Today's News

  • 14 vie for Junior Miss

    One of the area’s most popular events returns to the Anderson County Middle School stage May 16 when 14 girls vie for the title of Anderson County Junior Miss.

    The event begins at 7 p.m.

    For pictures of all the contestants, see this week's issue of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906,

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats keep rolling, beat No. 7 Manual

    Anderson County, ranked 11th statewide, managed just four hits, including Tiffany Davenport's home run, but managed to defeat No. 7 DuPont Manual 3-1 in fast-pitch softball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    Davenport's fourth-inning shot to left center gave the Lady Bearcats some breathing room and was the decisive blow as the Lady Bearcats improved to 21-5 and recorded their 18th win in 19 games.

    Pitcher Courtney Turpin gave up just three hits and issued no walks. She struck out six.

  • Letters to the Editor - 05.06

    Editor Carlson needs dog training

    To the editor:

    I am writing you in regards to your recent columns and editorials pertaining to pit bulls.

    You seem to only want to hear one side of the story.

    I believe one description you used was “slobbering, blood-eyed monster chained up next door.” I am personally disgusted to read such articles. I am hopeful that this letter will help clarify some things about pit bulls and also help educate others.

  • 'Fast kids' send Lady Bearcats past Henry Clay

    The “Fast Kids” were blazing for Anderson County on Wednesday night.

    Chelsea Bright singled, driving in Lauren Brown with one out in the ninth inning to give Anderson a 2-1 win over Henry Clay in the final home softball game of the season.

    Brown had reached on a single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. She easily scored on Bright's single to give Anderson its 20th win in 21 games.

  • Column: Did you see those scores?

    When I sent a Twitter message out Saturday saying that Anderson County baseball had defeated Bell County 32-2, I was wrong.

    Surely, Anderson could not beat Bell, a team that is touted as a 13th Region contender, by more runs than most teams score in a week, some in a month.

    So I was wrong. It wasn’t 32-2.

    It was worse. Since I was unable to attend that game at Woodford County, a parent text messaged the score in good faith.

  • Hamrick rallies for upset in Region 8 tourney

    FRANKFORT – What Kristen Hamrick didn’t know definitely did not hurt her Monday.

    The unranked Anderson County junior might have pulled off the shocker of the first round when she defeated seventh-seeded Demi Bechtloff of South Oldham 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to advance in the Region 8 tournament at Western Hills High School.

    “I didn’t know she was seeded,” Hamrick said with a huge smile amid well-wishers offering congratulations on winning the grueling three-hour marathon.

  • Prayer, celebration planned for Thursday

    The National Day of Prayer and a celebration service are scheduled for this Thursday.

    The prayer will be conducted in front of the county courthouse from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

    The celebration service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

    For more on the celebration, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • City set to decide on Sunday package sales

    Citizens will get a chance to voice their opinions on the Sunday sale of package alcohol just before the council is scheduled to vote Monday night.

    The Lawrenceburg City Council will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Senior Center to discuss Sunday sales.

    The council’s regularly scheduled meeting for the month of May will follow the public hearing at 7 p.m. The council meeting will also be at the Senior Center.

  • Truck forced off road on Bluegrass Parkway

    A car is being blamed for running a tractor-trailer off the road early Monday morning on the Bluegrass Parkway near the Washington County line.

    A white passenger car is suspected of cutting off the truck, causing it to flip on to its side, according to a news release issued by Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The westbound truck wiped out several hundred feet of guardrail before flipping over and spilling its contents of wood chips.

  • Law would tighten leash on pit bulls

    Owning a pit bull in Anderson County won’t be illegal, but it will be much more difficult and expensive if the fiscal court approves a rough draft of a pit bull ordinance.

    Magistrates received their first look at the ordinance during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    The ordinance, drafted by County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, addresses a myriad of dog-related issues, including what will happen when dogs are declared potentially vicious or vicious.