Today's News

  • Soldier, farmer, lawyer

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    The late Walter Patrick could speak with the richest man and the poorest farmer, and still have respect for both.
    Many have described the renowned local attorney, who died last Wednesday at the age of 85, as a true statesman: a humble man devoted to the law, his commonwealth and the county he called home for 60 years.  
    Community members, friends and family filled the First Christian Church sanctuary on Feb. 25 to remember the life of someone who didn’t want pomp and circumstance.

  • ‘Jobs jobs jobs!’

    Last summer’s $50 million expansion at the Wild Turkey Distillery created long-term stability.
    Last week’s announced $44 million expansion will create jobs, and plenty of them.
    Bottling of the world-famous bourbon will return to Anderson County next year, bringing with it up to 62 jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

  • ‘Contact’ during wreck triggers charges against former cop

    Allegedly being intoxicated and giving false answers to police officers didn’t get him arrested, but a sexual act that caused an accident did.
    Former city police officer Kyle Lucas, 32, of 208 Hamlin Way was charged last week with second-degree wanton endangerment, several weeks after an accident that occurred while he was a passenger in a vehicle on US 127 in Franklin County.
    The driver, Courtney Chesser, 19, of 803 Leawood, Frankfort was also charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • BASKETBALL: Three Anderson players named all-region

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players have been named named to the All-Eighth Region basketball team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    Sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann were selected to the girls' team while senior Lowell Gordon was named to the boys' team.

    Owen County's Rianna Gayheart and South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield were named the girls' Co-Eighth Region Players of the Year while Owen County's Sawyer Williams was named the boys' Player of the Year.

  • BASKETBALL: Seven Anderson players named to district all-tournament teams

    Seven Anderson County High School basketball players were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament Team by the district's coaches.

    Makenzie Cann, Eriel McKee, Corrin Robinson and Danielle Watson were selected by the girls' coaches. Others selected to the team were Hayley Powell and Katie Hudgens of Shelby County, MacKenzie Myers and Sidney Pfeiffer of Spencer County and Aaliyah Wells, Leeara Cardwell and Rebecca Mouser of Collins.

  • Local taxidermist wins at national competiton

    Imagine being approached by a professional in an area of work you would enjoy doing and being asked to join that professional in a new career direction.

    Justin Tinsley may never have dreamed of such an opportunity, yet he’s kind of living that dream now. Just a year or two ago, Justin was approached by Ed Hancock of Full Fan Taxidermy and was asked if he would like to learn the trade and take on the already successful business Ed had built. 

  • Still taking the court for love of the game

    SPRINGFIELD – It seems such a short time ago when Courtney Milam came onto the scene.

    Tall and lacking the coordination to pull the basketball through or use her footwork to get position as a high school freshman, those limitations couldn't mask the fire that burned in her heart.

    Milam could not contain the joy she had that day when she hit a walk-off grand slam against Taylor County. It was the highlight of a short softball career.

  • Tournament briefs

    Eighth Region Tournament briefs


    Eighth Region boys tourney to offer fan shuttle

    Henry County Public Schools will offer a shuttle bus service during the boys' Eighth Region Basketball Tournament, scheduled to begin Wednesday, Feb. 29.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats open regional play Thursday

    Anderson County gets a second chance in the boys' Eighth Region Tournament.

    As a district runner-up, the Bearcats still move on to the regional tournament where all eight teams are now 0-0.

    And the Bearcats have to be happy with their draw. Teams that are district runners-up are automatically paired against a one of the region's other district champions. Anderson will play 31st District winner Owen County in the first round Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Simon Kenton ends Lady Bearcat dream

    The high hopes of October met the cruel reality of March for the Anderson County girls' basketball team Monday night. Simon Kenton saw to that when the Pioneers upset the Lady Bearcats 51-49 in the girls' Eighth Region Tournament opener. 

    Plagued by 27 turnovers, 17 in the first half, the host Lady Bearcats were looking at a 30-16 deficit just over two minutes into the second half.