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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

  • Bus monitor charged with menacing

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    A school bus monitor was charged with menacing and harassment Monday for allegedly pushing the face of a 12-year-old student into a seat and tearing up another 12-year-old’s school papers, according to documents obtained by The Anderson News.
    Melinda R. Owens, 41, of 210 Forrest Drive, Lawrenceburg was issued a summons to appear in Anderson District Court following an investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    She was not taken into custody.

  • Church localizes mission efforts to repair homes

    Growing up in a housing project in Shelbyville, Glenn Corn, pastor of Glensboro Baptist Church, said he knows firsthand about the struggles of a low-income family.

    “It’s tougher to get than it is to give,” said Corn.

  • Band takes Reserve Champion

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats took the Reserve Grand Championship trophy at the Butler Traditional Invitational Band Contest held Saturday.

    Anderson won the Class 4A division in the preliminaries, but finished second overall to Louisville Male in the finals. Anderson had a distinguished score of 84.35, while Male, a class 5A school, finished at 84.90.

  • Police conduct compliance checks on sex offenders

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Registered sex offenders in Anderson County got the once-over earlier this month by local, state and federal law enforcement to ensure they are obeying the rules.

    Of 32 people checked in Anderson County, no arrests were made in a sweep dubbed “Operation Whiskey River,” which included checks made here along with Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties. One sex offender remains under investigation as the result of the check, but charges have not been filed, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.

  • Water lines, fire hydrants called into question

    When a water main broke in front of his South Main Street last week, Ed Ruggles said it was just one example of many infrastructure concerns to which the city has turned a blind eye.

    The break allowed water to flow into his lawn, down his driveway run into his garage. Although Ruggles said nothing in his garage was damaged, he did say it was the inconvenience of having to take everything out and hose it down.

  • ‘Fire Chief Mike’ to retire

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The instrument has yet to be invented that will accurately measure the impact Chief Mike Barnes has had on fighting fires in Anderson County.

    Barnes confirmed Monday that he will retire Nov. 15, leaving behind a legacy that includes taking what can be generously described as a modest county fire district and turning it into one that is emulated across Kentucky.

    “It’s been coming for a while,” Barnes said. “My wife and I have been discussing since May.”