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:



    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

  • Puncheon Creek debuts new CD to packed house

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Brandon Warren, harmony vocalist and guitar player for Puncheon Creek, said the band is “pleased as punch” to see the culmination of four years of work come together at Puncheon Creek’s CD release party to promote the band’s first album “Café on the Corner” on Saturday at Wild Turkey Trace.

  • Chamber president hired to run Tourism Commission

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Tourism has been a subject of contention in Anderson County, which was especially brought back into the limelight during in the recent election.

    Pam Brough, chairperson of the Anderson County Tourism Commission, urged the commission members to make a decision on the executive director position during a meeting Wednesday morning.

    A decision was made, and Brough was hired for the job.

  • Chef offers tips to prepare perfect, flavorful Thanksgiving turkey

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    There are many ways to cook a turkey. Some Anderson News readers say they smoke their turkey, others prefer deep fried turkey, some suggest marinating in beer and honey and another reader said a simplistic salt water brine was the way to go.

    If you’re still struggling on how to prepare Thanksgiving turkey this year, try this delicious recipe, adapted by chef Kenneth Aubrey of Two Brothers restaurant in Lawrenceburg.

  • Accused wife beater’s attorney quits; bail now $125,000

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of abusing his wife on multiple occasions represented himself in Anderson District Court last week after his attorney was granted a motion to quit.

    Steven Robinson, 34, of 233 Hunter Ridge Drive remains jailed in numerous charges, the latest stemming from him violating protective orders to stay away from his wife when police found him hiding in her attic Nov. 4.

  • Deadline nears for conservation funds

    From staff reports

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • ‘Dairy Grinch’ declared indigent

    From staff reports

    Former Dairy Cheer employees hoping they will finally get the pay they were stiffed out of three years ago could be in for yet another Christmas letdown.

    Former Dairy Cheer owner Lou Compton, who closed the restaurant here in December of 2011 after writing bad checks to some employees and simply not paying others, was living on social security and driving a 23-year-old car at the time of her arrest last month in Michigan.