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Today's News

  • Brooks wins 2013 Miss Lawrenceburg title

    Brenda Brooks, 16, won the title of Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show 2013 on Monday.
    Brooks will attend Anderson County High School as a junior this fall and will represent Lawrenceburg in the state pageant.
    She said her mother, April Hensler, encourages her to be her best.
    “She (my mother) told me to be confident and that smiles are the best makeup,” Brooks said.
    After high school Brooks said she hopes to go to an Ivy League university to become a marine biologist or a lawyer.

  • ‘Twilight’ actor coming here to film movie on bridge

    Tyrone Bridge was made for the movies.
    As cliché as it sounds, Director Joshua Overbay said in a phone interview, Tyrone Bridge is cinematic, the perfect location to shoot an upcoming feature film “Hope Bridge.”  
    Before June 11, Overbay said, he had only seen photos of Tyrone Bridge, the S-curved crossing high above the Kentucky River that connects Woodford and Anderson counties.
    Overbay said he was initially drawn to the uniqueness of the bridge, the way the road slowly shows itself as a filmmaker’s lens would.

  • Library board discusses hiring PR firm, taxes

    The library will be slightly under budget at the end of the fiscal year, Director Pam Mullins said during last Tuesday’s board meeting, which may translate to the board being able to decrease property tax rates for 2013-2014.
    Those tax rate calculations, however, will be handed down from the state library association based on House Bill 44, a method being contested in a recent lawsuit filed by Anderson County taxpayers.

  • Proposed pool would cost $2.8M

    The size and cost of a proposed swimming facility in the county park will be detailed during the July 2 meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The meeting begins at 9 a.m. with a work session, followed by a regular session at 10. Both are open to the public.
    On Monday, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway revealed that the facility — a centerpiece of his campaign for judge in 2010 — will cost an estimated $2.8 million, adding that it will have an expanded wading area for small children as well as six competition-sized swimming lanes.

  • Details emerge on planned pipeline

    The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that would carry as much as 400,000 barrels of mixed natural-gas liquids each day would cut a swath through nearly all of western Anderson County, according to a map obtained by The Anderson News.
    The pipeline, which has already caused significant concern in neighboring counties, would enter Anderson County from the north and travel its western edge before entering Nelson County, where company officials have held public meetings to answer questions.

  • COLUMN: Pee Wee remained a kind-hearted Bearcat to the end

    I always knew the voice.

    It seemed to be full of perpetual sunshine, even if the days were cloudy, either literally or figuratively.

    The words were simple.

    “Helllllllllooooo, brottthhhherrrrrrr!!”

    I knew it was Pee Wee.

    If you have been around Anderson County sports for any period of time, say before 2011, you just knew Pee Wee. Whether you knew his actual name or not – Marvin Robinson – didn't really matter.

    He was Pee Wee.

  • SOFTBALL: Burkhead plays well in All-Star series

    Molly Burkhead really did not know what to expect when she reported for the East-West All-Star softball series.

    Playing a position where she had never lined up and going against some of the state's best, Burkhead turned in a strong performance in the three-game set, held at Louisville's Ballard High School, June 15-16.

    Burkhead, who was a member of the West Junior All-Stars from Regions 1-8, went 3-for-8 on the weekend as her team defeated the East Junior All-Stars but lost to both of the senior teams.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Cann, the coach, leaving Lady Bearcat program for LCA

    Getting a job opportunity without submitting a resume doesn't happen very often, so Nick Cann had to make a change of plans when it did.

    Cann, who has worked with the Anderson County girls' basketball program as an assistant coach five of the last six seasons, has left for Lexington Christian Academy, where he was named head coach last Monday.

    It's an opportunity Cann, felt he could not turn down, especially since he wasn't looking to move.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcat stars take part in all-star series

    The experience was good but the end result left room for improvement for Anderson County girls' basketball players Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    The rising seniors were part of the Kentucky Junior All-Star team that played Indiana in a two-game set earlier this month. Indiana won both games, leaving the pair and their teammates with a mission to seek some revenge in the series next summer.

    Both players are considered to be Miss Basketball candidates.

  • Sports briefs for June 26, 2013

    High school dead period in effect

    The annual dead period, mandated by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association went into effect on Tuesday and will remain in effect through July 9. The 15-day period is intended to give high school athletes a respite from scholastic sports. During the dead period, coaches are not allowed interact with athletes regarding their teams. Players are also not allowed to use school training facilities during the dead period.

    Players may work out on their own as long as a coach is not supervising.