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Today's News

  • Eighth Region baseball tournament pairings announced

    Pairings for the Eighth Region Baseball Tournament were announced Saturday. The tournament is scheduled to get underway on May 26.

    District winners play runner-up teams in the first round. The pairings, with district winners listed first, are

    May 26

    South Oldham vs. Anderson County, 10 a.m.

    Carroll County vs. Grant County, 12:30 p.m.

    Simon Kenton vs. Owen County, 3 p.m.

    Collins vs. North Oldham, 5:30 p.m.

    May 27

    Semifinals, 6 and 8 p.m.

    May 28

  • Lady Bearcats pound Collins for district title

    Anderson County exploded for four runs in both the third and fourth innings on the way to an 11-1 win over host Collins in the 30th District softball tournament championship game. The game was called after the fifth inning because of the “mercy rule.”

  • Collins erupts to defeat Bearcats for district baseball crown

    Collins took advantage of some crucial Anderson County defensive mistakes, then rode a late rally to defeat the Bearcats, 7-3, for the 30th District baseball championship Tuesday night at Barnes Memorial Field.

    Anderson had already committed four errors when the Bearcats bobbled a tailor-made double play ball that would have ended the Collins sixth. Given a reprieve, the Titans took advantage with E.J. Burk and Zac Wiley belting back-to-back home runs to highlight a five-run uprising.

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  • Accused child rapist will get second evaluation

    Rochelle Olds, who is charged with first-degree rape of a person under the age of 12, was recently ordered to receive a second evaluation to decide if she is competent enough to stand trial.

    The findings of Dr. Eric Drogin’s first evaluation of Olds, 37, of 1139 Versailles Road in Lawrenceburg, were presented at a status hearing conducted in January.

  • Naomi Hedden finds unique ways to repurpose old T-shirts

    This is the final installment of Gratitude for Growers, a series about growers, farmers and craftsmen of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories have celebrated farmers market vendors and allowed readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    Growing up, Naomi Hedden recalls her mother, Patricia Sowles, meticulously sewing buttons on nine pairs of pajamas she made for her three youngest sons.

    “My mother crocheted until the day she died,” said Hedden.

  • State of the City declares good times now, better times ahead

    Mayor Edwinna Baker told Lawrenceburg City Council that the City’s budget was being met through April and was expected to be met for the entire fiscal year in her State of the City address Monday of last week.

    Baker’s address revisited specific budget items that had been achieved, including improvements to city parks and Lawrenceburg Green, upgrades and replacement of equipment, construction of an equalization basin for storm water and rehabilitation of the Bearcat water tank.

  • Mefford served Lawrenceburg for more than 2 decades

    Lawrenceburg City Council paused to remember Robert Paul “Bob” Mefford during its regular monthly meeting Monday of last week.

    Mefford, 83, died May 8. He had been serving as an interim Council member completing the term of Larry Giles, who had also died while in office.

    Mefford’s experience was vast. He had served on the City Council for 24 years before his most recent stint.

  • Lawrenceburg achieves ISO 4 rating, should reduce home insurance costs

    Lawrenceburg residents should begin seeing a change for the better on their homeowner insurance policies.

    During the Lawrenceburg City Council meeting Monday of last week, Fire Chief Bobby Hume reported that the Insurance Service Organization completed its evaluation of several City functions, such as fire protection, dispatch service and water flow, and had given the City an ISO rating of 4, which should have a positive impact on local homeowner’s insurance.

  • Woman is okay after horse kicks her in the head

    A beautiful evening enjoying the outdoors almost turned tragic for a woman Sunday.

    Linda Nelson, 66, was flown to U.K. Medical Center in Lexington after being kicked in the head by a horse.

    Nelson was leading the horse on private property just outside Lawrenceburg when it got spooked and kicked her, according to Anderson County Director of Public Safety Bart Powell.

    Nelson was wearing a helmet but sustained serious head injuries, which did not appear to be life threatening, Powell said.