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Today's News

  • City officer saves child’s Christmas

    A Lawrenceburg police officer saved a 5-year-old’s Christmas after a woman allegedly stole her present from her grandmother’s front porch.
    Kathryn Ballinger, 35, of 104 Maple Court, was cited for theft by unlawful taking and charged on an outstanding warrant.
    A neighbor spotted Ballinger pulling into grandmother Ann Little’s driveway on Pebble Beach Drive on Dec. 8, saw her get out of her car, go onto Little’s porch and swipe the gift, which had been left on her porch by a delivery service, according to a police report.

  • Granny who tied up child released from prison

    The woman sentenced to five years in prison for tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter up to 16 hours a day has been released after serving just over half of her sentence.
    Carolyn Case, who pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse in July of 2014, served about 32 months of her 60-month sentence before being mandatorily released from prison Dec. 1, due to not being what is considered a violent offender.

  • Oldham spanks Anderson in early-season showdown

    Oldham County overcame a four-point halftime deficit and dominated the second half in a 66-49 whipping of host Anderson County in a showdown of Eighth Region boys’ basketball powers last Tuesday night.

    The Colonels buzzed Anderson with a 23-11 third quarter run, then pulled away in the final eight minutes for the one-sided result few expected. Anderson had ousted Oldham from last season’s Eighth Region Tournament and the teams, along with South Oldham, have been expected to fight it out for regional supremacy in 2017.

  • Rogers leads Lady Bearcats past pesky Spencer

    It was just a step, but a major one for the Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Bearcats dispatched of pesky Spencer County, 67-58, in a Saturday matinee performance on Glen Drury Court.

    Sammy Rogers showed why she is considered one of the top players in the Eighth Region, riddling Spencer for 25 points and often delivering when the Lady Cats needed the basket. Never was it more apparent than a crucial possession inside the final minute.

  • Penny drives Bearcats to win over Valley

    For the first time this basketball season, the play worked just like it was supposed to.

    Cobe Penny drove into the lane, then flipped in the game-winning basket with 4.8 seconds to play, lifting Anderson County to a thrilling 68-66 win over previously unbeaten Louisville Valley Saturday night.

  • WRESTLING: New coach has high expectations for Bearcats

    Despite working for their third coach in four season, wrestlers at Anderson County High School have some very high expectations in the season that recently began.

    Part of that comes from the enthusiasm of first-year coach Hunter Lilly, who replaces John Griggs, who resigned last spring citing some health issues that did not allow him to continue demonstrating moves to his wrestlers.

    Lilly, who qualified for the state wrestling tournament twice as a Bearcat grappler before graduating in 2010, was ready to step in despite his lack of experience.

  • Lady Bearcats rally at Collins

    By Brian Stone, Landmark News Service

    SHELBYVILLE -- Despite holding a 28-23 lead over Anderson County at the half on Tuesday night, the Collins High School girls’ basketball team could not come away with its first victory of the season.

    Anderson overcame a 23-point performance from Collins freshman Olivia Federle to post a 66-63 win over the 30th District rival last Tuesday in Shelbyville.

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  • Dearinger, Team Kentucky move on to Elite 8

    Anderson County Middle School football player Darion Dearinger and Team Kentucky have moved on to the quarter-final round of the national middle school football tournament. Team Kentucky, made up of some of the best middle school players from around the state, defeated South Atlanta, Tampa, and Dade County, Fla., in previous tournament games to advance.

    It is the first time Team Kentucky has made it to the Elite 8 round.

    The final three rounds will be held from Dec. 16 through Dec. 20 in Naples, Fla.

  • Wrestlers rumble at Boyle

    The Anderson County High School wrestling team won four of five duals matches to take third place in the Boyle County Big Brother Duals, held Saturday.

    The Anderson County Middle School program also participated in the meet

    Anderson boasted six unbeaten wrestlers with senior K.J. Sunbom and sophomore Joseph Taylor leading the way with four pins in five bouts. Sunbom owned the 160-pound class while Taylor rolled through the 182-pound class.

    Other Anderson wrestlers finishing unbeaten on the day were Caleb Gettelfinger, Chase Fink and R.J. Boies.