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Today's News

  • Historic district met with anger

    The historic district commission wanted feedback for its final recommendation.
    And at the first public hearing Dec. 6 regarding the proposed Lawrenceburg historic district, they certainly got it.
    More than 80 property owners and citizens attended last Tuesday’s public hearing, debating the potential control of the historic commission limiting property owner rights.

  • COLUMN: Times are a-changin' around UK Hoops

    LEXINGTON – This time, there was no need for a length of the court pass. No need to argue whether someone should have been guarding the ball or playing centerfield.

    And, there was no need to rally from 17 down with 11 minutes to go.

    But it was still Kentucky and Duke.

  • Who stole baby Jesus?

    There’s Santa Claus, and reindeer pulling his sleigh.
    But now, no baby Jesus in the manger, asleep on the hay.
    Jinnie Mae Bixler of 505 East Woodford Street loves Christmas.
    She doesn’t love the fact that her baby Jesus, a doll she spent weeks looking for this summer, was apparently stolen from her front lawn’s nativity scene.
    Before moving into her Woodford Street home about four years ago, Bixler didn’t have an opportunity to decorate her lawn for Christmas where people on the street could see it.

  • City breathes new life into unification

    Council member Larry Giles said he wanted to make sure he did right by the people when it came to unified government.  
    For the first time since August’s joint county and city meeting, discussion about city and county unification was back on the table at the city council’s Dec. 12 meeting.

  • Trial set for alleged puppy killer

    The Lawrenceburg man who is charged with stomping a puppy to death before setting it on fire will let a jury of his peers decide if he is guilty or innocent.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was expected to enter a plea last week in Anderson District Court, but opted instead to stand trial on a second-degree misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty.
    The trial is now set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 in District Court.

  • FOOTBALL: Peach looks back on season and to the future

    The process is still ongoing for Anderson County football.

    Back when he was hired to restore Bearcat football in December of 2004, Mark Peach uttered some words rarely heard in conjunction with Anderson County and football.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: Improved Bearcats notch two wins

    Anderson County was supposed to be a better basketball team this year than it was last season. If the early returns are any indication, the Bearcats will be living up to those expectations.

    Anderson is now 3-0 after wins over Garrard County and Whitley County last week.

    The Bearcats opened their home season with an impressive 59-43 win over a Garrard County team that some feel might be worthy of some attention in the 12th Region.

  • Bearcats to get first test of season at Shelby

    Anderson County will get its first test of the young basketball season Friday night when the Bearcats take on Shelby County in the second game of a doubleheader at Shelbyville.

    The Anderson and Shelby girls will play the first game at 6 p.m.

    While the Anderson girls will be heavily favored, the boys' game will give some insight into both teams and where they stand in the 30th District and the Eighth Region.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL Lady Bearcats outlast Lincoln

    If it is true that one of the marks of a good team is beating another good team when playing poorly, then the Anderson County girls have the potential to make the current basketball season an exceptional one.

    The Lady Bearcats shot less than 30 percent, committed 18 turnovers, had numerous mental mistakes and still knocked 12th Region favorite Lincoln County from the ranks of the unbeaten last Friday night.

  • Another look at the state finals from Myles Young

    A final look at the state Class 5A championship game from Myles Young.