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Local News

  • November county judge race will be Gritton vs. Conway

    Republican Orbrey Gritton beat Noal Cotton and Blan Lickliter to win the chance to challenge incumbent Democrat John Wayne Conway for Anderson County Judge-Executive in November.

    Gritton collected 817 votes to win the Republican Primary race yesterday. Cotton received 797 votes and Lickliter received 70 votes.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes will challenge incumbent Mitch McConnell for the 6th Congressional District U.S. Senate seat in November.

  • Bus crash on U.S. 127, no injuries reported

    Anderson County Schools’ bus 13 was involved in a crash on U.S. 127 near Carlton Drive at around 11:05 a.m. today, according to Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Mitchell said there was minimal damage to the bus and everyone on the bus was checked out by Anderson County EMS as a precautionary measure.

    For more information, see the May 28 issue of The Anderson News.

  • Wooldridge wants a ‘family’ environment

    Saffell Street Elementary held a community meet and greet reception for new principal Todd Wooldridge on Tuesday of last week.

    Out of 31 applicants, the Saffell Street Elementary Site-Based Decision-Making Council unanimously named Todd Wooldridge as principal Wed., April 30. We will officially take his new position July 1.

  • Jenkins accepts plea deal

    Eric D. Jenkins, who was indicted for the vehicular murder of Marie Garmon, received a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice offer for a plea of guilty to 2nd degree Manslaughter March 11.

    Jenkins accepted the plea agreement, which requires him to serve a 6-year prison sentence pay restitution for operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Newsroom to greenhouse: Gillette makes rewarding change

    Gratitude for Growers is a series about growers, farmers and crafters of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories will celebrate farmers market vendors and allow readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    As a child, Barbara Gillette can recall wandering around three acres of woods near her family’s home in Hamilton, Ohio, picking Daylilies and Peonies for a fragrant kitchen table bouquet.

  • Bus driver leaves two kids to walk home

    Boys didn’t know father’s phone number

    By Brad Bowman

    The Sentinel-News

    Two Shelby County Public School students were released from a bus several blocks from their home and left to walk, without the driver knowing if anyone was at the house.

    Deven, 12, and Nathan Armstrong, 8, were let off the bus about 6:40 a.m. Monday of last week when Nathan became sick.

  • Company plan: Restore historic Woodford distillery

    Peristyle LLC plans to restore and re-open the historic Old Taylor Distillery in Woodford County.

    Peristyle will renovate the 125-year-old facility and distill spirits, primarily bourbon.

    The company plans to invest up to $6.1 million and create 10 full-time jobs.

  • 21st Annual Shakespeare Festival

    Anderson County Middle School’s 21st Annual Shakespeare Festival featured students in Ginger Warren’s eighth-grade humanities classes. Students cast the parts and choose the student leadership roles, including director, stage managers, lighting designers, properties, scenery, costumes, make-up, sound designers, actors and publicity.

  • Tourism impact reaches $12.5 billion, report says

    The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky amounted to more than $12.5 billion in 2013, Gov. Steve Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Sec. Bob Stewart announced. The economic impact figure is a 2.6 percent increase from 2012.

  • CASA swears in eight new volunteers and offers training

    Eight new CASA volunteers were sworn in to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in family court. These volunteers will focus their advocacy for children in both Anderson and Franklin Counties.

    Leslie Cummins, Barbara Dalzell, Kate Heyden, Roger Hogan, Jeff Lee, Teresa Mullins, Tom Stigall and Christina Willis pledged before the court to be a voice for these children and to pursue the best outcome for each child.