Today's News

  • ‘Dairy Grinch’ declared indigent

    From staff reports

    Former Dairy Cheer employees hoping they will finally get the pay they were stiffed out of three years ago could be in for yet another Christmas letdown.

    Former Dairy Cheer owner Lou Compton, who closed the restaurant here in December of 2011 after writing bad checks to some employees and simply not paying others, was living on social security and driving a 23-year-old car at the time of her arrest last month in Michigan.

  • Rituals abound for students summoning snow days

    From staff reports

    It’s nothing new for kids to hope for a snow day, but some go to great lengths by performing rituals to summon one.

    Several of The Anderson News’ Facebook friends confirmed that wearing pajamas inside out and sleeping with a spoon under their pillow are just a few of the things kids are doing to promote a snow day.

  • Sex offender jailed for ‘chat’ with 8-year-old

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man on parole for distributing “obscene matter to minors” was sentenced to a year in jail last week for violating that parole by interacting with an 8-year-old child on Facebook.

    John Allen Ward, 50, of 115.5 Ann Drive pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to carrying on a Facebook conversation from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10, when police executed a search warrant at his home.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: New coach keeps old expectations #playhard

    The new paint job is just one subtle reminder that Anderson County girls' basketball promises to be a mix of the old and the new in the season that gets underway when the Lady Bearcats host Dunbar on Dec. 4.

    The air is filled with the unmistakable scent of fresh paint. It is a long-needed touchup.

    “Let me show you our locker room,” Birdwhistell says. He points out the new laminate flooring and a new flat screen TV in one corner.

    And there's fresh paint on the walls.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Bearcats need maximum effort to succeed #Focus

    Glen Drury's cell phone went off as he sat in his office and talked about his 2014-15 team.

    “Can you hold on for a second?” the Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach asked before trying to send a text message.

    He waved his phone several times and laughed.  “I can't get a connection,” he said.

    He tried several things, then found he could get the text to send.

    Technology can be, ahem, wonderful.

  • Peach almost speechless Friday night ... almost

    I’ve known Mark Peach about 28 years, or ever since I saw him play offensive tackle at Anderson County High School for Sam Harp.

    That’s roughly 10,227 days, give or take a few here or there. I can honestly say that for about 10,222 of those days, I don’t believe I had ever seen Mark Peach unable to come upwith words.

    As he got ready to address the current Anderson team Friday night, Peach was speechless.

    Literally speechless.

    “Guys,” he began. He could only smile.


    CRESTWOOD – It was too early to panic.

    But Anderson County needed a shot in the arm.

    And quick.

    Trailing 14-0 and showing just 10 yards, no first downs and a turnover in their first three possessions, the Bearcats looked nothing like a team ready to advance in the state Class 5A playoffs.

    “I was thinking, stay in and keep your head up,” Anderson senior Landon Curry said.

    Or, in this case, it might have been, “Keep your hands up.”

  • Big day for local college players

    Northwestern’s Jack Mitchell kicked a 41-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Wildcats past Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Mitchell kicked four field goals, including a 45-yarder with 19 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

    Northwestern rallied from a 40-29 deficit in the final 4:10 to move to 4-6 on the year.

    Anderson County High School graduate Chris Fitzpatrick is Northwestern’s long snapper and delivered perfect snaps on all four of Mitchell’s field goal attempts and three extra-points.

  • Taylor pins tournament title

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler Joe Taylor had a big day in the North Hardin Invitational, held Saturday in Radcliff.

    Taylor, an eighth-grader, won the 140-pound weight class with four victories, including two pins.

    Taylor won the tournament, which drew 27 teams from around Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. In the finals, Taylor defeated Brandon Mulcahy of Walton-Verona.

    Seventh-grader Ben Jennings placed fourth in the 240-pound class.

  • Rams open with impressive wins

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ varsity basketball team opened the season with a pair of impressive victories as they look to defend their state championship.

    Christian Academy took the Ketucky Christian School Athletic Association Class 3A title last season.

    The Rams overcame a slow start to whip the Louisville Christian Home Educators, 63-32, in Shepherdsville on Nov. 4. They followed with a 63-48 home court win over Hearts for Christ, also of Louisville.