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Today's News

  • Don’t abuse a right because you can

    Column as I see ’em …
    The old adage that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should crossed my mind several times this week as I wrote an article about a firearms law that went into effect in January.
    Passed easily by the state legislature and signed into law by the governor, the law says that only the state can regulate firearms and largely stripped municipalities from restricting people from carrying guns into publically owned buildings.

  • Sculptor, family create horse out of snow

    Most folks look at their snow-covered yards and grimace, waiting for it to melt.
    Donna Devers looks at it as an opportunity to do something she loves: sculpt.
    Devers, her daughter Kayla Higgins and grandsons Camdon and Calen Higgins, took advantage of last weekend’s snowfall, using the white stuff to sculpt a remarkably lifelike horse Sunday afternoon behind her home on Dejeddah Drive in Lawrenceburg.

  • News briefs: 2-6-13

    Retired teachers to meet
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Monday, Feb. 11 at noon at Foliage Restaurant for lunch.
    “Please join us as we will be updated on news of our state legislature and issues regarding retired teachers,” according to the group’s press release.
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will also be collecting money to donate to Backpack Buddies.  

    Barr staff will available here each month

  • New state law allows firearms in govt. buildings

    It’s always been legal to walk around Lawrenceburg openly carrying a firearm.
    A state law that went into effect several weeks ago now makes it legal to walk into nearly every public building carrying a firearm, too.
    The law, which proclaims only the state can regulate firearms, breezed through the general assembly and was signed into law by the governor last spring. It effectively ends the ability of city and county governments to restrict people from openly carrying firearms into their offices.

  • Out of classroom and into the fire

    Junior firefighters don’t take pop quizzes or fill-in-the-bubble tests.
    The real test, according to junior firefighter Cassie Rowe, is at the scene of a structure fire or car crash.
    Firefighters need to be calm. Firefighters should be able to talk to people.  
    Developing both skills can be hard to take out of theory in trainings and put into practice, she said.  
    “If you ever roll up on a fire scene, you better know what you’re doing,” Cassie, a senior at Anderson County High School, said.

  • Police: Women threatened rape claim if man didn’t pay

    Two Mercer County women are charged with extortion for allegedly saying they would claim a local man raped them if he didn’t give them cash.
    Lynnette Marie Ballou, 26, and Shene Warfield, 31, both of 515 Marimon Drive, Harrodsburg, were taken into custody last week by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Teen pleads not guilty to high school threats

    The Lawrenceburg teen accused of sending text messages threatening to “choke the life out” of a female student and to “have another Columbine” at the Anderson County High School recently pleaded not guilty to numerous charges related to the Jan. 28 incident.
    James R. Tindal, 19, of 1430 Van Buren Road, Lawrenceburg, appeared in Anderson County District Court Jan. 31 and pleaded not guilty to 25 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, one count of second-degree terroristic threatening and 41 counts of harassing communications.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats win at Rockcastle

    Anderson County survived a scare, but pulled out a 71-69 win at Rockcastle County in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    The Bearcats led at every quarter stop but had to rally late after the Rockets took a fourth quarter lead.

    “They overtook us with three minutes to play,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said. “Our guys responded with some hustle plays and that got us back in the lead. We showed a will to win when we could have folded.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats hold off Gallatin for impressive road win

    It might have been Anderson County's most impressive road performance of the season.

    At least for three quarters, the Bearcats 77-72 win at Gallatin County last Wednesday was just that. Anderson had flexed its muscles to the tune of a 59-41 lead after 24 minutes, but had to hang on for dear life down the stretch.

    “We played really well in the second and third quarters but were too inconsistent,” Anderson coach Glen Drury said. “We are still having trouble closing out games.”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats roll past perennial power

    Any question about how the Anderson County girls' basketball team would respond to a test found its answer last Tuesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats pulled away in the second half to post a 66-50 win over 10th Region favorite Montgomery County, running their record to 22-1.

    Eriel McKee led the Lady Bearcats with 22 points while Corrin Robinson added 13. Anderson shot 58.5 percent from the field.