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Today's News

  • New county attorney sworn in
  • Awwww!

     When Shirley Tierney placed a wreath on the front door of her home on Hazel Drive, little did she know that the decorative addition would double as a welcome mat.

  • Virtual Appalachia: Local man part of winning video game team

     A long-abandoned coal town in southeastern Kentucky is the setting for a nationally recognized video game developed by Eastern Kentucky University students.

  • Graduation at KSU would have exceeded safe occupancy level

     Administrators at Kentucky State University were apparently willing to allow local high school students to use the college’s gym for a graduation ceremony last Thursday, including after campus police warned doing so would exceed the gym’s occupancy level.

  • Baseball fieldhouse vandalized

     An investigation into vandalism at the baseball fieldhouse continued Monday at Anderson County High School, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell confirmed.

  • Wildman Days a howling success

     An authentic Bigfoot didn’t emerge from the woodwork for Wildman Days this weekend, but investigators and fans of the elusive beast descended on Lawrenceburg for a weekend of wild and wooly activities. 

  • McCarty named high school’s top teacher

     When Anderson County High School Principal Chris Glass spoke with local business owners recently, they said several qualities were lacking in new hires: writing skills, verbal communication and social skills. 

  • Bearcat hoops, football top moments of athletic year

    With the local school year ending Monday, it’s time to quickly look back on the year in Anderson County scholastic sports.

    It wasn’t the greatest of years at the high school level, at least by the standards of some previous seasons, but there were still some great accomplishments. Undoubtedly the most memorable nights of the sports year came on November 3 and February 23.

    Back on November 3, the Anderson County football team pulled off a stunner when the Bearcats won at Fern Creek in the state playoffs.

  • A family tradition to shout about

    Cobe Penny remembers sitting in the stands watching the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game.

    It was back in 2009 when Cobe’s older brother, C.J., had been selected to play for Kentucky in the annual two-game summer series pitting the best seniors of the basketball hotbeds against each other.

    “I remember watching (C.J.) play and Stephan Van Treese came down the lane and two-hand dunked it,” Cobe says of the Indiana star who later suited up for the Louisville Cardinals. “It looked like the goal was going to come off.”

  • Cann says one more year

    Makenzie Cann isn’t done on the basketball court.

    Not yet, anyway.

    The Anderson County native had announced in March that she was forgoing her final season of eligibility at the University of Kentucky after playing two years for the Wildcats. She had begun her collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati before transferring.

    Cann graduated from UK in early May but an opportunity to play while pursuing her Master’s of Business Admininistration materialized.