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Local News

  • Jeep rear-ends motorcycle on Fox Creek Road

    A motorcycle rider was injured around 5:30 p.m. Monday when his bike was rear-ended by a Jeep.

    The biker appeared to sustain a serious leg injury and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Jeep did not appear to be injured.

    The wreck occurred on Fox Creek Road in front of Wild Turkey Trace golf course.

    The names of those involved have not been released.

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

    More details to follow as they become available.

  • Stolen Wild Turkey found in Franklin County

    By Kristina Belcher
    The State Journal

    Sheriff Pat Melton said text-a-tips received over the last several days resulted in an investigation and the discovery of $30,000 worth of stolen bourbon from Wild Turkey Distillery allegedly found in the possession of a Buffalo Trace employee.

  • Firefighters rescue four from swollen Salt River

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Firefighters rescued four people Saturday when the vehicle they were in became stranded in the swollen Salt River on Rice Road.

    Interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox said the driver of a Jeep attempted to cross the river, which had swelled from due to last week’s heavy rain and snow.

    “The water was moving very fast,” said Cox. “Normally it’s just a couple of inches but that day it was at least a couple of feet.”

  • Dad finds daughter’s home burned to ground

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Police are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Lawrenceburg woman’s home but wasn’t discovered until the following day.

    Battalion Chief Chris Harrod of the Anderson County Fire Department said he was alerted to the fire last Friday morning, hours after the 800-square-foot cabin had already burned to the ground at 1153 Tracy Road.

  • Recycling trashing county’s budget

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Monday that he is considering major changes to the county’s recycling program, which is losing an estimated $175,000 a year.

    Data obtained by The Anderson News show that revenue from recyclables in 2014 totaled just under $30,000 while expenses were nearly $205,000.

  • Hit-and-run tractor-trailer total fire dept. vehicle

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Two Anderson County firefighters escaped injury when the vehicle they were in was struck by a hit-and-run tractor-trailer as they attempted to help stranded motorists on the Bluegrass Parkway during last Wednesday’s snowstorm.

    Interim Fire Chief Donald Cox said department’s 2000 Jeep utility vehicle was likely totaled in the wreck, which occurred at the base of what is known as Bridge Hill on the Woodford County side of the Kentucky River.

  • City wants say over additional booze permits

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t about to allow nine additional drinking establishments to open without having some input.

    “We need to get ahead of this process,” Mayor Sandy Goodlett said during Monday night’s city council meeting. “We have no control over who gets them.”

  • As snow days pile up, school officials discuss ‘Plan B’

    When school is dismissed for extended periods of time due to severe winter weather, many parents and students look for ways to preserve spring break and not have the school calendar cut into summer vacations.

    One solution discussed over time has been the implementation of a plan of limited bus routes, often referred to as “Plan B” or “Snow Plan.”

  • Dates set for kindergarten registration

    Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-2016 school year have been set for March 16 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and March 23 at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    All incoming kindergarten students will receive free materials given to each family including a backpack, T-shirt, and easy ideas to help your child be kindergarten ready, according to a news release.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Oct 1.

  • Resource fair rescheduled for March 17

    A resource fair for parents of children with special needs is now scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the school district announced.

    The event was originally scheduled for March 5 but was rescheduled due to the weather.

    The event will be held in the lower level of the Anderson Extension building, located in the county park. It will feature a variety of agencies that will provide information about how they can of benefit to parents and their child.