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Today's News

  • Tipton to play key roll in funding state’s colleges

    State Rep. James Tipton figures to play a key role in the upcoming battle to fund Kentucky’s public universities.
    Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will chair the budget review subcommittee on post-secondary education, the Kentucky House Republican Majority Caucus announced last week.
    Tipton is beginning his second term and represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District after being re-elected last month, and joins the first Republican majority in the House in decades.

  • Police searching for hit-and-run suspect

    Police were still searching for the person who plowed a pickup truck into an awning in front of a Main Street business and took off running.
    The incident happened early Sunday night when the unknown driver slammed into a vehicle parked in front of Bourbon Street on Main then careened into an awning in front of Bourbon Trail Cycles, destroying it and leaving a pile of rubble in its wake.

  • Water, sewer rates likely to increase

    Water and sewer rates will have to increase next year, an auditor told the Lawrenceburg City Council during its meeting Monday night at City Hall.
    Alan Zumstein, a Lexington-based certified public accountant, delivered what amounted to a clean review of the city’s books during the meeting. During a brief presentation of his findings, he pointed out that the city’s water and sewer operations fall short of a requirement for 1.25 times annual debt service, coming it at only 1.1.

  • City officer saves child’s Christmas

    A Lawrenceburg police officer saved a 5-year-old’s Christmas after a woman allegedly stole her present from her grandmother’s front porch.
    Kathryn Ballinger, 35, of 104 Maple Court, was cited for theft by unlawful taking and charged on an outstanding warrant.
    A neighbor spotted Ballinger pulling into grandmother Ann Little’s driveway on Pebble Beach Drive on Dec. 8, saw her get out of her car, go onto Little’s porch and swipe the gift, which had been left on her porch by a delivery service, according to a police report.

  • Granny who tied up child released from prison

    The woman sentenced to five years in prison for tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter up to 16 hours a day has been released after serving just over half of her sentence.
    Carolyn Case, who pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse in July of 2014, served about 32 months of her 60-month sentence before being mandatorily released from prison Dec. 1, due to not being what is considered a violent offender.

  • Oldham spanks Anderson in early-season showdown

    Oldham County overcame a four-point halftime deficit and dominated the second half in a 66-49 whipping of host Anderson County in a showdown of Eighth Region boys’ basketball powers last Tuesday night.

    The Colonels buzzed Anderson with a 23-11 third quarter run, then pulled away in the final eight minutes for the one-sided result few expected. Anderson had ousted Oldham from last season’s Eighth Region Tournament and the teams, along with South Oldham, have been expected to fight it out for regional supremacy in 2017.

  • Rogers leads Lady Bearcats past pesky Spencer

    It was just a step, but a major one for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Bearcats dispatched of pesky Spencer County, 67-58, in a Saturday matinee performance on Glen Drury Court.

    Sammy Rogers showed why she is considered one of the top players in the Eighth Region, riddling Spencer for 25 points and often delivering when the Lady Cats needed the basket. Never was it more apparent than a crucial possession inside the final minute.

  • Penny drives Bearcats to win over Valley

    For the first time this basketball season, the play worked just like it was supposed to.

    Cobe Penny drove into the lane, then flipped in the game-winning basket with 4.8 seconds to play, lifting Anderson County to a thrilling 68-66 win over previously unbeaten Louisville Valley Saturday night.

  • WRESTLING: New coach has high expectations for Bearcats

    Despite working for their third coach in four season, wrestlers at Anderson County High School have some very high expectations in the season that recently began.

    Part of that comes from the enthusiasm of first-year coach Hunter Lilly, who replaces John Griggs, who resigned last spring citing some health issues that did not allow him to continue demonstrating moves to his wrestlers.

    Lilly, who qualified for the state wrestling tournament twice as a Bearcat grappler before graduating in 2010, was ready to step in despite his lack of experience.

  • Lady Bearcats rally at Collins

    By Brian Stone, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE -- Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    Anderson overcame a 23-point performance from Collins freshman Olivia Federle to post a 66-63 win over the 30th District rival last Tuesday in Shelbyville.