Local News

  • Judge-executive stops peforming marriages

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton confirmed last week that he will no longer perform marriages following the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex weddings in all 50 states.

    Gritton, who is not statutorily required to perform marriages, said he has performed them since taking office in January but the ruling prompted him to stop.

  • Vets have lifelong bond

    War is often more about destruction than creation, but sometimes war can forge together something that lasts for decades — friendship among soldiers.

    Local Vietnam War veteran Terry Covington knows all too well the power of friendships, and said he has been fortunate enough to still be able to count on a few men he calls friends.

    Covington was surprised over the Independence Day week when four of the men he served with in the Vietnam War decided to visit him at his Lawrenceburg home.

  • Business owner arrested for school kickbacks

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Thursday for an alleged scheme that saw his business provide just over $115,000 in illicit kickbacks to a school official in Warsaw, Indiana, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to court documents and media reports.

    Brian Stowers, 54, of 1381 Birdie Road, waived extradition during his arraignment Monday morning in Anderson District Court, where he was also arraigned on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Snow White, as you’ve never seen her before

    The Anderson County Community Theatre’s presentation of Snow White is a true labor of love for the entire cast and crew, but especially for director Catherine Partlow, who wrote the play and designed all the costumes herself.

    While a veteran director, this is Partlow’s first foray into the writing world and said the inspiration for her rendition of Snow White came from her dissatisfaction with the current accepted storyline.

  • Scenes from the funeral procession for Trooper Eric Chrisman
  • Scenes from Sunday's visitation for Trooper Eric Chrisman
  • Thousands pay final respects to trooper killed in car wreck

    By Ben Carlson and Ricki Barker, News staff

    A note found in trooper Eric Chrisman’s apartment shortly after his death asked a simple but poignant question: “What legacy do you want to leave?”

    That question was answered for him over the past week as thousands upon thousands of people honored his service to Kentucky, his faith in God and comforted his family following his tragic death.

  • City officer laid to rest

    In less than one week Lawrenceburg has laid to rest two of its finest men. One was a veteran, who spent years serving his community and was well versed in all aspects of law enforcement. Another was much younger, but no less honorable. What he lacked in experience he made up for in commitment to his duty and maturity beyond his years.

  • Home delivery of paper delayed until Thursday

    Due to a problem with our printing facility in Cynthiana, those who receive their newspaper by mail will now receive it Thursday. Subscribers can access the full edition of the newspaper on this website, including an electronic edition that can be found in the lower right corner of our home page.

    Those who receive The Anderson News Extra will also receive it Thursday.

    Single copies of this week’s newspaper will be available on newsstands later this morning.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Anderson County clerk issues first same-sex wedding license

    Shortly after a Supreme Court ruling legalized gay marriage nationwide, the Anderson County Clerk’s office issued its first same-sex marriage license application Friday afternoon.

    According to employees at the office, two females asked for a marriage license early Friday morning shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision was announced.

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny said the couple waited patiently while the office received orders from Gov. Beshear.