Today's News

  • Bearcats surprised many, grew into regional threat

    Most Anderson County basketball fans would be stretching the truth if they said when the season tipped off, they believed the Bearcats would be playing for a berth in the Sweet 16.

    In retrospect, Bearcat coach Glen Drury would be selling his team short if he said he did not.

    Back in November, Drury said he believed his team had the makings of one that could make an extended post-season run. He said it again during the season, even when the Bearcats and their 8-9 record seemed destined for mediocrity.

    Drury never wavered.

  • Peach says Bearcats might ‘Wing’ it in 2016

    Some changes are in store for Anderson County football in 2016.

    Coming off a year that saw Anderson go 5-6 – the Bearcats’ first losing season since 2005 – and exit the playoffs after a first-round loss to Covington Catholic, Anderson coach Mark Peach plans to do some tinkering during spring practice, which is scheduled to get under way on Monday, April 11.

    “We will be looking at the Wing-T offensively,” Peach said.

  • Collins burns bobbling Bearcats

    Collins did what it has to do while Anderson County continued what it can’t keep doing Monday night.

    The result was Collins taking a 9-5 win, stealing a 30th District victory on the road. The Titans took an early lead in the district seeding race, manufacturing runs and taking advantage of a generous Anderson defense.

    Collins improved to 5-6 on the year and 1-0 in district play. Anderson is 0-10 and 0-1.

    The Bearcats did themselves in with 11 errors, as scored by The Anderson News. Only two of Collins’ 9 runs were earned.

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  • Police find methamphetamine suspect hiding in closet

    From staff reports
    Police found a Lawrenceburg man hiding in a closet before busting him for possession of methamphetamine and his girlfriend for trying to hide him.
    Timothy Walker, 31, and Mariah McDaniel, 25, both of 1141 Versailles Road were jailed after police performed a “knock and talk” at their residence while investigating active arrest warrants that had been issued for both.
    Once inside, officers questioned McDaniel, who told them three times that Walker was not at the residence.

  • In Alton, patience runs out

    Alton Road residents decided Monday night to put their money where their mouths are.
    Saying they’ve run out of patience in getting their demands for safety testing and a temporary truck ban fulfilled by the state, at least two dozen residents of the wreck-riddled stretch of state Highway 151 signed up to help fund the hiring of an attorney to see if a judge will grant their wishes.

  • Woman busted for using fake Powerball tix

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly used the winnings from photocopied lottery tickets to purchase scratch-off lottery tickets pleaded not guilty last week in Anderson District Court.
    Avagail R. Fajardo, 30, of 115 Gatewood Drive was caught on surveillance video scanning photocopies of Powerball tickets into an automated lottery machine at a location on West Broadway in Lawrenceburg, according to a criminal citation.

  • Mayor gets city’s OSHA fine reduced

    It remains an expensive lesson, but not nearly as expensive as it was.
    City officials have negotiated a deal with state labor officials to have a $4,500 OSHA fined leveled against them reduced to $2,250, according to Mayor Sandy Goodlett.
    “It’s final now, and it’s paid,” Goodlett said Monday morning.

  • Following in dad’s footsteps

    No one will ever again accuse Madison Cherry of being the silent type.
    A 15-year-old sophomore at Anderson County High School, Cherry is downright ebullient these days, thanks to her participation in FFA, (formerly known as Future Farmers of America).
    “Once I started going to events and competitions, I learned I had the skills for FFA,” said Madison, whose passion for the organization is matched only by her love of show jumping atop her horse, Wave.