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Today's News

  • Homecoming parade, festivities canceled due to weather

    The festivities scheduled for Thursday, including the pep rally, parade and bonfire, have been canceled due to inclement weather, according to the Anderson County school district.

    The pep rally has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 to be held in the Anderson County High School gym from 2:20-3:10 p.m., according to Associate Principal Chris Glass.

  • Marine charged with first-degree rape of juvenile

    A Lawrenceburg man who is a member of US Marine Corps remains jailed without bail after being charged with the first-degree rape of a juvenile.
    Jake R. Gribbons, 19, of 301 Secretariat Drive is accused of raping a juvenile female Sept. 16 outside of a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Gribbons was arraigned last Thursday in Anderson District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. District Court Judge Linda Armstrong ordered him held without bail.

  • Sheriff lights up ashtray dumper

    Dumping an ashtray overflowing with cigarette butts on Main Street is a bad idea.
    Dumping that ashtray with the sheriff watching is an even worse idea.
    But tossing a cigarette butt at the feet of a trooper getting ready to write you a ticket for dumping that ashtray? The worse idea of all.
    That scenario played itself out, however, landing a Nicholasville man behind bars.

  • Family busted for tying 3-year-old to bed, chair up to 16 hours a day

    The parents and grandmother of a 3-year-old Lawrenceburg girl are charged with tying her up “very tightly” for up to 16 hours a day.
    Charged with first-degree criminal child abuse are her parents Rebecca Leah Medley, 30, and Herbert Charles Medley, 53, and the girl’s grandmother Carolyn Case, 64.
    The girl was tied up on a bed at Case’s residence at 1024 Terri Lane from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson 4-H shooting sports team on target for state title

    The Anderson County 4-H shooting sports team produced three individual state champions and four team champions in the state meet held recently. Eighteen local youth participated in the event, competing for the championships in two separate disciplines: archery and shotgun.

    Those earning state championships were Adam Steele in the 9-11 year old Bare Bow Division; Justin Mehs in the 15-18 year old Bare Bow Division; and Ethan Steel in the 15-18 year old Target Bow Division.

    Steele is repeating as state champion in the same division.

  • BASKETBALL: Tourney Champs
  • FOOTBALL: No contest as Bearcats hand Montgomery first loss

    MOUNT STERLING – Granville Hayes had the perfect analysis of Anderson County's 27-8 win at Montgomery County Friday night.

    “Have a feeling imma be taking an ice bath in the morning,” he said on his Twitter account not long after the Bearcats had won their first district match-up of the season.

    Anyone who was in attendance at Cunningham Field knows why. Hayes ran for 126 yards, a career-high, and scored a touchdown. He caught 10 passes, also a career-best, for 104 yards and a score.

  • SOCCER: Bearcat soccer getting ready for post-season

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team won just one of three against a competitive schedule schedule last week but continued to show some inconsistency as the regular season winds down.

    The Bearcats host Danville in the final home match of the season on Thursday night, then travel to highly-regarded Mercer County next Tuesday, Oct. 2, for the regular season finale.

    After dropping a 2-0 decision at Somerset on Saturday, the Bearcats stood at 8-8 on the year.

  • OUTDOORS: September is quota hunt application month

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The application deadline for quota deer, bear, small game and waterfowl hunts is midnight, Sunday, Sept. 30.

    Applications for the deer, small game and waterfowl hunts can be made 24 hours a day by either calling toll-free 1-877-598-2401, or going online at fw.ky.gov. Applications for the 2012 bear quota hunt with dogs may only be submitted online.

  • FOOTBALL: Old rival awaits on homecoming

    Anderson County vs. Woodford County.

    Or as they call it east of the Kentucky River, Woodford County vs. Anderson County.

    For years, there was little that could get the juices flowing than when the Bearcats and Yellow Jackets – or should that be Yellow Jackets and Bearcats – hooked up any time, any sport.

    That passion has dwindled somewhat, but certainly not entirely, in most sports as the schools are no longer regional rivals despite being located less than 15 minutes apart.