Today's News

  • Breaking down the Bearcats

    Everyone who knows Anderson County football probably knows by now that the Bearcats went 10-0 in the regular season last year.

    They also probably know that the team was beaten by Highlands in the second round of the state playoffs.

    This year, people might set their expectations for the Bearcats based off all the success they had last year. Can they dominate the regular season again? Can they make it past the second round in the playoffs, something they haven’t done since 2014? Can they win a district title against some new and stern competition?

  • The return of Zach Labhart

    When it comes to sports, Anderson County running back Zach Labhart admits he’s not very patient, which can be a good and bad thing.

    It’s a good thing when Labhart is on the field. When he receives handoffs in the backfield, he doesn’t sit around in the backfield and dance his way to a first down, like Le’Veon Bell. He bursts through holes the moment he sees them and runs through or away from defenders who can’t corral him.

  • New playoff format in effect for this season

    The era of cross bracketing in the KHSAA state football playoffs is over, at least for the near future.

    This offseason, the KHSAA changed the format for its football state playoffs, which will now feature intra-district matchups in the first two rounds instead of the cross-bracketing format that had been in place for years.

  • Anderson finishes 14th at home tournament

    The Anderson County girls’ golf team hosted the Joy of Golf Tournament at Wild Turkey Trace this past Saturday and finished in 14th place out of 19 teams.

    The tournament featured a number of top teams in the state, including last year’s second, third and fourth place finishing teams at the state tournament. Seven total teams who competed at last year’s state tournament were in Lawrenceburg this weekend.

    Sacred Heart won the tournament with a team score of 293 points, which was 82 points better than Anderson’s mark.

  • Summer experiences helps put Dearinger on the map

    In the summer, a lot of Anderson County students spend the off months from school traveling around to spots all over the state and country.

    Junior defensive end Darion Dearinger did just that for most of July and parts of early August, but he wasn’t laying out on a beach or riding roller coasters like some of his classmates might have.

    He was at high-level football camps, making a name for himself as one of the high rising junior defensive ends in the state.

  • My takes on the latest Anderson football scrimmage

    Last Friday, we got a glimpse of what this year’s Bearcat football team could look like in a scrimmage against Moore, and there was a lot to take away from the game.

    Overall, it was a fun game to watch with lots of good moments from the Bearcats. They got off to a slow start, but once the pregame jitters wore off, they closed the gap on the scoreboard and would’ve had a chance to win if the game had continued past the third quarter.

  • If AR-15 is weapon of mass murder, why do police carry them?

     Column as I see ’em …

  • Preserve what you grow

     You may already know that I’m kind of a weather nut. I like to be prepared.

  • Free school lunch for teachers, staff much more than just a ‘perk’

     There are times when you just shake your head and wonder “what are they thinking?”

  • City’s new signs deliver a warning to speeders

     The Lawrenceburg Police Department has a new weapon in its efforts to make drivers slow down on city streets.