Local News

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts nine on drug charges

    Five people arrested in May on methamphetamine charges were indicted last Tuesday by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Indicted were: Robert Medley, 25, of 1141 Versailles Road; Brian Bell, 25, of 1821 Glensboro Road; Katie Jo Stratton, 26, of 548 Hickory Road; Paula Bell, 49, of 1821 Glensboro Road; and Evan Cochran, 20, of 1524 Fieldstone Drive, apartment 103.
    Their arrests were the result of a traffic stop, during which police discovered Medley didn’t have a valid driver’s license.

  • Tornado siren damaged near Hilltop Plaza

    Damage to a tornado siren near Hilltop Plaza last Friday has left nearby residents looking for alternative warnings in the event of a tornado.
    The siren was damaged when a nearby utility pole fell, ripping away electrical wires and other critical hardware.
    The utility pole crashed to the ground, igniting several transformers. The pole, which is owned by AT&T but used by Kentucky Utilities, was scheduled to be replaced, according to Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.
    He said it isn’t clear what caused the pole to fall.

  • Trial date set for owner of trashed house

    A trial date has been set for Sept. 12 for the owner of a dilapidated home on Hammond Road who continues to defy orders to tear it down.
    District Court Judge Donna Dutton set the trial date last Thursday when the home’s owner, Steve Gay, appeared in court.
    The saga over the crumbling home dates back more than year. Gay was originally given 10 days to tear down the home when it was declared unsafe by the county fire chief.
    It wasn’t.

  • County votes to keep property tax flat

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to keep real estate property taxes flat this year and to lower the rates for tangible property such as vehicles $1.51 per $1,000 assessed value.
    The rate will remain $1.27 per $1,000 of assessed value on real estate, which means the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 will pay $127.
    Thanks to an overall increase in the county’s assessed real estate, keeping the rate flat will still generate nearly $7,000 in additional revenue.

  • High school band boosters announce golf tourney

    A golf scramble to support the Anderson County High School Band Boosters is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11 at Wild Turkey Trace, the organization announced.
    Rain date is Sept. 1.
    Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8.
    Entry is $60 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, green fees, cart, lunch and a chance to win prizes.
    Awards will be given to the top three teams, along with closest to the pin, longest drive and for a hole in one.
    Sponsorships are also needed.

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  • They’re staying fit and having fun

    Sneakers tap the gym floor rapidly, a little out of sync with the pairs of arms swooping from left to right.
    It’s Monday morning and Lawrenceburg’s “Fit N’ Fun Girls” are working to get their heart rates up, like they have been for almost a decade since their fitness group first formed.
    Back in 2002, about six Anderson County women gathered at the United Methodist Church’s gym to get their one-hour work out.

  • Filing deadline nears for city council, school board

    Only two incumbent city councilman and one school board member had filed for re-election this fall as for Monday afternoon.
    The deadline to file is 4 p.m. Aug. 14 and, so far, filings have been few and far between for six city council and three school board seats.
    Incumbent city councilmen Bobby Durr and Tommy Vaughn have filed, along with challengers Troy Settles, Dan Stumph and Allen Kays.

  • Police chief refutes woman’s coercion claim

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department had nothing to do with a defendant’s claims that police coerced her at gunpoint and threatened to take away her children if she didn’t admit to a crime.
    That’s the stance being taken by acting Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins, who refuted an article in last week’s edition of The Anderson News which accurately reported on a motion filed in District Court that accused his department of coercion.