Today's News

  • Grandmother charged with tying up 3-year-old takes plea deal

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for up to 16 hours each day has accepted a plea offer instead of going to trial, which was scheduled to begin this morning (Monday).

    Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell confirmed that Carolyn Case has accepted a plea deal, but declined to say what the deal is until it is formally signed.

    Case is now scheduled to formally enter a guilty plea Dec. 17 in Anderson Circuit Court, Donnell said Monday afternoon.

  • Blaze claims family’s home, dogs

    A Lawrenceburg couple lost their home, possessions and dogs when their house burned to the ground last Friday evening.
    Bill and Renee Casson’s home at 1842 Mill Creek Pike was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 5:15 p.m.
    What sparked the blaze remains unknown, Bill Casson said Monday afternoon, but he does have his suspicions.
    “We had just put in a new refrigerator and stove in less than 24 hours before the fire,” he said. “We don’t know but it makes us wonder.”

  • COLUMN: Heartbreaking loss can't erase Bearcats' place in Kentucky football

    There were tears, certainly, but stunned looks were the most familiar sights around Anderson County football Friday night.

    That was understandable after the Bearcats had seen Pulaski County rally from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and score the winning touchdown with only 46 seconds left.

    It was on a fourth down play, at that.

    Stunning. Deep hurt. And now, for those who will return in 2014, eight months to think about, “What if?” For those who won't, there will be a lasting hurt.

  • FOOTBALL: Premium showdown, regular performance

    Anderson County had enough gas to get to Bowling Green, but the Bearcats apparently got a fill up with regular when premium was needed Friday night.

    Pulaski County saw to that. On a night when the Bearcats put forward a good, but not stellar effort, it simply was not enough. The Bearcats' engine knocked at inopportune times and Pulaski rallied from a 10-point deficit to end the Bearcats' season, 20-17, in the Class 5A state semifinals at Anderson's Hollie Warford Stadium.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcat boys to open season

    Anderson County begins its boys' basketball journey Thursday, hoping that East Jessamine is the first step on a road to Rupp Arena in March.

    The Bearcats, considered by most to be one of the better teams in a wide-open Eighth Region chase, host East Jessamine in their season opener. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. with the junior varsity game in the preliminary contest.

    East Jessamine was to have opened the season Tuesday night at Pulaski County.

  • BASKETBALL: Rams take Nelson tournament championship

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams rolled to three impressive wins to claim the championship of the Nelson County Baptist School Invitational Tournament on Nov. 22-23.

    The first game of the annual tournament pitted the Rams against the Eagles of Anchored Christian School from Bowling Green. With great scoring by the guards and a relentless defense, the Rams jumped out to a 22-point halftime lead. After an even third period, CAL came out in the final period of the game with a full head of steam and managed to outscore the Eagles 18-5 capping off the win 69-34.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats rout Casey in season opener

    The polls only start conversations. Anderson County's girls' basketball team would rather let their game do the talking.

    At least the No. 1-ranked Lady Bearcats did that Monday night, routing what is expected to be a nice Casey County team, 78-45, in the season opener for both teams.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats get tough early tests

    Anderson County will put its No. 1 ranking on the line three times in the next week against some teams who have their sights set not only on knocking the Lady Bearcats off early in the basketball season, but on making statewide noise in March.

  • WRESTLING: Mat Cats finish third at Bryan Station

    Anderson County wrestling got off to a good start with a third place finish in the Bryan Station Duals, held Saturday in Lexington.

    The Bearcats won three matches, defeating the host school, Scott County and The All-Stars, a team of unattached wrestlers.

    The Bearcats dropped matches to perennial powers Campbell County, the meet runner-up, and Woodford County, which won the meet.

    Taylor Logsdon, wrestling at 145 pounds, finished the day undefeated in five matches while Cody Dillow, at 152, won four of five.

  • Longtime brothers, finally teammates

    WILMORE – The Sixth Man and Family Ties are all coming together at Asbury University this basketball season.

    “He's like a brother to me,” C.J. Penny says of his Asbury teammate Alex Dennis. “Now that he is here, I want to protect him and make sure everything is OK.”

    “C.J. is always there for me,” says Dennis, a freshman. “He's always asking how my day is and always trying to make my day better.”