Local News

  • Young, wife honored by state sheriff’s association

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young was sworn in as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association last Thursday night in Bowling Green, but it was his wife who drew what was perhaps the loudest applause of the evening.

    Benita Young received the association’s Appreciation Award for 2014 for her efforts in supporting the sheriff’s many community programs while dealing with a serious health crisis of her own.

  • Auditor uncovers $380,000 shortfall in school district funds

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The results of an independent audit report conducted by Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s evaluation were released at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Dec. 8.

  • Chance to see police as they really are

    By Ben Carlson


    It’s a shame that when police get together to congratulate each other on a job well done that they are typically the only ones who know about it.

    When something goes wrong, though, most have what usually amounts to an under-informed or downright ignorant opinion on the issue and are more interested in advancing the problem rather than fixing it.

  • Man killed in wreck on Wildcat Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Wildcat Road man was killed Saturday night when he was ejected from the pickup truck he was driving and pinned beneath.

    Logann Driskell, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries he sustained, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    The wreck occurred near 1174 Wildcat Road, a winding, narrow road that connects Stringtown with Tyrone.

  • Police help give kids a merrier Christmas

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Christmas came just a bit early for about 50 Lawrenceburg children who otherwise might not have had Christmas at all.

    That’s how many children participated in this year’s Shop With a Cop program, an event sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to purchase Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Sheriff Troy Young, who started the program about five years ago, said it is amazing how it has grown in just a few years.

  • Open Hands Foood Pantry seeks donations for free Christmas Day meal

    From staff reports

    As it does each year, Open Hands Food Pantry will serve a Christmas Day meal to anyone who needs or wants one that day.

    Doing so isn’t easy, or cheap, and organizers are looking for all the help they can get.

    “As the economy has gotten worse over the past few years, we have seen more and more people joining us for this dinner, volunteers for the dinner said in a news release.

  • UPDATE: Injured firefighters released from hospital

    UPDATED 11:45 A.M. -- All six of the firefighters injured in the wreck last night on Puckett Road have been released from the hospital and are recovering at home, according to interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox.

    Cox said in the moments following the wreck, it was believed that two of the firefighters sustained serious injuries but hospital tests proved negative.

    “We’ve spoken to all of them this morning,” Cox said. “They’re stiff and sore from being in the wreck.”

  • You can call him Mr. President

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Troy Young is about to do something no other sheriff in Anderson County his has done before.

    On Thursday, Young is scheduled to be sworn in as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association during a ceremony in Bowling Green, marking the first time in the organization’s 85 years a sheriff from here has served in that capacity.

  • ‘He could feel her spit in his face’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Summer Grace says two of her children were crying when they stepped off the bus Sept. 26.

    She says her other three children, along with the rest of the children on the bus that day, were “very frightened” after witnessing a bus monitor who was supposed to be there to protect them allegedly scream, use profanity, tear up one child’s homework and grab another by his face, break his glasses and shove his head into a seat.

  • Victim: ‘Man, that truck is going fast’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Scott Richards says he never had time to react during the split second when he realized the pickup truck barreling toward his car and the one behind him wasn’t going to stop.

    “I was stopped at the light, looked in my side view mirror and said, ‘Man, that truck is going fast.’ Just when the thought came that it wasn’t going to stop, it hit me,” Richards said. “I never had time to react.”