Today's News

  • Mercer rivalry resumes Friday

    At one time, many years ago, it would have been difficult to find an inter-county high school rivalry with more passion than Anderson County and Mercer County.

    Unless, of course, it was Anderson and Harrodsburg.

    Those good ole days had everything that constitutes one of those make-your-season-with-a-win games.

    The series resumes Friday, Sept. 4, at Warford Stadum. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Bearcats regroup, take Henry County tourney

    Unpredictable might not do justice to the roller coaster ride the Anderson County boys’ golf team has been taking over the mid-point of the regular season.

    Last week, a pair of subpar nine-hole rounds preceded a championship in the Henry County Wildcat Invitational Tournament, held at Henry County Country Club.

  • ONLINE ONLY: Early goal fuels Lady Bearcat romp past Western Hills

    Anderson County recorded its fourth straight win with a 4-0 whipping of Western Hills Monday night in Frankfort.

    Anderson got the only goal it would need less than a minute into the contest then pulled away to improve to 4-3 on the year.

    Kinsey Roberts gave the Lady Bearcats the early advantage with what coach Jason Earnest called “kind of a hustle/fluke type of goal.”

  • Briscoe steps aside as Bearcat volunteer

    Brad Briscoe announced Monday night that he will no longer volunteer as a trainer for the Anderson County High School football team.

  • Tax incentives approved for distribution center

    State and local economic development officials are preaching caution following what appears to be an inaccurate news report that claimed a distribution center “is coming” to Lawrenceburg.

    A Lawrenceburg-based website picked up a news item that originated on the Cincinnati Business Courier’s website which reported only that tax incentives were approved for Verst Group Logistics to construct a $17.5 million distribution center in Lawrenceburg.

  • Restaurant tax worries halt tourism merger plan

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court backed out of a joint meeting with the Lawrenceburg City Council just days before the two were scheduled to vote Tuesday on a plan that would allow the city to join the county’s tourism commission.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said lingering concerns over the possibility of the city council passing a restaurant tax without the county’s input was one of several reasons why the meeting was called off.

  • City keeps tax rate flat

    The Lawrenceburg City Council opted to keep its tax rate flat during its meeting Monday night at City Hall.

    The decision followed a recommendation from the council’s finance committee, which met just before Monday night’s meeting.

    During the committee meeting, City Clerk Robbie Hume explained several options, including taking a compensating rate that would have raised the per $1,000 of assessed value rate on homes from $1.95 to $2.04, generating an additional $31,201 in revenue from the previous year.

  • Hitting his mark

    Chris Hanks readily admits he took a gamble last June when he opened Full Draw Archery, the first full-service archery shop of its kind in Anderson County history.

    “Was it a gamble? Sure it was,” Hanks said. “My wife Melissa tells me that all the time.”

    It’s a gamble that apparently has paid off.

    Standing amid a shop stuffed with over 100 compound bows, crossbows and everything required to hunt with either, Hanks said although he’s been in business only a year, he’s already planning to expand significantly.

  • Former Bearcat star QB, NFL eyeing each other

    All Jacob Russell wants is a shot. Just any kind of shot.

    That’s all the Anderson County High School graduate can ask now. He just wants a chance to pursue his dream of playing professional football.

    After an illustrious three-sport career at Anderson ended in the spring of 2010, Russell’s collegiate journey has taken him to three schools and through two sports before finding a home at Campbellsville University.

  • Note to self: It’s the cars, stupid, not the trucks

    Column as I see ’em …

    I jumped at the chance to take photos of (alleged) guilty truckers getting speeding tickets while they barreled through the treacherous stretch of Highway 151 in Alton.

    Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office called and asked me to join him for a couple of hours of speed monitoring, saying it would help me “gain some perspective” following my column last week that hit the state DOT fairly hard for not shutting down that road to large trucks.