Today's News

  • Health dept. serves Thanksgiving meal to vets, families

     None of the staff at the Anderson County Health Department showed up to work last Wednesday.

  • Church board OKs gay marriages

     At least two deacons at First Christian Church in Lawrenceburg have resigned their positions after the church’s board voted last week to allow gay marriages to be conducted by its reverends at the church, sources have confirmed.

  • Sanctuary, and so much more

     “Big Otto” enjoys belly rubs.

  • Heroes, local hoops legend to highlight Christmas parade

     The moment people in Lawrenceburg have waited months for is finally almost here.

  • State rep. in rehab following surgery

     State Rep. Kim King, who represented Anderson County in the state legislature for two terms, is recovering after undergoing surgery earlier this month to remove a tumor from her spinal cord.

  • Woman falls for suspected money laundering scam

     A Lawrenceburg woman found out the hard way last week the old adage that says, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” remains as true as ever.

  • Delayed launch in season opener

    MOUNT VERNON — Anderson County had a bit of delay in launching a season expected to have few limits Monday night.

    The Lady Bearcats and Rockcastle County tipped off at the appointed 7:30 p.m. but it took Anderson about 12 minutes to get going. And when the Lady Bearcats did, it was easy to see why they have their sights on finishing the year in the Sweet 16.

    Anderson rolled to a 53-36 season-opening win that showed the predictable early-season raggedness but gave a glimpse of how many weapons the Lady Bearcats have at their disposal.

  • Nine wins a Big Blue milestone to savor, cherish

    I never thought I would see the day when I would be able to type the following sentence.

    The University of Kentucky football team has won nine games in a season.

    Nine. Games. In a season.

    If you are under the age of 41, you can’t say that had ever happened in your lifetime before. If you are under 50, the odds are you don’t remember much about that Wildcat team of Art Still, Jim Kovach and Derrick Ramsey.

  • Bearcat grapplers looking to grab state tourney honors

    It seems like so long ago when Anderson County was a regular in the Top 25 wrestling teams in Kentucky. The Mat Cats boasted several medalists and were considered an up-and-coming power less in the early 2000s.

    Fast forward to last February when Chase Fink advanced to the state tournament medal round, finishing eighth. It was the first time an Anderson wrestler had earned a state medal since 2012.

    And, as they prepare to open the 2019 season Saturday in the Oldham County Super Duals, the Bearcats are intent on making sure others join Fink for the finals round.

  • Lady Bearcats take on state’s top-ranked team Thursday

    It won’t take long to see where Anderson County stands against Kentucky’s best girls’ high school basketball teams.

    The Lady Bearcats travel to top-ranked Louisville Mercy Thursday night in an early season showdown of Top 20 teams. Last year, Mercy came to Lawrenceburg for a 67-58 win.

    With almost everyone from last year’s state runner-up back, the Jaguars were the pick to win the state championship in the Courier-Journal coaches’ poll released last week.