Today's News

  • Putts - and records - falling for Bearcats

    Tiger Woods might be on the shelf right now, but members of the Anderson County boys' golf team are playing like they are shooting for a chance to take his spot at the Ryder Cup.

    "We had a record-setting week!" exclaimed Anderson coach Will Carlton, whose team improved to 5-0 in dual meets and placed very high in the Warren East Invitational, played at Shady Hollow course in Cub Run, Ky.

    Individually, senior Graham Young showed the ability many had seen for his entire career when he shot a one-under 70 to win the individual championship of the Warren East tournament.

  • COLUMN: If Ann comes back, judge, watch out

    If Steve Cornish is feeling haunted lately, I know a likely suspect.

    The way things have been going between the county judge-executive and the Anderson Humane Society, I'm surprised Ann Garrison hasn't exploded from her place in Lawrenceburg Cemetery and planted herself permanently in Cornish's office.

    Decades ago, my mother-in-law founded the local Humane Society on sheer determination. Ann understood our duty as a compassionate society to look out for those among us who are unable to care for themselves.

  • Peach 'pleased but not satisfied'

    There are certain steps a football team - make that any athletic program - has to take if it wants to bring home state championships.

    The words "state championship" and "Anderson County football" had not been intertwined in even the wildest of dreams for nearly a decade when Mark Peach officially took the challenge of restoring Bearcat football glory on Dec. 2, 2004.

    But on that Thursday, after Peach met with some of what would be his first Bearcat team and took time for the obligatory photo ops, he sat down with me for what turned out to be a 90-minute interview.

  • Smokey wouldn't like this one bit

    Smokey Bear would take a narrow view of the likely cause of a fire that toppled a massive oak tree Monday afternoon behind the Briar Creek subdivision in Lawrenceburg.

    City Fire Chief Robert Hume said it appeared the fire was set, likely by kids hanging out next to it and tossing cigarette butts in the tree's hollow trunk.

    "You can see a couple of wooden blocks at the base ... kind of like someone was sitting there," Hume said. "There certainly weren't any lightning strikes today."

  • Manhunt continues

    Lawrenceburg police were still searching Tuesday for a third suspect in a bizarre home invasion investigation that has resulted in two arrests and left the community on edge for several days.

  • COLUMN: A working stiff at heart

    After a two-month hiatus, I returned to The Anderson News on Monday.

    As is frequently the case when one takes an extended break from work, several colleagues couldn't wait to rib me about returning to the daily grind.

    "Are you surviving your first day back?" asked one colleague at about noon. "Did you have a hard time getting up this morning?" queried another.

  • More than a close one

    The huge smiles and even bigger sighs underscored the simultaneous relief and joy surrounding Anderson County volleyball last Thursday.

    The host Lady Bearcats dug themselves out of two deep holes to register a thrilling 25-23, 26-24 win over defending 28th District champion Henry County.

    It was more than just a nail-biter, though.

  • Loaded Lady Cats seek place among the best

    It was only a scrimmage.

    It won't show up in the girls' soccer record books or count for anything other than memories.

    But Anderson County will have a hard time thinking that way.

    "Especially when it was them," smiles Lady Bearcat senior Jessi Newton.

    "Them" happens to be South Oldham, a program that boasts six state championships since the sport was sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

  • COLUMN: Judge-executive deserves credit, too

    A quick glance at the editorial pages this week reveals just how unhappy some people are with Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    From his zeal to pass a payroll tax last fall to his recent discussion of charging rent to the Humane Society, Cornish has certainly warranted a fair amount of public scrutiny, not to mention a healthy dose of criticism most weeks from this newspaper. Those issues and others have alienated a good portion of the public and his fiscal court, which consistently challenges him on everything from hiring county employees to setting tax rates.

  • Manhunt continues in home invasion case

    UPDATED FRIDAY, 4:30 P.M. —

    Two people are under arrest and two are on the lam following a sting operation conducted by the Lawrenceburg Police Department to nab suspects in a home invasion earlier this week.