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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

  • Freshman class out in force today

    An estimated 350 Anderson County High School freshman put down their pencils for a few hours this morning to give back to their community.

    Students took part in a community-wide outreach program to help clean tombstones at Lawrenceburg Cemetery, work in the city and county parks, the Lawrenceburg police station, Open Hands Food Pantry and other locations.

    Lawrenceburg resident LouKetta Woods said she was cleaning the grave of her late husband Michael when she saw a school bus pull in.

  • McConnell’s tribute to Russell entered into Congressional Record

    From staff reports

    Following are comments made by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, which were entered into the Congressional Record.

    Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to a friend and legendary Kentuckian, Wild Turkey Distillery’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

    This year marks the 60th year Jimmy has been making Bourbon for Wild Turkey, a fact that the distillery is rightfully proud to celebrate.

    As a 60-year Bourbon veteran, Jimmy is the longest tenured active spirits master distiller in the world.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Russell honored by U.S. Senate

    From staff reports

    The honors just keep pouring in for what is perhaps Anderson County’s most famous resident.

    Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, fresh off being honored earlier this month with a lifetime honorary membership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors, Russell was whisked off to Washington, D.C. last week, where he was honored by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who praised Russell from the Senate floor.

  • Can anyone beat Four Roses?

    From staff reports

    Will three-time champion Four Roses once again defend its title, or will one of the other teams — including one with a potential ringer — wrestle away the crown for having Anderson County’s best burgoo?

    That burning question will be answered Saturday, Sept. 27 when the fourth-annual Burgoo Cookoff takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • ‘Mental’ issues offered as defense

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County man charged with eight counts of attempting to murder police officers earlier this year was scheduled to introduce what court documents say is “expert evidence relating to mental disease or defect” when he appeared Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Timothy Nutgrass, of 1230 Mays Road, was charged in March after allegedly firing 60 to 80 rounds at police before allegedly fleeing and ramming his vehicle into a parked police vehicle.

  • Drug screen goes awry when urine sample falls

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg woman facing heroin and other drug-related charges was jailed last week after a bottle of urine she allegedly “concealed inside her person” fell into a toilet during a drug screen procedure, according to documents on file in Anderson County Circuit Court.