Today's News

  • Lady Cat Senior Night Friday

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team will be holding Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 10 when the Lady Bearcats host Woodford County. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. with Senior Night activities set at the conclusion of the junior varsity game, approximately 7:05 p.m.

  • Bearcats to play on road

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team will go north twice this week as the Bearcats prepare for the 30th District Tournament in two weeks. Anderson heads to Owen County and Simon Kenton on successive nights.

    Thursday, the Bearcats travel to Owen County, which has struggled since losing last year’s Mr. Basketball, Carson Williams, to graduation. The Rebels, who have been one of the region’s better programs over the last 10 years, stood at 6-17 after the weekend and are only 1-10 since Jan. 1.

  • Man allegedly calls officer ‘pig,’ assaults girlfriend

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly called a city police officer a “pig” and threatened to “f” him up remained behind bars Monday after being arrested for domestic violence and other charges.
    Manuel Coopman, 44, of 1066 Scarlett Lane is charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and assault (domestic violence) after police reportedly found his girlfriend sitting in a parked vehicle in his driveway with red marks on her neck and swollen eyes, according to a police report.

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  • Alleged child rapist pleads to sex abuse

    The Lawrenceburg woman charged in 2012 with raping an 8-year-old child pleaded guilty last week to a lesser charge and avoided going to trial.
    Rochelle Olds, 40, pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and is scheduled to be sentenced March 21 in Anderson Circuit Court, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office said.

  • Group awaits ruling on Highway 151

    The group suing the state’s Transportation Cabinet to ban large commercial vehicles from Highway 151 continues to wait on a ruling to see if the lawsuit can move forward.
    The group filed a motion last month, arguing that the Franklin Circuit Court judge hearing the case actually has jurisdiction to hear the case, an argument opposed by Transportation lawyers seeking to have the judge order both sides to settle the problem outside of court through an “administrative remedy.”

  • Youth minister remains critical after being shot in the head

    Zach Cotton was improving but remained in critical condition Tuesday morning after being shot in the face last Friday night in what investigators say appears to be an accidental shooting.
    “It was a tough night for him but he’s doing better this morning,” his father, Noel Cotton, said in an interview Tuesday morning. “They’ve got him on a trach, now, and took the respirator off so he’s breathing on his own.
    “He’s just in a lot of pain, of course, and they’re trying to get that under control.”

  • Frustration apparent as chances slip away

    As they filed out of the Anderson County locker room Friday night, the Bearcats’ faces spoke what they had just experienced.

    There were stunned looks after Anderson saw a 6-point lead evaporate in the final two minutes against 30th District foe Collins.

    It looked like there might have been a tear or two being shed. If a kid is a competitor, that’s good. If you want to win, losing hurts dearly.

    “It should hurt,” Anderson basketball coach Glen Drury said. “That shows you care about it.”

  • Titans make plays, overtake Bearcats

    An analysis of Collins’ win over Anderson County last Friday would be simple.

    The Titans made the plays down the stretch. The Bearcats did not.

    Collins overcame a six-point deficit in the final two minutes to notch a 62-59 win over the host Bearcats and sewed up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament. Anderson must now wait for the Shelby County at Spencer County game on Feb. 7 to learn its seeding fate.