Local News

  • Clerk’s office to issue passports

     Anderson County residents will soon have another location from which to obtain a passport.

  • Haunted house draws large crowds opening weekend

     105 Evil On Main proved a bit too scary for some folks on the haunted house’s opening weekend.

    Organizer Troy Young said that of the roughly 250 people who dared enter the claustrophobic maze that includes horrifying clowns, and evil Santa and other ghouls, more than 50 became too scared to finish.

  • Burgoo eating competition raises funds for CASA

     Gluttony and charity seldom work in tandem, but Saturday’s burgoo eating competition raised money for Court Appointed Special Advocates, a volunteer advocacy program that assists abused and neglected children. 

  • Carroll, Tipton to host town hall on pension crisis

    A large crowd of current and retired state employees is expected to fill the Anderson County High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 to ask questions and get answers about the state’s failing pension system.

    State Sen. Julian Carroll (D-Frankfort) and state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the state pension system, which is billions of dollars in the red.

  • Marnon hired as staff writer


    Christian Marnon has been hired as a staff writer at “The Anderson News.”

    He began his new job last Friday, and replaces former staff writer Brittany Fuller, who accepted a position with the Danville school system.

    Marnon grew up in Harrodsburg and is a graduate of Mercer County High School.

    He earned a news-editorial journalism degree at Western Kentucky University and says he is looking forward to providing news coverage of Anderson County.

  • Teens charged with breaking into school cafeteria

    Two teenagers and a juvenile have been charged with breaking into the Anderson County High School cafeteria, following an investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kenneth Bailey Smith, 18, of 109 Seminole Court, Lawrenceburg, and Christopher W. O’Brien, 19, of 729 Moss Lane, Frankfort allegedly broke into the cafeteria Sept. 12 around 8:30 p.m., according to police reports.

    They were accompanied by an unnamed juvenile.

  • ‘Idol’ winner visits cook-off; new burgoo champ crowned


    There is little consensus about what ingredients and methods comprise true burgoo. Some swear by broth thickness and spice. Others insist on using century-old kettles to prepare their batch.  Even the name burgoo is shrouded in mystery. Culinary writers have argued it’s a portmanteau of barbecue and ragout, but no one can be certain. 

  • Teenager who committed robbery now on probation


    The teenager who was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison for his part in a string of armed gas station robberies was released from prison last month and placed on probation.

    Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of the armed robberies, turned 18 at the end of July and was in court to be sentenced as an adult but was instead placed on probation.

  • Boy, 12, pulled over while driving drunk dad home

    A Lawrenceburg man who was allegedly drunk while his 12-year-old son drove him home pleaded not guilty last week in Anderson District Court.

    John Peace, 43, of 1287 Wildcat Road, was cited for endangering the welfare of a minor and first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place after police stopped the vehicle his son was driving last month on Fox Creek Road.

  • Buckmeadow Farm Fest to begin Sept. 23


    Anderson County will get a new place to enjoy fall festivities this year at Buckmeadow Farm Fest. A few years in the making, the Farm Fest will be open weekends starting Sept. 23 and continue through Oct. 29.

    Located 10 minutes from Lawrenceburg at 1323 Ninevah Road, the six weekend long event will feature a wide range of activities for the entire family.