Today's News

  • Local Junior Miss competes with winners from across state

    Anderson County's Junior Miss may not have won the state title, but she did bring home some great experiences from last week's competition.

    Molly Kays represented Anderson County well in the pageant.

    "She did great in every area, and everyone seem to notice, except the judges," said her mom, Mary Carol Kays.

    "I was holding my breath thinking she would win one of the individual awards, just as I'm sure other moms were, but we were all surprised she didn't win something. She really did great."

  • From eyesore to welcome sight

    The green-sided two-story house at 422 N. Main St., which had become increasingly ramshackle and run down during the past couple of years, no longer exists.

    New owners Terry Duckwall and his father-in-law Larry Maddox removed the eyesore yesterday. They hope to replace it with four buildings that will provide a lot more curb appeal and will also provide a service in the process.

  • City council hears complaint from restaurant owner

    Dealing with a small number of issues at its regular meeting Monday evening, the Lawrenceburg City Council responded to a local businessman's concern, approved reports on two sewer projects and appointed three people to boards.

    Alcohol sales at former Hardee's

    Ricardo Hernandez, who with his brothers-in-law owns and operates El Maguey Mexican Restaurant, came to the council meeting seeking answers.

  • Gemmell's steal, layup send Lady Cats past Mercer; Royalty's defense spurs win

    HARRODSBURG - The only question is whether Christy Gemmell would have enough time.

    The Anderson County guard scooped up a loose ball, then drove for the game-winning layup with 1.7 seconds to spare, propelling the Lady Bearcats to a 53-51 win at Mercer County Monday night.

    On a night when the score was tied 8 times and the lead changed hands five more, Gemmell's second basket of the night was the biggest.

  • Oh, my aching gut

    I couldn't help sucking in my gut when the Marine recruiter walked into my office a month or so ago to invite me to boot camp for a week.

    Marines, those rock-ribbed hard-guys with square jawlines, have always had that affect on me.

  • Thinking about good is easy in local sports

    Trying to list just a few of the good things about sports in Anderson County ...

    As the 1975 and 1978 girls' Eighth Region champions were honored between games of Friday's double-header, those Lady Bearcats entered the gym wearing their letter jackets from their playing days.

    It was one of the nicest touches I have ever seen at such a ceremony at Anderson County or any other school. The pride that those ladies still have in something accomplished 30 years ago is unmistakable.


    Anderson County's second girls' Eighth Region championship was the result of good genes, a relocation, a boys' basketball coach and Mother Nature.

    "We knew we were going to be good," Anne Flynn says of her 1977-78 Lady Bearcat team. The coach put together a rugged schedule that included dates in the Shelby County Invitational, where state powers Paris and Assumption were entered. She secured a date in the Louisville Invitational Tournament, where the team would endure some unexpected adversity that might have played a role in the team's success.

  • City moves quickly to fix sewer line damage

    Several homeowners along Harrodsburg Road were visibly upset with local officials when last week's torrential rains overflowed the drainage ditch bordering their property and washed out portions of their yards and driveways.

    They blamed the flooding on the construction of the recent sewer line project that left their property barren of vegetation that ordinarily would have helped the soil from washing away.

  • Teens sentenced for robbing high school bank

    Two Anderson County teens charged with stealing cash and computer equipment from two county schools pleaded guilty Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Both received diverted sentences of three years on probation instead of one year in jail punishment they could have received.

    Both must pay full restitution to the Anderson County Board of Education.

  • Humane Society 'desperate' for adoptions

    Five dogs were euthanized Monday morning and more are facing the same fate due to overcrowding at the Anderson Humane Society's shelter on Versailles Road.

    Society officials are calling the situation "desperate."

    "We're always desperate," said Director Donna Callahan. Especially if it turns cold again, because some of the dogs are having to be kept outside at animal control.

    "We're just having to put them in places we wouldn't normally have to put them."