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Today's News

  • What if?

    It would have been normal for any Anderson County basketball fan to wonder, “What if?” as George Rogers Clark was outlasting the Bearcats, 82-76, in overtime last Tuesday.

    While Anderson County’s Austin Cummins was blistering the nets for a school-record 51 points, his middle school teammate, Damion King, was pouring in 34 for Clark.

    With King and Cummins in the Anderson County Middle School backcourt, Anderson County fans could only look to the future and see a return to to the Sweet 16 for the Bearcat program.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: EDWARDS AND WRIGHT OFF TO GEORGETOWN COLLEGE

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Send old pictures or information for this page to

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 1965

    Celebrates 13th birthday

    Miss Brenda Sue Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fields, celebrated her 13th birthday with a party given by her parents at their home on Saffell Avenue on Friday evening. Mrs. Carl E. Wright assisted with the entertainment.

  • Tax charts interesting, sad look at Anderson County

    Column as I see ’em …

    The old adage that figures lie and liars figure is usually true, but the two lists I’ve included here certainly don’t.

    They do, however, require a bit of explanation for those just joining us in following who is taxing us locally and who is paying the most.

    The Top 10 list is equal parts intriguing and sad, frankly, and hasn’t changed in any measurable way since the last time I printed it a couple of years ago.

  • Skunks, potting soil right on time

    I sure have been enjoying these later nights. I kind of like driving home from work when the sun is still up. Driving at dusk is what I call “deer-thirty,” and I have 16 miles of it. Of course, there are other wildlife showing themselves in droves this time of year, but one is especially distinctive.

  • Answers to commonly asked questions about vehicle taxes

    By Jason Denny, Anderson County Clerk

    Following are answers to questions frequently asked at the county clerk’s office.

    What does junking a vehicle really mean?

    Junking a vehicle can mean different things to different individuals. Some associate it to mean taking their vehicle to the salvage yard to have it crushed.

    Even though a vehicle is taken to the salvage yard, that alone doesn’t take the ownership or the tax implications away.

  • Critter getter

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Brad Burge is an expert when it comes to getting rid of unwanted houseguests.

    No, not pesky in-laws or grown children still living in the basement. Instead, Burge specializes in getting rid wildlife that sneak, slither, fly or burrow into people’s homes.

    “I can catch anything but a bear, deer, turkey or elk,” said Burge, owner of Lawrenceburg-based Backyard Bandits.

  • Teen credited with helping save man’s life

    By Ben Carlson

    Jaden Raymond, 15, is thankful that his father taught him CPR at a young age, but nowhere near as thankful as the man whose life Raymond saved when he put that teaching to use.

    Raymond, a freshman at Anderson County High School, was hanging out after school with a friend Jan. 30 on West Court Street when a woman came out of a nearby residence screaming for help.

  • Demanding teacher, loyal friend

     

    The broken blackboard was thrown out years ago, but the lesson Jack Upchurch taught with it continues to live.

    “I remember one night we were playing Stanford out here and we were up seven or eight at the half, but had not played well,” Tom Smith remembers with a chuckle. “We were kind of laughing in the locker room and Coach Upchurch walked in.

    “He just took his fist and hit the blackboard and said, ‘Boys, that is not how we play basketball.’

    “We played a lot better in the second half.”

  • Boy accused of hiding, taking pics in girls’ restroom

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Police are investigation allegations that a 16-year-old male high school student was caught recording images while hiding in a girls’ restroom at the school.

    The incident is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    The child’s name is not being released.

  • Man charged with raping, sodomizing 14-year-old

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after he was charged with third-degree felony rape and third-degree sodomy of a 14-year-old girl.

    Collin Wayne Catlett, 25, of 110 W. Court St. was arrested Feb. 6 and arraigned Monday in Anderson County District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

    Catlett allegedly enticed the 14-year-old to skip school Feb. 5 before raping and sodomizing here, according to a police report filed by Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.