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Today's News

  • Bees swarm on Main St.

    Honeybees, and lots of them, stung several people and sent even more scrambling for cover after the tree in which they were living was cut down Monday afternoon on Main Street.

    The city contracted with John Sutherland of Boone Tree Service to have the rotting tree removed from the right of way in front of Dr. Dana Dahlen’s dental practice. Sutherland said he had no idea that the top portion of the tree he fell was full of bees, but it didn’t take him long to find out.

  • Fighting for a friend

    SHELBYVILLE – There will be more tears shed around Anderson County volleyball.

    Senior Nights. The final game when the Lady Bearcats are eliminated from post-season play. Maybe even when a player twists an ankle or goes diving for a dig.

    All will be expected. None will be more heartfelt or lingering than those that fell last Thursday after Collins High defeated the Lady Bearcats in two games.

  • Bearcats earn huge win over Woodford

    The joy of beating an old nemesis for the first time since 2006 was intense, but short-lived for the Anderson County boys' soccer.

    The 2-1 victory over Woodford County, the Bearcats' first over Woodford since 2006 and only the second in the last decade was unquestionably sweet. Fans sent phone messages and Facebook posts as soon as the final second ticked off the clock at the Anderson pitch Saturday night.

  • Two charged after cops find pound of pot

    Two people were arrested Aug. 17 after deputies found what they say was over 1 pound of processed marijuana at 1791 Anderson City Road, according to a news release.

    Charged with trafficking marijuana (over 8 ounces) were Timothy Scott Caldwell, 44, and Marilyn Hansley, 58, according to the news release.

    The charges are “firearm enhanced,” the news release states.

    Both were transported to the Franklin County Regional Jail.

    Deputies found the suspected marijuana while executing a search warrant, according to the news release.

  • Homes evacuated after car ruptures gas line

    Dozens of homes had to be evacuated last Friday morning after a vehicle struck and ruptured a natural gas line on North Main Street.

    The car snapped the above ground 1-inch line, allowing it to spew massive amounts of the highly flammable but invisible gas into the air. The line is located just off the shoulder of North Main, between a residence and the Stratmore Motel.

    Fortunately, the gas didn’t ignite before emergency personnel cleared the area of vehicles and other potential ignition sources.

  • Meade outlasts Anderson

    BRANDENBURG -- Meade County capitalized in crucial Anderson County mistakes to record a 28-21 win in football action on Friday night.

    Meade picked up its first season opening victory since 2006. Anderson fell to 1-1.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' golf

    Wednesday, Sept. 1: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 2: Anderson Co. at Martha Layne Collins, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 7: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 5 p.m.

    Girls' golf

    Wednesday, Sept. 1: Lexington Catholic at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 2: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Sept. 8: Boyle Co. at Anderson Co., 5 p.m.

    Girls soccer

  • November on Bearcat minds during trip to Meade

    BRANDENBURG – Everything Anderson County football did on Aug. 27 was done with an eye on November.

    Everything from traveling to Meade County on the same chartered busses the Kentucky Wildcats often use down to noting what happened after the game had ended was pointing to November 5, when the state playoffs start, and beyond.

    That is why Anderson coach Mark Peach, as intense a competitor as has ever graced a sideline, could smile after Meade's 28-21 win and say, “We'll be fine.”

  • Scholarship fundraiser draws over 100 guests to BCTC

    Over 100 guests attended the Lawrenceburg Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College's "Night of Glamour" on Saturday night raising enough funds for at least one scholarship to the school.

    Campus director Rhonda Wheeler said 105 guests attended the formal event, as well as 10 band members and 15 works, for a total attendance of 130.

    Although the final tally of funds raised at the event isn't in yet, Wheeler said the college will be awarding at least one scholarship.

  • Schools to set tax rate Monday

    The Anderson County Board of Education will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. to set the real estate and personal property tax rate.

    The board met after a public hearing Thursday night with the intention of setting the rate, but a misunderstanding led to a failed motion and left the district without a tax rate.

    State law requires the tax rate to be set by the end of August.