Local News

  • Operation Kidsafe will be here Oct. 5-10

    Operation Kidsafe will be in Lawrenceburg Oct. 5-10 at Chrysler of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    Operation Kidsafe provides parents with a private record of their children’s fingerprints, which will be recorded for their private use free of charge during the event, according to a news release.

    No special information is needed, and no data-basing will be done, organizers said. Parents take home the only record of the visit, which can be handed to law enforcement during an emergency.

  • Sixth grader to sing National Anthem at Keeneland

    The largest crowd to witness sixth grader Lauren Wash sing is about 500.

    That’s about to change in a big way.

    On Oct. 11, Wash will sing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people during the fall meet at Keeneland.

    “I’m actually really excited,” the 11-year-old veteran of numerous pageants and musicals said Monday afternoon. “I’ve done a lot of things over the years, but haven’t done anything as big as this.”

  • Man jailed for hitting 9-year-old with stick

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after being charged with breaking a stick over a 9-year-old boy’s back.

    Timothy Bowman, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 44, is charged with fourth-degree assault, child abuse, following and incident at his home Sept. 21.

    According to a report filed by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the child said that Bowman broke the stick over his back during an argument he was having with his brother.

  • Four Roses repeats as Burgoo Cook-Off champs

    Jess Sanford and his team at Four Roses apparently can’t be beat.

    For the fifth consecutive year, Four Roses outdistanced the competition in the Burgoo Cook-Off, an event sponsored by The Anderson News as a fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program that purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Darnell’s Old Tyme Burgoo had a strong showing and placed second, followed by Anderson County Schools, which placed third in its first year of competition.

    The event raised nearly $1,200 for Shop With a Cop.

  • Winners named in Lion’s Club’s 5K Run/Walk

    The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club hosted a 5K Run/Walk for Sight on Saturday during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eyeglasses for the under-privileged people in Anderson County.

    Forty-nine people participated in the and everyone was able to finish the 3.1-mile course in less than one hour.

    The fastest runner in the event was Austin Dillow of Lawrenceburg, who ran the course in 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Second was Aaron Hume of Lawrenceburg with a time of 18:28.

  • Marching Bearcats place first in Pulaski County Invitational
  • ‘In-your-face terror’

    Some are afraid of heights, others tight spaces, spiders or snakes.

    The world is full of phobic reactions, including plenty of people who feel like running away screaming at the first sight of a clown.

    That’s a condition known as coulrophobia, and by the end of October it might well be the single most diagnosed condition in Lawrenceburg.

  • Teen receives national award for saving man’s life

    When Jaden Raymond saved a man’s life in January, he never expected to be featured on the front page of The Anderson News.

    Imagine his surprise, then, when the 16-year-old freshman at Anderson County High School found out his act of heroism won him a national award.

    Raymond won the American Legion Auxiliary’s national Youth Hero Award during the group’s national convention in Baltimore and was presented the award by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg earlier this month.

  • ‘He was a force, he was a kind man’

    It’s fitting that one of the last images people will have of Jimmy Walker is of him holding the American flag high during the singing of the National Anthem.

    It was the recent anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and Walker, co-president of the Wheels in Time Car Club, made sure that the group’s Friday night cruise-in on Main Street included a patriotic tribute to those who lost their lives.

  • Not just any old flag

    “Is this the first time you've been to our little town?

    ...I don't like to brag but we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag.”

    --Johnny Cash


    The flag the Anderson County football team rallies around is not yet ragged. It might never be tattered or threadbare.

    But the same message it waved in the winds near one of the world's hot spots is the one the Bearcats want to shout every time they take the field for the battle of a football game.