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Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts Aspen Drive man for fourth DUI

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on his fourth charge of driving under the influence, according to court documents.
    The charge is a Class D felony.
    Derek Z. Carter, 34, of 319 Aspen Drive was indicted Oct. 22 by a grand jury after being charged in August with driving under the influence, fourth offense, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The illegal possession charge was dismissed by the grand jury.

  • Bearcats set record, march to second-place finish in state finals

    With only five minutes to go before their semifinal performance Saturday, the Anderson County Marching Bearcats were running.
    Band director Patrick Brady and 86 Anderson County high school and middle school students sprinted the half mile from their warm-up field to South Oldham High School after confusion over schedule logistics gave the band only minutes to make it to its semi-final performance.
    The band didn’t jog or walk briskly, Brady said Monday morning. They flat-out ran, he said.

  • Two seriously hurt; heavy fog blamed

    One man was in critical condition and another serious following a head-on collision Tuesday morning on US 127 Bypass.
    Fog described as “heavier than pea soup” was likely the main culprit in the wreck caused when one driver apparently turned left off of US 62 and travelled north in the southbound lane before striking another vehicle head-on in front of the Hill of Beans convenience store on the Bypass.

  • Sheriff’s Halloween event now at Eagle Lake

    Worried that stormy weather in the forecast for Halloween will ruin your children’s trick-or-treating?
    Don’t fret. Sheriff Troy Young announced Tuesday afternoon that he is moving his annual Project Safe Streets to Eagle Lake Convention Center, pavilion two, to allow children and their parents a chance to enjoy Halloween without worrying about the weather.
    The event was previously scheduled to be held in front of the courthouse in concert with the City of Lawrenceburg’s Trick or Treat on Main.

  • COLUMN: The plight of being just too good

    You you think you've got a lot to worry about, consider the plight of Tim Buchanan.

    You've heard of him, or at least his plight.

    You see, his high school football team is just too good. Or, in the eyes of one person, too big and bad.

    By now you have heard about Buchanan's team, the Aledo Bearcats of Fort Worth, Texas, routing Western Hills High, also of Fort Worth, 91-0 in a football game two weeks ago.

    Repeat. 91-zip.

  • FOOTBALL: Tough tourney tuneup on Friday

    You have to hand it to Mark Peach and Jerry Lucas. The head football coaches at Anderson County and Collins high schools had no intention of letting their teams have an easy for the final regular-season football game.

    The teams go at it for the first time Friday night in Shelbyville. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

    It is unarguably one of the marquee games in Kentucky this weekend.

  • Sports briefs for Oct. 30, 2013

    Alumni basketball game scheduled

    The Anderson County High School basketball program is planning an Alumni game during Cat Madness on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. The game is open to all former basketball alumni.

  • Brianna's big catch!
  • AMS runners impress at state

    Anderson County Middle School runner Elle Buser was just 2/10 of a second off her personal-best time and school record in the state middle school cross country meet Saturday at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Buser, who, earlier this year, broke a school mark that had stood since 1982, turned in a 16:25.20 for the 4K race and finished 28th out of 364 runners. Buser is an eighth-grader.

  • Anderson golfers play in all-star tournament

    Four Anderson County High School golfers were invited to participate in the Kentucky Golf Coaches Association Tournament, held Saturday at the University Club in Lexington.

    Kaitlyn Riley battled cold temperatures and some wind to place sixth in the girls' championship tournament. Riley shot a 13-over 85 on the club's Big Blue Course. Riley finished nine strokes behind the winner, Brianne Coe of Russell Springs.