.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Try healthy alternatives to holiday favorites

    Cool weather has arrived, the stores are full of holiday decorations and turkeys are in the freezer. The holiday season is almost here.

  • Test scores: widening gap or bridge to future success?

    The word “gap” elicits two images when tied with measuring educational success.
    1. An impassable gulf.
    2. A sliver of space easily closed.
    Let’s talk about what “gap” really means.
    The Kentucky Department of Education recently released the test scores of its new assessment model, and Anderson County’s data indicated some seemingly contradictory results.

  • Tell magistrates to protect Earth and your wallet

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will have a chance to fix a $320,000 mistake when it meets Nov. 20, and could use a little encouragement between then and now to ensure it does.
    It appears there’s a chance that magistrates who approved spending that amount on a recycling building have since thought better of the idea, and are starting to see government-run recycling for what it really is: a black hole where taxpayer dollars go to die.

  • 6th District magistrate blasted again

    The hits just keep coming to 6th District Magistrate Kenny Barnett.
    Just two weeks after being called a “liar” by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, Barnett received a tongue-lashing by fellow Magistrate David Ruggles and told to “start doing his job” during Monday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    And if that weren’t enough, Conway later called Barnett “clueless,” and said a first-grader would know more about how county government operates.

  • Children seek help for arson victims

    The children of Red and Joyce Shingleton have no idea why someone burned their parents’ business to the ground late last month, but they do know they need some help while trying to recover.
    Red’s Welding and Scrap Removal was intentionally set fire twice in October — the first attempt to burn it down failed, the second did not.
    Investigators with the Kentucky State Police say both attempts were arson and they are still looking for whoever is responsible.

  • King wins in landslide

    Republican candidates state Rep. Kim King and congressional challenger Andy Barr handily defeated their Democrat rivals Tuesday night in two heated races.
    County Clerk Jason Denny said turnout was about 64 percent countywide, and that a total of 10,435 votes were cast. Of that total there were 2,307 straight ticket Republican voters and 1,720 straight ticket Democrat voters.
    Denny said Election Day went smoothly in Anderson County.

  • Plea likely from child porn suspect

    The Lawrenceburg man charged last year with 70 felony counts of possessing and distributing child pornography is expected to enter a plea when he appears today (Wednesday) in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Mark Hawks, 55, was indicted in July of 2011 after investigators with the Kentucky State Police determined he was viewing, downloading and sharing child pornography from his Secretariat Drive home.

  • Youth football league battles low numbers

    When the teams lined up for the final game of the 2012 edition of Anderson County youth football, there were no contrasting jersey colors.

    There was no other way of telling who was on offense or defense other than removable yellow beanies stretched over the eligible receivers.

  • Playing Like the Pros

    Anderson County was a far cry from the Indiana Pacers or Sacramento Kings Saturday afternoon but the Bearcats did just fine in their scrimmage against Southwestern at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

    Actual score was not kept, but it appeared Southwestern, which made the  Final Four of the Sweet 16 last year and is one of the 12th Region favorites this season, won by about 10 points. About 100 fans of the teams were able to watch the game and Lawrenceburg resident Ed McKee was the public address announcer for the game.

  • Bowman makes own name as Wendy's Heisman finalist

    Forrest Bowman never really compared well with his older brother on the basketball court. Now, he's glad he didn't.

    The senior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg turned his experiences in trying to live up to some self-imposed expectations into being named one of 20 state finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Records were not readily available, but it is believed that Bowman is the first Anderson County resident to advance so far in the selection process for the prestigious award.