

    Parents heard there was no ketchup in the school lunches and flooded the Anderson County Schools’ office and The Anderson News with questions.

  • School board raises taxes again

    Property owners will see an increase in the amount of school taxes they pay for a second consecutive year following a decision Wednesday by the Anderson County Board of Education to take the maximum revenue increase allowed by law without voters having a chance to reverse the decision.

    The board voted 3-2 for a 4 percent property tax levy increase during a special called meeting, claiming the additional funds are needed to cover state-mandated pay increases for district employees.

  • Through the Trail of Tears and beyond

    After a journey of 826 miles, 52 days, enduring memories and the loss of a longtime friend and travel companion, Emma Swendsen returns with a changed prospective.

    Swendsen, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, spent her summer traveling through the Trail of Tears to gain an understanding of what some 16,000 Native Americans went through in 1838 when they were forcibly removed from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia to Oklahoma.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    The owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when she found an unlocked storage unit.

    She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    The Anderson County Sherriff’s Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats chasing championships the American way

    The red, white and blue just runs through these guys.

    Every day. Every week. Every time they get together to play football, these Anderson County Bearcats are as red, white and blue as Toby Keith.

    They’d be just as at home with Rick Monday or Jim Craig as they would Nick Saban.

    Monday, playing for the Chicago Cubs, famously grabbed Old Glory from some protestors who had gotten on the field at Dodger Stadium and were intent on burning the flag.

  • Red, white and blue runs through this Bearcat’s veins

    This ain’t no rag it’s a flag

    And we don’t wear it on our heads

    It’s a symbol of the land where the good guys live

    --Charlie Daniels

    It all started when an Anderson County football fan brought a large American flag to a game several years back.

  • Olympian's message to the Bearcats

    Staff Sgt. Dallas Robinson was not always a world-class athlete and he makes sure everyone hearing his message understands that.

    “I am one of six who got to compete in Russia as a soldier and an Olympian,” he said a few moments before addressing the Anderson County football team on Aug. 21. “I wasn’t the best athlete on my high school team. I was probably the third-best and ended up in the Olympics.”

  • Bearcats aiming for repeat title in balanced district

    Mark Peach knew the rich history of Anderson County football success – and its missing link – when he undertook the challenge of rebuilding the fortunes of Bearcat football in December, 2004.

    There had been many great teams. He’d even played on one that went undefeated in the regular season in 1986. There had even been a good number of Anderson clubs to make the top five in their respective classes from time to time.

  • Bearcats set to embark on title quest

    Anderson County embarks on what it hopes will be a high school football season filled with joy when the Bearcats host George Rogers Clark this Friday, Aug. 29 at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    A year ago, the Bearcats were sloppy with four turnovers and seven penalties but still managed to rout the Cardinals, 50-21, in the season-opener.

    Some things have changed since then as Anderson had key graduation losses, but Clark also has had to learn a new system as Mike Riddle has replaced Steven Collins as Clark head coach.

  • Lady Cats can’t finish, fall short in opener

    Anderson County dominated play but had little to show for it in the season opener of the girls’ high school soccer team.

    Harrison County took advantage of a Lady Bearcat defensive mistake in the first half then withstood several Anderson threats to salvage a 1-1 tie last Wednesday at the Anderson pitch.