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Today's News

  • ‘She put it to his head and pulled the trigger’

     The attorney representing Jordan Witt, the 18-year-old charged with murder in the April 13 shooting death of Kyle York, claimed Monday morning in Anderson District Court that it was an accident and requested she be released into her mother’s custody.

  • Kinne murder case heads to grand jury

     While Lauryn Kinne’s family wept and hugged following last Thursday’s probable cause hearing for those allegedly involved in her murder, just a few feet away, the young son of the man charged with gunning her and her unborn baby down said, “Hi, Daddy,” as he was leaving the courtroom.

  • Grim Reaper visits high school during ‘Day of Reckoning’

     The “grim reaper” paid a visit to Anderson County High School last Thursday, not to claim anyone, but to remind students of those he has taken in the aftermath of drunk driving accidents. 

  • Judge-exec, mayor want ‘own’ EDA director

     The days of sharing an economic development director with Lincoln County are likely coming to an end.

  • Barr delivers healthcare news to vets

     Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) last Wednesday told a standing-room-only crowd of veterans that “welcome” changes are coming in the way they receive their medical benefits.

  • Hines surrenders medical license in plea deal

     Kentucky.com is reporting that a longtime Lawrenceburg doctor has agreed to surrender his license in contemplation of a guilty plea in a drug case, according to an order from the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

  • Woman, 63, charged with rape, sodomy, incest and sex abuse of child

    A Lawrenceburg woman scheduled to go to trial this summer for the alleged sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 was arrested overnight on a slew of new charges that include rape, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Elsie S. Franklin, 63, of 1001 Cox Lane was indicted April 19 on three counts of first-degree rape of a child under the age of 12; one count of first-degree sodomy of a child under the age of 12; two counts of incest; and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

  • Wax museum helps students transform into famous figures

     Emma B. Ward second graders transformed into a living gallery of famous figures last Thursday in connection to a lesson on biography writing. 

  • Bearcats begin preparation for 2019 season

    The high school football season is about four months away, and the Anderson County football team is already starting to prepare for the upcoming season with its annual spring practices.

    The Bearcats have been getting in some light practices after school for a little over a week now. While it’s too early for starters to be named or plays to be perfected, the spring practices gives the newbies a chance to get comfortable on the field and the returners a chance to knock some rust off from the previous season.

  • Mastering the mouth shot

    Noah Kidwell, a member of the Anderson County archery team, hits targets and interacts with teammates just like every other member of the team.

    The only difference between him and his teammates is how he shoots the arrow.

    “It’s sort of in reverse of what a normal archer does,” head coach Dave Frederick said of Kidwell’s approach.