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

  • Conway, Ruggles bid farewell to fiscal court

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    With a large pot of Joe Denny’s famous beans and other goodies waiting to be served, outgoing Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, his voice cracking near the end, said his goodbyes last Tuesday at the conclusion of what could be his final meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “I know I got spanked but the pressure’s off,” said Conway, who was soundly defeated in his re-election bid last month by Obrey Gritton.

  • Sides brace for ruling in lawsuit vs. library

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    An answer could be coming within the next few weeks regarding a lawsuit filed against the Anderson Public Library that alleges its board of trustees has illegally set its tax rate for the past three decades.

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals heard arguments last week on nearly identical suits filed in Campbell and Kenton counties that seek to have millions of dollars in taxes refunded and to force libraries formed by petition, like Anderson’s, to follow the law when raising or lowering tax rates.

  • For the love of pizza

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    As a teenager, Troy Settles had his life planned out.

    The ambitious Settles worked hard to pursue a career in ministry, earning a scholarship at Campbellsville University to study Christian education, but his plans changed when he started working for Pizza Hut at the age of 17. Settles knew he had found his niche.

    “I felt like this is the direction I wanted to go,” he said.

  • 100 birthdays on 100 Christmas Eves

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Amid all the flurry of Christmas activity, the inundation of “must haves” and the reminders of the “can’t do withouts,” Lueticia Turner offers her recipe for a feast of Christmas joy.

    “I want my kids to be able to come see me,” says Mrs. Turner, an Anderson County resident who will be celebrating her 100th Christmas on Thursday.

    That’s one day after Mrs. Turner turns the page on a century of life. She was born on Dec. 24, 1914.

  • Six firefighters survive head-on collision with tree

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    In the aftermath of six firefighters being injured last Tuesday night while responding to a wreck on Puckett Road, interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox said there’s one thing people can do to help them and other firefighters.

    “If you see a fire truck coming, pull over and let us go by,” Cox said. “We do not let our people drive with red lights and sirens because it’s fun to do.

    “They’re going to a call; someone needs help.”

  • ‘Messiah’ performance packs Bearcat Theater

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The Anderson County High School Advanced Chorus, First Christian Chancel Choir and members of the Lexington Philharmonic were featured Sunday in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” before a packed Bearcat Theater at the high school.