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Today's News

  • Jessica Sutherland and Martin Young engagement

    Kim Sutherland and Troy and Benita Young, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jessica Dawn Sutherland and Martin Tyler Young.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of J.R. and Mable Pinkston of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Anderson County High School, a 2010 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and is pursuing a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • One for the ages

    “I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”

    --Vince Lombardi

    CARROLLTON -- L.W. Barnes browsed through the words of the Green Bay Packers' coaching giant a few hours before Anderson County took on Shelby County for the championship of the Eighth Region baseball tournament last Thursday night.

  • 'It just wasn't my day'

    LOUISVILLE – Even before he hit the high jump pit for the final time, Jordan Sloan knew his dream was not going to come true.

    Sloan, the top-seeded jumper in Kentucky going into the state Class 3A meet, could only grimace and try to analyze what went wrong as he went out at 6-04, two inches below his regional championship jump.

    “I really don't know what happened,” Sloan said. “I guess it just wasn't my day.”

  • Grant upsets Lady Bearcats in region semis

    CARROLLTON – The signs that Anderson County was in trouble in the Eighth Region softball tournament semifinals were there early. By the time the Lady Bearcats were doing something about it, it was too late.

    Grant County upset Anderson, 6-5, with an amazingly simple formula: Take advantage of the chances Anderson gave, then play near-flawlessly in the field last Wednesday night at Carroll County High School.

  • 'They thought they were going to die'

    A family of four was rescued from the Kentucky River on Thursday night after their boat got stuck on top of the dam at Lock 5.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the event was one of the most nerve-racking he has witnessed.

    “It was a complicated rescue,” Barnes said.

    The Farley family was boating on the river, but was unfamiliar with that particular section, Barnes said.

    “[The father] was not familiar with that pool of the river and he didn’t realize there was a dam there,” Barnes said.

  • FEMA issues disaster declaration for Anderson County

    Anderson County has been designated for individual assistance and public assistance as part of Kentucky’s federal disaster declaration stemming from flooding last month, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced.

    Anderson County Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said he received the news on May 24.

    The disaster declaration does not promise individuals any funding, but opens the door so that those who have been affected can apply to see if they meet the requirements for assistance, Powell said.

  • Police nab suspected park vandal

    A Lawrenceburg man is facing a host of criminal charges after being arrested May 25 by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, including that he allegedly vandalized areas of the county park last month.

    Charles D. Fields, 18, of 182 Walker Lane, was charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal trespassing, third-degree criminal mischief, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of marijuana with a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

    Deputy Eddie Holmes is investigating the case.

  • Fields to lead Anderson High

    Ronnie Fields was announced as the next principal of Anderson County High School before a meeting of the school’s employees began on Tuesday morning.

    Fields, who is currently an associate principal at the school, will begin his job as principal on July 1.

    Steve Rucker, high school teacher and acting chair of the school’s site-based council, made the announcement, which was met with cheers and applause from the faculty and staff in attendance.

  • Flags raised at Healing Field

    Seven new flags were added to those already standing tall in the Healing Field on Sunday afternoon.

    During the annual Memorial Day Service, the American Legion Post 34 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 added seven flags and markers in honor of fallen soldiers.

    Each flag in the field represents a Kentucky soldier who has died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The Healing Field is the only permanent memorial of its kind to honor those heroes.

  • Bearcats, Rockets go at it again for regional title

    When the high school baseball season opened back in March, few thought the Eighth Region championship game would shape up as it has.

    Everyone should have known better.

    Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

    Or as they say from Graefenburg and all points west, Shelby County vs. Anderson County.

    First pitch is set for 7 p.m., Thursday night at Carroll County High School. Tickets are $5.

    They are the two programs that have dominated Eighth Region baseball since 2000. Anderson has four regional championships since then. Shelby has the same number.