Today's News

  • First day of school marks 50th anniversary of school integration in Anderson County

    Geneva Washington, now Geneva Howard, made history 50 years ago when she walked through the doors of Anderson High on the first day of school.
    “At the time, I didn’t think about it,” Howard, one of the first black students to attend Anderson High School. “At the time, I knew it was something we had to do.”
    Howard was one of about 16 African-American students from Lawrenceburg who attended the high school in the fall of 1963, the first year the school was integrated.

  • City cops withheld drug bust evidence

    Evidence “omitted purposefully” and conflicting testimony from two City of Lawrenceburg police officers resulted in the dismissal of drug trafficking charges against a Lawrenceburg man Monday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    “I’m deeply concerned that critical information, really exculpatory information in favor of the defendant, was omitted purposely by the police department,” Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said moments before dismissing cocaine trafficking charges against Shanta Bixler, 31, of 505 East Woodford St.

  • Pipeline company claims eminent domain

    The company proposing to build the Bluegrass Pipeline through Anderson County confirmed Monday that it thinks it already has, and is prepared to use, the power of eminent domain to get it built.
    Just days after the Anderson County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution to keep the controversial pipeline out of Anderson County, company officials responded to questions from The Anderson News that included residents’ concerns about questionable tactics used by agents attempting to secure permission to survey their property.

  • Ex-city councilman jailed for punching, threatening to kill cop

    A 68-year-old Lawrenceburg man is charged with punching and threatening to kill a police officer along with making a lewd statement to an emergency medical technician.
    David Alan Kays of 1049 David St. was arrested Aug. 6 on charges that include assaulting a police officer, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and harassment after Lawrenceburg police entered his home to serve him with a bench warrant for failing to pay a fine.

  • Alves joins Campbellsville Sports Information Department

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves, a 2013 Campbellsville University sports management graduate, has joined the school's Sports Information Department staff as a graduate assistant, according to a news release.

    Alves will be working toward a master's in organizational leadership and will help coordinate and promote volleyball and men's and women's tennis along with other daily operations in the sports information office. He will write press releases, take a few photographs and handle other kitchen-sink job description duties.

  • GOLF: Robinson, Bearcats capture titles with Classic performance

    Lee Robinson just had that look.

    The Anderson County senior had just put his approach shot in the fringe on the second playoff hole of Saturday's Bearcat Classic and there would be no denying him.

    Robinson put his first putt less than six inches from the hole, then tapped his ball in. He then watched Butler's Chase Wathen, who had seen his tee shot land in a bunker, miss his potential tying putt by less than a foot.

  • GOLF: Bearcats take third in Flyer Classic

    The Anderson County boys' high school golf team placed third in the Flyer Classic, hosted by Franklin County on two different courses last week.

    The Bearcats finished with a two-day total of 634, eight strokes behind second-place Franklin County. St. Xavier won the tournament championship with a 595.

    A team's top four individual scores were compiled over 36 holes with the results totaled at the end of the tournament. Lee Robinson led Anderson with a 147 (74-73), while Nick Wilson tallied an 83-76 for a 159 total.

  • OUTDOORS: Plant winter wheat this fall for wildlife

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The heat of summer is a good time to begin thinking about fall plantings to benefit wildlife.

    Winter wheat is a top choice for a fall crop because it is readily eaten by deer and wild turkey and is an excellent nurse crop for clover. Winter wheat is typically planted Aug. 15 through Oct. 31.

    Broadcast wheat seed with a hand-crank spreader and rake or disk it under.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcats second in Scott tournament

    The Anderson County girls' golf team placed second in Saturday's Scott County Invitational Tournament and third in the Henry County Invitational Tournament, held last week.

    At Scott County, the Lady Bearcats finished with a 363 team score, well behind the host school, which won with a 315. Anderson was 19 strokes ahead of third-place Rowan County.

    Anderson's Kaitlyn Riley fired a 73, to take second place, just one stroke behind Ayla Rhinesmith, of Scott County, in the individual competition. Jane Watts, of Woodford County, placed third with a 77.

  • FOOTBALL: Mustangs open with big win in Seth Carnahan Bowl

    Anderson County Middle School kicked off the 2013 football season in a big way with a thrilling 22-14 win over Union Middle School in the Seth Carnahan Bowl on Saturday.

    The game was played at Anderson County High School.

    Eighth-graders Cobe Penny and Blake Franklin led the Mustangs to a win over the feeder program for Ryle High School.