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Today's News

  • A true fish story
  • First case of flu reported

    Staff at the Anderson County Health Department are encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as vaccines are available after news broke last week that the first cases of seasonal influenza has been reported in Kentucky.
    The reported cases are residents of Boyd County, and the seasonal H3N2 type of influenza virus was identified in each case, according to a news release from the health department.
    Acting local Health Director Tim Wright said his office hopes to begin providing vaccines by Sept. 1.

  • School board to ponder 4% revenue hike

    The Anderson County Board of Education is weighing a 4 percent revenue increase for the upcoming fiscal year, which would give it an additional $378,000 in revenue.
    The board of education has kept its tax rate flat since the 2008-09 school year, with the current tax rate set at $5.52 per $1,000 of assessed value on real estate.

  • High-speed chase leads to smashed bike, tickets

    A motorcyclist who led police on a high-speed chase through Lawrenceburg on Saturday night can add a host of charges to his bumps, bruises and the damages his bike received when it ended up smushed under the front end of two cars on North Main.
    Nicholas Reed, 22, of Harrodsburg received only minor injuries after a police cruiser chasing him on Ballard Street struck the rear end of his bike and sent him and his bike flying into a used car lot on the north side of the train tracks.

  • Want to eat melons without getting sick? Wash ’em

    Anderson County’s acting health director has a simple solution for those worried about contracting salmonella from eating tainted muskmelons or cantaloupes.
    A bleach solution, that is.
    With news spreading about two deaths in Kentucky and dozens of people sickened from melons likely grown in southwestern Indiana, Tim Wright said Tuesday morning that concerned Anderson County residents should wash melons in a simple bleach solution before cutting them.

  • Fire district approves flat tax rate

    The Anderson County Fire Taxing District joined taxing districts countywide in either keeping their tax rates flat or lowering them.
    The fire district voted unanimously recently to keep its rate at 66 cents per $1,000 assessed value, a decision that will nevertheless result in an additional $7,800 thanks to an increase in the county’s overall assessment.
    “Basically, looking at the overall economy, we didn’t want to throw any additional burden on folks,” said Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Parents charged with selling pot to 17-year-old son

    The parents of a Lawrenceburg teen were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on charges that include selling marijuana to their 17-year-old son.
    Hershel and Karen Brown of 124 Dove Drive face numerous charges after police searched their residence and reported finding marijuana, hydrocodone, Oxyconton, cash and guns.
    Police also found 1.3 ounces of marijuana in their son’s pocket that was divided up in small baggies for resale, according to a complaint filed by officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • FOOTBALL: Bryan Station stuns Bearcats on late TD

    Friday night, Anderson County showed there is considerable talent listed on the roster of the 2012 football team.

    The Bearcats also showed they are not exactly the same group that was playing for a state championship last December. But they started their journey the same way, with a 41-34 loss to Bryan Station.

    The Defenders got the last word in a game that featured nearly 900 yards of offense and four lead changes. Quarterback Ora Johnson, who had thrown for five touchdowns, broke the Bearcats' hearts with a 5-yard scoring run with 42 seconds to play.

  • FOOTBALL: Garrard should be stern test for Bearcats

    Anderson County is coming off a season in which the Bearcats advanced all the way to the state Class 5A championship game, but that will mean little in Saturday night's game at Danville High School's Admiral Stadium.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Collins slips past Bearcats in overtime

    Collins, ranked No. 23 in the state, scored midway through the second overtime to defeat host Anderson County, 2-1, in boys' soccer action Saturday afternoon.

    The win gave Collins a leg up in the 30th District seeding race. The Titans improved to 2-0-1 on the year but more importantly, 2-0 in district play.

    Anderson suffered its first loss after a pair of wins. The Bearcats are 1-1 in District 30 action.