Today's News

  • Koonce promoted with Your Community Bank

    Lawrenceburg resident Jeff Koonce was promoted to regional president of Your Community Bank, the bank announced last week.

    Koonce will serve as regional president for the Fayette, Nelson, Hardin, Meade and Hart counties. He previously served as the bank’s Central Kentucky market president.

  • God uses Christ’s suffering for our soul’s healing

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    All this past week I’ve been talking to people with scars for a series of stories that I wrote for the newspaper where I work.

    I got the idea from a photographer I heard on the radio, talking about a series of photos he had done of people’s scars.

    He said that every scar tells a story.

    When I was 9, I bent down to say “hi” to Sam Lang’s Basset hound and it jumped up and bit my face, tearing a hole from the right edge of my lip to my chin.

  • Church briefs

    Central Baptist kicks off Soles4Souls shoe drive

    Central Baptist Church began its annual Soles 4 Souls Shoe drive on March 15.

    Central Baptist will be collecting all kinds of good used or new shoes.

    Shoes may be dropped off at the church, which is located at 1958 US 127 North in Lawrenceburg.

    Churches or groups that would like to participate can have collection box placed at their facilities.

    Shoes will be collected by Central Baptist and processed for shipping.

  • Ward students show off science skills

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The Anderson News

    The displays in this year’s science fair at Emma B. Ward Elementary School were put under the microscope more than they have been during the past years, science teacher Jane Thompson said.

    “We are looking for what would be expected in competition,” she said Friday at the school while surrounded by a room laden with science displays created mostly by fourth-grade students.

  • NCAA a time for the BBN to celebrate

    Big Blue Invitational notes...

    Get ready to party, Big Blue Nation. Make room in the Rupp Arena rafters.

    The Wildcats are going to finish the job on April 6.

    I could give you any number of reasons why the boys in Vegas have made Kentucky an even money pick to win it all. I don’t bet on games, but those guys are good. Really good.

    Just like Kentucky.

    So here you go, by the number.


    There’s little doubt Anderson County softball is going to be good in 2015.

    The only question is, “How good?”

    That’s how it is when a team wins its region, is challenged only once in the process, wins a game in the state tournament and returns nearly its entire roster.

    That’s the Anderson County Lady Bearcats, 2015 edition. The Lady Bearcats are ranked as high as eighth to as low as 11th in the various pre-season polls. And they are a strong favorite to repeat as Eighth Region champions.

  • Finding pitchers the key for Bearcat success

    “Good pitching beats good hitting and vice-versa.”

    Former Pittsburgh Pirate left-hander Bob Veale.

    Anderson County just hopes it gets to test Bob Veale’s theory in the 2015 baseball season.

    The Bearcats are trying to find someone, anyone, to take the mound after senior righthander Josh Brown.

    “Josh Brown threw 49 innings last year,” says Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “Everybody else coming back combined for 40 innings.”

  • Phillips advances to state wrestling quarters

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    LEXINGTON – The luck of the draw at the state high school wrestling tournament was both good news and bad news to Austin Phillips last week.

    The Anderson County High School senior advanced to the quarterfinals in the 152-pound class before being pinned by Ryle’s Jon Belk with 26 seconds to go in the second period. Belk eventually finished fifth in the tournament.

  • Lady Cats, Oldham vying for crown again

    Anderson County and Oldham County are at it again.

    The two schools which have been at the top of the region for nearly a decade are expected to be fight it out for the regional crown again.

    Since 2006, Oldham has won four regional championships, Anderson two. Five times, the schools have met in the semi-finals or championship game. Every time they have met in the semis, the winner went on to a relatively easy win in the championship game.

  • Sizzling start for Lady Bearcats

    Who said you needed to be outside to practice?

    Anderson County, which had actually been on the field about an hour in the pre-season, ripped visiting Taylor County, 11-1 in five innings, in the 2015 season opener Monday afternoon.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded Taylor County pitching for 11 runs, nine of them earned, on 13 hits. Sophomore catcher Bailey Curry picked up where she left off last year with a rocket home run shot over the right field fence in the bottom of the first. Curry belted 19 round-trippers last season. Curry ended up going 2-for-3 with a walk.