.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Three injured on South Bypass car crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 Public Affairs Officer Kendra Wilson confirmed this afternoon that three were injured in the 127 South Bypass car crash yesterday around 4 p.m.

    Wilson said speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi tractor trailer.

    No serious injuries were reported, Wilson said.
    For the full story, see the Wednesday July 2 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Adult Education Program celebrates 25 years of changing lives

    The Anderson County Adult Education Program celebrated 18 students who recently received their GED certification Monday of last week at the high school auditorium.

    Another special milestone was marked, the adult education program’s 25th anniversary.

    Jacqueline Zeller, community education director, chronicled the humble beginnings of the adult education program, which started from the diligence of Helen Shryock, a retired Anderson County High School home economics teacher.

  • Anderson County recycling gets a cut of $3 million grant

    Not everybody agrees that Anderson County’s recycling program makes sense but few would argue that improvements paid from grants do.

    Anderson County Fiscal Court recently secured nearly $40,000 from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Division of Waste Management. It will be used for a 42 cubic yard compaction container, three 22 cubic yard recycling trailers and advertising and education, according to Anderson County Solid Waste Committee Chair David Ruggles.

  • Local participants say Relay for Life gives them comfort

    The American Legion Park was lined with 1,000 luminaries Friday night for Relay for Life. Each flame represented individuals who are still fighting against cancer but mostly, individuals who lost their battle.

    People walked the track and would periodically stop when they recognized a name, kneel down and take a photo.

    Emily Gritton, 17, was one of those individuals. She stopped and smiled when she recognized her father’s name, Lynnwood Gritton, who died 4 years ago from colon cancer.

  • Why should I care about recycling?

    Recycling in the U.S. is a $236-billion-a-year industry.

    Companies rely on recycling programs to provide the raw materials they need to make new products. The average American discards seven and one-half pounds of garbage every day. Most of this garbage goes into landfills, where it’s compacted and buried.

    Recycling requires far less energy, uses fewer natural resources and keeps waste from piling up in landfills.

  • Legion Auxiliary offers pause to remember sacrifices of the U.S. military

    The stoic rows of flags at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg provide the perfect setting for a gathering to honor United States military.

    As the only permanent Healing Field in the United States, it is a reminder of the pride and unflinching sacrifice of soldiers and their families.

  • School board relocates high school daycare program

    Fuel bids, a change in location for the daycare for high students’ children and several other regular monthly business items were approved at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Monday of last week.

  • Anderson County mission to grow Crusade collections bears early fruit

    A simple plan to increase the amount of money Anderson County firefighters collect for Crusade for Children by increasing donation opportunities has released a firestorm of contributions.

    Earlier this month, Anderson County firefighter Robert Gresham announced plans to launch a year-round campaign with a variety of activities to give people more opportunities to add to the cause besides the roadblocks the lead into the annual telethon.

    If early results are an indication, local firefighters have a wildfire on their hands.

  • Lawrenceburg Fair & Horse Show celebrates 142 years

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show opens Saturday with the Miss Teen, pre-teen, princess pageants and the Miniature Horse Show.

    This is year marks the 142nd annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show. The event is hosted and staffed with mostly local American Legion volunteers.

    “Our fair is actually two years older than the Kentucky Derby,” said Wayne Hanks, fair and horse show manager.

    The annual fair and horse show has grown to be an institution in Lawrenceburg.

  • Anderson grand jury sentences Cram to 25 years for murder

    Terrance Cram, 50, was sentenced to 25 years for the 2011 murder of his landlord Tena McNeely Wednesday.

    Anderson County Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman also charged Cram with five years for tampering with evidence and an additional five-year sentence for the fraudulent use of McNeely’s credit cards.

    Cram, of 1226 Clay Burgin Road, was indicted for the brutal murder of his landlord in June 2011. Cram pleaded guilty to the murder of McNeely in April.