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Today's News

  • McGregor, Labhart honored on prestigious All-State team

    Anderson County High School football players Bryndon Labhart and Nathan McGregor have been named honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal All-State team announced last Monday evening.

    A senior, McGregor was named to the team as an offensive lineman. Injuries across the line forced McGregor to see action at all five interior line spots at various times throughout the season. McGregor, one of the Bearcat team captains, is also one of the state’s better throwers in track and field. He is undecided concerning his college plans.

  • Bearcats face ‘must win’ at Shelby

    Anderson County’s mission at Shelby County Friday night is very simple: Win to stay alive in the hunt for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    That distinction might not be as important this year as in the past as the four boys’ basketball teams that make up the 30th appear to be very evenly matched. The fact that the tournament is to be held at Anderson County this year adds to the perception that seedings mean less this year than they have in the most recent tounaments.

  • No holiday on the mat

    Anderson County knew it would be at a disadvantage in its own wrestling tournament last week.

    The Mat Cats are unable to field a complete team with wrestlers in every weight class, meaning they are already behind before they start in duals matches, such as the Anderson County Duals, held last Tuesday at Anderson County High School.

    “We had nine guys on the roster,” Mat Cat coach John Griggs said. “We are very proud of the boys.”

  • Bearcats rally past Nelson, Sayre in tourney

    Anderson County evened its December record when the Bearcats overcame Nelson County and Lexington Sayre in the Nelson County Holiday Classic last Tuesday and Wednesday in Bardstown. Anderson finished 2-1, good enough for second place in the round-robin tournament. Boyle County, which had defeated Anderson last Monday, took the tournament title.

    Anderson ended 2015 at 6-6 on the year.

    Against the host team, Anderson overcame a 25-20 halftime deficit, then had to go into an overtime to win, 73-64 last Tuesday.

  • Edmondson named MVP in All-American game

    Anderson County High School football player Bryce Edmondson was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player in the 10th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, held Jan. 1 in Daytona Beach Florida.

    Playing on the Show Case 5 team, Edmondson started at middle linebacker and played every defensive down, according to his mother, Leslie Edmondson. The Show Case level included the top freshmen and sophomores from around the nation invited to play in the game.

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  • Carpenter gets chance at Distinguished Young Woman

    Make no mistake: Brooklyn Carpenter would love to become Kentucky’s next Distinguished Young Woman when she competes later this month in Lexington.

    But that’s hardly how she intends to measure her success when the 17-year-old Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg takes the stage.

    “If I don’t leave there with a couple of new friends, I’ll feel like I’ve wasted my time,” she said Monday afternoon. “My main goal is to make friends, be with my host family and grow as a person because of it and through it.”

  • Meet Anderson County's biggest CHEAPSKATE

    April Hensler didn’t pay for a single roll of toilet paper in 2015. It’s been three years since she’s paid for toothpaste, four since she’s purchased laundry soap or even shampoo.

    It’s not what you think.

    Hensler’s pantry is stuffed with the above items — she has an estimated 100 tubes of toothpaste and 15 bottles of Tide stashed amid dozens of toothbrushes and countless other items.

  • Man struck on Broadway

    The man known primarily for walking the streets of Lawrenceburg and picking up cans was struck by a vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Monday on Broadway.

    James Harrod sustained a number of bruises and abrasions but none of his injuries were considered life threatening at the time.

    Harrod, who is routinely seen pushing a small cart as he picks up cans and bottles, apparently walked out into traffic when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle in front of the NAPA store, first responders said at the time.

    The vehicle was traveling around 30 mph, they said.

  • New Year’s Eve goes bad for dad

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed New Year’s Eve after police found his 13-year-old daughter “extremely intoxicated” at 314 Highland Drive, Apt. 3.

    Jared R. Topper, 39, was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a child after the teen apparently drank an unspecified amount of whiskey, according to police reports.

    The daughter, who was described by police as “unable to stand or talk and even briefly passed out,” told police that she drank something that was on a table in the apartment.