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

  • ‘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.

  • Young, wife honored by state sheriff’s association

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young was sworn in as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association last Thursday night in Bowling Green, but it was his wife who drew what was perhaps the loudest applause of the evening.

    Benita Young received the association’s Appreciation Award for 2014 for her efforts in supporting the sheriff’s many community programs while dealing with a serious health crisis of her own.

  • Auditor uncovers $380,000 shortfall in school district funds

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The results of an independent audit report conducted by Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s evaluation were released at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Dec. 8.

  • Chance to see police as they really are

    By Ben Carlson


    It’s a shame that when police get together to congratulate each other on a job well done that they are typically the only ones who know about it.

    When something goes wrong, though, most have what usually amounts to an under-informed or downright ignorant opinion on the issue and are more interested in advancing the problem rather than fixing it.

  • Man killed in wreck on Wildcat Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Wildcat Road man was killed Saturday night when he was ejected from the pickup truck he was driving and pinned beneath.

    Logann Driskell, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries he sustained, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    The wreck occurred near 1174 Wildcat Road, a winding, narrow road that connects Stringtown with Tyrone.

  • Police help give kids a merrier Christmas

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Christmas came just a bit early for about 50 Lawrenceburg children who otherwise might not have had Christmas at all.

    That’s how many children participated in this year’s Shop With a Cop program, an event sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to purchase Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Sheriff Troy Young, who started the program about five years ago, said it is amazing how it has grown in just a few years.