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Today's News

  • Son shot by dad on opening day of deer season

    A man accidentally shot his 21-year-old son in the arm early Saturday morning on Meadow Lane as they were preparing for the opening of deer season, according to a report released by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Lexington residents John Bailey Jr. and his son, John Bailey III, were at a relative’s residence on Meadow Lane when the elder Bailey was teaching his son, who had never been hunting, how to use a .30-.30 lever-action Marlin rifle, according to the report.

  • Taxpayers better served when elected control rates

    An examination of property tax rates since 2000 shows a stark contrast of rates set by those who are elected and those who are not.
    Predictably, those not elected are much quicker to raise tax rates at a pace not even those in Washington, D.C., could possibly fathom.

  • Former county clerk dies

    He was Anderson County’s clerk, and so much more.
    Julian Birdwhistell, 88, died Monday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center and is being remembered as a “fine, Christian man” who spent his life giving to others and the community that adored him.
    “He was a really good man, and I loved him,” said Rosalie Yocum, who served as Birdwhistell’s chief deputy in the county clerk’s office. “Everyone knew him and the vast majority liked him.”

  • ‘She will be sorely missed’

    One needed only to drive past the funeral home Sunday afternoon to understand the level of grief that gripped Lawrenceburg following last Wednesday’s fatal collision that killed two women on Versailles Road.
    Ritchie-Peach Funeral Home was literally stuffed with those mourning the loss of Morgan Hellard, 23, an aspiring pharmacy student described by those who knew and loved her as a wonderful young mother who was just an “all-around good girl.”

  • Column: Enjoying the playoff ride

    Go ahead. Admit it.

    We won't hold it against you if, back on Oct. 14, you said the chances of Anderson County still playing football the weekend before Thanksgiving were named Slim and None with Slim getting ready to get in the saddle to ride out of town.

    You might remember what happened that night. Franklin County had routed the Bearcats 56-24 in the worst shellacking Anderson had taken since 2005, which happened to be Coach Mark Peach's first year and happens to be significant in itself.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: UK women have record setting day in home opener

    The University of Kentucky women's basketball team had a little easier time with Jacksonville State than the men had with Kansas on Tuesday.

    The Wildcat women forced 48 turnovers on the way to a 100-25 win over Jacksonville in Memorial Coliseum. It was the most turnovers the Wildcats had ever forced.

    Check out the photos from the game.

  • CAL Middle School Dominates in Season Opener

                The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys' middle school basketball team opened regular season play in Morehead on Saturday with a big win over Lakeside Christian. The Rams, coached by Mark Bowman, came ready to play defense, forcing 17 turnovers as they rolled to a 51-22 victory.

                In the first half, it was tenacious defense that led to many offensive opportunities. Early on, Chandler Royalty stole the ball and drove for the easy lay-in.

  • Christian Academy hoops off to good start

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams traveled to Morehead's Lakeside Christian Academy but suffered their first loss of the season, 78-73. This was Lakeside's first game, but the Falcons played like the experienced team they are. Lakeside has three seniors in their starting lineup.  

    The first half saw teams equal in size and talent play good aggressive ball. The half ended with the score at 32-29 in CAL's favor.

  • Dillow falls short of goal but leaves strong legacy

    LEXINGTON – The look of disappointment was still etched on Austin Dillow's face 10 minutes after he had completed his final cross country race as a high school runner.

    “I just didn't run,” Dillow said after finishing 104th, well behind his stated goal of a top 50 finish in the state Class 3A meet, held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday.

    Dillow turned in a time of 18:17.37, falling 23 seconds off his time from a year ago.

  • Youthful enthusiasm

    It could be said that Karla Phillips has come full circle.

    Or that she has completed her laps.

    Phillips was a freshman at Anderson County High School when she learned the school's first swim team was being formed. Now, eight years later and fresh out of college, Phillips has taken over the program with high hopes and, it appears, boundless enthusiasm despite the hardship of having no home pool and a history of never having a swimmer qualify for the state meet.