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Today's News

  • English by birth, American by oath

    Phil Cooke had a valid green card, and could have stayed in America in perpetuity without the hassle of filling out the mountains of paperwork and other requirements to receive full citizenship.
    But the native of England said he loves living in Lawrenceburg so much, completing the tedious process was the least he could do.
    “The reason I did it was out of respect for the community,” Cooke said. “The people of Lawrenceburg and First Baptist Church right from day one made me feel welcome. I feel it really is my home.”

  • Duo indicted after alleged crime spree

    Two Lawrenceburg residents were indicted last Tuesday on numerous felony counts of burglary and theft by unlawful taking.
    Frederick Kirchhoff III, 28, and Samantha Wolverton, 27, both of 101 Brenda Drive, were indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury on six counts of theft by unlawful taking, over $500, each a Class D felony. They were also indicted on five counts of third-degree burglary and one county first-degree burglary for an alleged crime spree earlier this year, according to the indictment on file in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Pool Party?

    Events in the county park, and plenty of them.
    That’s the formula Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway has put in place to someday allow Anderson County to own and operate its own public swimming facility.
    “That’s my insight; that’s my vision,” Conway said Monday. “It might not happen in next three or four years, but I can actually see it happening.”

  • City council OKs maximum tax increase

    The city council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the first reading of a 4 percent revenue increase for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
    With the projected tax revenue for the city set at $990,000, the 4 percent revenue increase would increase tax rates homeowners pay from $1.67 per $1,000 of assessed value to $1.78, a 9.38 percent increase.
    That rate would provide total revenue of $1,038,063 for both real and personal property.
    The 4 percent revenue increase is the maximum allowed by state law without the decision becoming subject to a public referendum.

  • Her heart is in getting to San Francisco

    Tony Bennett might have left his heart in San Francisco, but Shea Fridh is putting everything she has into getting there for a cause dear to her heart.


    The Anderson County resident is a member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training as she points to running her first half-marathon in The City by the Bay on Oct. 13. In doing so, she will be raising money for research into the dreaded diseases.

  • FACE TO FACE: Best friends looking to lead Lady Bearcats to more success

    The girls’ soccer team at Anderson County High School has consistently been one of the school’s most respected over the last decade, as the program has often been ranked among the state’s Top 25. The current season started as no exception with the Lady Bearcats ranked 25th, despite heavy graduation losses from last year.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to rekindle old, heated rivalry

    Commonwealth Stadium won’t be the site of the state’s only football rivalry this weekend.


    Friday, Anderson County hosts Mercer County in a renewal of one of the oldest, and at times, most heated, rivalries for either school. The series has been played sporadically over the years but reached its zenith on the grudge-meter when the schools were district rivals from 1987 to 1996 and usually battled for a state playoff berth.

  • COLUMN: Sweet dreams game? Not so fast, it's the Cats and Cards

    Remember that day back in 1983 when the Cats and Cards finally duked it out on the basketball court?


    Never mind that the luck of the NCAA tournament draw put the programs on a collision course to meet in Knoxville, Tenn., of all places, for the right to play in the Final Four.


    It was the Dream Game.

  • Improved Anderson volleyball team falls to Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – To see the demeanor around the Anderson County volleyball team Monday night, one might think the Lady Bearcats had just won the game of the year.


    To be sure, they had dropped a 26-24, 25-22 decision to host Collins, the team that has owned the 30th District since the school opened last year.


    But for Anderson, at least, victories might not always show on the scoreboard.

  • Golfers perform well

    Anderson County golfer Darrin Laswell is all smiles after being selected to the All-Central Kentucky Conference team at the  conference tournament on Saturday.

    The Anderson County boys’ golf team improved to 10-1 on the year with impressive wins over Franklin County at Juniper Hills and over Collins and Mercer County on the home course at Wild Turkey Trace.