Today's News

  • Grave thefts ‘really low’

    A few weeks ago, when yet another grave decoration went missing from her husband Johnie’s gravestone in Lawrenceburg Cemetery, was the last straw for Gertrude Peach.

    “It makes you feel depressed that you can’t put something on someone’s grave,” she said. “It’s meant for them and no one else.”

    The latest theft, of a handmade Styrofoam arrangement Peach made especially for her husband’s headstone, occurred between May 11 and 14.

  • Report: Health insurance costs to skyrocket

    From staff reports

    Anderson County residents are facing the possibility of steep rate hikes for individual health insurance policies and few places to purchase them, according to information released by the Kentucky Health News Network.

  • The gift that just keeps on giving

    When seventh-grader Jude Thompson donated his birthday money to buy books for his former second-grade teacher Heather Chilton’s classroom library, the gesture earned him a hero’s welcome at Emma B. Ward Elementary and praise from his teachers, parents and peers.

    Little did he or anyone else know, but his book donation was about to get a whole lot bigger.

    When Jude’s story hit ‘The Anderson News’ Facebook page April 6, it was read by more than 7,500 people. One of those people was Diana Ahlers of Marietta, Georgia.

  • Lady Bearcat softball team makes memories for a lifetime

    There’s always something special about every graduating class. Always.

    It’s something all of us claim to know, but when you are writing about a ton of high school sports, people and dates tend to run together. It’s not uncommon to realize someone is graduating from college when I am thinking he’s a sophomore or so.

  • Mustang tracksters prepare for state

    Several members of the Anderson County Middle School track and field team will be competing in the state championship meet on Saturday, June 4.

    The meet will be held at the University of Louisville.

    Schools are allowed to have one entry in each event.

    Boys scheduled to participate include Logan Ritchie in the 100- and 300-meter hurdle events, Matthew Stamper in the 200-meter dash and high jump, Zach Knight in the 40 meters, Mason Pierce at 800 meters, Jordan McHugh at 1,600 meters and Jalen Newton running the 3,200 meter race.

  • Bearcat basketball camp next week

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9 according to a news release.

    The camp sessions will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

    The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through eighth grade. Those entering kindergarten through third grade should report to Robert B. Turner Elementary School. Those entering grades 4 and 5 should report to Saffell Street School with those entering grades 6-8 should report to Anderson County High School.

  • Bearcat football camp set

    The Anderson County Bearcat Football Camp will be held on Friday, June 3 from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Anderson County High School field house.

    The camp will have a Friday Night Lights theme and is open to young people entering grades 2-6.

    The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door with checks payable to ACHS Football.

    For more information, contact Head Coach Mark Peach at 502-839-0366.

  • Baseball camp set for park

    A one-day baseball camp, sponsored by Wal-Mart, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, according to a news release.

    The camp will be held at the Anderson County Community Park baseball fields, the release said.

    The camp will feature one day of training and competition, according to the release.

    Organizers of the camp said fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, catching and base running will be covered.

  • Three Bearcats medal at state meet

    LEXINGTON – The final results of the KHSAA Class 3A Track and Field Meet might have been a synopsis of the now completed 2016 season at Anderson County High School.

    Only three Bearcats survived the regional and at-large eliminations to advance to the state and those three had mixed results, a finish driven by high expectations and hampered to a degree by medical issues.

  • Man sustains 'significant' injuries when motorcycle collides with tree

    A Lawrenceburg man suffered what first responders described as “significant head and chest injuries” when the motorcycle he was riding earlier this evening smacked into a tree on Ninevah Road.

    People at the scene identified the victim as Dwayne Hawkins, 50, who lives nearby and had to be airlifted to an area hospital. They said that Hawkins’ family had been notified and left the scene shortly after the helicopter transporting him took off.