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Today's News

  • ‘People would have died. I wasn’t OK with that.’

    A Lawrenceburg man was able to pull two young boys from a burning SUV on New Year’s Eve after it was struck head-on by another car.
    Jeremy Zeller said he and his son were on their way to a family gathering when he came upon the wreck. He said he initially attempted to gain access to the car, which was already catching fire, but couldn’t open the doors.

  • Tunnel under train tracks?

    It’s a longshot, but one Lawrenceburg City Council member Bobby Durr is willing to take.
    Durr on Thursday is expected to discuss his plan to build an underpass beneath the railroad tracks somewhere in the city that could be used exclusively by first responders in an effort to eliminate potentially life-threatening delays when slow-moving or stopped trains block the tracks.
    The issue is scheduled to be discussed when the city council holds what is expected to be a lengthy work session 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at City Hall.

  • Anderson girls win consolation bracket in Bourbon tourney

    A second championship in three years was not to be for the Anderson County girls’ basketball team in the Mingua Beef Jerky Classic at Bourbon County last week. But Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell believes the effect on the rest of the season could be very similar.

    The Lady Cats took fifth place in the eight-team tournament, rolling through the consolation bracket after dropping a decision to Covington Holy Cross in the first round.

    The Lady Bearcats ended the tournament at 10-3

  • Bearcats recover from first-round stumble in Greenup tournament

    Anderson County might have gotten the medicine it needed last week at Greenup County.

    The Bearcats went in as one of the perceived favorites in the tournament but had to settle for a fifth-place finish after taking a spanking from West Carter in the first round of the Stultz Pharmacy Classic.

    The Bearcats recovered to roll past Paintsville and Bath County in the consolation bracket to up their record to 9-4 on the year.

  • College sports roundup

    Cummins blisters nets in return to court

    Anderson County High School graduate Austin Cummins tallied 20 points to lead Union College past Brescia, 99-70, Saturday afternoon in Barbourville.

    Cummins, who transferred to  Union from Anderson University in South Carolina, saw his first action since the move, hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field, including 5-of-7 from beyond the 3-point line.

    Union improved to 13-3 on the year.

     

    Fitzpatrick closes college career

  • Bearcats usher in new year with ‘most important game, so far’

    With a new year officially here, it’s fair to take inventory of where Anderson County basketball stands in relation to its expected run at a regional championship in about two months.

    We’ll get to see Friday night when the Bearcats host Shelby County in the Bearcats’ first 30th District matchup. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.

    “It’s our most important game of the season, so far,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said last week.

    Indeed.

  • Closing out 2016 with a look ahead

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.

    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • Labhart picked for Border Bowl game

    Anderson County High School football player Bryndon Labhart has been selected to play for the Kentucky All-Stars who will take on Tennessee in the annual Border Bowl game. For the first time, the game will be played in Tennessee, at Sevier County High School in Sevierville.

    Kickoff is set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2:08 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

    Labhart, a fullback-linebacker, has been named all-district and honorable mention all-state.

  • New Year’s Eve wreck proves fatal

     

    One person is dead and four more are fighting for their lives tonight following a head-on collision on U.S. 127 Bypass in Lawrenceburg.

    No names have been released.

    The four people who survived were transported to area hospitals with what first responders said were life-threatening injuries.

  • No. 1: Luttrell guilty of murder; jury calls for 60 years

       The twice-convicted felon who shot and killed a Fairview Road man in his own driveway three years ago will likely spend at least the next 20 years in prison after being convicted of murder.

       Gary Luttrell, 42, received a recommended sentence of 60 years from the same jury that found him guilty of murdering Steven Briscoe in 2013.

       Luttrell will have to serve at least 20 years before he is eligible to appear before a parole board. He had already served three years while awaiting trial.