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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

  • Annual Art Trail event to showcase local talent

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Growing up, Marianne Brown was constantly getting in trouble for playing with mud in a nearby creek. At 9 years old, her mother enrolled her in an adult clay class to channel her creative outlet.

  • A dream fulfilled

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Just getting the chance to hunt a bull elk with his son, nephew and grandsons by his side would have probably been reason enough to rejoice for Lawrenceburg’s Bobby Hume.

    Successfully harvesting a 700 pound 7x7 bull with his family in tow made the experience even better.

  • Mayor, clerk races boil as criticism heats up

    From staff reports

    Rough-and-tumble contests for mayor and county clerk will be settled when voters head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, along with a host of other hotly contested races.

    The three-way race to replace outgoing Mayor Edwinna Baker includes James Ritchey, who in an interview that appears on page A14, delivers a blistering rebuke of Baker’s time in office, vows to oust the city’s police chief and attorney and lays out his plan to fix what he says is wrong with Lawrenceburg.

  • EDA buys land for industrial park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Anderson County will soon have an industrial park it can call its own.

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority voted Monday morning to purchase 47 acres of land on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway for $465,000.

    Following the decision, EDA Chairman Charlie Cammack said the move will give Anderson County a leg up in recruiting jobs and industry.

  • Bearcats marching toward state title

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County High School marching band’s practice schedule has apparently become a local legend. The Marching Bearcats are hoping to add the hardware to back those long hours up.

    “I was sitting in the stands with a staff member after our performance talking about all of our errors and trying to think of what our score may be,” Anderson band director Patrick Brady said following Saturday’s regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea.

  • Humane Society seeks help with injured dog’s vet bills

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Sam the pit bull, who was hit by car in Anderson County, is getting a second chance in a foster home, allowing him to safely heal and recover.

    Sam was taken to a local animal hospital and later transported to animal control after being involved in a car wreck Sept. 5 on Van Buren Road. He sustained several injuries, including three fractures in his pelvis, a broken Sacroiliac joint and a broken hind leg.