Today's News

  • 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.

  • Swim Cats getting ready for regional

    The Anderson County High School swim team tuned up for the regional meet with a solid showing in a seven-team meet at Shelby County on Jan. 18.

    Junior Reece Arredondo led Anderson with 32 points, claiming wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. His younger brother, Riley, a freshman, scored 24 points, including a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, one of the most challenging races on a card. He turned in a personal best of 5:30.81.

  • Franklin rallies in second half, downs Lady Bearcats

    Things looked good for Anderson County at halftime last Wednesday. Very good.

    The Lady Bearcats had thrilled a larger than normal home crowd and dominated seventh-ranked Franklin County, the defending state runner-up and a team aiming for its third consecutive trip to the Sweet 16.

    The Lady Bearcats led 35-22 at the break, but there were still 16 minutes to play. For the Lady Bearcats, they turned sour.

    Franklin County outpointed the Lady Cats 28-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 70-60 win.

  • Rogers gets triple-double, Lady Cats rout Owen

    Sammy Rogers delivered a triple-double to lead Anderson County to a surprisingly easy 73-43 win at Owen County Saturday afternoon.

    Rogers scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and was credited with 12 steals as Anderson upped its record to 15-6. Owen fell to 14-5

    Sophomore Jaclynn Ruble paced the Anderson scoring parade with 25 points, hitting seven 3-point shots. Eighth-grader Sophie Smith came off the bench to score 18 points.

    Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell believes Rogers made history in the program.

  • Spencer earns celebration with rare win at Anderson

    The celebration started a bit early for Spencer County last Tuesday, but the Bears had earned it.

    With 18.5 seconds to play, Anderson County’s leading scorer, Cobe Penny, fouled out with Spencer in front 70-64. Spencer coach Jason Burns led the cheers in front of his team’s bench and smiles broke across the Bears’ faces.

  • Local man critical following accidental shooting


    An Anderson County man remains in critical but stable condition tonight following what police are calling an accidental shooting Friday night at 1314 Alton Station Road.

    Zach Cotton, 24, an animal control officer with Anderson County government, was with friends when another person’s gun discharged and struck him in the head.

    Sheriff Joe Milam said today that his office is investigating the incident.

  • County attorney clears air on septic tanks

    Bob-O-Link and nearby residents can now rest easy if their septic tanks develop problems.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis on Monday overturned the county health director’s interpretation of a state regulation that he said would have forced residents living within a mile of a city sewer line to hook up if their septic tanks needed to be repaired or replaced.

  • Water district demands, doesn’t get, fact-check from city

    The chairman of the South Anderson Water District is calling on Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett to “clear up some inaccuracies” after city officials openly blamed the district for the bulk of proposed water rate increases earlier this month.
    Contacted after the meeting, Goodlett said he has no plans clear up anything.
    “[The article] was accurate as we could get it from our perspective,” said Goodlett.