Today's News

  • Failing youth football program ‘dysfunctional’



    What if a town was home of a statewide high school football power drawing overflow crowds on Friday nights but did not have enough boys signing up to form a youth league in the same sport?

  • ‘Hey-hey, ho-ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go’

    When a young woman saw the sign Alonzo Gaines was carrying around Lawrenceburg last Friday afternoon, he said she began to cry.
    “It was obvious to me that she had already had an abortion,” said Gaines, who was decked out in  camouflage coveralls with a variety of anti-abortion buttons gracing his clothes and hat.
    “I asked her if she had already asked God for forgiveness, and she said yes. Then I told her there is one more important thing she needed to do, and that was forgive herself.”

  • No tax increase puts teacher pay raises in jeopardy

    Given the school board’s choice last year to keep the tax rate flat, Anderson County High School teachers will be lucky to get a salary step increase next fall, Finance Officer Nick Clark warned the school board.
    Clark, who presented next year’s draft budget to the school board during its meeting Monday night, said without a tax increase, the board may be only able to give teachers a salary step increase, minus last year’s 1 percent raise.  

  • Fire damages home in Alton

    An Alton man’s home sustained damage Sunday when an electrical problem caused his home to catch fire.
    The home, located at 1688 Grafenburg Road, caught fire while the owner was watching television, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.
    “He was watching TV when a fuse blew,” Barnes said. “He went out to the garage, put in a new fuse and went back inside and turned the TV back on.”
    A short time later the fuse blew again, Barnes said.

  • Boil water advisories lifted for Fairview Drive, Woodford Street

    A boil water advisory has been lifted for all city water customers located east of Fairview Drive and north of Woodford Street following Thursday morning repair work on a damaged valve.

    The Lawrenceburg water department shut off water Thursday morning in order to conduct emergency repair of a damaged valve, according to a release from city hall.

  • Threat: School to be ‘another Columbine’

    A Lawrenceburg teen who police say threatened to “choke the life out” of a female student and “have another Columbine” at the high school was arrested early Monday morning.
    James R. Tindal, 19, of 1430 Van Buren Road, Lawrenceburg was charged with 25 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, one count of second-degree terroristic threatening and 41 counts of harassing communications, according to Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: 'Machine' flattens district foe


    SHELBYVILLE – When asked about his team's 64-31 win over Collins clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament and running its winning streak over district competition to 26 games, Anderson County coach Tony Kays only chuckled a minute.

  • Around the Eighth Region


    The race for the Eighth Region boys' championship might turn out to be the wackiest in recent memory. At least nine teams are making a case that they might be the one playing the Second Region champ in Rupp Arena on March 6.

  • Disc golfers slide and glide in tournament


    The fourth annual Slide-and-Glide disc golf tournament was held Saturday, with 28 participants braving the sub-freezing morning temperature. Players participated in three divisions in the 36-hole event sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association. 

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats, Lady Bearcats have busy week


    The Anderson County basketball teams have a full slate of games on their agendas for this week.

    The Bearcats, who have been a surprise their 14-2 record, will get a chance to answer some questions about the toughness of their schedule this week when they take on regional foes Gallatin County and South Oldham.