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Today's News

  • Big game coming for Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County girls’ basketball team should have much to play for when the Lady Bearcats host Collins Friday night in the first game of a double-header.

    Anderson and Collins are scheduled to tip it off at 6 p.m. The junior varsity teams play at 7:30 in the school’s auxiliary gym while the boys’ varsity is playing Central Hardin in the main gym.

  • Whiteside battles with former Anderson teammate

    When Asbury hosted Midway last Tuesday, there was a bit of a story within the story as Kali Whiteside was occasionally facing her Anderson County teammate, Libby Pike.

    Pike got 10 minutes of playing time as Midway earned a 92-85 win in double overtime. On several rebounds, Whiteside and Pike went after each other, pushing and shoving for position.

    Whiteside finished the game with 14 rebounds while playing almost the entire game. Pike was credited with two points and a rebound.

  • City council notebook: Cameras debated at rail crossings

    Cameras debated at rail crossings

  • South Anderson blamed for bulk of water rate increase

    Lawrenceburg water and sewer customers are likely to see their bills go up nearly 12 percent in April, if a proposed rate increase is approved by the Lawrenceburg City Council.
    The increase in water rates is largely being blamed on the South Anderson Water District’s decision to purchase water from the Frankfort Plant Board, marking a drastic cut in what it was purchasing from Lawrenceburg.

  • Growing pains

    One of Anderson County’s fastest growing business has a problem.
    A land problem.
    “We had a record-setting year,” said George Cummins, owner of Salt River Outfitters, which provides hunting experiences for hunters all over the nation here and in Kansas.
    “It’s the best we’ve ever had, but I need to lease more land to continue growing.”
    That Cummins has been extremely successful in the ultra-competitive guided hunt industry isn’t a surprise, given the numbers his hunters posted this year.

  • Friends, family grieve as illness claims life of their beloved ‘cowboy’

    Stephen Baker was the “kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back, an ear to listen to or a shoulder to cry on,” his sister said.
    Sunday, there were plenty of tears shed for the longtime Anderson County firefighter who passed away at the age of 39 following a lifelong illness.
    Baker’s death drew an incredible outpouring from fellow first responders and thousands of people whose lives he touched.

  • Former mayor gained world-wide fame as Col. Harlan Sanders look-alike

    There’s no question that Bob Thompson was proud to have served as mayor and for gaining worldwide fame for his portrayal of Col. Sanders.
    But those things paled when compared to the pride Thompson, 87, had for his family.
    “My daughter wrote an essay and asked daddy what he was most proud of,” said Thompson’s daughter, Ruth Hamon. “It was his marriage to my mom, his children and his grandchildren.”

  • Smith to vie for most Distinguished

    To say that Amy Kate Smith is excited is an understatement.
    The 17-year-old Anderson County High School junior is raring to go as she prepares to compete in the annual statewide Distinguished Young Woman program Jan. 13 and 14 in Lexington.
    “I’m very excited,” she said in an interview last week. “I have all of my routines down and have just about everything ready.
    “All I need to do now is pack.”
    Smith, who won the Anderson County title, admits to being a little nervous but says she is prepared to compete.

  • No more septic tank fixes for Bob-O-Link

    The Anderson County Health Department will no longer issue permits to fix septic tank problems in Bob-O-Link and nearby communities, Public Health Director Tim Wright said last Friday.
    The decision, which Wright said is based on state regulations, means that residents could be forced from their homes if their septic systems fail or need repairs.

  • Cann following her dreams at UK

    By Larry Vaught, Contributing writer

    LEXINGTON — It was the kind of play that Makenzie Cann knows she has to make for Kentucky.

    She was trying to take a charge at Duke. Instead, she took an elbow to the face.

    “I actually did not realize then I had broken my nose,” said the Kentucky sophomore from Anderson County. “I actually broke my nose my year at Cincinnati (before she transferred to Kentucky). But it was not bleeding or anything, so I thought it was good.”