Local News

  • Mayor gets city’s OSHA fine reduced

    It remains an expensive lesson, but not nearly as expensive as it was.
    City officials have negotiated a deal with state labor officials to have a $4,500 OSHA fined leveled against them reduced to $2,250, according to Mayor Sandy Goodlett.
    “It’s final now, and it’s paid,” Goodlett said Monday morning.

  • Following in dad’s footsteps

    No one will ever again accuse Madison Cherry of being the silent type.
    A 15-year-old sophomore at Anderson County High School, Cherry is downright ebullient these days, thanks to her participation in FFA, (formerly known as Future Farmers of America).
    “Once I started going to events and competitions, I learned I had the skills for FFA,” said Madison, whose passion for the organization is matched only by her love of show jumping atop her horse, Wave.

  • Brown joins staff at The Anderson News

    Shannon Brown has joined The Anderson News staff as front office assistant.
    A Lawrenceburg native, Brown was a full-time stay-at-home mom prior to joining the newspaper.
    “The job was a perfect fit for my family. It’s just part-time so it allows me time with my kids,” she said.
    Brown is the mother of Cameron, 12; Brayden, 6; and Mallory, 11 months. She is married to Steven Brown.
    “I like the fact that my family lives here,” she said. “I’m really close to my family.”

  • House OKs $3.8M to widen US 62 from Turner to 127

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    The state’s biennial road plan, which includes $3.8 million to wide US 62 between Robert B. Turner Elementary School and US 127 Bypass cleared the House last week and now awaits approval in the state Senate.
    The measure, part of the state’s 4.58 billion biennial plan, passed the House by a 56-40 margin.
    If ultimately approved, it would spent $3.8 million in 2016 to widen the road, a measure Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett says is needed.


    Benson Isac Nichols was born Feb. 26, 2016.
    He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.
    Benson is a son of Jeremiah Nichols of Henry County, and wife Alesia Nichols of Anderson County.
    He has an older sister, Kaleigh.

  • Pay raises planned as library board lauded for expanding

    From staff reports
    The Anderson Public Library Board of Trustees were lauded March 15 for its organization and budgeting regarding the library expansion by Chip Sutherland, the library’s financial advisor.
    “Just going back to 2009, your taxes have stayed steady, whereas most libraries have raised them,” he explained.

  • Five people charged as heroin, methamphetamine busts continue

    Five suspects face heroin and methamphetamine charges after being arrested last week by officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Those charged include Beverly Cammack, 51, of 1019 Hoophole Road; Leticia M. Goodlett, 36, of 316 Highland Drive, apartment 3; Lee Sweet, 35, of 201 Djeddah Drive; Emily Flynn, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road; and Joshua N. Moore, 35, of 409 North Keeneland Drive.
    Sweet, Goodlett and Cammack were charged after police responded to Goodlett’s residence to perform a welfare check, according to police reports.

  • Suspect pepper sprayed after breaking window in cop car

    A homeless Lawrenceburg man suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics from Walmart is being held on a $5,000 cash bond after he tussled with police, kicked the rear window out of a police car and later defecated in a holding cell and ambulance.
    Christopher H. Isaacs, 29, was charged with shoplifting, disorderly conduct, menacing and criminal mischief following an incident that included police using pepper spray to subdue him, according to police reports.

  • ‘We might as well give them the dope’

    News that the Anderson County Health Department is debating the creation of a needle exchange program for drug addicts wasn’t received particularly well during last week’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    “What jackass thought of that idea?” asked Magistrate David Montgomery, who disparaged the idea but volunteered to be a on a committee to examine it along with members of the health board, Lawrenceburg City Council, law enforcement, EMS and county jailer.
    “We might as well give them the dope, too,” Montgomery added.

  • Circuit Court likely next stop for Alton Road

    The state’s emergency request to have Alton Road (Highway 151) removed from the federal government’s National Truck Network doesn’t go nearly far enough, according to the leaders of a group demanding that heavy trucks be temporarily banned.
    Residents Tom Isaac and Don McCormick each said Monday that they and the group they represent will decide next Monday if they will seek an emergency injunction in court.