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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

  • Mount Eden Fire Department begins rebuilding

    By William B. Carroll

    Landmark News Service

    The Mount Eden Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees continued to move forward with rebuilding the fire station, which was destroyed by fire two weeks ago, by appointing a building committee and approving insurance disbursements for several vehicles destroyed in the blaze.

  • Ketchup elimination causes parents to see red

    Students went back to school on Aug. 13. Students attended classes, ate lunch, and went about the normal school activities, but something was noticeably missing: ketchup. Signs were posted around the cafeteria to explain the favorite condiment’s absence because of the unavailability of low sodium ketchup.

    Parents heard there was no ketchup in the school lunches and flooded the Anderson County Schools’ office and The Anderson News with questions.

  • School board raises taxes again

    Property owners will see an increase in the amount of school taxes they pay for a second consecutive year following a decision Wednesday by the Anderson County Board of Education to take the maximum revenue increase allowed by law without voters having a chance to reverse the decision.

    The board voted 3-2 for a 4 percent property tax levy increase during a special called meeting, claiming the additional funds are needed to cover state-mandated pay increases for district employees.

  • Through the Trail of Tears and beyond

    After a journey of 826 miles, 52 days, enduring memories and the loss of a longtime friend and travel companion, Emma Swendsen returns with a changed prospective.

    Swendsen, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, spent her summer traveling through the Trail of Tears to gain an understanding of what some 16,000 Native Americans went through in 1838 when they were forcibly removed from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia to Oklahoma.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    The owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when she found an unlocked storage unit.

    She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    The Anderson County Sherriff’s Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County Coroner, said the owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road, discovered a storage unit that was unsecure and unlocked. She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male.

    The Anderson County Sherriff's Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

    Kinder was last seen alive by family at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25., according to Tussey.