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Today's News

  • Peach 'pleased but not satisfied'

    There are certain steps a football team - make that any athletic program - has to take if it wants to bring home state championships.

    The words "state championship" and "Anderson County football" had not been intertwined in even the wildest of dreams for nearly a decade when Mark Peach officially took the challenge of restoring Bearcat football glory on Dec. 2, 2004.

    But on that Thursday, after Peach met with some of what would be his first Bearcat team and took time for the obligatory photo ops, he sat down with me for what turned out to be a 90-minute interview.

  • Smokey wouldn't like this one bit

    Smokey Bear would take a narrow view of the likely cause of a fire that toppled a massive oak tree Monday afternoon behind the Briar Creek subdivision in Lawrenceburg.

    City Fire Chief Robert Hume said it appeared the fire was set, likely by kids hanging out next to it and tossing cigarette butts in the tree's hollow trunk.

    "You can see a couple of wooden blocks at the base ... kind of like someone was sitting there," Hume said. "There certainly weren't any lightning strikes today."

  • Manhunt continues

    Lawrenceburg police were still searching Tuesday for a third suspect in a bizarre home invasion investigation that has resulted in two arrests and left the community on edge for several days.

  • COLUMN: A working stiff at heart

    After a two-month hiatus, I returned to The Anderson News on Monday.

    As is frequently the case when one takes an extended break from work, several colleagues couldn't wait to rib me about returning to the daily grind.

    "Are you surviving your first day back?" asked one colleague at about noon. "Did you have a hard time getting up this morning?" queried another.

  • More than a close one

    The huge smiles and even bigger sighs underscored the simultaneous relief and joy surrounding Anderson County volleyball last Thursday.

    The host Lady Bearcats dug themselves out of two deep holes to register a thrilling 25-23, 26-24 win over defending 28th District champion Henry County.

    It was more than just a nail-biter, though.

  • Loaded Lady Cats seek place among the best

    It was only a scrimmage.

    It won't show up in the girls' soccer record books or count for anything other than memories.

    But Anderson County will have a hard time thinking that way.

    "Especially when it was them," smiles Lady Bearcat senior Jessi Newton.

    "Them" happens to be South Oldham, a program that boasts six state championships since the sport was sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

  • COLUMN: Judge-executive deserves credit, too

    A quick glance at the editorial pages this week reveals just how unhappy some people are with Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    From his zeal to pass a payroll tax last fall to his recent discussion of charging rent to the Humane Society, Cornish has certainly warranted a fair amount of public scrutiny, not to mention a healthy dose of criticism most weeks from this newspaper. Those issues and others have alienated a good portion of the public and his fiscal court, which consistently challenges him on everything from hiring county employees to setting tax rates.

  • Manhunt continues in home invasion case

    UPDATED FRIDAY, 4:30 P.M. —

    Two people are under arrest and two are on the lam following a sting operation conducted by the Lawrenceburg Police Department to nab suspects in a home invasion earlier this week.

  • Dump truck clips power line, causes outages in city

    The bed of a dump truck clipped a power line on Djeddah Drive on Friday afternoon, pulling down two electric poles and causing widespread power outages in Lawrenceburg.

    Lawrenceburg Police Officer David Patterson said the driver of the dump truck thought the bed was down and locked, but an issue with the hydraulics of the truck caused the bed to rise and catch the power lines.

    One electric pole was pulled down in the road at 119 Djeddah Drive, and the next pole in line fell in a neighbor's backyard.

    At least one of the poles appeared to be dry rotted.

  • Candidates set for general election

    Candidates for four local elections have been set as the last day to file to run in the general election was Aug. 12.

    The election will be Nov. 4.

    County clerk - two candidates, one open seat

    Jason Denny (R)

    Anthony Stratton (D)

    City council - eight candidates, six open seats

    David Allen Kays

    Bobby Durr

    Paul Thomas "Tommy" Vaughn

    Steven Rucker

    Kevin Green

    Larry Giles

    Ken Evans

    Robert "Sandy" Goodlett