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Today's News

  • The sports scene
  • Man arrested for crossing school property while carrying shotgun, pistol

    A 19-year-old Lawrenceburg man was arrested by city police Monday morning after a middle school staff member spotted him carrying a shotgun while crossing Anderson County middle school property.

    William Whetzel, 19, 1042 Dan Drive, Lawrenceburg, was arrested and charged with one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

  • Police continue search for 'armed and dangerous' man in suspected homicide investigation

    Police continue to search for a Lexington man — described by police as armed and dangerous — with connections to an ongoing suspected homicide investigation in western Anderson County.

    Gary Luttrell, 39, of Lexington is a suspect in the death of a 54-year-old Lawrenceburg man who died of a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police spokeswoman Trooper Kendra Wilson confirmed Monday morning.

    Luttrell is considered to be armed and dangerous, Wilson said.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats to play for third place in Boyle Tournament

    The Anderson County girls' soccer team will be playing Paul L. Dunbar in the third place game of the Little Caesar's Classic at Boyle County High School on Saturday.

    Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

    Anderson defeated Bethlehem in the first game of the tournament, 2-1, but fell to Boyle, 2-0, in the semi-finals.

    The Lady Bearcats have a big district game at Collins on Monday night, Sept. 16.

  • Mistakes doom Bearcats in loss at Boyle

    Mistakes at the most inopportune times cost Anderson County a chance and what might have been its biggest regular season football win in over 15 years Friday night.

    The Bearcats were flagged for 15 penalties, dropped several passes and had some other breakdowns in a 30-27 loss at Boyle County Friday night.

  • Lawrenceburg man killed in Shelbyville wreck

    For the second time in less than a week, a traffic accident has claimed a life in Shelby County, this time, 57-year-old James Walker of Lawrenceburg.

    A second man, Jonathan Denning, 28, of New Albany, Ind., was taken to the University of Louisville with unknown injures.

    The accident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 7400 block of Frankfort Road, as Denning, who was driving east in a Freightliner dump truck, lost control of the vehicle when he lost tire tread, KSP spokesperson Kendra Wilson said.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What Anderson County football fans said about the football team prayers

    Anderson County residents express their opinions on the decision that Anderson County High School football coaches cannot take part in the post-game and post-practice prayers.

     

    “People were disappointed about it. They should be allowed to pray in what they believe in. A lot of people signed a paper that this should be allowed.”

    --Anderson County High School student Austin Cummins, on the mood at the school after the news broke.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Shelby faced similar prayer issue at graduation

    Moves to limit traditional prayers in public school-sponsored events are not new, nor are they limited to Anderson County. A neighboring county experienced an incident similar to the ban on the football coaching staff praying with the team.

  • Remembering 9/11
  • Library to host book festival Sept. 21

    The Anderson Public Library will be hosting a “National Book Festival” Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Local authors will be available to meet patrons and sign books, event organizers said.
    Guest speaker James Higdon, the author of “The Cornbread Mafia” will be speaking at 1 p.m.  
    Other authors include Ann Gabhart, Holly Armstrong (writing as Nelson Hardy), Gary Smallwood, Dylan Anderson, Sam Neace, Sicily Yoder and Brian Barnett.
    The Highs and Lows will also be performing.