Today's News

  • BASEBALL PREVIEW: Cats still prowling near top

    With Anderson County set to host Mercer County in Monday’s baseball season opener, it is time to get a quick rundown of the Bearcats from head coach L.W. Barnes.

    “I’ve got no power. I’ve got no speed. And I’ve got no depth in the pitching staff. I do have good defense,” Barnes says.

    No one really believes Barnes, now in his 13th season leading the Bearcat baseball program. Having four regional championships and four runner-up finishes since 2000 will do that, you know.

  • Baseball alumni game set for Sunday

    Over 40 former Anderson County baseball players are expected to take part in the inaugural Alumni Game, set for Sunday, March 20 at Barnes Field.

    Anderson coach L.W. Barnes said the game will provide a fun atmosphere and give Bearcat fans a chance to see some of the players from the past. Also on the program will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Anderson County High School baseball program.

  • Sports briefs for March 16

    Recreation Tee Ball and Softball registrations
    From staff reports
    The Anderson County Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding registrations for tee ball and girls' softball on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Stratton Building in Community Park.
    Tee ball is available for boys and girls, ages 4-6. Softball is available for girls, ages 5 through high school seniors.
    The fee for playing is $60 for the first child in a family and $50 for each additional child.
    For more information call 839-6498.

    Public meeting to discuss management of Beaver Lake

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, March 16

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Sunday, March 20: Alumni Game, 2 p.m.
    Monday, March 21: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 22: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 5:45 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball
    Monday, March 21: Mercer Co. at Anderson Co., 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, March 22: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 8 p.m.

    Monday, March 21: Louisville Mercy at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, March 23: Louisville Butler at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.
    (Junior varsity games immediately following)

    Freshman softball

  • McKee leads Kentucky Christian to win in national tourney

    Eric McKee scored 29 points in 22 minutes to lead Kentucky Christian University to an 85-77 win over Lancaster Bible College in the first game of the National Christian College Athletic Association tournament being held in Springfield, Mo.

    McKee and Kat Haney led Kentucky Christian to a 49-35 halftime lead with 14 points each in the first 20 minutes. The Knights scorched the nets at a 67 percent clip and hit 54 percent from beyond the 3-point line, according to the school website.

  • Local man found dead in Ohio

    A Lawrenceburg man and his brother were found dead in Ohio, according to a story that appeared Monday on the website, Cincinnati.com.
    Michael Lewis, 48, of Lawrenceburg, and his brother, Kenneth, 36, of Georgetown were found dead inside a home in Clermont County, Ohio, the website reported.
    Police went to the home, which was being renovated, to check on the men after family members reported not hearing from them.
    The website reported that police suspect the deaths were accidental, possibly the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • District Court docket

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Feb. 17.
    Daniel L. Readnower, motion, fourth-degree assault (no visible injury) – continued March 3.
    Devaun L. Robertson, disposition hearing, second-degree disorderly conduct – pleaded guilty, 60 days (conditionally discharged two years), $178 installment/deferred payment; second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) – pleaded guilty, 60 days (conditionally discharged two years); resisting arrest – pleaded guilty, 60 days (conditionally discharged two years).

  • County officials vent to court over ‘rude’ jailer

    Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark says she has had enough of Franklin County’s jailer, and is considering moving inmates to Shelby County.
    Clark revealed the problems she is having with Jailer Billy Roberts during last Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    “We’ve had numerous problems and it’s getting on my last nerve,” Clark said during her department head report. “I’m getting a proposal from Shelby County.”

  • Accused teen rapist pleads not guilty

    The man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl while she was unconscious was arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court and entered a plea of not guilty.
    Jeffrey Wayne Knight, 18, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road, was indicted Feb. 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury. He is charged with first-degree rape of a person incapable of consent/physically helpless.
    Knight allegedly got the victim high on marijuana and drunk on whiskey last Nov. 12 at an address in Lawrenceburg.

  • We're lazy

    Doing a deep knee bend to pick up the remote control doesn’t count, nor does waddling to the fridge for another slab of pie or a Bud Light.

    But for an unhealthy number Anderson County residents those examples are as close to exercise as they get, and their laziness hadn’t gone unnoticed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a three-year study of Anderson County adults’ exercise habits and the results show that we’re lazier than the state average and much lazier than the national average.