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  • Crusade stands out among popular fundraiser

    The WHAS Crusade for Children was started in 1954 by WHAS-TV. It raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children.
    Over the past six decades, more than $154 million has been raised through contributions of goods and services.
    Some unique features of the Crusade are its return of 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties.

  • With a bang! Softball team returns to state tourney

    After more than three hours of heart-stopping drama, the Anderson County High School varsity softball team earned a trip to the state tournament.

    Kaci Currens belted a one-out home run in the top of the 12th inning, giving the Lady Bearcats a 4-3 victory over Oldham County in the Eighth Region championship game, held at Gallatin County High School Wednesday of last week.

    “It took the whole team to get here,” Currens said. “I am so incredibly proud of my teammates.”

  • Nutgrass is indicted for attempted murder

    Timothy C. Nutgrass, who was arrested in March after firing shots at law enforcement officers who had been dispatched to his house on Mays Road, was indicted by the Anderson County Circuit Court May 20 with one count of fleeing or evading police, one count of criminal mischief and eight counts of attempted murder.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department responded to a harassment complaint on the evening of March 17.

  • Follow the Lady Bearcats in Owensboro

    For those who can’t make the trip to the state softball tournament, follow the Anderson County Lady Bearcats with The Anderson News.
    Sports Editor John Herndon plans to be at Jack Fisher Park for all of the Lady Bearcat games and will be sending live updates on Twitter.com at ANewsJPHerndon.
    He will also be providing brief summaries of games after their completion, if possible.
    The Anderson News is Anderson County’s main source for Anderson County sports, now with real time reports.

  • Submitted news is due Fri., noon

    The Anderson News encourages readers to submit information they would like to have seen and recorded in the newspaper.

    Send news to news@theandersonnews.com by Friday at noon for possible publication in the following issue.

    Send photos by attaching high-resolution .jpegs to an e-mail and sending to news@theandersonnews.com.

  • Bus crash on Spaulding Lane

    According to an Anderson County Schools press release, Thursday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., the Anderson County Sheriff's Department and Anderson County EMS responded to a school bus crash on Spaulding Lane.

    There were students on the bus and two of them were transported to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center with reports of minor injuries. All parents of students involved in the accident have been notified.

    Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.

  • Woman charged with embezzling pleads not guilty

    Melanie Aitken, who was charged with embezzling more than $69,000 from an animal rescue where she worked, entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday of last week, according to court documents.

    Aitken, 47, of Versailles, served as the treasurer of Home At last Inc., a local non-profit animal rescue. She was charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 by the Anderson County Grand Jury April 8.

  • ACHS students honor special needs students as prom king and queen

    The Anderson County High School gymnasium, filled with more than 400 students and 20 chaperones, fell silent for the prom king and queen nomination announcement. The suspense in the room was palpable.

    When Kristina Lange and Max Scott’s names were called, the room erupted in shouts and applause.

    It was a magical moment but even more so because Lange and Scott are special needs students and, most likely, the first special needs prom king and queen the high school has ever nominated.

  • Hyatt dies, was known for civic involvement

    Long-time local insurance agent and active community member Robert L. “Bobby” Hyatt Jr., 80, died Wednesday of last week at his home.

    Hyatt, known for his civic involvement, was an all-around good guy, according to Walmart Mgr. Kim Darland. Hyatt worked for Darland as a greeter.

    “He always had a smile on his face and I mean always,” she said. “He always said he had to be here because he might bring one more soul to God.”

  • Carolyn Case accepts plea deal

    Carolyn Case, the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, recently accepted a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice offer for a plea of guilty to first-degree perjury.

    According to court documents, Case, of 1024 Terri Lane, who was sentenced to 5 years prison without probation in February for tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, signed a plea agreement Tuesday of last week for a separate perjury charge.