Today's News

  • Live in Taylorsville? I don’t think so

    Taylorsville is a neat little community, but I sure wouldn’t want to live there.

    Here’s why: A front page story in last week’s edition of The Spencer Magnet chronicled how a teenager housesitting for friends cowered in a bathroom after hearing someone breaking into the house. The teen called 911 but, because law enforcement in Spencer County is a full-blown Dumpster fire these days, the first officers to arrive were troopers who traveled there from Anderson County.

  • Fiscal court approves employee pay increase

    County employees, including sheriff’s deputies, EMS workers and deputy coroners, are celebrating their first pay increases in years.

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday unanimously approved a 3 percent pay increase for all county employees, along with a pay adjustment for EMS workers who were among the lowest paid in the region.

  • Man charged for ‘whipping’ daughter, punching wife

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly “whipped” his 7-year-old daughter and punched his wife in the face was charged March 21 with assault and child abuse, according to a criminal citation.

    Irvin L. King Jr., 46, of 101 Scott Court faces charges of fourth-degree child abuse and fourth-degree assault for the incident that erupted during a family squabble.

  • Heroin-fueled ‘hookup’ ends in bust

    Two people who were allegedly about to have sex in a parked vehicle ended up going to jail instead.

    Brian Neikirk, 42, and Linda Rogers, 38, both of 313 Secretariat Drive, Lawrenceburg were each charged with first-degree trafficking in heroin, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police interrupted their tryst around 7:30 p.m. March 23 on Salt River Road.

  • Called to teach

    There was never a question as to what Meghan Drennan would do with her life.

    “I always wanted to be a teacher, I think it is something that you are called to do,” said Drennan, a fourth grade teacher at Emma B. Ward Elementary who was recently named the school’s teacher of the year.

  • Man jailed for trashing retired trooper’s yard

    An Anderson County man was arrested on a warrant last week for allegedly throwing household trash into the yard of a retired state trooper.

    Jackie Barnett, 66, of 1620 Aaron Barnett Road was charged with three counts of criminal littering following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Sweet 16 decline reflects unfortunate trend in high school sports

    It was hard to miss the news coming out of Lexington concerning the Sweet 16 last week.

    We aren’t talking about the fact that Bowling Green, a school which has had some great tradition over the years, won the Kentucky high school state championship on March 19. Nor are we referring to the runner-up finish by Cooper, a relatively new school -- formed in 2007 -- that has had some memorable football playoff battles with Anderson County.

  • Ripy chosen for Olympic Development Program team

    It’s a good thing Shjon Ripy had a flexible schedule during spring break.

    Instead of heading to the beaches, the Anderson County High School sophomore soccer player will be traveling to The Netherlands as part of Team Kentucky in the Olympic Development Program. He found out he had been selected for the team three weeks ago.

  • Different season, different results

    Things have been quite different for Anderson County baseball in 2017.

    A year ago, the Bearcats opened the season with a 13-game losing streak, something foreign to one of the top programs in the Eighth Region since 2000. But after a 9-2 win over visiting Carroll County Saturday, the Bearcats stood at 3-1 and have shown some of the reasons Bearcat coach L.W. Barnes feels his team can be potent in the post-season.

    Junior pitcher Timmy Rogers picked up two wins in the Bearcats first four games and several Bearcat hitters had big weeks.

  • Duncan turns in personal bests, breaks school records at Montreat

    Anderson County resident Connor Duncan, a freshman at Montreat College in North Carolina, recorded a 50.65 time in the 400-meter dash Saturday at the University of Tennessee Rust Buster meet, held in Knoxville. Duncan’s time was a personal best.

    Earlier in the meet, Duncan was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that turned in a 43.54 time, good enough for fifth place in the event and setting a Montreat school record.