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Local News

  • Springate is appointed to fill empty district judge seat

    Betty Springate of Lawrenceburg was appointed to Division I district court judge for the 53rd District court, serving Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, Monday of last week.

    Springate’s appointment marks the first time in 30 years a district court judge has resided in Anderson County.

    “It’s an honor to serve Anderson, Shelby and Spencer Counties,” said Springate. “It’s an honor for Anderson County, for even a short period of time, to have their own judge.”

  • News writers are recognized by Society of Professional Journalists

    The Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon and former News Editor Meaghan Downs were recently honored for the their work by the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Chapter.

    Downs was awarded first place in the Best News Story category with her story “Terror, then anger!” The story about a local robbery that appeared in the July 31, 2013 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Primary Care closing leaves Medicaid patients ‘high and dry’

    More than 10,000 patients must seek treatment elsewhere

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Anderson Primary Care officially closed its doors Friday.

    The clinic’s more than 10,000 registered patients will be directed to Paragon Family Practice in Versailles.

    Anderson Primary Care, owned by Lu Anne Wallace and Ann Giles, was one of the only medical care facilities that took Medicaid, leaving many Medicaid patients with no place to seek treatment locally.

  • Mitchell’s contract is renewed

    Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s contract was renewed during a special-called meeting Thursday of last week.

    The 4-year contract outlines Mitchell to make $118,225 annually, which is a 12 percent increase from when she started in 2010, making $105,000 annually. Under the contract, consisting of 240 working days, Mitchell has five days of paid leave for each school year.

  • A community says goodbye to longtime Walmart manager

    After 31 years,

    Kim Darland retires

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Local Walmart Manager of 31 years, Kim Darland, will be retiring this week.

    Darland was one of the first female Walmart managers in Kentucky, and a longtime pillar in the community known for her warm, caring personality and positive attitude. Throughout her time at Walmart, Darland showed dedication to Lawrenceburg, serving on the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and participating in numerous community service related projects.

  • Lawrenceburg takes center stage in upcoming indie film

    It’s short and low budget but “The Sentinel Chronicles: After Exodus-12 Days In the BQZ” will create exposure for Lawrenceburg and Anderson County that could attract fans of the series and future film makers.

    At an estimated run time of 9 minutes and a budget of $20,000, 12 Days joins a growing list of films that have shot scenes in Anderson County.

    The Sentinel Chronicles is an Atlanta, Ga.-based sci-fi Web series. At 7 years old, it is the oldest, ongoing sci-fi Web series in that state.

  • Duvall sworn in as postmaster

    Longtime Lawrenceburg U.S. Post Office postmaster Regina Graham, was officially replaced by Todd Duvall Friday afternoon.

    Though Duvall has been acting as the officer in charger since May, he was officially sworn in as the new postmaster Friday.

    Duvall has 17 years of post office experience, working his way up from a part-time clerk.

    Around 30 people were at Duvall’s swearing in ceremony at the Lawrenceburg USPS Office.

  • Swimming pool fund increases, budget amendments top agenda

    The intent to pursue construction of a public swimming pool was revisited but the pool of money being saved is still wet behind the ears.

    During Friday’s special-called Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates approved a budget amendment that added $15,000 to the Swimming Pool Project.

    According to Anderson County Treasurer Dudley Shryock, money has been generated for the fund over several years with business license fees and some money raised by the public.

  • Three injured in Bypass South crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 confirmed that three were injured in the 127 Bypass South car crash Tuesday of last week around 4 p.m.

    Speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi-tractor trailer, according to police.

    Roy L. Myers, 65, of Bardstown, driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, was traveling northbound on 127 Bypass South when he saw a KSP trooper was about to pull him over for speeding.

    Johnston was allegedly looking through his rearview mirror when he ran a red light and hit a 2007 Chevrolet 4-door vehicle.

  • Watson charged with burglary

    Kenneth N. Watson, 34, of 616 N. Lime, Frankfort KY 40342 was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury June 17 on one count of second-degree burglary, one count of first-degree possession of controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident that occurred around April 24, 2014.

    Officer Chris Beach of the Lawrenceburg Police Department charged him.

    The following people were also indicted June 17 by the Grand Jury, according the Anderson Circuit Court records.