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Today's News

  • Turner students enjoy Career Day

    Left, Amy Womack with Anderson County EMS gives Robert B. Turner Elementary School students an up-close look at an ambulance during Career Day last Friday at the school. Center, Deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and his K-9 partner, Cooper, put on a demonstration during the event. Right, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, center, and Assistant County Attorney Tiffany Azzinaro speak with students.

  • District Court Docket, published April 15, 2015

    Judge J.R. Robards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 16, 2015.

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 12, 2015.

    Jessica D. Reece, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Apr. 27.

    Michael C. Rice, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • Cub Scouts to host District Pinewood Derby

    Cub Scout Pack 38 in Lawrenceburg will host the organization’s 2015 District Pinewood Derby on April 18-19 at the American Legion Fairgrounds, according to a news release.

    The event will feature the top five winners from each Cub Scout pack within the Elkhorn District, and marks the first time the event will be held in Lawrenceburg.

    Competitors will race for a spot in the upcoming regional Pinewood Derby.

  • Birth: Gracie Ann Chilton

    Pete and Tonia Chilton announce the birth of a daughter at the Women’s Hospital St. Joseph East on March 8, 2015.

    Gracie Ann Ajean Chilton weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.

    Maternal grandparents are Roger Hall of Lawrenceburg and the late Daisy Hall.

    Paternal grandparents are the late Leon Chilton and Connie Chilton.

  • God says ‘Give me another chance’ to those who rebel

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    Recently, I met a young guy who told me about his faith journey with Jesus.

    He had grown up in church but didn’t want to follow Jesus once he got older. He didn’t go into details, but he said he was a knucklehead and did a lot of stuff he knew was wrong and didn’t really want to do what’s right.

    One day he was out driving and hydroplaned his car and it stopped just before going over a ledge.

  • 25 years and some Nasty memories

    Twenty-five years and I still can’t believe it.

    But yes, it’s been 25 years since people in these parts wanted to “Get Nasty.”

    A quarter of a century since people who think a Hammer is something you hit a nail with were dancing to “You Can’t Touch This.”

    Twenty-five years since Wire-To-Wire, Eric Davis and Jose Rijo.

    And Billy Bates.

    If you don’t remember Billy Bates, well, on second thought, if you remotely care about the Cincinnati Reds, you remember Billy Bates.

  • SIMS JUMPS PAST LONG-STANDING MARK

    The nature of track and field is that records are made to be broken. That it took 50 years for someone to set a new Anderson County High School record for the girls’ long jump shows just how impressive both the new record is and the old mark was.

    Sophomore Alorra Sims soard 17-feet-3.5-inches Saturday in the Heart of the Bluegrass meet at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. Sims, considered one of the top jumpers in Kentucky, bested a school mark set in 1965 by Charlene Peyton, who leaped 16-11 at a time when girls’ track was in its infancy in Kentucky.

  • Peach excited as spring drills end

    Through a seven-minute interview following football spring practice, Anderson County head coach left little doubt about how he looks at the 2015 campaign.

    “We are excited!” he said.

    It’s not just a run-of-the-mill excitement, either. It’s the kind that prompted Peach to use that phrase, or one very similar, at least six times during the conversation.

  • Bearcats top No. 7 E-town in Bat Classic

    Anderson County turned in what might have been the Bearcats’ best stretch of baseball in the 2015 season by winning two of three games in the Elizabethtown Wooden Bat Classic, held Friday and Saturday.

    The Bearcats defeated perennially strong Danville and Elizabethtown before falling to Louisville Male for the second time in five days. Anderson now stands at 6-7 on the year with a major district battle at Spencer County looming Thursday night.

  • Collins turns Lady Bearcat mistakes into stunning upset

    SHELBYVILLE – After the stunning reality that an 11-game winning streak had come to an end, Anderson County softball coach Brent Aldridge tried to look at the big picture after the Lady Bearcats’ 2-1 loss at Collins last Wednesday.

    “I think this might be a good thing,” Aldridge said, obviously alluding to a possible wake-up call for the Lady Bearcats, who had climbed to a No. 6 ranking in the statewide coaches’ poll. “We are good, but if we don’t play a certain way, we are kind of average.”