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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

  • Open Hands Food Pantry to offer diabetic food options

    The Open Hands Food Pantry, which has served Anderson County residents for nine years, will unveil its new program providing food and nutrition information to diabetics this fall.

    The program was made possible by a $5,000 United Way grant to promote healthy living. Katie Howard, volunteer for the food pantry, said it’s not about providing more food but instead promoting different food choices for diabetics and tips for serving, cooking and portion size.

    The food pantry serves around 350 Anderson County residents monthly.

  • Anderson grad featured in viral ‘Shake It Off’ video

    It was about three weeks ago just after the start of school at Transylvania University and members of Delta Sigma Phi were bored and looking for something to do.

    Naturally, the boys decided to record a video of them strutting their stuff through the hallways of their fraternity and going room to room dancing and lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

  • Chamber of commerce president to chair tourism commission

    Pam Brough was appointed as chairperson for the Anderson County Tourism Commission during its meeting last Wednesday.

    Brough, who also serves as president of Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said she is excited to take on her new role.

    “This will be a learning process for me. I’m excited for the opportunity to promote Anderson County,” said Brough. “I’ve only been here for 35 years, but I love Anderson County. Anything we can do to promote it, I’m all in.”

  • Judge, state rep. candidates share views with Farm Bureau

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation isn’t shy about the policies it supports, and last Thursday night wanted to see if the local candidates for judge-executive and state representative agree with those policies.

    “We don’t endorse candidates,” said Jeff Harper, a Lawrenceburg resident who serves as director of the agency’s public affairs division. “We feel candidates should endorse our policies.”

  • Four Roses still Burgoo Cookoff champions

    Jesse Sanford, of Four Roses, took home the trophy again this year, making him the four-time reigning Anderson County Burgoo Cookoff champ.

    Trailing just behind Four Roses was Dudley Darnell’s team, Darnell’s Old Timey Burgoo. Wild Turkey came in third.

    All the funds from the cookoff go toward Shop with a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.

    “It’s an honor,” said Sanford. “I love doing this for the kids.”

  • ‘This is for everyone’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Megan Smith has no choice but to spend precious time and dollars each time her child’s frequently infected ears flare up.

    Left with no local option when Anderson Primary Care closed its doors in July, Smith has spent the past several months travelling to Versailles, Frankfort or beyond just to get a simple prescription filled for her son.