Local News

  • Fiscal court inches closer toward tourism merger

    County and city government might just merge their tourism efforts after all.

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council inched closer Nov. 17 when the fiscal court reintroduced a change to its own tourism authority that would allow the city to join in.

    The measure, which has been debated for years, was tabled earlier this year by the fiscal court but now is scheduled for a second and final public hearing Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

  • Fiscal court Notebook

    Eyesore no more

    The fiscal court has authorized just over $7,000 to paint the front of its chambers on Main Street, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Monday.

    The front of the building, years ago described as the “biggest eyesore on Main Street” during a fiscal court meeting, will be scraped and painted, but probably not until spring.

  • Man killed in wreck on Fox Creek Road

    A two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Fox Creek Road has claimed one man’s life and left four more people — including two children — injured.

    The names of the victims have not been released, pending family notification. The condition of the others involved is not known. All four were transported to area hospitals with what appeared to be serious injuries.

    The wreck happened when a pickup truck and passenger car collided head-on just west of Anderson City Road.

  • City police officer shoots suspect following chase

    A Lawrenceburg police officer shot a suspect around 9:30 Friday morning on Ballard Road, The Anderson News has confirmed. The suspect was shot following a vehicle chase that began on US 127 Bypass and ended when the suspect's car hit another vehicle on Ballard Road.

  • Friends of Library sale Saturday

    The Friends of the Anderson Public Library are having a “Black Saturday” book sale on Saturday, Nov. 28.  This is the last sale of the year and features large selections of recently-donated books as well as an abundant supply of used books of all types. There will be a generous selection of Christmas books, including cookbooks, just in time for the season. There will also be plenty of $1 bargain boxes and specials throughout the day, and customers can build their own $1 box from the array of specials.

  • Jury indicts woman accused of pulling loaded gun on man

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was allegedly involved in a road rage incident Sept. 29 has been indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Lesley A. Deskins, 49, of 1141 Versailles Road No. 29, has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a class D felony.

    According to police reports, another driver in Anderson Crossing passed Deskins’ vehicle and she responded by pulling up next to the other driver and yelling him, which resulted in an argument and Deskins pulling a loaded gun on the man.


  • What a tip off!

    According to my very old copy of Merriam-Webster, a game is simply an “amusement” or a “diversion.”

    We analyze them. We try to figure out what makes then work and not work. We sometimes give them wwaaaaayyyyyyy too much importance in our lives.

    Because, as Merriam-Webster also says, they are “fun.”

    Enter Cat Madness 23, held Saturday night at Anderson County High School.

  • Ninevah Christian Church continues Operation Christmas Child tradition

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

    When folks bring small boxes filled with gifts to Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, they offer not only material goods, but hope, joy and food for the recipients’ souls, volunteers ofOperation Christmas Child said.

    “What you put in the box, it’s never enough,” volunteer Cherie Peterman said as she started to shed tears while explaining how personal collecting and sharing little gifts with children can be.

  • Santa is looking for your letter!

    From staff reports

    Hey, kids, you’re running out time to get your letter in to Santa!

    For the 38th consecutive year, The Anderson News will help Santa by publishing the letters and photos of Anderson County’s children.

    To make sure Santa has time to read all of his mail, he asks that letters be no longer than 100 words.

    Santa is computer wise, so he asked us to tell all you technologically gifted letter writers to please email the letters to santa@theandersonnews.com.

  • Jury trial set for 2016 for Anglin

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    A date has been set for a jury trial for a former Shelby County High School payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a trial scheduled for March 14, 2016.