Today's News

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 2 — Bluegrass Pipeline stirs controversy in Anderson County

    The Bluegrass Pipeline became a line in the sand for many in 2013: those who see the project to transport the byproducts of fracking through Kentucky and onto the Gulf of Mexico as a potential economic boon and others who viewed the pipeline as an environmental disaster waiting to happen.
    Williams and Boardwalk, the companies proposing the joint venture, have been seeking easements for the pipeline from landowners for the better part of 2013.

  • Top 10 of 2013: No. 1 — ACLU threats end Bible distribution, football prayer

    Threatened litigation by the ACLU over Bible distribution in schools and a change to post-game prayer at high school football games sparked one of the most passionate and controversial debates to hit Anderson County in recent memory, and deserves first place for 2013.
    The conversation over religious speech really began at the end of August, when all superintendents in the state received letters from the American Civil Liberties Union of KY over the common practice of allowing Gideons International to pass out Bibles during school hours.

  • Man indicted for having guns on school property

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with carrying two firearms on Anderson County Middle School property last September was indicted in December by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents on file in the county courthouse.
    William Whetzel, 20, of 1042 Dan Drive was indicted on two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, receiving stolen firearms and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
    Whetzel was seen by school personnel outside of the building carrying a shotgun and had a handgun up his sleeve. He was also reportedly carrying a gas can.

  • Couple’s home catches fire Christmas Day

    City firefighters were able to save a couple’s Gatewood Drive home when a fire broke out in their bedroom Christmas Day.
    Lawrenceburg Fire and Rescue Chief Robert Hume said firefighters were called to 125 North Gatewood around 6:30 p.m. when the home’s occupants, Billy Neal and Kathy Akins, reported that the ceiling in their bedroom was on fire.
    Hume said the fire had spread into the home’s attic, forcing firefighters to remove some of the ceiling in two rooms and remove smoldering insulation.

  • High school senior injured in ATV wreck

    An Anderson County High School senior remained in the intensive care unit at the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Monday following an ATV wreck early Sunday morning.
    Megan Schell, a daughter of Tim and Janet Schell, had both lungs punctured by broken ribs and other injuries when the ATV on which she was a passenger flipped several times, throwing her an estimated 50 feet, according to her sister, Sarah Lynn Schell.

  • Late Marine’s death benefits ‘misused’

    When Marine Cpl. Timothy Lewis volunteered to defend his country, he made it clear that if he died doing while doing so, his young daughter was to receive the financial benefits paid to survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.
    That apparently didn’t happen, though, and the child’s mother is now facing 33 felony counts for theft by failure to make required disposition.

  • FOOTBALL: Three Anderson players honored on all state team

    Three Anderson County football players were honored on the annual Courier-Journal All-State team in voting by the state's coaches. The team was announced on Dec. 24.

    Wide receiver Ross Cox and kicker Joe Rose were both named third team selections. Lineman Darius Harvey was named an honorable mention selection as a defensive lineman.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats stumble in Powell Tournament

    Anderson County seemed to be avoiding the customary sluggishness of the holiday season in the Red River Classic at Powell County High School last week but the uptick was short-lived.

    Anderson routed Estill County in the tournament's first round, but the Bearcats were spanked by eventual tournament champion Wolfe County in the semifinal, then dropped an overtime thriller to the host school in the third-place game Saturday night.

  • FOOTBALL: Edmondson leads Anderson contingent in All-Star weekend

    Anderson County Middle School football player Bryce Edmonson was recently selected to participated in the 2013 Kentucky East-West All-Star Game in Frankfort. The game was sponsored by the Middle School Football Coaches Association and brought together some of the best middle school football players in the state.

  • The top local sports stories of 2013

    The year 2013 was a memorable one in Anderson County sports, usually because of the great accomplishments of individuals, but in at least one instance, the story goes well beyond the sidelines.