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Today's News

  • Lady Cats continue district journey

    Anderson County faces a crucial five days in girls’ high school basketball this week. Anderson will play two 30th District games with major bearings on the tournament seedings.

    The Lady Bearcats travel to Spencer County Thursday, taking on the Lady Bears for the second time this year. Anderson defeated Spencer 60-46 in that one, making a bit of a statement against a team that came in with designs of defeating Anderson for the first time since the 2001-2002 season.

  • Donations fuel Conservation Camp upgrades

    The sale of donated land in McLean County and around Beaver Lake in Anderson County helped provide the funds to begin construction of a new dining hall at Camp John Currie on Kentucky Lake beginning this August, according to a news release.

  • Top-ranked Mercer visits town Saturday

    It is not often that the state’s top-ranked team visits Anderson County, but that might be the case Saturday night.

    Mercer County, unbeaten at 16-0 through last weekend, comes to town with some support as the best team in Kentucky. The Titans have beaten their opponents by an average of 27 points a game and have had only two games – a one-point win over South Laurel and a two-point comeback win over Madison Central – with the final margin in single digits.

  • Frosh roll past Henry, to host district tourney

    The Anderson County High School boys’ freshman basketball team ran its record to 6-1 with a 64-40 win over Henry County last Monday night. Dalton Cornish led the Bearcats with 21 points.

    The young Bearcats have finished 30th District play at 3-0 and will be hosting the district’s freshman tournament on Jan. 23 at 10:30 a.m. with the finals set for noon, accoring to Anderson freshman coach Clark Cooper.

  • Like grandmother, like mother, like daughter

    More than four decades after she stopped administering vaccinations to the quivering arms of school children, it seems only fitting that a descendent of Minnie Cartinhour is now a member of the Anderson County Board of Health.

    Her granddaughter, Suzannah Shouse, recently joined the board and attended her first meeting last Tuesday night.

  • Future in doubt for Family Care Clinic

    No health department in Kentucky has a walk-in clinic similar to the one here in Anderson County.

    In fact, it doesn’t appear there is another like it anywhere in the country.

    But if the Family Care Clinic’s financial situation doesn’t show improvement by March, it might not exist at all.

  • Field named for all-time best Bearcat

    The late Bob Ware is considered by most to be the greatest Bearcat football player in Anderson County history.

    Now, the field on which the team plays will forever bear his name.

    The Anderson County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to name the field for Ware, following an impassioned plea by longtime family friend Teresa McWilliams and others at the meeting.

  • Showing America how to teach

    Ask Principal Wayne Reese how excited he is about his school being selected to show the nation how to be successful later this year during an education conference in Florida.

    Go ahead, ask.

    “We are like the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty,” he quipped. “Happy, happy, happy!”

  • Woman gets DUI with five children in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg woman had five children in her vehicle when she was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 27, according to police reports.

    Lois Jewell Stratton, 42, of 1971 Ballard Road, faces five counts of wanton endangerment for having an equal number of children in her vehicle when she was stopped by the Kentucky State Police just after 9 p.m.

    According to a police report, three of the wanton endangerment charges stem from children not being in child seats, and two more from minors not wearing seat belts.

  • Urine samples stolen from mail box

    A Lawrenceburg resident was arrested Jan. 4 after he allegedly removed court-ordered urine samples from the post office box outside of the Anderson County Coåurthouse and replaced them with other urine samples, according to police reports.

    Ernest Tyler Akins, 30, of 101 Ray Court is charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal simulation.