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Today's News

  • ‘Flim Flam Man’ is 50

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Pit bull attacks 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old child suffered severe lacerations to the face this morning during an attack by a pit bull.

    The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

    The child was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with what first responders said were non-life threatening injuries.

    The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone, according to Shane Bast, director of the county’s animal control unit who is investigating the incident.

  • Suspect found not guilty of trying to murder cop

    John Thompkins is going to prison for more than a decade, but not for the attempted murder of a police officer.

    The 38-year-old Danville man who in 2015 was indicted on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly firing a handgun at former Lawrenceburg Police officer Clay Crouch was instead found guilty last week of first-degree assault and other charges.

    Two police officers swore under oath that they saw Thompkins point a handgun, and an eyewitness testified he saw Thompkins shoot at Crouch, heard the shot and saw the muzzle flash.

  • Don’t call her ‘baby’

    Jason and Erica Doss were given a scare when a high-risk pregnancy resulted in Erica giving birth at 22 weeks pregnant.

    Through a low survival rate, surgeries, oxygen tanks, breathing machines and medical supplies, they now have a thriving 3-year-old daughter, Jai’lynn.

  • Progress continues on library expansion

    Most are aware that the Anderson County Public Library is under-going a renovation, although not everybody might be aware of what the new building will offer.

  • Merged fire departments discussion put on ice

    Those hoping to see the city and county fire departments merge can kiss that idea goodbye.

    At least for now.

    “Is it dead? From our perspective, no,” said Johnny Walls, chairman of the Anderson County Fire Protection District’s board of directors. “But if the city wants to stop the whole issue, that’s fine. We won’t push it.”

  • Fire board abusing the public’s trust

     

  • Showing mercy without a rule

    When girls’ soccer fans across the state checked the scores from last Wednesday night, the reaction to Anderson County’s 9-0 rout of Shelby County was probably one collective yawn.

  • Woodford stings Bearcats

    VERSAILLES – Even before Anderson County visited Woodford County last Thursday night, the Bearcats knew they were going against one of the best teams on the 2017 boys’ soccer schedule.

    The Yellow Jackets left no doubt with a methodical 7-0 thrashing at Falling Springs Park.

    Woodford jumped to a quick 3-0 lead, then added four more goals in the second half to go to 6-2 on the year. Anderson fell to 4-3.

    “Woodford is very talented on the ball,” Anderson coach Robbie Best said.

  • Franklin’s peak performance leads mistake-prone Bearcats past Valley

    It might be unrealistic to expect Anderson County to be perfect in the final six games of the high school football season.

    But it might happen if Mark Peach’s assessment of the Bearcats’ 20-0 win over Valley Friday night is correct.

    “We had a season full of mistakes in one game and still won 20-0,” Peach half-chuckled after his team improved to 3-1 on the season. “We had all those mistakes and still won 20-0. I don’t know how we did that.”