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Today's News

  • Police chief conducts ‘internal investigation’ after cops allegedly omit drug bust evidence

    By Meaghan Downs
    and Ben Carlson
    News staff
    City Police Chief Chris Atkins said an internal investigation is being conducted after two city cops allegedly withheld evidence during a cocaine drug bust.
    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman recently dismissed cocaine trafficking charges against Lawrenceburg man Shanta Bixler, 31, of 505 East Woodford Street, after learning city cops failed to include information about a traffic stop involving Bixler.

  • Lawrenceburg gives back in blood drive

    The Kentucky Blood Center reported in a news release that 76 people registered to give blood in a recent blood drive held Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church.
    Frank Rowe, chairman of the Anderson County Community Blood Drive for the Kentucky Blood Center, presented a $100 gift card to Jana Terrell, who won the gift card at the blood drive.
    A Kentucky Blood Center bloodmobile will be at the Lawrenceburg Walmart on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt, event organizers said.

  • CASA kids’ golf scramble set for Saturday

    The fourth annual Champions for CASA Kids Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 24 at the Wild Turkey Trace golf course, 1450 Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Registration and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and consists of smoked pork loin, slaw and baked beans.
    The registration fee of $50 per player covers green fees, cart, lunch and a beverage. Your beverage ticket is for a chance for some great door prizes. You do not have to be present to win. A car dealership will be sponsoring a hole in one contest along with other contests.

  • Red Cross donors get Governor’s Cup T-shirts

    All presenting blood donors at Red Cross blood drives between Aug. 14 and Sept. 14 will receive a University of Kentucky or University of Louisville “blood challenge” T-shirt, according to a news release from the Red Cross.
    The campaign ends with the Governor’s Cup football game between the two rival teams on Sept. 14.  

  • A devil of a caterpillar
  • FOOTBALL: Mustangs roll past E-town school

    The Anderson County Middle School football team rolled to an impressive 28-14 win over Bluegrass Middle School, of Elizabethtown, at Boyle County High School on Saturday.

    Eighth-grader Cobe Penny scored three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs. Penny took a scoring pass in from Gunnar Gillis, scored on a run and returned a punt for a touchdown.

    Gillis also connected with Christian Gritton on a scoring pass.

    Anderson led 20-8 at the half, then pulled away to a 28-8 lead before Bluegrass scored on the Anderson B-team in the fourth quarter.

  • Blue Grass Gold

    Three Anderson County archers earned medals in the Blue Grass State Games competition recently. Hunter Snow took the boys' eighth-grade gold, while Anna Rose claimed the gold medal in the girls' eighth-grade competition. Kaylee Snow captured a silver medal in the girls' ninth-grade tournament.

  • GOLF: Bearcats second in Garrard golf tournament

    The Anderson County High School boys' golf team continued to show why a state tournament berth should be in its grasp with a second-place finish in the Garrard County Invitational, held Saturday at Dix River.  

    The Bearcats' 310 team score was six strokes behind Lexington Catholic. Sixteen teams competed in the tournament.

    Individually, Tyler Harrod led Anderson with a 3-over 74, good for a fourth-place tie. All four of Anderson's scores were below 80.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Stability brings happiness and hope to Anderson program

    Stability is the word around Anderson County boys' soccer in 2013.

    Hoping the turbulence of 2012 is behind them, the Bearcats open the season Thursday night at Madison Central with hopes of capturing the school's first-ever district championship.

    A year ago, things were in turmoil from day one. Head coach Mike Brody, who was in his first year at the helm, resigned in mid-season. The story of who was at fault depended on who was telling the story.

  • OUTDOORS: Early waterfowl seasons offer Kentuckians many hunting opportunities

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Hunters across Kentucky will soon be celebrating the beginning of another waterfowl season and all the traditions that make this shotgunning sport so appealing.