Today's News

  • Beast of the Bluegrass returns to Lawrenceburg

    The seventh annual Beast of the Bluegrass will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    The strong man and powerlifting competitions are expected to draw some of the top competitors from around the nation. “Last year, there were over 100 competitors from all across the country,” said Davey McCann, one of the organizers of the event. “Athletes competed in either strongman or power-lifting. Both contests were nationally-sanctioned and winners earn spots in national level competitons.”

  • Lady Bearcats pound Franklin in Top 20 matchup

    Anderson County showed how a softball team should pull out of a bit of a slump last Wednesday night.

    The Lady Bearcats pounded host Franklin County for seven runs in the fourth inning to post a 7-2 win. Anderson became the first Eighth Region team to reach 20 wins this year and the Lady Bearcats avenged an earlier 2-1 loss to Franklin in the Capital City Classic.

    This time, the Lady Bearcats, ranked 18th in the state, left no doubt this time with the fourth-inning uprising that doomed the 16th-ranked Flyers.

  • Sims, Yett jump to regional track titles

    LEXINGTON – Three Anderson County High School performers qualified for the state Class 3A state track and field meet in the Region 6 competition, held Saturday at a rain-soaked Henry Clay High School.

    Anderson jumpers Alorra Sims and Tyson Yett led the Anderson contingent, both finishing first in the triple jump. Yett also qualified for the state with a second-place finish in the high jump. Pole vaulter Tyger Gilkison also made it to the state with a second place finish.

  • TENNIS: Oldham star uses AP to pass regional test, defeat Wampler

    FRANKFORT – There could not have been a more fitting reason for a tennis match to be delayed.

    Anderson County's Hannah Wampler had to wait until after 7 p.m. – more than two hours after all other quarterfinal matches started – to get things underway against Oldham County's Aspen Jarrett last Tuesday. Jarrett was scheduled to take an Advanced Placement test and could not make it to Western Hills High School by normal 4:30 start.

  • Even without McKee and Cann, Lady Bearcats could return to Diddle

    The reality will probably hit Tony Kays sometime around October 15.

    That's when high school basketball teams can drop the “informal” and “conditioning” tags from their gatherings and get to work on the 2014-15 season.

  • Anderson County schools will lose four certified positions

    Budget issues and cutting four certified positions for the 2014-2015 school year were discussed at the Anderson County School Board meeting Monday of last week.

    Sheila Mitchell, Anderson County Schools superintendent, noted that the school district has cut about $2.7 million from the budget over the past 3 years by staff reductions, energy savings and a 5 percent reduction in all departments.

    Mitchell outlined several factors that have negatively impacted the budget, leading to staff reductions.

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  • Abandoned roads aren’t ‘fiscally doable’

    Anderson County Fiscal Court once again unanimously voted down taking on maintenance of abandoned county roads in a special-called budget meeting Friday.

    John Wayne Conway, Anderson County judge-executive, said abandoned county roads have been a topic of conversation since January 2011 and the board previously voted down taking on the additional road maintenance. Since Conway received several phone calls from Anderson County residents about the issue, he said he decided to re-address the matter with fiscal court.

  • Spray park, utility costs and tourism top City budget discussion

    Increased utility costs, a potential spray park project and the need for tourism promotion gave an otherwise perfunctory budget discussion a shot in the arm during the Lawrenceburg City Council Finance Committee meeting Monday of last week.

  • Woodworker Rick Davidson gives old barns a second life

    Gratitude for Growers is a series about growers, farmers and craftsmen of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories will celebrate farmers market vendors and allow readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    As a woodworker, Rick Davidson breathes new life into old, dilapidated wood barns, re-purposing the wood to create clocks, birdhouses, bird feeders and picture frames.

    “I like to use old 1800s barn wood,” said Davidson. “It looks nice and the wood lasts for a long time.”

  • Budget amendments adds $70,000 to road fund for this fiscal year

    Lawrenceburg City Council held a public hearing for community input regarding a Land & Water Conservation Grant the City is submitting for $75,000 to help construct a spray park at Legion Park.

    Mayor Edwinna Baker kept the hearing open for nearly an hour, including throughout a special-called City Council meeting, but there were no public comments by the time it was adjourned.