Today's News

  • Anderson's haunted house?

    Albert McClure has every right to be angry more than a century after his death.
    Very angry.
    It was bad enough that the Confederate raider who rode with Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s men was paralyzed after being shot by members of the Union Home Guard while hiding out in the Turkey Run area of Anderson County.
    It was even worse that he was found alive days later, loaded onto a cart and dragged to the Anderson County Courthouse, where he was put on public display in an effort to make an example of him until he finally died.

  • Fire district cited for late reports

    Financial reports filed late resulted in the Anderson County Fire District being non-complaint with state statutes, at risk for being audited at its own expense and having state funds withheld.
    The state’s Department of Local Government (DLG) declared the district out of compliance and on Monday sent a legal notice to The Anderson News for publication.
    Contacted Monday night, district treasurer Robert Gresham said the financial reports were filed last weekend, but that they were late.

  • Trial continues for man charged with trying to murder cops

    The trial of a Lawrenceburg man indicted on eight counts of attempting to murder police officers continues today, with the jury expected to get the case this afternoon.
    Timothy Nutgrass was charged in March 2014 for allegedly firing what police described as “100s” of gunshots at them from his front porch on Mays Road.

  • Bearcats not same team that opened season

    It seems so long ago that I was previewing what was considered one of the top high school football games scheduled in Kentucky early last month.

    It was common to talk about that game on Sept. 11 as “Anderson County, ranked third in Class 5A, visits Class 3A’s top-ranked team, Boyle County” or use a phrase very similar to it.

    At the time, Anderson was 3-0 and claimed a very good South Oldham team as one of its victims. We are talking the same South Oldham that has not lost since the opener.


    BEREA -- The sign outside Madison Southern High School was simple and to the point: “Report cards go home 10/23.”

    We don’t know what grades the Eagles earned in their math or social studies classes but on the football field, the grade entered on Oct. 23 was an A-plus.

    Madison Southern, picked by most to finish at the bottom of the Class 5A, District 6 standings before the season started in August, whipped Anderson County, the pre-season favorite, 43-28 for the Eagles’ first district title in 27 years of football.

  • Currens commits to Georgetown

    Anderson County High School girls’ basketball player Kaci Currens has announced she will continue her career collegiately at Georgetown College.

    The senior, who is ranked as one of the best players in the Eighth Region, took to social media to make her announcement.

  • Charitable organization opens in Lawrenceburg

    A new charitable organization called The LIGHT Center opened earlier this month at 700 West Broadway, Suite 3, in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    In addition to helping people deal with their daily living necessities, the center serves as a community hub that coordinates services provided by other charities, churches, organizations and charitable individuals, the news release states.

    The center has served approximately 40 people, families and other charities multiple times since its inception in June, organizers said.

  • Church News Briefs, Oct. 28

    Claylick UMC to kick off series Nov. 1

    Claylick United Methodist Church will sponsor a special series of discussions intended to provide help and hope to people who struggle during the holiday season, the church announced.

    The series is called “Season of Hope” and is geared toward those who have lost loved ones, are dealing with family illnesses, or are experiencing difficulties within their families.

  • Deer season off to hot start

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Cold air poured into Kentucky over the past weekend and dropped overnight low temperatures below freezing across much of the state.

    The cool down didn’t cool off the deer hunting. It’s been hot since early September.

  • Bearcats host Collins on Senior Night

    When Anderson County and Collins agreed to play a football series, beginning in 2013, it had the promise of being one of Kentucky’s best rivalries.

    Unfortunately, circumstances – different ones each year – have prevented the anticipated classics.