Local News

  • Man allegedly beats, holds wife against her will

    A man who held his wife captive after allegedly slamming her face into a door frame and table last week has been charged with fourth-degree assault and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    William M. Caldwell, 48, of 176 Hickory Road was arrested after he allegedly bloodied his wife’s nose, put a knot on her left eyebrow, gave her a black eye and left scratches on the side of her neck, according to a reported filed by officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Cops catch suspect following foot chase

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Sunday afternoon after leading police on a foot-chase that began on Northwood Loop and ended on Johns Way.

    Billy Joe May, 27, of 1099 Northwood Loop was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and possession of marijuana after officers with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department were able to track him down.

  • Goodlett charged with spitting on, trying to run over woman

    A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested Friday night after allegedly spitting in another woman’s face then attempting to run her over with a vehicle.

    Sarah Lashael Goodlett, 30, of 205 Forrest Drive is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and menacing.

    Police say Goodlett was in a garage at 209 Hiawatha Court picking up items that belong to her mother, who was ordered to leave the residence due to an emergency protection order that was issued earlier that day.

  • Majority Leader McConnell visits students, answers their questions

    While some adults cheered and others protested, a group of about 30 Anderson County High School students were able to bend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ear last Tuesday morning.

    The students, who were not allowed to attend McConnell’s appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce due to concerns about the protesters, peppered him with questions for nearly an hour.

  • Extension helps Anderson farmer renovate hayfield

    When Anderson County livestock producer Mike Wilson bought a 60-acre hayfield in Franklin County, he knew he had a lot of work in front of him.

    The previous owners had let people cut hay for nearly 30 years without putting any nutrients back into the ground, which meant the existing grass stand was a mixture of Kentucky 31 tall fescue and weeds.

    As he worked on improving the ground’s nutrients, Wilson knew from attending a University of Kentucky grazing school that he also wanted to renovate his field with a novel endophyte tall fescue variety.

  • Ag commissioner visits, urges donations for farm tags

    Kentucky Agriculture Commission Ryan Quarles met with 4-H and Kentucky Future Farmers of America members Monday at the Anderson County Clerk’s Office in Lawrenceburg.

    Quarles was there to encourage Kentucky motorists who buy or renew their farm vehicle license plates to place donations in order to help organizations like Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    With a donation as low as $10, Kentucky motorists can help to offset expenses, and help raise awareness for these local groups.

  • Pesticide training offered at Extension

    The Anderson County Extension Service will offer training for handling and using agriculture chemicals on Tuesday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office, located in the county park.

    Proper use and handling safety of agriculture chemicals makes both economic and personal health sense, according to a news release from Tommy Yankey, a natural sciences and agriculture agent at the Extension office.

  • Fuller joins News staff

    Brittany Fuller has joined The Anderson News as a staff writer.

    Fuller recently moved from California with her husband and three children. She has a degree in journalism and communications, and says she is eager to meet and greet Lawrenceburg residents and get involved with the community.

    “Kentucky is like a dream come true for me and my family,” said Fuller. “It has been a long road getting here, but now that we have arrived I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves, get involved, and meet as many people as I can.”

  • Anderson declared ‘Work Ready’

    Anderson County received a large arrow for its economic development quiver when it was named one of only a handful of Kentucky Work Ready Communities last week.

    “I’m elated,” said Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton, who worked with a team of local officials, business leaders and educators to achieve the distinction shared by only 34 other counties.

    “It shows we are work-ready and committed to getting our people the proper training they need. I think it’s huge.”

  • Eighth grader wins math contest, full UK scholarship

    Justin Hunter won’t likely be visiting very many colleges as he nears high school graduation.

    That’s all taken care of, and he’s only in eighth grade.

    Hunter, 13, won the regional Mathcounts competition last week in Frankfort, and with his victory comes four years of free tuition at the University of Kentucky.

    The team, coached by Justin’s dad, Alex, placed fourth out of 10 teams, with teammate Zachary Edwards finishing sixth overall.