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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.

  • Lawrenceburg boy learns to play with less at NubAbility Camp

    Evan Peters, 10, of Lawrenceburg learns to play with less at NubAbility camp

    A 10-year-old Lawrenceburg boy spent his weekend building confidence, improving sports skills and learning to play with less and win.

  • Extension Homemakers announce winners of Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    The following people won blue ribbons during the recent 2014 Anderson County Extension Homemakers Home, Craft and Garden Fair:

     

    ART DEPARTMENT

    Grades 1 – 4:

    Acrylic:  Ellie Yon

    Other Medium:  Rachel Ellis

    Grades 5 – 8:

    Pencil:  Jack Ryan

    Acrylic:  Krista Spaulding

    Other Medium:  Jack Ryan

    Grades 9 – 12:

    Watercolor:  Kaylee Snow

  • Firefighters working to control barn fire

    At around 3 p.m., Anderson County firefighters, EMS and the sheriff's office responded to a large hay barn fire on Hickory Grove Road. At 4:30 p.m., Firefighters were still working to get the fire under control.

  • Councilman suggests redrawing city lines

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    In a 4-2 vote, Lawrenceburg City Council approved the second reading of 2014 real and personal property taxes Tuesday of last week.

    The city’s real estate property taxes were set from $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $1.95, which is expected to produce $1,050,339 in revenue. The personal property tax rates were set from $2.29 per $1,000 assessed valuation to $3.07, which is expected to produce $80,985 in revenue.

  • School board votes to pay $110, 596 insurance bill

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Fiscal matters were the primary topic of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.

    Though Anderson County Schools no longer participates in Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, which offered low cost, risk pool insurance to Kentucky school districts. Statewide school districts that participated in the program are required to make up for the KSBIT’s more than $50 million deficit.

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.

  • Dangerous drugs to be discussed

    From staff reports

    The ongoing heroin epidemic and other drug-related concerns will be discussed Wednesday, Oct. 1 during an event titled “Community Chat: A Time to Act.”

    Sponsored by the Anderson County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, the event will feature discussions on heroine, the dangers of electronic cigarettes and “alcopops” (energy drinks laces with alcohol) and other drug trends, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Burgoo on tap for this weekend

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The arrival of fall means one thing for certain in Anderson County: it’s time to burgoo.

    The annual Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday with a full array of entertainment, activities, live music and the wildly popular burgoo cookoff to support Shop With a Cop.

    The cookoff, this year featuring eight teams, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green.