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Today's News

  • Police: Truck driver charged with murder used pot hours before wreck

    The truck driver charged with murder in the vehicular death of Marie Garmon used marijuana in the hours leading up to the wreck last September, according to a report on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Eric Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted in July following the wreck that claimed Garmon’s life.
    Jenkins has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $50,000 cash bail.

  • Deputies seize, torch pot valued at $200,000

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office held its own version of High Mass on Sunday when the sheriff and his deputies torched an estimated $200,000 worth of marijuana plants they seized from the Ninevah area.
    No arrests had been made as of Tuesday morning, but Detective Bryan Taylor said an investigation into who grew the plants continues.
    Taylor said the confiscated marijuana was obviously grown by someone with experience.

  • Board bucks legal advice, prays anyway

    Not long after school board member Roger McDowell closed his prayer in an “Amen,” the crowd gathered at Monday night’s board meeting responded with a round of applause.
    “If this offends you, you’re welcome to leave,” McDowell said to the crowd a few minutes before school board president James Sargent officially opened the school board meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Burgoo Festival, cook-off set for this weekend

    Jesse Sanford has something up his sleeve for this year’s Burgoo Cook-off, but the two-time defending champion isn’t revealing any secrets.
    Scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Green, this year’s cook-off will feature Sanford’s team from Four Roses, archrivals from Wild Turkey and Atmos Energy, along with newcomers from Farmers Bank and Dudley Darnell and Dudley Darnell Jr. with Darnell’s Old Timey Burgoo.

  • Man busted for stealing poker run cash

    A 32-year-old Lawrenceburg man appeared via video for an arraignment in District Court on Monday morning after allegedly stealing money from the Bobby Best poker run benefit ride held last Saturday.
    Michael W. Cinnamon, 32, of Lawrenceburg was charged with one count second degree disorderly conduct and one count theft by unlawful taking, according to Sgt. Chris Beach of the city police department.
    Cinnamon did not enter a plea during his arraignment, according to the Anderson County attorney’s office.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats living up to pre-season expectations

    We're four games into Anderson County's 2013 football season.

    There's still a lot of football to be played – the Bearcats are hoping for 11 more games – but that is enough of a sample to see just how good Anderson really is and to if the pre-season hype was justified.

    Even though there have been some expected rough spots and a few stretches where the Bearcats appeared to relax or not concentrate as a championship team should, it says here that the headline on the front of our pre-season football issue four weeks ago was warranted.

  • Smallmouth bass love early fall

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    If you are a river or stream angler, this past spring and summer has filled your belly with enough frustration to pull your hair out by the handful.

  • OUTDOORS: Coyote population expanding in Kentucky

     When I was growing up here in Anderson County the only coyote familiar to local folks was named Wile E. Coyote and chased a roadrunner on Saturday morning cartoon television. 

  • GOLF: GOLDEN GREENS

    There were times when it seemed like Anderson County's quest for a golf championship was headed toward a sand trap or water hazard.

    The Bearcats appeared to be in trouble for much of their match with Franklin County last Wednesday, but when the scorecards were turned in, Anderson had won the North Division of the Central Kentucky Bluegrass Conference.

    Despite being in some major predicaments throughout the day, the Bearcats earned a 141-145 victory that was not sealed until the final flight played the final hole.

    The mission was simple.

  • Homecoming week activities lead to Friday's game

    Anderson County will host Montgomery County for the annual Homecoming football game Friday, Sept 27 at 7:30 p.m.

    The game is the first District 6 game for the Bearcats, who are hoping to win their third district championship since 2007.

    Homecoming activities will culminate with the crowning of the Homecoming Queen during halftime of the football game.