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Today's News

  • Two admit to 100-plus car break-ins

    Two Lawrenceburg men confessed to breaking in and stealing property from more than 100 vehicles over the last three months, city police reported.  
    Lt. Chris Atkins, representing Chief Tommy Burris at the March 12 city council meeting, reported that city police had found the two male individuals responsible for more than 100 car break-ins across the county.  
    “They’re still recovering property every day,” Atkins said.

  • Business Expo set for Saturday

    Anderson County businesses will strut their stuff Saturday during the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo.
    The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center. Admission is free.
    Businesses and organizations from across Anderson County will display their offerings, and there will be entertainment and a play area for children.
    A chili lunch will be offered by the high school band’s booster club.

  • ‘He killed my momma’

    Modena Branson’s family wept in the courtroom when the man charged with murdering her was escorted into court, and shook clenched fists at him in the street when he was whisked away after pleading not guilty.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 50, of 1600 Ballard Road was arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court, where he entered his plea and learned his next court date will be May 8.
    He is charged in the shooting death of his wife, Modena Branson, earlier this month at their residence.

  • Three wrecks, DUI land woman in jail

    A Beaver Lake Road woman was arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on first-degree felony assault and other charges stemming from a string of motor vehicle accidents last fall.
    Jordan McDermott, 21, of 1308 Beaver Lake Road also faces a felony count of wanton endangerment; felony and misdemeanor counts for criminal mischief; a misdemeanor count of failure to stop and render aid; DUI; disregarding a traffic control device; failure to wear a seat belt; no motor vehicle insurance; and reckless driving.

  • Man charged with pistol-whipping girlfriend

    Landmark News Service
    A Mount Eden man is behind bars after allegedly shooting at and pistol-whipping his girlfriend on Friday afternoon.
    Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of 2185 Murphy Lane, Mount Eden, is charged with attempted murder - domestic violence, first-degree assault - domestic violence, and wanton endangerment.
    Spencer County Sheriff Donald “Buddy” Stump said his department was dispatched to 11 First St. in Mount Eden at 4:53 p.m. Friday with reports that a woman had been assaulted and possibly pistol-whipped.

  • Archery teams excel at regional meet

    The Anderson County archery teams had a big day at the recent Region 7 meet. Five different Anderson County teams qualified for the state meet with local archers claiming 25 of the 50 individual awards.

    The Anderson County High School team won the regional championship with a new National Archery in the Schools Program score of 3441, besting the old record by six points, according to Dave Frederick, the high school team's coach.

  • Youth basketball photos

    Recent youth basketball photos from Anderson County.

  • Sports Briefs for March 21, 2012

    Bearcat baseball alumni game set

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats eyeing title in 2012

    Years ago, someone thought up a catchy little phrase to emphasize the importance of an organization working together.

    “There is no I in team.”

    Last spring, Anderson County softball coach Brian Glass believed he saw his Lady Bearcats overlook that and focus on the fact that “M” and “E” are in the letters.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball looks to go out with a bang in 2012

    Anderson County was not supposed to go out with a whimper. Not Anderson County baseball.

    But there the Bearcats were last Memorial Day, just three days removed from their third district championship in four years, being hammered by North Oldham in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

    “It wasn't like it could not have happened,” remembers Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “We knew we could be around .500 and still be competitive and North Oldham was better than I thought.”