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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Attitude makes a difference

    An open letter to the University of Kentucky football team:

    The No. 1 team in the nation came into your house and left with a win after putting up 41 points to your 7.

    Another top 5 team came into your house and handed you a loss, 38 to 20.

    Obviously, neither of these endings is quite what you (or your fans) hoped for — but heads up, boys. It’s only as bad as you make it.

  • Former Anderson coach, pastor inducted into Louisville Hall of Fame

    LOUISVILLE – It would be hard to imagine a Kentucky fan being inducted into the University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame.

    But Saturday night, Tommy Barnes was standing near mid-field ot Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, along with football greats Ted Washington and Roman Oben, being introduced to the Louisville homecoming crowd as one of the Class of 2009.

    Not bad for a guy who admits to being a Wildcat basketball fan growing up.

  • Lady Bearcats advance to region

    EMINENCE – Everything had come down to one game. After thousands of serves and volleys, only 25 points stood between the end of the volleyball season and moving on.

    Anderson County answered Monday night.

  • COLUMN: Closing Main Street not the best option

    Alienating people by blocking off Main Street to those not willing to purchase a $35 ticket to taste wine and bourbon is probably not the best way to preserve the city’s downtown.

    That’s what happened last Friday when The Society for the Historic Preservation of the City of Lawrenceburg Inc. held a fundraiser and the mayor’s office approved closing Main Street to accommodate the event.

  • From bundle of worry to bundle of joy

    Emy and Brandon Womack didn’t expect any complications when their second son, Brady, was born.

    Brady was born at 40 weeks and nothing throughout Emy’s pregnancy had led the family to believe there were any foreseeable problems.

    But the Womack family was hit with the unexpected.

    Brady was born with meconium aspiration, meaning he had inhaled meconium during birth and it was blocking his airways.

  • Anderson County High School homecoming photos

    Here are some of our photos from Anderson County High School homecoming events last week.

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  • Charge dropped, dozen remain against ex-youth pastor

    One of 13 charges against the ex-youth pastor accused of rape and sodomy was dismissed on Tuesday, and another is in review.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, appeared in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a status hearing.

    Lunceford, who was a youth minister at First Baptist Church in 1992 when the alleged abuse occurred, was originally charged with six counts of third-degree rape, five counts of third-degree sodomy, one count of first-degree sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

  • Gillispie headed to trial, maybe

    With what amounts to a sentencing offer still on the table from the county attorney, Billy Gillispie’s attorney inched the former UK basketball coach closer to a trial when he appeared Monday morning in Anderson District Court.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and Gillispie’s attorney Bill Patrick agreed on a second pretrial conference date for Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m., and for a trial to be held Feb. 10-11 in District Court.

  • Price tag for new Early Childhood Center: $6.3 million

    The Anderson County Board of Education took the first step last week toward building a new Early Childhood Center — but don’t expect any ground to be broken for at least a couple years.

    At a special meeting Sept. 28, the board approved a BG-1, which is a project application form the district submits to the Kentucky Department of Education.

    However, district officials don’t expect to be able to start on the project for two to three years, said Superintendent Kim Shaw.

  • Check here for veterans' photos

    On Veterans Day, the Anderson News will publish a special section saluting the local men and women who have served our country in the armed forces.

    We are accepting new photos for the section, but if you have submitted a photo for our Hometown Heroes section in the past, you do not need to resubmit it. Photos that have been published in previous editions automatically will be included this year.

    To view the most recent Hometown Heroes section, published in 2005, click below: