Today's News

  • Board member fumes over school audit report

     A member of the Anderson County Board of Education is speaking out against the results of a district-wide audit that was released last month, saying he will no longer vote on them if he doesn’t get a copy of the audit well before any meeting during which he will be asked to vote to accept the findings.

  • Shooting threat suspect pleads not guilty

     The Lawrenceburg man police say had a manifesto and was on his way to shoot up schools here and in Shelbyville when police arrested him pleaded not guilty Tuesday during his arraignment in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Sparks fly as election board moves Hickory Grove precinct

     A heated meeting of the Anderson County of Elections last Friday ended with the decision to move the Hickory Grove voting precinct to Turner Elementary School.

  • Busy schedule catches up to Lady Bearcats

    The holiday break is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation for Anderson County High School students, but that was not the case for the Lady Bearcat basketball team.

    In a span of two weeks, the Lady Bearcats played in seven games in two separate tournaments, traveled back-and-forth from Lawrenceburg to Phoenix, Arizona for one of those tournaments and resumed school after a 14-day holiday break filled with mostly basketball activities.

  • Mayor, judge-executive declare Jan. 4 ‘Herndon Day’

    January 4 will always be known as “John Herndon Day” for the residents of Lawrenceburg.

    Before Friday’s Anderson County boys’ basketball game in Lawrenceburg, former sports editor for The Anderson News John Herndon was honored by Mayor Troy Young and County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton among the boys’ basketball team and fans for his 34 of work as a journalist.

    Gritton read a long proclamation about Herndon’s work, and at the end of the speech declared Jan. 4th as “John Herndon Day”.

  • From factory worker to fitness guru

    Whitney Coots has been hunting and fishing her entire life, and just two years ago decided to try bowfishing as a new hobby.

    Now she is a model for Bikini Bowfishing and is featured on the company’s 2019 calendar that has been spread all over the world.

    Coots’ modeling career took off in the summer of 2017 when she and her son, Braxton Bostic, went on a bowfishing trip to Taylorsville Lake. Bostic was getting close to graduating from high school and Coots wanted to enjoy some time with her son before Bostic officially became a grown-up.

  • Girls look to bounce back at Spencer

    After coming off a 60-50 loss to Lincoln County, the Anderson County girls’ basketball team will look to right the ship against fellow district opponent Spencer County on Thursday.

    This will be the second time this season that the Lady Bearcats face off against the Lady Bears, as Anderson County beat Spencer County 70-35 back on Dec. 8.

  • Anderson County's fourth quarter comeback not enough to overcome Casey County

     The Anderson County boys’ basketball team made a valiant comeback in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game against Casey County, but the comeback fell short as the Bearcats lost to the Rebels 55-51.

    Anderson County trailed for the entire game, part of it by double digits. With 3:43 left in the game the Rebels’ lead was 10 and they seemed to have the win all but locked up.

  • Lady Bearcats fall to Lincoln County by double digits

    STANFORD -- The Anderson County girls basketball team’s first game in Kentucky since the Cactus Jam tournament did not go as hoped for the Lady Bearcats, as they fell to the Lincoln County Lady Patriots 60-50.

    “It’s not all doom and gloom but there’s certainly a lot of things that we got to fix,” Anderson County head coach Clay Birdwhistell said after the loss.

  • McKee's big shot lifts Anderson County over Shelby County

    The Anderson County Boys basketball team kicked 2019 in dramatic fashion as they defeated Shelby County in the final seconds of overtime 56-53.

    Zariahn McKee was the hero for the Bearcats as he knocked down his fourth three-pointer of the evening with only a few seconds remaining in overtime. Shelby County had a second of clock left to work with and they were unable to score at the buzzer