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Today's News

  • Woman faces meth, heroin charge

    A Lawrenceburg woman remained jailed Monday on drug charges and for resisting arrest, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

    Brianna Mowry, 21, of 203 Franklin St. was around 4 a.m. Saturday when deputy Zach Ray of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve a warrant for her arrest on Hunter Ridge Drive.

    In his report, Ray said he and officer Trey Burris of the Lawrenceburg Police Department were forced to use “empty hand techniques” to subdue Mowry, who put up a fight as Ray attempted to place her in handcuffs.

  • Cops catch suspect following foot chase

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Sunday afternoon after leading police on a foot-chase that began on Northwood Loop and ended on Johns Way.

    Billy Joe May, 27, of 1099 Northwood Loop was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and possession of marijuana after officers with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department were able to track him down.

  • Duncan qualifies for national meet

    Anderson County High School graduate Connor Duncan, now running for Montreat College, placed second in the 400-meter hurdles at the Appalachian Athletic Conference track and field championships hosted by Montreat on Saturday.

    Duncan turned in a school record 54.53, less than a half-second behind the champion, Jordan Thompson of Allen University.

    Duncan’s effort qualified him for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to be held next month. Duncan is ranked eighth nationally in the event.

  • Turner archers shoot nation’s best score of season

    The Robert B. Turner Elementary School archery team is the best in the United States.

    At least it was Saturday.

    The Turner archers shot a team score of 3,216 of a possible 3,600 points in a meet held at Anderson County Middle School. The score was the best elementary school score in the nation for the 2016-17 school year, besting a 3,214 shot by Foley Elementary of Minnesota, according to Turner coach John Collins.

  • Bearcat basketball camp dates set

    The Anderson County Bearcat Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 5 through Thursday, June 8, according to a news release.

    The camp is open to boys and girls entering kindergarten through the eighth grade. Sessions are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily. Kindergarten through third grade sessions will be held at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, fourth and fifth grade sessions will be at Emma B. Ward Elementary School with grades six through eight reporting to Anderson County High School.

  • Lady Bearcats defeat Lafayette in Capital City Classic

    From staff reports

    Anderson County scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Lafayette, 6-3, in the first round of the Capital City Classic, held at Lakeview Park in Frankfort Friday night.

    The tournament was hosted by Franklin County, but was canceled after the Friday night games due to the rains that moved through the area on Saturday.

  • Lady Cats keeping their grip on district, for now

    SHELBYVILLE -- The talk of Anderson County’s demise has been quite premature.

    At least the Lady Bearcats addressed it that way in 30th District softball action last week.

  • Lady Cats keeping their grip on district, for now

    SHELBYVILLE -- The talk of Anderson County’s demise has been quite premature.

    At least the Lady Bearcats addressed it that way in 30th District softball action last week.

  • Lady Bearcat basketball looks to contend again in 2017-2018

    Expectations and perspective are best seen in high school sports in the way those involved describe a program

    Take the Anderson County girls’ basketball program, for example.

    Lady Bearcat coach Clay Birdwhistell talks of having to rebuild his program. He has done so for three seasons.

    Most other observers call the natural replenishing process at Anderson a reloading. It’s been that way ever since the Lady Bearcats became one of the Eighth Region powers a decade ago.

    For 2017-18, both would be right.

  • Dowell leads Cats to district win

    All Luke Dowell must have needed was a little reminder of history Monday night.

    Struggling early and even walking in a Spencer County run in the top of the first, Dowell got a visit from Anderson County pitching coach Chris Copenhaver.