Today's News

  • County’s voter rolls called ‘corrupt’

    Data show Anderson County has more than 1,300 people registered to vote than are eligible live voters, prompting the threat of a lawsuit if the problem isn’t resolved.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released data that show Anderson is one of 18 counties in Kentucky and 141 nationally with more registered than eligible voters.

  • ‘She lit up from ear to ear’

    Trinity Watkins, 9, was rushed to the hospital Aug. 9 after suffering a severe reaction to a bee sting.

    When she returned home later that day, the sting grew even worse when she realized the bicycle she had only ridden twice had been stolen from her back porch.

    That theft set in motion deputy Alan Robinson of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, who spent weeks searching for the child’s stolen bike before taking matters into his own hands.

  • Man to sheriff: ‘We got your six’

    One might say that Mark Roland is a law and order guy.
    A retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy, Roland last week made it clear to all that when it comes to supporting — and if necessary, helping — law enforcement in Anderson County, he’s ready, willing and able.
    Roland posted the following on Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young’s Facebook page:

  • Burgoo Cook-off returns Sept. 26

    The fifth-annual Burgoo Cook-Off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 during the Burgoo Festival.
    The cook-off is a fundraiser for the Shop With a Cop, which purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.
    To enter a team at no cost, contact Ben Carlson at bcarlson@theandersonnews.com or at 839-6906, ext. 31.
    The cook-off has become a highlight of the annual Burgoo Festival and draws visitors from across the region and other states each year.
    This year’s festival is Sept. 24-26 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Scheduling sure is different today

    One of Mark Peach’s favorite refrains the last few years has been something along the lines of “We aren’t playing Breckinridge County or Clinton County any more.”

    It’s not that Peach is disparaging the people at those high schools. He’s simply looking back at his second season at the helm of Anderson County football.


    The heavens put on quite a show Friday night, but the only deluge to hit Warford Stadium was the Anderson County football team.

    The Bearcats took all of three plays to score first, then put another twist in the meaning of “total domination” as they rolled past Mercer County, 55-14, in a high school football game called after three quarters because of lightning spotted on the horizon.

  • Outlook points to productive deer season

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky receives national acclaim for the quality of its deer herd, and the numbers help draw the attention.

    The state has produced hundreds of trophy-class bucks over the past five seasons and hunters last season combined to take 138,899 deer overall. It was the second highest harvest total on record behind only the 2013-14 season.

  • CAL’s historic gym gets fresh new look

    The old gym at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg has just gotten a facelift.

    Built in the 1930’s the gymnasium had been home to basketball teams from Lawrenceburg High School, Anderson High, Anderson County Middle School and countless games in the old county grade school leagues before Christian Academy purchased the building from the Anderson County Board of Education three years ago.

    Now, after some extensive renovations, the Rams have the look of a new home.

  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cox scores in Georgetown debut

    From staff reports

    Anderson County resident Ross Cox saw his first collegiate action, scoring a touchdown for Georgetown College Saturday as the Tigers fell to Cumberland University, 33-26, at Lebanon, Tenn.

    Cox, who transferred from the University of Kentucky, caught three passes for 57 yards. He hauled in a 32-yard scoring strike midway through the first quarter to put Georgetown up 14-7, but Cumberland rallied in the second half to take the win in the season-opener for both schools.

    Northwestern 16, Stanford 6

  • Anderson protects turf, district supremacy over Shelby

    All Anderson County was doing was protecting its turf.

    And its place at the top of the 30th District.

    Anderson, which has been dominant in the 30th District since the realignment of 2012, took a major stop to the top spot in the district tournament with a 5-0 romp past visiting Shelby County last Wednesday.

    “We did (dominate),” Anderson coach Jason Earnest said. “Shelby County had some injuries and had at least three of their starters out. We were able to dominate possession and get some nice passes for some easy goals.”