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Today's News

  • Councilman wants to ban gunfire in city

    Past complaints of broken headlights and windows triggered city council member Ken Evans to propose an ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    Evans said he was surprised to learn the Lawrenceburg didn’t already have an ordinance to that effect, and that the police department thought
    “There’s no ordinance prohibiting that, and I don’t think that should be happening in this town,” Evans said at Monday’s night council meeting.

  • Girls advance to Sweet 16, play tonight

    An epidemic of Lady Bearcat fever has broken out in Anderson County.
    That became official about midday Monday when Anderson County High School announced it had sold out of its allotment of tickets for the girls’ state high school basketball tournament where the Lady Bearcats will take on Henderson County tonight, Wednesday, March 13, at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Vigilante jailed for whacking home invasion suspect in head

    An act of vigilantism by a man whose teenage son was held at gunpoint while his home was being robbed resulted with his arrest.
    Josh Hillyer, 40, of 4128 Citation Lane allegedly found one of the men involved in the March 1 invasion of his home hours later at a residence on Hunter Ridge Drive.
    Hillyer allegedly struck him in the head with a police baton after the suspect refused to allow Hillyer to take him to the Lawrenceburg Police Station.

  • Drunk hunting suspect indicted on three felonies

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with hunting under the influence and second-degree wanton endangerment is now facing a host of felony charges for an incident that took place last September.
    David Gaines, 40, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive was indicted last week on three felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, along with harvesting wildlife while under the influence.
    Gaines was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury just days before his Monday trial was supposed to begin in Anderson District Court on the original charges, which were misdemeanors.

  • OUTDOORS: White bass runs coming in the next few weeks

    Some old-time anglers in Kentucky say the white bass run when the redbud trees bloom in spring. Others say they run when the dogwoods bloom.

    Fisheries biologists say don't watch the trees, watch the water temperatures.

    "White bass begin their spring spawning runs when the water temperatures reach the low 50s," said Gerry Buynak, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "It is just around the corner."

  • Sports Briefs for March 13, 2013

    Elliott named to KCSAA all-star team

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg volleyball player Brette Elliott was selected to the North Region All-Star team by the Kentucky Christian Schools Athletic Association. She was to play in a KCSAA-sponsored tournament in Somerset last weekend.

    Players are selected to the teams based on their performance during the regular season, according to Lady Ram coach Meghan Bowling. Christian Academy finished with a 6-8 record.

  • SWEET 16: Henderson should be tough opener

    It's called the luck of the draw.

    But for this week's Girls' Sweet 16, you could understand if Anderson County and Henderson County start singing like those old guys from “Hee Haw.”

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all...

  • SWEET 16: Birthday girl

     Only 90 seconds stood between Libby Pike and a sour end to her 18th birthday.

    The Anderson County backup center was watching from the bench as Simon Kenton forged its second 10-point lead of the the girls' Eighth Region Tournament championship game, but the senior kept her hopes up.

    “I had faith in us,” Pike said. “I knew we could still come back.”

    Had the Lady Bearcats not made it all the way back, chances are Pike would remember one of those signature birthdays in one's life with a bad memory.

  • SWEET 16: Whiteside named tourney MVP

    Anderson County senior Kali Whiteside was named the Most Valuable Player of the girls' Eighth Region Tournament following last Wednesday's championship game.

    Whiteside scored 17 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead the Lady Bearcats in the final.

    She scored 36 points in three games and altered countless shots through the tourney.

    Teammates Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee joined Whiteside on the team, selected by the tournament coaches.

  • SWEET 16: 'We can do this'

    Tony Kays never showed any sign of panic last Wednesday. Not once. Not even for a nanosecond.

    “He kept telling us, 'We can still do this,'” Anderson County senior Kali Whiteside said.

    Indeed.

    All season long, the Lady Bearcats had been considered one of the state's best teams. After a monstrous December, Anderson moved up to No. 2 in the state and earned the tag as the team to beat in the Eighth Region. Yet, there the Lady Bearcats were, staring at a 10-point deficit with 90 seconds to play.