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Today's News

  • District tourney opens Tuesday

    The real high school basketball season gets underway next week as the 30th District Tournament opens at Collins High School in Shelbyville.

    Anderson County swept the district titles last year, marking the first time a district school had accomplished that feat since 2009.

    While the Anderson girls are heavy favorites to repeat, the boys’ tournament could be a wild affair. Collins would have to be given the nod as the team to beat since it went through the regular-season district schedule unscathed and will be playing at home.

  • FINs lakes stockings begin this month offering excellent late winter fishing

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Five new lakes enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods Program (FINs) will receive stockings of trout in February, a boon to anglers tired of being house bound.

    Flemingsburg Old Reservoir, an 11-acre lake in Fleming County, gets 900 trout while Leary Lake, a 5-acre lake on Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Grant County, gets the same amount of trout. The 9-acre Logan-Hubble Park Lake just south of Lancaster in Garrard County will receive 900 trout as well.

  • Be ready when fishing opportunities arise

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions fluctuate.

    With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when that friend calls at daybreak or the impulse strikes and the schedule allows for a last-minute trip.

  • Turner archers claim multiple titles

    The archery team at Robert B. Turner Elementary School celebrated its regional championship by gathering for a team photo and displaying the awards it has won. Team members have won 11 first-place and two second-place team awards, along with 109 individual awards, according to coach John Collins. The team has qualified for state, national and world competitions.

    In the recent NASP Region 7 competition, the team had the first-place elementary girl, Madalynn Puryear, and the first-place boy, Bradley Collins.

  • Lady Cat defense goes ‘crazy,’ tames sizzling Demons

    Seeing that Anderson County defeated Williamstown 85-47 in an Eighth Region girls’ basketball matchup last Tuesday, it would be hard to believe that at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bearcats trailed.

    But it is true.

    Eight minutes in, Williamstown, a pesky small school team that could be a troublesome post-season matchup for a regional foe, led Anderson, 20-19. Stellar guard Michaela Kennedy had riddled the Lady Bearcats for 13 points and the Lady Demons appeared determined to hang with the Eighth Region’s second-ranked team.

  • Senior Night string music for Sims

    Alorra Sims knows how to make the most of her Senior Night.

    The Anderson County High School basketball player scored 17 points and pulled down 7 rebounds to lead the Lady Bearcats to an easy 57-25 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

    But as strong as her game was, Sims put her stamp on the evening with a rousing performance of The National Anthem prior to the game.

  • Victim identified in fatal wreck

     

     

    The woman killed yesterday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Highway 151 has been identified as Makayla Brown, 20, of Lawrenceburg.

    Brown was pronounced dead at the scene by the Anderson County Coroner’s Office after the vehicle she was driving was T-boned by a pickup truck as she entered the intersection from Frankfort Road near McDonald’s.

  • Group to rally here against charter schools

     

    Opponents of proposed charter schools in Kentucky will rally here Monday at 6 p.m.

    Save Our Schools Kentucky, an organization dedicated to preventing charter schools across the state, has organized the rally. Its president, Gay Adelmann, is scheduled to speak.

    Adelmann, who has spoken at similar rallies across the state, said in a guest column published earlier this week in the Courier-Journal that robbing funding from public schools is only one concern she has with charter schools.

  • Djeddah Drive man charged with child porn

     

    A Djeddah Drive man is behind bars after being arrested last night on child pornography charges.

    Barry L. Tackett, 59, was arraigned by video from the Shelby County Detention Center this morning in Anderson District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

    He was arrested around 7:45 last night at his home at 318 Djeddah Drive by the Kentucky State Police, according to a criminal citation.

  • Jail log: Woman busted for allegedly using forged prescriptions

    A Frankfort woman was busted Feb. 2 by Lawrenceburg Police for allegedly passing forged prescriptions at the Walmart pharmacy.
    Stephanie Rhodes, 26, of Apple Tree Court was charged after allegedly admitting to taking forged prescriptions from another person to the store and having them filled under different names, according to a report filed by officer Jamie Dunn.
    At the time of her arrest, police allegedly found a blue pill container containing a number of prescription pills, along with more pills in her vehicle.