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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

  • Man jailed after trial ends with hung jury

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The man who once dubbed himself “Black Neck Chevy Johnson” on Facebook figured he was free to go last Wednesday after a jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision on a charge that he beat up the mother of one of his children last June.

    He wasn’t.

  • Fiscal court facing $400,000 budget deficit

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will likely have to borrow upwards of $400,000 to balance its next budget, County Treasurer Dudley Shryock confirmed Monday afternoon.

    “We spent way too much money on that recycling building,” Shryock said when asked why what was said to be a sound county budget now has such a glaring hole.

  • Lawrenceburg adds four to Kentucky State Police ranks

    From staff reports

    Four Lawrenceburg men all graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy during a ceremony last Friday morning in Frankfort, according to a news release.

    Donald McCormick, Gerald Milam and Matthew Sudduth were all assigned to serve at Post 5 in Campbellsville, and Eric Chrisman was assigned to serve at Post 1 in Mayfield.

    The foursome was among 69 new troopers who graduated and part of the agency’s 92nd cadet class.

  • Gov. appoints Leet to grape, wine council

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Gov. Steve Beshear obviously knows that when it comes to Kentucky’s finest winemakers, Lawrenceburg’s Logan Leet is among the state’s best.

    Leet, president and winemaker at Old 502 Winery in Louisville and former owner of Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery in Lawrenceburg, was reappointed by the governor last week to the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council.

  • Local students named to University of Kentucky fall dean’s list

    From staff reports

    For the first time, more than 6,000 students have made the University of Kentucky Dean’s List. UK has released its Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 semester.

    A record high of 6,366 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance. That’s an increase of nearly 500 since Fall 2013 and nearly 900 more than Spring 2014, according to a news release.

    The following are Anderson County native students who were named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Kentucky.

  • News briefs for Jan. 21, 2015

    Tipton to visit Lawrenceburg

    State Rep. James Tipton will host a legislative briefing 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at Tonya’s Buffett, located at Hilltop Drive in Lawrenceburg, his office announced.

    Tipton, who represents Anderson County in Frankfort, will provide an overview of the 2015 legislative session and field questions from the community.

    Lawrenceburg woman joins medical group

    Leeann Spivey, nurse practitioner, has joined Northgate Medical Group, according to a news release.