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Today's News

  • McKee's big shot lifts Anderson County over Shelby County

    The Anderson County Boys basketball team kicked 2019 in dramatic fashion as they defeated Shelby County in the final seconds of overtime 56-53.

    Zariahn McKee was the hero for the Bearcats as he knocked down his fourth three-pointer of the evening with only a few seconds remaining in overtime. Shelby County had a second of clock left to work with and they were unable to score at the buzzer

  • Auditor: School district violated law

    A recently released audit of the school district’s books revealed a number of problems at the central office and school level, including that the district violated Kentucky law when a school board member was paid with grant funds earmarked to combat illegal drugs.

  • She’s ready to represent

    Bailey Pedersen was 8 years old when she first saw video footage of her mom, Mary, singing “Honey Bun,” a song from the movie “South Pacific,” as a senior in high school.

    Later this month, Bailey will sing the same song as part of the statewide Distinguished Young Woman pageant, scheduled for Jan. 11-12 in Lexington.

    “My mom played the part of Nellie in her senior year for a musical,” said Bailey, a 17-year-old senior who captured the local Distinguished Young Woman title last year.

  • Leach named new sports editor

    As longtime Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon sets out for retirement, a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky will take his place and continue the sports coverage for The Anderson News.

    Taking over as sports editor for the paper is Chris Leach, who graduated from UK on Dec. 14 and will begin his post-graduate journalism career at The Anderson News.

  • Cell tower hearing set for Tuesday

    The owners of the land where a proposed cell phone tower will sit on Tracy Road is encouraging people to speak in favor of it next Tuesday night.

    That’s when the joint planning and zoning commission will take comments on the controversial tower, which is being opposed by Kelly and Mark Danner, who have a house on land adjacent to the proposed tower. The Danners have twice purchased advertisements in The Anderson News, encouraging people to speak out against the tower.

  • Police foil threatened Christmas Day murder

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested after allegedly telling his medical provider he planned to murder his estranged wife on Christmas Day, according to an arrest report filed by officer Zachary King of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Eddie Hatchett, 30, of 301 Oakwood Drive, was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening following an investigation, according to the arrest report.

    Hatchett allegedly told his medical provider about his plans to murder his wife on Dec. 14 and again Dec. 21, according to the arrest report.

  • Woman charged with child abuse

    A Lawrenceburg woman was taken into custody Dec. 28 and charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a “physically helpless” child under the age of 12, according to an arrest warrant filed in Anderson District Court.

    Haven Brianna Bowman, 21, of 109 Dogwood Drive, allegedly abused the child on Nov. 7 and caused a bruise on the child’s buttocks, according to the warrant.

  • Thank you for 34 incredible years

    It’s just time.

    It’s not something anyone can explain, including me. You just know it’s time.

    By the time you read this, I will be retired. Or self-employed. Or unemployed. I guess it depends on how you look at things. My last day at The Anderson News was Monday, Dec. 31. We got the paper together and sent it off to the press for publication on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

    It’s just time to pursue some other dreams.

  • Bearcats learn about selves, take second in Bath tourney

    OWINGSVILLE -- Anderson County learned much about itself in the Dan Swartz Classic, held at Bath County High School last week.

    The Bearcats proved to themselves that they could come back to beat a good team as they did in Friday’s semifinal round against Lewis County. They also learned there is a large gap between being good and being a regional contender Saturday night when Johnson Central spanked the Bearcats in the championship round.

  • Bearcats host Shelby Friday

    For years, anytime Anderson County and Shelby County met on the basketball court anywhere, it was major happening.