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Today's News

  • Fiscal court buys former health department building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to purchase the health department building on Main Street.

    The building will soon be the new home of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, once the health department moves into its new facility near Walmart.

    The fiscal court emerged from a closed session and voted to buy the building for $275,000. It will pay for the building with excess fees turned over each year by the sheriff's office, which range between $30,000 and $50,000.

  • Ratliff finishes sixth at state meet

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    LOUISVILLE – Ryan Ratliff grimaced as the cushioning in the high jump pit enveloped him.

    He had just nicked the crossbar enough to dislodge it for the third time at 6-04 to go out of the state Class 3A Track and Field meet Saturday at the University of Louisville.

  • Bearcats hold off Collins for district title

    The field wasn't the only thing sloppy at Collins High School on Thursday night.

    Anderson County (14-15, 5-1 in the district) took advantage of several early miscues by the Titans (18-6, 5-1) and then held on for a 10-7 victory and the 30th District Championship.

    “I was really proud of the way we came out early and played small ball, put the pressure on and capitalized off their mistakes,” coach L.W. Barnes said. “

  • BASEBALL: Bearcats defeat Spencer, advance to district final

    Anderson County scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and twice more in the bottom of the sixth to break open a close game and cruise past pesky Spencer County in the 30th District tournament semi-final.

    Anderson advances to the district championship game and to the Eighth Region tournament with a 13-15 record.

    Check back for more details as they become available.

  • Changes proposed to cemetery rules

    The Lawrenceburg City Council seems poised to make changes to the rules that dictate what can and cannot be placed at gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    During a work session meeting Tuesday night, Councilman Larry Giles produced a sketch that includes allowing families to place items 12 inches in front of headstones, up to the width of the headstone.

    He also proposed allowing shepherd’s hooks to place as close as possible on the right side of each headstone.

  • The Way We Were, 5-25-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 27, 1961
    Curtis Baxter was elected commander of the Anderson Post No. 34 of the American Legion.
    Other officers to serve were: Billy Spencer, first vice commander; Paul Cottrell, second vice commander; Billy Goodlett, third vice commander; Herman Morris, adjutant; Ezra Sparrow, chaplain; Water Grace, historian; James Watts, master of arms; George Gilbert, service officer; Grover Beckett, child welfare; W.S.T. Johnson, publicity officer.

  • Students receive $100,000 from scholarship fund

    Scholarship grants totaling $100,000 for academic year 2011-12 have been made to 36 students, 32 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund.
    The remaining four were selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.
    Awards of $3,000 each were made to 32 students by the selection committee, while awards totaling $4,000 were divided equally among the four students selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.

  • City council suspends controversial cemetery ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council suspended its cemetery policy last week after nearly two hours of angry comments from grieving family members, most of whom had already removed flowers and other items from gravesites.
    Dozens of angry family members railed against the policy filled the Senior Center, demanding that at least some of the items they adorn graves of loved ones be allowed to stay.
    The council also agreed to consider changes to the ordinance during a work session scheduled for Tuesday night at City Hall, the results of which were not available at press time.

  • Memorial Day, Healing Field, services set for Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to the Healing Field on Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. for the Memorial and Healing Field Service.
    This ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

  • ‘Rude’ Frankfort jailer prompts switch to Shelby County

    Franklin County will soon be kissing goodbye one of the main sources of funding for its jail.
    Starting in July, Anderson County’s inmates will be jailed in Shelby County, pending approval of the Anderson County Fiscal Court and a contract with the Shelby County Jail.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed the switch, which comes on the heels of comments earlier this year about the treatment Anderson’s jailer and police agencies have received from Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.