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Today's News

  • Walking ‘The Walk’

    In its first year, ‘Senior Walk’ brings the soon-to-be high school graduates, in their caps and gowns, back to their home elementary school to celebrate their graduation with the youngsters. The former Saffell students danced in the halls and slapped high fives with the current Saffell students. Elementary students held signs and cards, and waved pom-poms for the class of 2016. For more on this year’s senior class, see our annual graduation section inside.

  • Naked woman in vehicle leads to drug bust

    Having a naked woman in your car while it’s parked on Ballard Street will draw the attention of the police.

    Having suspected drugs in your car at the same time will land you behind bars.

    That was the case Monday for a Lawrenceburg man who was charged with trafficking heroin and other related drug charges.

  • Audit: Fiscal court paid to train non-county employee

    A state audit of the Anderson County Fiscal Court shows numerous problems, including how the county controls its credit cards and its purchases.

    Released last week by state Auditor Mike Harmon, the audit focuses on the county’s finances during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and includes a litany of issues related to segregation of duties.

  • Safety study begins on 151

    After months of demands followed up by a lawsuit, Alton residents are finally getting what they’ve asked for all along: a safety study of Highway 151.

    News of the study surfaced following a meeting last week between representatives of Group 151, which filed the lawsuit, and transportation cabinet officials in an effort to settle the suit outside of court.

  • Collins ousts Anderson in tourney opener

    SHELBYVILLE – Will McDonald obviously did not want his high school baseball career to end just yet.

    The Collins senior gave up only two hits as he shut out Anderson County, 3-0, in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament Monday night at Collins High School.

    McDonald struck out eight and did not allow any of Anderson’s six base runners past second base. McDonald walked two and hit a batter.

  • Lady Cats survive district scare

    In the post-season, the name of the game is survive and advance.

    It might be one of the oldest cliches in sports but it is also true that the name of the game is surviving.

    Anderson County, ranked No. 9 in the state, survived a major scare from unranked Spencer County Monday night, defeating the Lady Bears, 2-1, in the 30th District Tournament opener at Spencer.

  • Unexpected opportunity a lasting lesson

    I rarely cover college signings anymore.

    It’s not that those are not important moments in the life of a young person. They are very significant to the person and the family involved. It’s a milestone not many people playing high school sports ever achieve. For that reason, I do ask that the parties involved provide a photo and information and we will find a place for that on the sports page.

  • Riley’s record round takes title

    Kaitlyn Riley knew she was in good shape.

    Even though the University of the Cumberlands sophomore had just bogeyed the 16th hole at Savannah Quarters Country Club, Riley still had a two-stroke lead with two holes to play in the NAIA Golf Tournament, held in Pooler, Ga., last week.

    Riley held on to win the individual title, defeating top-ranked Elsa Westin of Keiser University. Riley’s final round 68 tied for the the lowest single round score in the history of the NAIA Tournament.

  • J.D. Shelburne visits Heritage Hall

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne, a native of Taylorsville, visited Heritage Hall nursing home after speaking at DARE graduation Friday. Shelburne sang several country classics and a hymn during a short time at the facility.

  • Dare Graduation festivities

    Fifth-graders from around Anderson County participated in DARE graduation at Anderson County High School last Friday. Country singer J.D. Shelburne spoke, sang a few songs and signed a lot of autographs.