Local News

  • Girl, 10, charged for threat

    A 10-year-old female student at Emma B. Ward Elementary School was charged today for posting a shooting threat on a social media site, Sheriff Joe Milam confirmed.

    The child was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and harrassing communications.

    Milam said the child allegedly posted the threat on a social media account last night, outside of school. He said other students saw the post and alerted school staff this afternoon, which prompted an investigation and immediately identified the student.

  • Chrismans honor son on mission trip to Thailand

     Most people leave their dentist’s office with little more than a cleaning and a complimentary baggie filled with a toothbrush and mini tube of Colgate. 

  • Gas Pains

     Mayor Sandy Goodlett painted a fairly gloomy picture for future economic development in Anderson County during a city council work session last week that touched on a variety of topics, including tourism, the Burgoo Festival and others.

  • Business owner charged with shoplifting

     The owner of a Main Street catering and food service business has been charged with 17 counts of shoplifting, according to police reports.

  • Opting out

     Melissa Moore Drury said she removed her child from the public school system after her daughter’s life became “a living hell.”

  • Suspects jailed after deputies seize meth, weapon and cash

     Eight people were arrested Monday morning on a variety of drug trafficking and possession charges after police received a call from one of the suspects who claimed the others were going to kill him.

  • ‘He is obsessed with her’

     An emergency protection order requested by a foreign exchange student attending Anderson County High School was granted after the girl’s host parent was charged with intimidating a witness in a legal process, court documents show.

  • Experts: Woodside will be with NFL team for training camp

     When he was a little boy, Logan Woodside told his family while watching the NFL Combine on television that one day they would be watching him.

  • UPDATE: Second girl arrested in middle school shooting threats

    Two Anderson County Middle School students were arrested Tuesday in the latest shooting threats to hit Anderson County school.

    The girls, ages 12 and 13, were each charged with second-degree terroristic threatening after leaving notes in a school bathroom. The 12-year-old allegedly wrote "she had a gun" and was going to "shoot everybody" on a bathroom wall, sparking a soft lockdown of the school while police investigated.

  • Lawrenceburg woman dies following wreck on I-64

    A 26-year-old Lawrenceburg woman was killed Tuesday when the vehicle she was driving went off I-64 in Shelbyville and rolled several times, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    Jessica L. Carter, 26, was transported to University of Louisville Hospital, where was later pronounced dead, according to the news release.

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for the driver of another vehicle involved that may have caused the wreck, according to the news release.