Today's News

  • High schoolers to be shut out Election Day

    Twenty-one current and former Anderson County High School students are in for a rude awakening when they show up at the polls Nov. 4.

    Those students apparently attempted to register to vote through the high school, but their registration cards were turned into the county clerk's office four days too late.

    The Anderson News was notified of the situation via e-mail. The author of that e-mail declined to be identified, but Anderson County Clerk Edith Hanks confirmed his story.

  • Denny defeats Stratton for county clerk

    Anderson County will seat the first Republican county clerk in its history after Jason Denny narrowly defeated Anthony Stratton in Tuesday night’s election.

    Denny, a magistrate with the Anderson County Fiscal Court, defeated Stratton, a former magistrate and judge-executive, by an unofficial total 5,275 to 5,142, on a day marked by busy polling places across Anderson County and the United States.

    “I said if I won by 100 votes I’d be tickled to death, and I am,” Denny said, moments after realizing he had won.

  • Marion stuns Bearcats on last second touchdown


    LEBANON -- Marion County's Bryson Bell corralled a 43-yard touchdown pass with 7.9 seconds to play to stun Anderson County 42-39 in Friday night football action.

    Bell wrestled Eric Miles' pass away from the Anderson defense to cap a wild shootout that had seen Anderson rally from an 18-point deficit. Jacob Russell's 33-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Combs with 1:43 to play gave Anderson a 39-35 lead, the Bearcats' first advantage of the night.

    "We had the game won but did not lock it down," said Anderson coach Mark Peach.

  • Oldham defeats Bearcats, takes district title

    Oldham County scored 29 unanswered points on its way to defeating host Anderson County 35-21 in a Class 5A, District 4 showdown Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Local hunters make large catches

    A lot of things are falling in October. Leaves, gas prices and the stock market but still not much rain.  The dry weather sure has made the deer and turkey woods crispy to say the least.

    The Lilly clan has not had much luck in the harvesting department but it hasn't been for lack of trying. We've all seen deer and turkeys just not much worth taking out of the population.

  • City, churches plan to offer Halloween fun

    The city of Lawrenceburg set 5:30 to 8 p.m. as the official hours for trick or treating Halloween night, Oct. 31.

    After trick or treating hours conclude, the city will present "Halloween At The Park," featuring storyteller Bonnie Strassell's "Faces of the Night," a journey into the unknown.

    The program will start at 8 p.m. at Lawrenceburg City Park. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

  • Employee killed at Industry Road business

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Thursday when a load of steel bars fell from a forklift, knocked him to the ground and landed on his head, Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie confirmed last night.

    David Soard, 34, was working at Over The Top Rope Monster Ring and Cages, located at 1048 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg. He and another worker were walking beside a forklift loaded with rebar when the load shifted and fell.

  • I love my friends, and I’m not afraid to tell them

    I tell my friends some things my husband would never tell his.

    Things like, “I love you,” “I miss you,” and “I can’t wait to see you.”

  • ‘We all loved Dave’

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Mike Samples, owner of Over the Top Rope Monster Ring and Cages, following the death last Thursday of one of his employees, Dave Soard.

    Dave Soard was, by job title, our painter. We build and sell wrestling rings, boxing rings and cage fighting rings and send them all over the world. We have a crew of 13 guys in the shop, and they all stay very busy.

  • Tourney time is the best time of the year

    There’s just something about tournament season.

    It really doesn’t make much difference which sport it is, but when you get to the sifting process that determines a district, then regional, then the state champions the heart quickens a bit more, players might try to put more oomph behind a ball or find a way to run just a step faster.

    It’s because that for the most part, the post-season is one-and-done. Lose and go home.