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Local News

  • Burgoo champs to be featured on national TV

    They are Anderson County’s kings of burgoo and soon the entire nation will find out why.
    Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty, three-time winners of the annual Burgoo Cook Off sponsored by The Anderson News, are scheduled to appear at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 30 on cable network TLC’s “Hungry Brothers” show.

  • Becoming Santa Claus

    Shawn Reaves had forgotten his belly.
    A piece of padding stuffed inside his plush red Santa Claus suit, Reaves’ belly was nowhere to be found in his “dressing room,” a row of his costumes hanging from an exposed pipe off the side stage of the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
    Although Reaves’ got the white beard covered, the Lawrenceburg resident hasn’t gone as far as to pack on the pounds for the role of Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street, the Play” scheduled to open this Thursday.
    Not intentionally, Reaves laughed.

  • Drury joins race for state representative

    A second Anderson County Democrat has entered the race for the newly created state House of Representatives seat in the 53rd District.
    Donna Drury, who is currently an elected member of the Anderson County Board of Education, said she filed her election documents earlier this month, joining fellow Democrat Kent Stevens in next May’s primary. The winner, if no other candidates file, would face Spencer County resident James Tipton, who is running as a Republican.

  • Grandmother charged with tying up 3-year-old takes plea deal

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for up to 16 hours each day has accepted a plea offer instead of going to trial, which was scheduled to begin this morning (Monday).

    Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell confirmed that Carolyn Case has accepted a plea deal, but declined to say what the deal is until it is formally signed.

    Case is now scheduled to formally enter a guilty plea Dec. 17 in Anderson Circuit Court, Donnell said Monday afternoon.

  • Blaze claims family’s home, dogs

    A Lawrenceburg couple lost their home, possessions and dogs when their house burned to the ground last Friday evening.
    Bill and Renee Casson’s home at 1842 Mill Creek Pike was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 5:15 p.m.
    What sparked the blaze remains unknown, Bill Casson said Monday afternoon, but he does have his suspicions.
    “We had just put in a new refrigerator and stove in less than 24 hours before the fire,” he said. “We don’t know but it makes us wonder.”

  • Fire destroys home on Mill Creek Pike

    A family’s home was destroyed early Friday evening when a fire broke out at 1842 Mill Creek Pike, located about three miles from the Four Roses Distillery.

    The residence is owned by Bill and Renee Casson, who were not home at the time of the blaze.

    No one was injured in the fire, but the family lost several dogs.

    The fire was called in around 5:15 p.m. by a neighbor. By the time first responders arrived, the two-story home was fully engulfed, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • News briefs: Hunter recovering at home following accidental shooting

    A man seriously injured when the rifle he was using to hunt deer last Wednesday on Clifton Road is home and recovering from a gunshot wound to his left foot, a family member said Monday afternoon.
    Ross Norton, 45, of 1030 Macland Drive sustained what first responders said was a serious but not life-threatening injury when the rifle he was using discharged.
    Norton was airlifted from the property to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

  • Anderson News sports editor honored during Cat Madness

    John Herndon, sports editor for The Anderson News, was honored during last Saturday’s Cat Madness basketball kick-off for his years of dedication to sports coverage of Anderson County high school sports.  
    Herndon, who has been covering Anderson County sports for a combined 27 years, started his career in 1985.
    He spent 15 years writing part-time for The Anderson News, and will celebrate 12 years of writing full-time for the newspaper in February.

  • Library board receives positive audit for 2013 fiscal year

    The Anderson Public Library received $27,220 less but increased $381,588 in net assets in 2013, according to an audit of last fiscal year reviewed at the Nov. 19 board meeting.
    The library received a positive audit from independent auditor DePrie and Adkisson of Louisville, Library Director Pam Mullins said to library trustees during last Tuesday’s meeting.
    Property taxes made up 97.33 percent of total income, with state aid grants contributing the other 1.27 percent of income for the library, according to Mullins’ report included in the audit.

  • Police encourage shoppers to ‘Cram the Cruiser’

    After helping lead Spencer County to a dominating win in last year’s Cram the Cruiser program, Trooper Scott Felder says now it’s Anderson County’s turn to win.
    “Spencer got three times as much last year as anybody else,” said Felder, who was assigned to the Taylorsville area but now works here. “The community put forth a good effort, but now it’s time to win here in Lawrenceburg.”