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Today's News

  • Beast Feast will feature Turtle Man

    “Beast” won’t be the only thing on the menu for this year’s annual Beast Feast, scheduled for Feb. 20 at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Added attractions this year include the Turtle Man of Kentucky, music by Bluegrass 101 and guest speaker Jase Robertson of the Duck Commanders television show.

    Tickets, which traditionally sell out soon after they go on sale, will be sold Saturday, Feb. 6 starting at 9 a.m. at the church. Organizers said the doors will open at 7 a.m., and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Coroner won't seek re-election

    In a week full of last-minute political surprises, Coroner Brian Ritchie upped the ante by announcing Monday that he would not seek re-election.

    A Democrat who has held the office for the past 16 years, Ritchie said he made his decision to spend more time with his family.

  • 'Waiting on a miracle'

    Two weeks ago, 8-year-old Caleb Pack slipped into a coma after going into cardiac arrest.

    His family has been “waiting on a miracle” ever since, said Michelle Vaughn, who works with Caleb’s mother, Robin, at Evergreen Child Care.

    Caleb has suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis for about four years, and the disease weakened his immune system. Caleb had recently been sick, and became severely dehydrated, Vaughn said. The dehydration caused Caleb to go into cardiac arrest on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and he has been in a coma since then, Vaughn said.

  • Mailer causes questions; city responds

    After fielding "a lot of phone calls" Tuesday regarding a mailer received by many in the community, the City of Lawrenceburg is clearing up some confusion.

    The mailer, from a company called Home Service USA Corp, "looks as if it may be from the state, city, or water utility," at first glance, said City Clerk Administrator Robbie Hume. "Obviously, it is not."

  • Bearcat game at Simon Kenton canceled

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at Simon Kenton, scheduled for Saturday night, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set.  

    The Bearcats return to action on Friday, Feb. 5, when they entertain Woodford County.  

    The Anderson County girls' freshman team was to have played in the Oldham County Invitational Tournament on Saturday. That has also been canceled.  Make up dates, if any, will be announced later.

  • Lady Bearcats, Bearcats split with South Oldham

    Anderson County and South Oldham split basketball games between contenders for the Eighth Region championships on Friday night.

    The Anderson Lady Bearcats rode a strong performance from sophomore center Sydney Brown to defeat visiting South Oldham, 45-40, on Friday night. The game was a matchup of the Eighth Region's top-ranked team (Anderson) and the pre-season favorite (South Oldham).

    Brown led Anderson with 19 points as the Lady Bearcats improved to 13-5 on the year. They return to action Tuesday night, entertaining Bardstown.

  • Weather prompts changes in Anderson basketball schedules

    Forecasts of a major winter storm have altered the Anderson County basketball schedules for Friday night. The Bearcat and Lady Bearcat basketball games vs. South Oldham will be varsity only tonight, Jan. 29.

    The Bearcat boys will be playing at South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. as the Bearcats try to win their sixth straight and give Coach Glen Drury his 400th win.

    The Lady Bearcats will be hosting South Oldham at 6:30 p.m. in a battle between two of the Eighth Region's top teams.

    Check back for weather information concerning the boys' game at Simon Kenton on Saturday.

  • Russell commits to EKU

    Jacob Russell, quarterback of the Anderson County High School Bearcat football team, has committed to play football at Eastern Kentucky University.

    Russell cannot officially sign with the team until Feb. 3, but The Anderson News confirmed late Tuesday night that he intends to play for the Colonels.

    Russell, a varsity standout in football, basketball and baseball, decided to stick with football at the collegiate level and had shown interest in several colleges and universities.

  • Crane to retire from Senior Center

    After 22 years of driving the bus and being a virtual jack-of-all-trades for the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center, Phyllis Crane is set to retire at the end of the month.

    A retirement reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the center, located on Township Square, and the community is invited.

    “I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to each and every one for their support during my 22 years of service with Anderson County senior citizens,” Crane said.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Oct. 8.

    Hassell H. Craft III, show cause, no operator’s/moped license -- dismissed.

    Dana Dahlen, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to Nov. 2.

    Michelle L. Doutaz, arraignment, failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- failed to appear.