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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats split four matches; District showdown at Shelby awaits

    The scorecard will show that the Anderson County girls’ soccer team split four matches last week. The eyes, however, saw a team that is coming together and should be a force by the end of the year.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated district rival Spencer County and routed regional foe Owen County, but lost to highly-regarded Boyle County and North Oldham during the past week. Another contest against Western Hills, was scheduled for Monday night after press deadlines.

  • Morgan leads golf Cats over Sayre

    Anderson County overcame some early missed shots to nip Lexington Sayre 154-155 in boys’ high school golf action last Tuesday at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    “We were fortunate that Sayre’s five-man missed a par putt on the final hole,” said Anderson coach Jim Beward. “That said, I thought we hung tough despite some poor shots early and managed to get a couple of needed birdies later in the round.”

  • Friday Night Lights in Lawrenceburg
  • Ruggles bemoans allowing additional billboards

    Though the majority of the Anderson County magistrates were on board with the newly proposed sign ordinance, Kenny Barnett and David Ruggles were not.

    The second reading of the ordinance passed with a 4-2 vote with Ruggles and Barnett voting against it at a regular session Tuesday morning.

    Ruggles unsuccessfully attempted to persuade his fellow magistrates to do away with billboards altogether because he feels they ruin the curbside appeal of Anderson County.

  • Lawrenceburg’s ‘Buddha of Bourbon’ honored during surprise ceremony

    Jimmy Russell’s illustrious 60-year career as a Wild Turkey master distiller was honored with a Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors lifetime honorary membership Tuesday afternoon.

    The event was a complete surprise to Russell, who was seen beaming when he walked in the Wild Turkey Visitor’s Center full of friends and peers.

    “Today we celebrate a co-worker, my friend and a living legend in the bourbon industry,” said Rick Robinson, vice president, U.S. product supply chain at Gruppo Campari.

  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ back after 20 years

    The plucky drama “Steel Magnolias” will once again grace the stage, marking the first time the Anderson County Community Theatre has performed the play in 20 years.

    “It’s an all female cast full of strong, dynamic, intelligent and witty characters,” said assistant director Shawn Reaves.

    The play and popular 1989 movie follows a small group of girlfriends through their ups and downs in life. Stories, laughs and tears are shared at the iconic Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in Louisiana.

  • Anderson County makes triumphant return to state fair

    After more than four years of being absent from the Kentucky State Fair Pride of the Counties, Anderson County returned with a bang.

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the local state fair committee and around 118 volunteers who worked at the booth made the effort possible.

    Pam Brough, president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said since she took office in 2011 many people asked her about participation in the state fair.

  • Donnell quits race for judge

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell has pulled out of the race for District Judge Division I, leaving only one candidate in the race for that seat.

    Donnell withdrew her candidacy on Aug. 22, meaning J.R. RoBards is now running unopposed for the seat vacated by Linda Armstrong in March when she retired, citing health reasons.

  • Two locals to compete in Senior Games this week

    Kathy Wright, a retired Anderson County High School assistant principal, has been practicing at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Frankfort in preparation for the Kentucky Senior Games in Frankfort this week.

    Wright, 56, has been playing golf since she was in high school. As a former head softball coach, assistant golf coach and assistant basketball coach at the high school, Wright is a major proponent of fitness.

  • An open letter to those suffering from depression

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I could throw some statistic at you like “1-in-10 Americans reportedly suffer from depression,” but it wouldn’t matter. I could tell you “chin up, things will get better,” but right now you wouldn’t believe me anyway.

    I can tell you that I understand how you feel and that you are not alone. I suspect there are many others that are like you, but they’re too embarrassed to say so.