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Today's News

  • Murphy pleads guilty

    An ex-social services worker has admitted lying about a host of child welfare investigations she was supposed to conduct, including several allegations of sexual abuse and child being given drugs.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of tampering with public records last Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court in return for an offer from Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell’s office of five years in prison.
    Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 24.

  • School employee sues, says rights were violated

    An instructional assistant is suing Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and the Anderson County Board of Education in federal court, claiming that her rights were violated when she lost her job at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
    Kathy Campbell, of 1077 Indian Trail, Lawrenceburg, claims that other classified employees with less seniority were able to keep their jobs, a violation of state statutes and board policy. She also claims her rights were violated under the 5th and 14th amendments of the Constitution.

  • Duncan sets new state record in winning championship

    As he neared the finish line in the 300-meter hurdle race, Connor Duncan knew he would be getting a gold medal at the state middle school track meet last Saturday.

    He knew he had been fast, bursting out of the starting block and leading all the way. But it wasn't until a few seconds later that the magnitude of what the Anderson County Middle School eighth-grader had done began to sink in on the track at Dunbar High School in Lexington.

    “The coaches said, 'You got it in 41 (seconds). I thought I had the state record,” Duncan said.

  • Dream comes true for Anderson cheerleader

    When she started cheering while in kindergarten, Jackie Webb has had one dream: Be on the sidelines yelling “Go Big Blue!”

    Webb, who graduated from Anderson County High School on Tuesday night recently learned that her dream will be coming true next fall as a member of the White cheering squad at the University of Kentucky. She will be cheering at football games, women's basketball and volleyball contests.

    “My dream has always been to attend the University of Kentucky and cheer,” Webb says.

  • OUTDOORS: Pick the right rig and bait to target the type of catfish you want to catch

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    Late May is a prime time to catch catfish from Kentucky's reservoirs, small lakes, rivers and farm ponds.

    "The water is warming into the 70s and catfish are about to spawn," said Gerry Buynak, assistant director of the Fisheries Division for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "Beginning in late spring and throughout the summer, catfish settle into daily patterns and feed aggressively."

  • Hunting, fishing with family always a blessing

    I’ve never been a big television watcher. 

    I do enjoy sitting with my lovely wife Leigh when we have time and watching certain shows and have always enjoyed watching most sports on the tube including a good NASCAR race. I typically don’t watch much of anything live anymore since I can do all the recording, pausing and rewinding live TV with my satellite setup. I can also skip the annoying commercials. 

  • Student-athletes deserve better than 10:30 start

    Remember that little phrase we often hear, then snicker?

    Student-athlete.

    When you hear someone representing a major college or the NCAA using that term, you had better be sure to notice that emphasis on the “student” half of the equation and forget that those student-athletes play weeknight games at 9:30 and are flown across the country, regardless of location, all for a good matchup in March Madness.

  • Hamrick named All-American

    Anderson County resident Kristen Hamrick, shown in action for Campbellsville University's tennis team in April, has been named second team All-American by the National Christian College Athletic Association, according to a news release from the school. Hamrick played both singles and doubles for the Lady Tigers, who won the NCCAA national championship on May 11 and finished the season ranked No. 17 in the NAIA.

  • Stockton to wrestle at Cumberlands

  • Watts pounds zone in 'puzzling, dominating performance'

    SHELBYVILLE – The instructions to Steven Watts were simple: Just throw strikes.

    The senior right-hander pounded like a prize fighter last Tuesday as Anderson County knocked Spencer County out of the 30th District baseball tournament at Collins High School.

    Watts struck out 14 Spencer County batters and allowed just one hit as the Bearcats rolled to a 4-0 semi-final win. It was the fifth time in six years that Anderson had eliminated the Bears in district play.