Local News

  • Local woman head over heels about Halloween

    For Brenda Holder, Halloween is more than a holiday — it’s a celebration.

    It’s hard to miss Holder’s home on the corner of Willoughby Woods and Canterbury Street — her hearse is parked on the front lawn, jockeying for position among the countless monsters, skeletons and goblins that hang from limbs and sway in the breeze.

  • Staying put!

    Francis Recycling gets to stay in business, for now.

    The family-owned recycling center, located on Daniel Drive just off U.S. 127 Bypass, received a reprieve last Thursday night from the county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA), as members voted unanimously to allow the owner Victor Francis to keep a conditional use permit. The board will review the permit in six months, but could do it sooner if the business is cited for violating the conditions of its permit.

  • Choked coach incident remains under investigation

    No criminal charges had been filed against the parent of a girls’ volleyball player who allegedly assaulted a coach before a match Oct. 10 at the high school.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, officials said.

    The incident allegedly occurred before the girls’ team played Owen County on senior night.

  • Humane Society to help fix problems at animal shelter

    News earlier this year that Anderson County’s animal shelter ranks among the worst in Kentucky didn’t sit well with the Anderson Humane Society, so the group decided to do something about it.

    Humane Society Director Donna Callahan penned a letter to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton on Oct. 12, offering the agency’s help to bring the animal shelter “up to acceptable industry standards.”

    Gritton jumped at the chance.

  • No discussion, just approval

    After months of sometimes heated debates and delays, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved the list of county highways that will be paved without so much as a peep of dissention.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton presented the list of roads during last Tuesday’s meeting, explaining that highway foreman Glen Hawkins has developed a grading system to determine which of the roads magistrates submitted for paving are actually the worst.

  • Fire destroys home on Goodnight Road

    A deep fryer accident is being blamed for a fire Friday afternoon that destroyed a home at 1027 Goodnight Road in western Anderson County.

    Shannon Bybee was using a deep fryer on her kitchen stove when it caught fire, spreading flames to the rest of the kitchen and eventually the entire dwelling.

    Chief Pat Krogman of the Anderson County Fire District said the trailer was complete loss.

  • Man charged with choking women, beating dog

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a dog, his adult daughter and her girlfriend.

    Joseph E. Snellen, 49, of 1039 Melody Lane is charged with fourth-degree assault and cruelty to animals following a Saturday night melee that ended with him getting a bloody nose and taken to jail, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department

  • Bluegrass whiz-kid Taylor performs in Harrodsburg

    From staff reports

    Singing sensation Mikaya Taylor kept up her busy schedule when she performed Oct. 18 in Harrodsburg during an “On Your Front Porch” event.

    Taylor, a sixth grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, is fresh off the release of her first CD: “Mikaya Taylor: Small Town, Big Heart,” a collaboration between Mikaya, her mother, Traci Taylor, Old Town Recording Studios of Berea and Blind Dog Studios of Crestwood.

    Local musician Kevin Chilton plays banjo on the CD.

  • Police investigating alleged attack on volleyball coach

    Lawrenceburg police are investigating an alleged assault of the Anderson County High School girls’ volleyball team coach that took place Oct. 10, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    The incident involved the parent of a player on the team allegedly choking girls’ coach Bob Hardin before a match against Owen County.

    No charges against the parent had been filed as of Monday afternoon, and the parent’s name has not been made public.

  • Police bust convicted rapist during school event

    A Lawrenceburg man convicted of second-degree rape of a 13-year-old was charged for attending an event Oct. 14 at Ward Elementary School as a registered sex offender.

    Charles Robinson, 31, of 402 East Woodford St. was spotted by school faculty and an off-duty police officer at the school’s Fall Festival, according to a police report on file in Anderson District Court.

    Police escorted Robinson outside, where he was arrested and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.