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Today's News

  • Teens injured in head-on wreck

    Two Anderson County High School students were seriously injured last Wednesday in a head-on collision on Highway 53.

    The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. about 1 mile from the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Arianne Weakley, 16, suffered a compound fracture to her right leg, and Chelsea Payne, 17, sustained a collapsed lung and other injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Albert Leitenberger of Willisburg, was treated at the scene and released, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Always ready and able to help

    It would be easy to think that Shawn Black was born on the golf course, but it would not be entirely correct.

    He's just there several times a week, ran the lawn mower there as a kid, has become one of Anderson County's better players and even met his wife there.

    While they did not say “I do” on the 18th green, Shawn and Julie Black practically honeymooned on what was then known as Bob-O-Link Golf Course.

  • Judge hopeful announces broadband plans

    Broadband access in rural Anderson County could be just months away if an idea laid out by a candidate for judge-executive becomes reality.

    Chip Chambers announced last Wednesday in a news conference that he is working with Simpsonville-based Shelby Broadband to allow the company to install antennas on South Anderson Water District towers that will provide coverage for approximately 60 percent of the county’s rural area. He said that figure could be even higher if Shelby Broadband is allowed to install the antennas on other highpoints across the county.

  • Scoreless tie leaves many questions

    VERSAILLES – Half-full or half-empty? Smile or frown? Sunshine or rain?

    All might perfectly describe the choice of emotion after Anderson County's girls' soccer team fought to – or escaped with – a scoreless tie with long-time rival Woodford County last Wednesday night.

    Half-full? Anderson had periods of dominant play offensively, and withstood a barrage of Woodford attacks with some outstanding defense.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats expect great challenge at Mercer

    It probably won't be one of those knock-down, drag-out district grudge matches that Anderson County and Mercer County football fans got used to in the 1980s and 90s, nor will it carry the same passion as some of those old Anderson County-Harrodsburg dogfights of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

    But that does not mean the juices won't be flowing when Anderson and Mercer tangle on the football field Friday night at Mercer.

    Anderson won this one last year, 42-21, but Mercer showed some big play capabilty and has some of that speed back.

  • COLUMN: A rivalry that should be played

    There is nothing like Friday nights when a rivalry is on the schedule.

    Anderson County vs. Mercer County. Friday, 7:30 at the Mercer field.

    You can forget about the fact that the Bearcats and Titans have only met once on the gridiron. That was last year, when Anderson delivered a 42-21 win. Jacob Russell threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He ran 75 yards for another score.

  • Split vote kills tax hike, for now

    After a Thursday meeting left the Anderson County Board of Education without a tax rate for the next year, another public hearing and a meeting to set the rate are being planned for mid-September.

    Six community members, a couple of county officials and several school administrators attended Thursday night’s public hearing regarding the tax to be levied by the school district.

  • 'He didn't have far to run'

    Police didn’t have far to go to arrest the man accused of robbing the Five Star Food Mart store on Broadway last Tuesday night.

    They only had to walk across the street to find Mitchell Raymond Osborne, 31, who allegedly robbed the store at gunpoint before taking the gun and the cash to his Johnson Street residence, according to Det. Mike Schell of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Schell said Osborne walked into the store around 10:45 p.m., showed the cashier what turned out to be a BB gun that looks like the real thing and walked home with less than $500.

  • Community calendar - 9.1 to 9.8

    Wednesday, Sept. 1

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 12.

    Jennifer L. McDermott, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

    Damon E. McKee, arraignment, operating motor vehicle under the influence(BAC .223) – continued July 26.

    James N. Mercer, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, operating motor vehicle under the influence(BAC .125) – continued July 26.