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Today's News

  • Foster families needed for dogs

    Construction of new kennels at the county’s animal shelter has members of the Anderson Humane Society scrambling to find temporary homes for dogs.
    During construction, which was funded by a $55,000 grant from the state’s Department of Agriculture, only 10 dogs can be housed at the animal shelter. As of Monday afternoon, those spaces were taken.
    “If anyone out there could foster a dog for a couple of weeks, it would ease overcrowding and the resulting euthanasia due to lack of space,” Humane Society volunteer Sandy Warner said in an e-mail.

  • Competency hearing set for murder suspect

    The man charged with the murder of an Anderson County woman is scheduled for a competency hearing next month.
    Dressed in prison garb and handcuffed, Terrance Cram, 49, appeared Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court where Judge Charles Hickman set the hearing for Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m.
    Cram will be evaluated by a doctor before the hearing.

  • State Rep. King discusses agriculture
  • Discovery turned over in ex-social worker case

    The attorney for the former social services worker charged with nine felony counts of tampering with public records asked for and received a continuation in the case Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Lawrenceburg attorney Bill Patrick, who is representing Margaret “Geri” Murphy, said he had recently received a “substantial amount of discovery” from the state Attorney General’s office, and requested time to review it before deciding how his to proceed.

  • 50 years of blessings

    The Briscoes and the Harleys share more than just the same wedding anniversary.
    They’ve shared the same street, the same church home and the same fond memories in a friendship spanning more than 40 years.
    Now they’ll share the blessings of both their friendship and their marriages in a joint celebration of their 50th wedding anniversaries.
    Davis and Mary Jane Cox Briscoe married Dec. 2, 1961, as did Roy and Velena Gash Harley.
    Velena remembers short-sleeves and a usually warm 75-degree December day.

  • Birdwhistell honored for faith, service

    To many who knew Julian Birdwhistell, he was the greatest of men.
    In honoring the former county clerk’s memory, those who knew him remembered his faith, his service and his legacy as an esteemed member of Anderson County.
    Birdwhistell died last Monday morning. He was 88.
    During his services at Sand Spring Baptist Church, he was honored, eulogized and remembered as one of Anderson County’s finest and most beloved citizens before being laid to rest in the church cemetery.

  • Tears, cheers when soldier surprises folks at ‘Madness’

    The Anderson County High School gym has erupted over big 3-pointers, slam dunks and heart-stopping wins for decades.
    But none came close to the drama that played itself out last Saturday night during the annual Cat Madness program.
    Joe and Kathy Campbell were brought to the gym floor during the event, allegedly to speak with their son, Joseph, via an internet program from where he was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Black Friday? Nope, Red Friday

    Black Friday? I don’t think so.


    How about Red Friday?


    Anderson County Bearcat Red, that is.


    And forget about Occupying Wall Street or any other place other than Warford Stadium on Friday night, 7:30. There is still some high school football to be played in Lawrenceburg.
    The Bearcats will be hosting Southwestern, from Pulaski County, the state Class 5A semi-finals.
    Read that again. The Bearcats are just one win away from the state championship game.

  • Kickoff, ticket prices set for state semi-final

    Anderson County football will host the state Class 5A semifinal game against Pulaski Southwestern on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets will be $7 at the gate, according to Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee.

    No passes will be accepted for the state semi-final.
    The winner of that game will play the Bowling Green-John Hardin winner for the state Class 5A championship on Saturday, Dec. 3 at L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University.  Kickoff for that game is set for 8 p.m., Eastern time.

  • Bearcats to tackle Southwestern in state semifinals

    It is hard to imagine a team with an interim head coach making the semifinals of the state football playoffs.


    Meet Southwestern, the team that will be trying to end Anderson County’s season on Friday night.


    A solid program since the school was formed out of Pulaski County High School 19 years ago, Southwestern has flourished after Andy Stephens took over when Dale Anderson, the only coach the school had ever had, stepped down during the season.