Today's News

  • Brothers now all Eagle Scouts

    The odds of a Boy Scout reaching the rank of Eagle Scout are roughly 2-in-100.
    The odds of three boys from the same family doing so? Incalculable.
    But that’s just what the three sons of Dr. Keith and Delwin Jacoby have achieved.
    “I don’t know the odds, but this is the first time I know of in this community and I’ve been serving as scoutmaster for more than 20 years,” said Scoutmaster Kevin Cox. “I don’t know of any time there has been three Eagle Scouts from the same family.”

  • Home again, this time for good

    After almost a year apart from her husband, Jackie Black only needed to wait a few more hours before they were finally reunited for the holidays.
    The wife of 1st Sgt. John Black of Anderson County, Jackie arrived at Capital City airport at about 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 21 to welcome her husband home as he arrived in Frankfort after nearly a year’s deployment to Afghanistan with the National Guard.

  • Lawsuit says coach called injured wrestler ‘crybaby,’ twisted broken leg

    The father of an Anderson County school student claims that a middle school assistant wrestling coach called his son a “crybaby” and twisted his broken leg after the child was injured during a practice.
    William Agee, the boy’s father, is suing the school district, middle school and then-coach Travis York for compensatory and punitive damages from an incident that occurred in November 2011 during a middle school wrestling practice.

  • Car bursts into flames on Whirlaway

    The front tires blew up on a vehicle that caught fire Sunday morning in Thoroughbred Estates, but fortunately for its owner the car did not.
    Lawrenceburg firefighters were called to 3126 Whirlaway Lane after a 2008 Kia owned by Danny Walker caught fire in the driveway.
    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said the car was destroyed in the blaze, which was likely caused by a motor that ran the car’s anti-locking braking system (ABS).

  • WRESTLING: Anderson wrestlers ranked among state's best

    Four Anderson County High School wrestlers are listed in the state's Top 25 in rankings released last week by the Kentucky Wrestling Coaches Association. Junior Chris McDaniel is ranked 11th at 126 pounds while another junior, Cody Dillow, is 17th at 152 pounds. Senior Alex Swartz is 19th at 160 pounds while another junior, Crockett Cosby, is ranked 21st at 285 pounds.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats bomb Sayre from 3-point land

    It is unlikely that anyone ever defending Sparta ever had to go up against the kind of attack Austin Cummins threw at Lexington Sayre Saturday night.

    The Anderson County sophomore came off the bench to hit 6-of-8 three-pointers to lead the Bearcats to a tougher-than-expected 61-50 win over the homestanding Spartans.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Taming the Titans

    Defense has not won any championships in 2013 yet. The high school basketball calendar says that won't happen until late February and early March.

    However, there can be little doubt that Anderson County's defense put a bit of a wrench in the 30th District race Friday night.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats strike early, cruise to district win


    All you need to know about Anderson County's self-made expectations could be wrapped up in last Friday's win over Collins.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats bedevil Henry Clay


    Anderson County rallied from an early deficit to defeat Henry Clay, 51-41, last Wednesday night in Lexington.

    The Lady Bearcats fell behind early and trailed, 11-6, at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Henry Clay, 17-5, in the second frame to take control.

  • COLUMN: Changes in how we do things an opportunity to serve you better


    They say change is inevitable.

    Sometimes we like it, sometimes we don't. But the bottom line is that we either have to recognize that simple fact of life or go crazy while we are left behind.