Today's News

  • Four Roses named magazine’s distiller of the year

    For the second consecutive year, and third time in five years, Four Roses Distillery was named “Whisky Distiller of the Year – America” last week by Whisky Magazine’s international judging panel.
    The award was one of two prestigious honors received by Four Roses during the magazine’s “Icons of Whisky Awards – America” which took place in Louisville.
    The annual Icons of Whisky Awards are “designed to celebrate the people and places behind the great whiskies of the world,” according to a news release.

  • Conway donates marriage funds to Shop With a Cop
  • History continues to be made at Salt River Independent Baptist

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Lafayette in opener

    Sydney Brown scored 15 points to lead Anderson County to an easy 64-35 win over visiting Lafayette in the season-opening girls' basketball game for both teams Tuesday night.

    Brown connected on 7-of-9 shots from the field, scoring at will against the smaller Lady Generals. Eriel McKee added 14 points for the Lady Bearcats while Makenzie Cann scored 11.

  • Your attendance is requested

    I’m an expert in attending meetings.
    And you should be, too.  
    Contrary to common knowledge, things happen at those public meetings.
    I know that’s a pretty big shock. You might want to sit down for a moment.
    Money exchanges hands, new policies and ordinances up for review and passage.
    I should know. I write about them.

  • Bad apples spoiling Southwestern’s barrel

    Column as I see ’em …
    Somerset, home of the Southwestern football team Anderson spanked so badly Friday night to advance to the state finals, is apparently home to a few rather sore losers.
    It was bad enough that one of Southwestern’s assistant coaches had to be booted out for mouthing off to a referee, but he really went over the top when he apparently flipped the bird to Anderson fans while leaving the field.
    Who does he think he is? Jets coach Rex Ryan?

  • News briefs: 11-30-11

    Anderson County Retired Teachers
    group to meet Thursday
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet Dec. 1 at the First Lawrenceburg Christian Church at 6 p.m.
    Those attending are asked to bring hors d’ oeuvres.

    Christmas in Mackville event held Dec. 10
    The Mackville Community Center will host the Christmas in Mackville Show on Dec. 10, featuring the Larry Sanders and the Borderline Band.
    Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a country ham dinner being served from 5:30-7 p.m. The band will perform at 7 p.m.

  • Was blind, but now he sees

    Rick Bois climbed down from the tree stand, made his way to the buck he had just shot and started to count.
    But not the way one might think.
    Instead, he reached out for the deer’s antlers and, as his hands moved from one point the next, he continued counting until he reach the glorious number 10.
    It’s a trophy buck he never saw, and a trophy rack he’ll only ever touch.
    That’s how life is for Bois, a blind 43-year-old Lawrenceburg resident who for nearly the past decade has lived in total darkness.

  • Historic district commission plans first public hearing

    The historic district commission will hold its first public hearing Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center.
    The first public hearing was moved to the Dec. 6 after a scheduling conflict with Gideon’s International.
    The proposed historic district area would include:

  • Chamber changes Gala date due to football game

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its annual Christmas Gala due to the high school football team advancing to the state finals.
    The gala, which was scheduled for Saturday night, has been moved to Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center.
    “We do not want the residents of Anderson County to miss either event so we felt that it was the right thing to do,” said the chamber’s executive director, Pam Rice.
    Tickets for the event are still available by calling Rice at 680-1268.