Today's News

  • No Crock-Pots allowed

    John Zimmerman fully intended to eat the three roosters he found for free online.
    His daughter had other ideas.
    “They were headed for the Crock-Pot,” Zimmerman said last Friday afternoon from his yard on Dawson Ferry Road, which is now home to hundreds of chickens, ducks and even a pair of domesticated turkeys.
    “But Leah fell in love them, so here we are.”

  • City’s proposed splash park sparks social media conversation

    News of a city grant application for a future splash park ignited criticism and praise from Anderson County residents over the last week on social media.   
    More than 40 Anderson News readers posted comments on The Anderson News’ Facebook page as of Tuesday morning about the city’s application for $75,000 in matching federal grant funds to build a splash park. Some favored the idea but most spoke out against it.
    Lori L. Hill of Lawrenceburg was one of the first people to comment on a concept illustration of the future splash park.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against city attorney

    A lawsuit filed against part-time City of Lawrenceburg attorney Robert W. Myles was dismissed Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, but is expected to be re-filed in Shelby Circuit Court.
    The lawsuit claimed that a security agreement created in 2004 by Myles for a Shelby County couple was inadequate for the couple to recoup more than $100,000 from the sale of livestock and other items on a three-year balloon payment.
    The case was dismissed Tuesday by Judge Charles Hickman following a motion by Myles’ attorney, C. Gilmore Dutton III of Shelbyville.

  • Humane Society money swiped

    Talk of the Town restaurant co-owner Adam Shrout is upset that someone stole the first two dollars of profit his Broadway Avenue restaurant ever made.
    But he’s more upset, actually “disgusted” he said, that the same people who broke into his restaurant last Thursday night also took money set aside for the Anderson Humane Society.

  • Martin roars through PDGA tournament

    Michael Martin, a sophomore at Anderson County High School, won the Rec Division of the 4-day Professional Disc Golf Association Ameteur Championships, held in Bowling Green over the weekend. Martin took a class of 147 disc golfers and led after all four rounds. 

    Martin said he just did what his coach, Ricky Spaulding, advised, “Just go for the par and the birdies will come.”

    Martin is a member of the school disc golf team, the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association, the Bluegrass Disc Golf Association and the Professional Disc Golf Association.

  • All-region performers

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players were honored as All-Eighth Region selections by the participating coaches at the annual regional banquet at Henry County High School recently. Pictured are, from left, Anderson boys' basketball coach Glen Drury, all-region performers Jay Smith, Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee and Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays.

  • TRACK: Bearcats get win, personal records

    The Anderson County boys' track team scored an impressive win at Collins last Tuesday, outdistancing the host school, 104-96 in a five-team all-comers meet.

    The Bearcats got strong performances from Casey Moninger, who won the 400-meter dash with a 52.60 time, and Connor Duncan, who took the 300-meter hurdles (42.96) and placed second in the 110-meter event (17.66)  while Tyson Yett took the triple jump with 38-feet-10-inch effort.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats look to move on after Spencer rolls

    TAYLORSVILLE – About all Anderson County could do was tip their hats to Spencer County and move on last Friday.

    The Bears took advantage of seven Anderson walks, another hit batter and two Anderson errors to post an 11-1 five-inning win in a game rescheduled from a day earlier because of rain.

    Spencer collected only seven hits – just one of those for extra bases, but waited out Anderson starter Brandon Eliadis for seven walks to notch its first win over the Bearcats since 2009.

  • BASEBALL: Four Western Hills pitchers deflate Bearcats

    FRANKFORT – The walk from the right field corner back to the Anderson County dugout was slow and painful last Tuesday.

    “They are a little deflated right now,” Bearcat baseball coach L.W. Barnes said following the team meeting to discuss a 5-0 loss at Western Hills.  “We had been playing really good baseball and then didn't get the job done today.”

    Cotton, Anderson's starting pitcher, gave up two earned runs – one of those might have been a bit of a fluke – and six hits over four innings.

  • COLUMN: No home field advantage for Bearcat baseball

    You have heard of the home field advantage, but what about the home field non-advantage?

    That is the case for several Anderson County High School sports teams right now. If you want to put the most positive spin on things, it's not good.

    Truthfully, it is an embarrassment to the programs, the school and Anderson County.

    If you have been following Bearcat baseball this spring, you know that as of April 16, Anderson has not had a home baseball game yet. That is over a month since the start of the 2013 season.