Today's News

  • Bearcats pass first test in Hyatt’s coaching debut

    NEW CASTLE -- Anderson County answered some questions last Tuesday.

    With practically a new cast of characters, the Bearcats have not been picked to maintain the high level of play they have enjoyed for the last few years. However, in the season opening win at Henry County, the Bearcats showed signs they have different expectations with a 60-45 win that might not have been that close.

  • Rice, Maxberry lead Bearcats in Saturday afternoon romp

    Anderson County was not going to let anything spoil Saturday’s party.

    The Bearcats took control early then exploded in the third quarter on their way to a 75-44 win over Bellevue Saturday afternoon.

    The game was the first home contest for new Bearcat coach Bryan Hyatt.

    The Bearcats forged a 22-12 lead after a quarter and never saw their cushion get smaller than nine points the rest of the way.

  • Top-ranked Mercy turns back Lady Bearcats

    Free throws made the difference as top-ranked Mercy handed Anderson County its first loss of the season, 75-66, in girls’ basketball action last Thursday in Louisville.

    Mercy connected on 18-of-24 charity tosses while Anderson only went to the line 12 times, hitting seven. The Jaguars also turned 25 Anderson turnovers into 28 points.

  • Defense dominates as Anderson demolishes Western Hills

    You’ve heard of defensive domination, but Anderson County took that to a different realm Saturday night.

    Anderson gave up one basket in the second half – that is not a misprint – as the Lady Bearcats roared to a 72-21 romp past Western Hills.

    That was one basket after Anderson had reeled off 31 straight points and had held Western Hills scoreless for almost 16 minutes.

    Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell could only laugh when he was facetiously asked if there was a defensive lapse that allowed the bucket.

  • Lady Bearcats host district, regional foes

    Anderson County’s first trip through the 30th District Girls’ basketball race continues Saturday when the Lady Bearcats host Spencer County. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

    Spencer, the district runner-up to Anderson the last two seasons, was hit hard by graduation last year, but returns guard Alyssa Howie, the pre-season pick as the Eighth Region’s top player.

    A 5-5 senior guard, Howie has been starting on the Bear varsity since she was in the seventh grade. She will have to carry her team in her final campaign.

  • Worker tests positive for hep A at Bauer’s Candies

    The federal Food and Drug Administration is investigating a local candy factory after an employee there tested positive for hepatitis A, according to information released Tuesday by the Anderson County Health Department.

    An employee at Bauer’s Candies, located at 1103 Dylan Drive, Lawrenceburg tested positive Nov. 27, according to the news release, which says the “risk of patrons becoming infected is very low.”

    No information was released about a possible recall of the candy.

  • Bearcats expect success as Hyatt takes reins

    The reality of where he was punched Bryan Hyatt in the early evening hours of October 15.

    Hyatt had just completed his first official practice as head coach of the boys’ basketball program at Anderson County High School. He’d put the balls up and locked the doors.

    And he walked to his truck.


    “I think that was the first time I had ever left practice alone,” Hyatt says. “Glen and I always walked out at the same time.”

  • Jarrell seeks release for mental health evaluation

    Attorneys for the man police say had a manifesto to shoot up schools here and in Shelbyville have requested he be released for a mental health evaluation at the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center, according to a motion filed Wednesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Dylan Lee Jarrell, 21, of Forrest Drive, Lawrenceburg has a “history of mental health issues, including verbal comprehension, anxiety and a diagnosis of emotional behavior disability,” according to the court filing.

  • Driver escapes before pickup goes up in flames

    A pickup truck caught fire this morning at Copart on Industry Road in Lawrenceburg, destroying it and an attached trailer.

    The driver of the truck said he was backing up to load another vehicle he purchased from the company’s salvage yard when he saw flames coming from beneath the hood. He said he set the parking brake before getting out, but the fire must have burned through the brake line, allowing it to roll about 50 yards before it became fully involved.

    The driver was not injured.

  • Caring gifts don’t have to come from a store

     Well, so long November and thanks for speeding by. What is it about the holidays that makes time speed up? Packing so many things into the day does it. It also raises our stress levels. Remember that feeling when you get to sit down and just breathe? Hold on to it.