Today's News

  • Rylee Cole Smith

    Ashley and Jackie Smith of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Rylee Cole Smith, on April 21, 2014 at 8:26 a.m. at Frankfort (Ky.) Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 15.5 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    She is welcomed home by her brothers Austin, 14, Jackson, 8 and sister Carlee, 3.

    Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Pam Cole of Lawrenceburg.

    Her maternal great-grandparents are Warren and Shirley Ivey of Lexington, Rollin and Jeanette Cole of Lawrenceburg, and the late Jimmy Wright.

  • Mitchell 50th

    The family of John and Berneice Mitchell will host a reception to celebrate John and Berneice’s 50th wedding anniversary.

    The anniversary will take place at Antioch Christian Church in Willisburg, Ky. from 5 p.m.– 8 p.m. Sat., May 17.

    They were married May 16, 1964 in Clintwood, Va.

    Berneice is a retired teacher.

    John is a retired bus driver and IBM employee.

    Berneice’s parents are the late Robert Drury and Faye Drury of Willisburg.

  • We are the champions
  • CASA swears in eight new volunteers and offers training

    Eight new CASA volunteers were sworn in to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in family court. These volunteers will focus their advocacy for children in both Anderson and Franklin Counties.

    Leslie Cummins, Barbara Dalzell, Kate Heyden, Roger Hogan, Jeff Lee, Teresa Mullins, Tom Stigall and Christina Willis pledged before the court to be a voice for these children and to pursue the best outcome for each child.

  • To put it simply, Christians are expected to care for orphans

    By Brian Owens

    May is National Foster Care Awareness month.

    According to the most recent statistics from the National Foster Care Coalition, nearly 400,000 children are currently in foster care, with almost 7,000 of those in Kentucky.

    Out of this number, many will eventually be reunified with their family members once it is seemed safe to do so (51 percent in 2012), while others will wait and age out of the system, having never had the blessing of being the member of a loving family.

  • Backpack Attack
  • Face the music... you racist %@#*#!
  • Bearcat triple-header canceled

    A full day of baseball at Anderson County High School's Barnes Field was canceled Saturday as heavy rains moved into the area.

    Andreson County was to have played North Oldham and Gallatin County, a late replacement on the schedule for Grant County with the two visiting teams squaring off in the third game.

    With the regular season set to end on Saturday, the games will not be rescheduled.

  • Aldridge fires no-hitter in Boyle tourney

    Mia Aldridge fired a no-hitter as the Anderson County softball team routed Rockcastle County, 9-1, in the Custom Air Classic, hosted by Boyle County Saturday.

    Aldridge gave up a first-inning run as she walked three and the Anderson defense committed one of its four errors.

    “I didn't know until later that night,” said her father, Anderson coach Brent Aldridge. “Mia got off to a rough start but settle in nicely.”

    For the complete story, see the May 21 issue of The Anderson News.

  • Turpin does not want softball career to end

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – The smile on Courtney Turpin's face is still the as it was that day when she, then a seventh-grader, walked out of the pitching circle with her first varsity win at Anderson County.

    That smile eases across Turpin's face, then explodes with the exuberance that became her trademark as a Lady Bearcat.