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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

  • Services/visitation planned for Larry Basham

    Larry Dewayne Basham, 62, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center.

    He was a son of the late Kermit and Zella Dalton Basham. Larry was married to Barbara Nichols Basham, his wife of 19 years, and they have three daughters, Emily (Kyle) Thacker, Megan Hoskins, and Jenna Hoskins, all of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Brylee and Ellason Thacker; and a sister, Linda (Bruce) Baker of Greensboro, North Carolina; nephew, Mathew Austin of Texas; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Nichols of Lawrenceburg.

  • Remembering 9/11 in Lawrenceburg

    Alonzo Gaines wanted to make sure people in Anderson County remembered the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

    Gaines spent a rainy Thursday morning (Sept. 11) walking around downtown Lawrenceburg planting American flags in flowerpots on Main Street and locations on Court Street.

    He said he was surprised that some people wondered why he was doing it.

  • ACT scores are ‘step in right direction’

    Anderson County High Schools’ ACT data were recently released from the 2013-2014 junior class, revealing across the board improvements in all subjects from the previous school year.
    “ I am very proud of the gains made by our students on the ACT.  The staff focus on rigor is reflected in the student achievement,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Former resident charged with stealing money from school district

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling thousands from the school system.

    Anglin is a former resident of Anderson County.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes with KSP’s West Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations Branch, said that Anglin was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center after she turned herself in, not an uncommon occurrence in situations such as hers, he added.

  • Desire to help puts local trooper back on road

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Mike Carnahan knows some people think he’s crazy for getting back on the road.

    Make that Trooper Mike Carnahan.

    After almost 24 years as a Kentucky State Policeman, and almost another year of retirement, Carnahan rejoined the Thin Gray Line on Aug. 1. He’s working Anderson County, where he’s lived for 12 years.

  • Lipp joins News ad team

    From staff reports

    Stephanie Lipp has joined The Anderson News as a sales representative, the newspaper announced.

    A 1991 graduate of Anderson County High School, Lipp brings a wealth of sales experience to The Anderson News, which includes several years at the Herald-Leader in Lexington and most recently with RevLocal, based in Lexington.

    “I’m excited to be back in my hometown, doing good things for the community that raised me,” said Lipp. “I enjoy building relationships and working to help small businesses succeed.”