Today's News

  • Penny commits to Bellarmine

    Anderson County High School basketball player Cobe Penny has announced that he intends to attend Bellarmine University in Louisville to continue his collegiate career.

    “Excited to say that I have verbally committed to Bellarmine University!” Penny posted on his Twitter account Saturday.

    Penny is considered one of the state’s top players and is looking to lead the Bearcats to the state tournament after advancing to the Eighth Region championship game the last two years. Anderson is considered one of the favorites to advance to Rupp Arena.

  • Spencer outlasts Bearcats for crucial district win

    The mistakes were small and few but had enormous consequences for Anderson County boys soccer Thursday night. 

    Spencer County took advantage of a Bearcat defensive miscue to score midway through the first half, then drove home the match-winner with 15 minutes to play and defeated the host Bearcats, 2-1 in 30th District action.

    The loss dropped Anderson to 5-6 on the year and 0-2 in district play.  Spencer improved to 5-4 and 1-1.

  • ‘Tired’ Lady Bearcats finish sixth in Boyle tournament

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team appeared to be tired throughout the Spine Center Classic at Boyle County High School last week, resulting in a subpar performance, according to head coach Jason Earnest.

    The Lady Bearcats lost to the host school, then slipped past North Laurel before losing to a Mercer County team they had beaten decisively earlier in the season.

    Anderson finished sixth in the eight-team tournament and now stands at 9-5-0 on the year with the regular season ending on Oct. 5.

  • Powerful Collins dominates ‘outmatched’ Lady Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE – There was a simple explanation for Collins’ volleyball win over Anderson County last Wednesday.

    “We were just outmatched tonight,” Anderson coach Ryan Brown said.

    Collins dominated in nearly every way possible to earn a 25-9, 25-17, 25-13 victory that underscored the strangle hold the Titans have had on the 30th District the last three seasons.

    Collins used a big front line to dominate play at the net and utilized strong passing and defense to sink the Lady Bearcats for the second time this season.

  • Boy Scouts shine brightest during cook-off

    Column as I see ’em …

    The real bright spot for me from this year’s Burgoo Cook-off didn’t really involve any of the participating teams. It was a pair of Boy Scouts who joined us on the tiny section of the Lawrenceburg Green that wasn’t swallowed nearly whole by a circus tent. (More on that in a minute).

  • ‘Idol’ winner visits cook-off; new burgoo champ crowned


    There is little consensus about what ingredients and methods comprise true burgoo. Some swear by broth thickness and spice. Others insist on using century-old kettles to prepare their batch.  Even the name burgoo is shrouded in mystery. Culinary writers have argued it’s a portmanteau of barbecue and ragout, but no one can be certain. 

  • Teenager who committed robbery now on probation


    The teenager who was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison for his part in a string of armed gas station robberies was released from prison last month and placed on probation.

    Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of the armed robberies, turned 18 at the end of July and was in court to be sentenced as an adult but was instead placed on probation.

  • Boy, 12, pulled over while driving drunk dad home

    A Lawrenceburg man who was allegedly drunk while his 12-year-old son drove him home pleaded not guilty last week in Anderson District Court.

    John Peace, 43, of 1287 Wildcat Road, was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor and first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place after police stopped the vehicle his son was driving last month on Fox Creek Road.

  • Buckmeadow Farm Fest to begin Sept. 23


    Anderson County will get a new place to enjoy fall festivities this year at Buckmeadow Farm Fest. A few years in the making, the Farm Fest will be open weekends starting Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 29.

    Located 10 minutes from Lawrenceburg at 1323 Ninevah Road, the six weekend long event will feature a wide range of activities for the entire family.

  • Nightmare on Main Street


    A claustrophobic nightmare filled with evil clowns, a chainsaw wielding pig, a fright-filled funeral and a visit from the not-so-jolly old elf himself begins Friday for those brave enough to enter.

    Those horrors and plenty more await during this year’s haunted house, dubbed 105 Evil on Main. The nightmares begin Friday at 8 p.m. and continue through Halloween.

    Located above The Mix on Main Street, the haunted house is a continuation of the one conducted by Troy Young and friends that were held at Eagle Lake.