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Today's News

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Anderson County's greatest coaches

    It might be a stretch to say that Anderson County has been a cradle of basketball coaches, but the county has had its share of people who have had a significant impact on the game. I have listed some coaches who have spent time at a school in the county. Feel free to add more in the comments section.

    Kavanaugh High School
    Earle Jones led the Tigers to a state runner-up finish in 1930. Later, he coached many years at Maysville High School, winning a state title.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

    Updated, Friday, Dec. 24, 9:25 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team pulled a huge upset when the Bearcats defeated Miami (Fla.) Senior, 58-54, in the KFC/Arby's Holiday Classic consolation round at McCreary Central.

    Anderson raced to a 15-point lead early, then made the plays down the stretch after Miami Senior cut the lead to one. No other details were available at press time. The Bearcats also defeated Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary Christian but lost to a pair of Kentucky teams, Wayne County and McCreary Central, in the tournament.

  • Fultz apologizes for ‘very poor decision’

    Anderson County Middle School Principal Gina Fultz contacted The Anderson News on Monday, asking that she be allowed to issue a statement regarding her Dec. 10 arrest in Madison County.
    Below is the statement, in its entirety.
    “I have been advised that I should remain silent until the legal process has been completed. However, I feel that the community deserves an explanation of this situation. Therefore, I would like to issue the following statement:

  • Fultz keeps job, will return Jan. 4

    When students return to the middle school following their Christmas vacation, Principal Gina Fultz is expected to be there, too.
    School Superintendent Sheila Mitchell confirmed Monday afternoon that she was aware of Fultz’ arrest and, as of Monday, Fultz remained employed.
    “I have not issued a suspension at this time,” Mitchell said. “As of right now, she’ll be back Jan. 4 with the students.”

  • Slain toddler’s mom awarded $250,000 in lawsuit vs. city

    The City of Lawrenceburg has agreed to pay the mother of a murdered toddler $250,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed last year.
    The settlement was based in part on a federal judge’s ruling that the city failed to properly train and supervise its police officers.
    Candice Dempsey’s son, Cole Frazier, was removed from her custody last May by Lawrenceburg police and handed over to his father, Timothy Frazier, who two weeks later killed the toddler and then himself.

  • Waddy mourns child’s death

    Sadness has blanketed the Shelby County community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.

  • Water rate increase on tap?

    During this month’s meeting of the Lawrenceburg City Council, the city received a clean audit report, except for one thing.
    Auditor Tom Smith told council members the city needs to find a way to increase its revenue in the water and sewer departments to comply with its suggested bond parity rating, City Clerk Administrator Robbie Hume said.
    The water and sewer departments operate out of a separate budget than the rest of the city’s expenses, and the parity rating for that separate budget was 1.12 last year. The city’s suggested rating is 1.3.

  • ECC bond sale called a success

    Last week’s bond sale to fund the new Early Childhood Center project “went fine,” and the district is set to move forward with a 14-classroom facility, Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said Friday afternoon.
    However, Mitchell said the consensus from board members is that they will most likely change the plan to a 10-classroom facility. An official decision to do so will not be made until Jan. 4, at the earliest, she said.
    The board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 4 to discuss the ECC project and other topics, Mitchell said.

  • COLUMN: Show me the statute

    We’ve come to a sad pass when unelected bureaucrats in Frankfort can mislead us in order to protect their little fiefdoms.
    That government officials would make misleading statements (OK, lies) should not come as a shock. The interchangeable cast of characters in D.C. does so with regularity, including that costs would go down if the government “fixed” health care. If you don’t work for local government and pay for your own health insurance, please raise your hand if your premiums were reduced this year.
    Didn’t think so.

  • COLUMN: Stuck between ice and more ice

    There are times in life when it is OK, or even preferred, to want to be the center of attention. The day you are born, your wedding day, or maybe a high school or college graduation, for instance.
    Friday, however, was not one of those days for me, but I stole the spotlight for a few minutes anyway.
    Anyone who has ever visited our office or driven by it on US 127 knows we have quite a hill to climb to work each morning.