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Today's News

  • First Christian men paying it forward

    First Christian Church of Lawrenceburg has been paying it forward to the community for decades by building handicap ramps for those in need.

    Started in the 1980s by church members Nathan Allen and Clarence Ray Sparrow, the gesture began as a way to help church members.

    Jim Link later took over the project, and it morphed into not only helping members of the church, but many others in Anderson County.

  • Roaches at Saffell, school bus safety cited as reasons to raise school tax

    Student safety and cockroaches at Saffell Street Elementary School were among the reasons supporters and school board members gave for taking the largest property tax increase allowed by law during last Thursday’s public hearing.

    By a vote of 4-1, the board increase its property tax rate from $6.08 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.27, a 3 percent rate increase that is expected to generate an additional $700,000 from local property taxes.

  • EDA puts industrial park up for sale

    Just because it’s trying to sell the land it purchased a few years ago to develop into an industrial park doesn’t mean the Lawrenceburg/Anderson Economic Development Authority is throwing in the towel on bringing industry to that location.

    “Absolutely not,” said the agency’s director, George Leamon. “We want to get as much exposure for that land as we can.”

  • Judge: Opinion coming soon on proposed fire tax hike

    After getting an earful Tuesday morning from an angry Willisburg Road taxpayer about the proposed 38-percent tax rate increase proposed by the Anderson County Fire District, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said he is preparing to issue an opinion about what, if anything, the Anderson County Fiscal Court can do about it.

  • Roaches at Saffell, school bus safety cited as reasons to raise school tax

    Student safety and cockroaches at Saffell Street Elementary School were among the reasons supporters and school board members gave for taking the largest property tax increase allowed by law during last Thursday’s public hearing.

    By a vote of 4-1, the board increase its property tax rate from $6.08 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.27, a 3 percent rate increase that is expected to generate an additional $700,000 from local property taxes.

  • Valley visits

    Homecoming week at Anderson County High School should provide plenty of mystery.

    The Bearcats take on Louisville Valley for the first time ever in a contest that few know what to expect. What is known is that Valley has lost all three of its outings thus far this season, but Bearcat coach Mark Peach says the Vikings are dangerous.

    “They are very athletic,” he said. “Watching them is like watching the 40-yard dash or the 4X100-meter relay.”

  • Carnahan Bowl set for Sept. 23

    (UPDATE: After the Sept. 6 edition of The Anderson News went to press, Anderson County Middle School coach Brian Holloman contacted The News to update on the Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl. The Mustangs will be playing Shelby East Middle School on Sept. 23 at noon in the annual bowl.)

    The Sixth Annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, featuring the Anderson County Middle School football team, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 on Bob Ware Field at Anderson County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats have no answer for Titan size

    Collins used intimidating size and a quick passing game to defeat host Anderson County in straight sets in 30th District volleyball action last Tuesday.

    The Lady Titans never trailed in a 25-20, 25-7, 25-14 win.

    “Collins is a really good team,” Anderson coach Ryan Brown said. “They have three girls 6-feet tall and all are good hitters.”

    Collins would later defeat Louisville Eastern, a Top 20 team, establishing the Titans as one of the top clubs in the Eighth Region.

  • Ray Shouse Scholarship announced

    Asbury University men’s basketball coach Will Shouse and his wife, Whitney, have announced the formation of the Ray Shouse Scholarship.

    The scholarship funds will be used to help a student in financial need, according to a news release.

    The release said the intention is to use the funds for a student at Asbury University but the Shouses say, “We will follow the Lord’s guidance if there is a need of another student attending college at another institution.”

    Will Shouse is a graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • BEARCATS HOLD ON, DEFEAT MERCER

    One play.

    One play was all that stood between a rousing Anderson County win and an overtime that could have done major damage to the optimism that had filled a near full house at the Bearcats’ home opener just moments before.

    Anderson was clinging to a 21-19 lead as Mercer County lined up for a two-point conversion attempt that could have tied things with 17.5 seconds to play.