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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Time in Tyrone would be good for us all

    It was a warning I dismissed almost immediately, not because I am brave, but mostly because I hate being told I can’t do something.

    “Welcome to Anderson County, but if you know what’s good for you, you’d better stay out of Tyrone,” a few folks told me when I arrived in town four years ago.

    “Not even the police like to go down there,” they said.

  • COLUMN: This spring, beware the emerald ash borer

    Welcome, May. The ducks are on the pond and the locust is in bloom. Spring really has sprung. I love to watch the trees leaf out and admire the hundreds of shades of green that end up painting the landscape. Out here in the country, we’ve got lots of trees, but some are growing purple boxes.

  • COLUMN: Pray for those who are still weathering the storm

    This weekend, I was one of the lucky ones.

    Most of us were.

    Rain fell at a steady pace in Lawrenceburg for nearly two days, and aside from the small stream that developed in my front yard, I escaped unscathed.

    Though I saw the rain falling outside my window, it was hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that some of my neighbors were flooded from their homes, watching the water pile up in their back yards from neighbors’ porches.

  • BOYS' TENNIS: Bearcats hope secret is out at regionals

    Anderson County might just be the best-kept secret in Eighth Region boys' tennis.

    No, the Bearcats are not expected to be one of the teams that advances to the state tournament next week. Nor are they expected to have any individual qualifiers in what is arguably Kentucky's toughest region outside the Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky areas.

    But that does not mean Anderson can't make some noise. And with a little bit of luck, Anderson could have a chance to have its first state qualifier in five years.

    But it will be tough.

  • Search begins for new high school principal

    With Anderson County High School Principal Ray Woodyard’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the current school year, the school’s site based council is beginning its search for a new leader.

    The council met Monday afternoon and spoke with Superintendent Kim Shaw about the search process.

  • Officials: Kentucky River is still rising

    UPDATED 9:45 A.M. TUESDAY — As of 7:30 a.m., the Kentucky River at the Tyrone pool was at 44 feet and still rising, emergency management officials said.

    "We're expecting another 8 to 12 inches, before it crests this afternoon," said Bart Powell, emergency management director.

    Powell said he wanted to remind citizens that these are scientific projections, but these numbers are not absolute.

    Emergency management personnel are aware of current issues and are taking care of those issues as they come in, Powell said.

  • BASEBALL: Anderson baseball rebounds at LaRue

    Anderson County baseball, 2010 style, might be a lot like the weather in Kentucky. If you don't like what you see, just give it a few minutes.

    The Bearcats did not have a turnaround quite that dramatic but two days after being no-hit and committing seven errors at West Jessamine, Anderson rolled to wins over host LaRue County and sixth-ranked Apollo in the Nall's Specialized Hauling Baseball Classic at Hodgenville.

  • Spencer spoils Lady Cat party

    Spencer County's celebration might have been the wildest ever for a regular-season softball game at Anderson County.

    The unheralded Lady Bears pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the high school softball season Thursday night when they shut down Anderson 1-0 in a 30th District tournament game.

    It was an unexpected finish to an unusual double-header.

    Anderson had defeated 16th-ranked Western Hills, 3-2, in the opener when Courtney Turpin drilled a two-out, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

  • GIRLS TENNIS: 'Great team' looks for great week at regional tournament

    Before the tennis season started in late March, Anderson County coach Catina Sims declared that she had a “great team.”

    While the Lady Bearcats have had one of the most successful seasons in Anderson history, just how great the season will be, on paper at least, will be determined beginning Monday in the Eighth Region Tournament in Frankfort.

    Monday's matches will be played at Western Hills High School. The remaining rounds will move across town to Franklin County High School.

  • Tyrone swamped

    While his son attempted to catch fish Monday morning near the basketball goal in what used to be his back yard, Russell Toomey and scores of other Tyrone residents scrambled to save what they could of their belongings before the Kentucky River flooded their homes.

    A day earlier in Lawrenceburg, residents along East Broadway were forced yet again to get their belongings out of the way of rising water due to a tiny drain that couldn’t come close to getting rid of it.