Local News

  • Lawrenceburg’s Russell honored by U.S. Senate

    From staff reports

    The honors just keep pouring in for what is perhaps Anderson County’s most famous resident.

    Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, fresh off being honored earlier this month with a lifetime honorary membership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors, Russell was whisked off to Washington, D.C. last week, where he was honored by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who praised Russell from the Senate floor.

  • Can anyone beat Four Roses?

    From staff reports

    Will three-time champion Four Roses once again defend its title, or will one of the other teams — including one with a potential ringer — wrestle away the crown for having Anderson County’s best burgoo?

    That burning question will be answered Saturday, Sept. 27 when the fourth-annual Burgoo Cookoff takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • ‘Mental’ issues offered as defense

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County man charged with eight counts of attempting to murder police officers earlier this year was scheduled to introduce what court documents say is “expert evidence relating to mental disease or defect” when he appeared Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Timothy Nutgrass, of 1230 Mays Road, was charged in March after allegedly firing 60 to 80 rounds at police before allegedly fleeing and ramming his vehicle into a parked police vehicle.

  • Drug screen goes awry when urine sample falls

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg woman facing heroin and other drug-related charges was jailed last week after a bottle of urine she allegedly “concealed inside her person” fell into a toilet during a drug screen procedure, according to documents on file in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Woman guilty of ripping off elderly man

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg woman is facing eight years in prison after pleading guilty to bilking an elderly man out of thousands of dollars, including money the victim’s family says she used to have her breasts augmented, court documents show.

    Bridget Newberry-Rice, 33, of 1107 Crask Road pleaded guilty on charges of exploitation and fraudulent use of a credit card in a case dating back to 2010 when she took advantage of her husband’s 81-year-old grandfather.

  • Enterovirus outbreak confirmed here

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A virus similar to the one that has hospitalized hundreds of children in several Midwestern states is now in Lawrenceburg, health officials confirmed Monday morning.

    Instead of children, the virus has sickened the elderly, leaving two on ventilators, causing one to “code” while being transported to an area hospital and causing symptoms in several workers at a local senior care facility.

  • Candidate forum set for Oct. 23

    From staff reports

    Can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming local elections?

    We can help.

    Along with blanket coverage in the newspaper of all candidates heading into November’s races, The Anderson News will give voters a chance to hear and see candidates answer questions and ask for your vote during a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 at Anderson County Middle School.

    The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Services/visitation planned for Larry Basham

    Larry Dewayne Basham, 62, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center.

    He was a son of the late Kermit and Zella Dalton Basham. Larry was married to Barbara Nichols Basham, his wife of 19 years, and they have three daughters, Emily (Kyle) Thacker, Megan Hoskins, and Jenna Hoskins, all of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Brylee and Ellason Thacker; and a sister, Linda (Bruce) Baker of Greensboro, North Carolina; nephew, Mathew Austin of Texas; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Nichols of Lawrenceburg.

  • Remembering 9/11 in Lawrenceburg

    Alonzo Gaines wanted to make sure people in Anderson County remembered the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

    Gaines spent a rainy Thursday morning (Sept. 11) walking around downtown Lawrenceburg planting American flags in flowerpots on Main Street and locations on Court Street.

    He said he was surprised that some people wondered why he was doing it.

  • ACT scores are ‘step in right direction’

    Anderson County High Schools’ ACT data were recently released from the 2013-2014 junior class, revealing across the board improvements in all subjects from the previous school year.
    “ I am very proud of the gains made by our students on the ACT.  The staff focus on rigor is reflected in the student achievement,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.