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Today's News

  • Annual backpack giveway set for July 25

    The Anderson County school district will host its 13th Family Fun Fest on July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County middle school, located at 1 Mustang Trail.  
    The district will give away about 800 backpacks filled with school supplies to Anderson County residents, and more than 40 vendors will be on site to hand out information and supplies as well.
    For more information, contact Beckey Johnson at 839-9261, Stacey Newton at 839-2510, Barbara Basham at 839-2504 or Clay Birdwhistell at 839-5118.

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  • Judge says pipeline not welcome here

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway has one simple message for the company planning to build a pipeline to transport natural gas through Anderson County: Stay out!
    Conway said Monday that he has delivered that message to a representative of the firm working on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline that would cut a swath through western Anderson County and run along Taylorsville Lake.

  • Barber’s nephew gunned down

    The police officer gunned down in a shootout Saturday in Killeen, Texas, was the nephew of a Lawrenceburg business owner.
    Danny Bowman, owner of Danny’s Barber Shop on Main Street, said Monday that he was about to board a plane to Texas, said the officer was his sister’s son, and that other than what he’d read online, he had few details about what occurred.

  • Man toting AK-47 walks Bypass to protest Zimmerman verdict

    A Lawrenceburg man was checked out by deputies and released late Tuesday morning after he told them he was “protesting what is going on in Florida” while carrying an AK-47 rifle and walking north on US 127 Bypass about a mile south of Kroger.
    Dressed on black clothing despite the 90-degree heat around 11:30 a.m., the man was not carrying any protest signs, but deputies said his objections stemmed from the ongoing strife that resulted from George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict Saturday night in Sanford, Fla.

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  • Future Lady Bearcats learn at camp

    Anderson County High School hosted a girls' basketball camp during the week of July 8-12. About 50 girls in grades 1-6, were given the chance to learn fundamentals and get special attention to focus on their techniques.

    “Girls don’t get the same treatment when playing with boys,” said Libby Pike, a senior on the Lady Bearcats' state Final Four team this year. “They wanted to play, but the boys didn’t think they could when I had them at the other camp (Bearcats youth basketball camp).”

  • Batcats rock Danville

    Batcats are All-Americans in Danville.

  • Football coaching turnover a sign of the times

    Anderson County might be the first district favorite in Kentucky history where you will need a roster to know the coaches.

    The Bearcats return 19 of 22 starters from last year's 8-3 team and are generally considered one of the top Class 5A teams in the state. They should be talented, deep and experienced.

    Amazingly, it looks like there will be as many new faces on the seven-man varsity coaching staff as there are in the starting lineup. Such is a simple, yet emphatic, reminder of the tough economic times and that high school sports are not immune.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Anderson County native Howard Sullivan was a unique official that everybody liked

    By Larry Vaught

    Danville Advocate-Messenger

    Being a basketball official or baseball umpire normally is a thankless job. Ask anyone who has ever officiated.
    However, Howard Sullivan of Mercer County was unique. He was an official/umpire that everyone liked.