Local News

  • Jury indicts woman accused of pulling loaded gun on man

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was allegedly involved in a road rage incident Sept. 29 has been indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Lesley A. Deskins, 49, of 1141 Versailles Road No. 29, has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a class D felony.

    According to police reports, another driver in Anderson Crossing passed Deskins’ vehicle and she responded by pulling up next to the other driver and yelling him, which resulted in an argument and Deskins pulling a loaded gun on the man.


  • Ninevah Christian Church continues Operation Christmas Child tradition

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

    When folks bring small boxes filled with gifts to Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, they offer not only material goods, but hope, joy and food for the recipients’ souls, volunteers ofOperation Christmas Child said.

    “What you put in the box, it’s never enough,” volunteer Cherie Peterman said as she started to shed tears while explaining how personal collecting and sharing little gifts with children can be.

  • Veterans honored at American Legion

    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion members conducted a Veterans Service on Nov. 8 at the Legion Fairgrounds.

    Unit 34 President Pam Brough welcomed everyone and Chaplain Dolores Mefford had the opening prayer. Post Commander Bill Sloan led the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem was sung by Gina Rue.

    Brough asked the World War II veterans to stand. Bobby Rorer and Huston Perry received a round of applause with a standing ovation.

    Capt. Joshua Witt of the Kentucky National Guard was the guest speaker.

  • Donate to the KSP ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive

    Kentucky State troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through Dec. 11.

     “Service to those in need goes hand-in-hand with our law enforcement mission,” KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer SAID. “It’s a way to repay the local communities that support us throughout the year.”

  • Santa is looking for your letter!

    From staff reports

    Hey, kids, you’re running out time to get your letter in to Santa!

    For the 38th consecutive year, The Anderson News will help Santa by publishing the letters and photos of Anderson County’s children.

    To make sure Santa has time to read all of his mail, he asks that letters be no longer than 100 words.

    Santa is computer wise, so he asked us to tell all you technologically gifted letter writers to please email the letters to santa@theandersonnews.com.

  • General Cable to expand

    A company that has been part of the Anderson County community for more than 40 years is expanding its operations.

    General Cable Industries Inc. is relocating assets to Lawrenceburg announced Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday.

    General Cable, a wire and cable manufacturer, expects to create more than 54 positions and invest more than $2.5 million into the project.

    “When a company decides to consolidate its services, it’s rewarding when they decide to locate those operations in Kentucky,” Beshear said in a statement.

  • School, hometown come together to remember fallen trooper

    There are certain times when sports play a much bigger role in life than what we see on the playing field.

    They can heal. They can inspire. And they can unite.

    Such was the case Saturday afternoon at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. To be sure, there was a full day of athletic fun on the schedule. The school’s high school volleyball and basketball teams took on Christian Educational Consortium, a Louisville-based home-school program for an afternoon of sports.

  • Dance Saturday to benefit Wall of Honor

    There will be a benefit dance for the Veterans’ Wall of Honor Saturday, Nov. 21.

    No veteran has ever paid to have his or her name placed on the wall, but the metal plates are purchased solely through donations.

    If you have an Anderson County veteran who is not on the wall, send the information to Veteran’s Wall of Honor, P.O. Box 672, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. You need to include the persons name, branch of service, rank, year entered and year out.

  • What a tip off!

    According to my very old copy of Merriam-Webster, a game is simply an “amusement” or a “diversion.”

    We analyze them. We try to figure out what makes then work and not work. We sometimes give them wwaaaaayyyyyyy too much importance in our lives.

    Because, as Merriam-Webster also says, they are “fun.”

    Enter Cat Madness 23, held Saturday night at Anderson County High School.

  • Jury trial set for 2016 for Anglin

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    A date has been set for a jury trial for a former Shelby County High School payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a trial scheduled for March 14, 2016.