Today's News

  • Total loss

    Firefighters never stood a chance late Monday afternoon when a fire flattened a home at 2300 Glensboro Road.
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes was at the scene just minutes after the fire was called into 911, but the home, owned by Timmy Perry, was already fully engulfed in flames.
    Perry, who told reporters he had lived on that property his entire life, was among seven people who resided there and lost everything they owned but the clothes on their backs.
    The Red Cross reportedly found the family a place to stay Monday night.

  • The lifelong education of Louise Perry

    As her daughter Elissa lay dying, Louise Perry read.
    Not the fairy tales and animal fables Louise pored over as a child growing up in Fox Creek in the early ‘40s, but Bible stories.
    Anything Elissa wanted to read, mother and daughter read together until Elissa’s death from a brain tumor in 1975.
    As the 74-year-old Louise recalls now, sitting on a couch in her Lawrenceburg apartment on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, the loss of her daughter is just one part of her education.

  • Teens held at gunpoint during home invasion

    Three adults and a 17-year-old Anderson County High School student are behind bars after allegedly holding two teenagers at gunpoint while stealing guns and cash from a residence on Citation Lane.
    The 17-year-old allegedly followed two of the men into the home while the fourth man waited in a getaway car outside, according to documents obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Judge orders doody duty for restroom vandals

    They probably would have preferred to go to jail.
    Four teens who allegedly smeared feces on commodes and damaged a restroom in the county park were ordered by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway to clean it up Monday afternoon.
    With a deputy and some of their parents standing watch, the teens were forced to scrub fecal matter off the floor, commodes and walls, as well as clean up other messes they made Saturday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: The face of Bearcat football

    It was fitting that I learned of Bob Ware's death at an Anderson County sporting event.

    I was sitting in the end zone at Henry County High School, getting ready for the Bearcats' Eighth Region Tournament opener last Monday when Tom Smith approached me with the news. “Did you hear about Bob Ware? He passed away this afternoon. Just happened about an hour, maybe two hours ago.”

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Oldham's clutch play stymies Anderson chance

    NEW CASTLE – All Anderson County ever wanted was a chance.

    It was a wish that had dominated off-season workouts. It drove the Bearcats when they gathered for pre-season practice in October.

    “We have a chance to be good,” Coach Glen Drury repeatedly said during that time.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Smith, Estes named all-tournament

    Two Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the Eighth Region's All-Tournament team following the regional championship game Saturday night at Henry County High School. Anderson County's Christian Estes and Jay Smith were selected to the squad. Estes scored 29 points in two games while Smith tallied 34 in leading the Bearcats to the regional semi-finals.

  • Channel catfish, rainbow trout coming to Community Park

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has partnered with Anderson County Parks and Recreation to provide a fishing opportunity at Anderson County Community Park Lake.

  • Girls' Eighth Region championship game postponed

    The girls' Eighth Region basketball tournament championship game between Anderson County and Simon Kenton, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been postponed until Wednesday, March 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at North Oldham High School.

  • REGIONAL FINAL PREVIEW: Lady Bearcats can erase sting tonight

    (Editor's note: Due to the impending winter weather, the Eighth Region championship game was postponed after this preview was posted. Anderson County will play Simon Kenton for the title on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at North Oldham High School.)


    The sting still drives Anderson County's girls' basketball team.