Today's News

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 6: Trio await trial in child-tying case

    From staff reports
    Three suspects now wait to stand trial in Anderson Circuit Court after being charged with tying up a 3-year-old Lawrenceburg girl for up to 16 hours a day.
    Grandmother Carolyn Case and parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley are scheduled to stand trial Feb. 25-27 for charges brought against them in September 2012 following an investigation by Kentucky state police and social services.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 7: Ex-cop charged after ‘contact’ causes vehicle wreck

    Former Lawrenceburg police officer Kyle Lucas resigned from the city police department in February following a car accident in Franklin County that led to a misdemeanor charge of wanton endangerment.  
    According to a report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, then 32-year-old Lucas was performing a “sexual act” on then 19-year-old driver Courtney Chesser, causing her to take her eyes off the road and to crash into a guardrail on US 127 in Franklin County.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 8: Old ECC building sells for $75K; Christian Academy finds permanent home

    One school’s property on South Main Street became a private Christian academy’s new home in the summer of 2012 with the sale of the former Early Childhood Center.  
    The Anderson County Board of Education approved the purchase of the former Early Childhood Center (also the old Anderson County High School) by the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg during a special-called meeting in late June.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 9: Health dept. reverses deficit; names director

    After beginning 2012 with nearly $200,000 in operating deficits and a strained relationship with the Anderson County community over spending habits, the Anderson County Board of Health ended the year with a profitable health department and a new health director.
    After the health board had spent nearly all of its cash reserve funds to prevent massive layoffs or a tax hike, former health director Hurley was placed on probation and had his position reduced to part-time status in 2011.

  • Top 10 Stories of 2012: No. 10: Raw sewage latest assault on Wildcat Road

    It took two days for volunteers to remove 15 tons of trash from Wildcat Road in May, and mere minutes for two suspects to dump 1,500 gallons of raw sewage over its banks in December.
    Located in a remote area between Tyrone and Stringtown, Wildcat Road is considered one of the county’s most scenic areas and one of its biggest eyesores.
    Disgusted at the amount of junk ranging from household trash to hot tubs that had been dumped into the ravine that rims the narrow section of gravel road, volunteers gathered in May and filled a dump truck eight times with trash.

  • Bearcats to boost school, community pantry when hosting Collins

    Anderson County's biggest home basketball game of the year might turn into one of the high school's biggest nights of the year.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS for Jan. 2, 2013

    Holiday tournament news online

    Because of early holiday deadlines, results from Anderson County basketball teams playing in late Christmas tournaments will not appear in this edition of The Anderson News.

    The Lady Bearcats were one of the favorites to win the Capitol City Holiday Classic at Franklin County, which started last Thursday. The Lady Bearcats picked up two impressive wins that day, including a 69-33 pasting of defending state champion DuPont Manual.

  • FOOTBALL: Anderson football players Cox, Harvey named honorable mention All-State

    Anderson County High School juniors Ross Cox and Darius Harvey were named honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal all-state football team.

    The prestigious team, selected by the state's coaches, was announced on Christmas Day.

    Cox was listed as a wide receiver. He caught 51 passes for 1,153 yards and 13 touchdowns.

  • COLUMN: Local fans hope it will be a lucky 2013

    For years, we have known that the number “13” is unlucky. Many buildings don't have a 13th floor. Ball players – Wilt Chamberlain, A-Rod, Marino and Concepcion are some notable exceptions – avoid the number like it is an injury waiting to happen.

    But what about 2013?

  • Top sports stories of 2012 range from Wildcats to Little League

    Trying to come up with a list of the top Anderson County sports stories of 2012 is not an easy proposition for several reasons.

    First, the county is, for the most part, only home to scholastic sports. Second, no Anderson County team had a mega-season, as had been the case every year since 2007, when at least one local team vastly exceeded expectations or earned a berth in the Kentucky state tournament.

    Or both.

    The year that ended Monday was one that saw a lot of Anderson County teams have very good years, but not the eye-poppers to remember.