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  • Smith joins advertising staff at Anderson News

    Tamara Barriger Smith, a Lawrenceburg native, joined The Anderson News on Oct. 10 as an advertising sales representative for the award-winning weekly newspaper.
    Smith, who received a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Kentucky, cites her years of experience in print design, ad campaigns and media planning in the Lawrenceburg area as strengths she’ll bring to The Anderson News.

  • After 25 years, they still do

    This wasn’t the first time Pastor Tony Andrade surprised his wife with wedding vows.
    Tony, the senior minister at the Family Worship Center, celebrated his 20th year of ministry at the church on Sept. 29, but also wanted to commemorate another anniversary.
    Much to the surprise of his wife, Carla, and the rest of the congregation, the Pastor Appreciation Sunday service including a vow renewal ceremony.
    Carla wore blue. Tony brought a bouquet of roses, and said he read something he’d written for his wife. There were tears, Tony said.

  • Briscoe murder suspect in court Thursday morning

    The Lexington man charged with gunning down Steven Briscoe last month is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Gary Luttrell, 39, of Lexington is charged with one count of murder for allegedly shooting Briscoe, 54, in the chest with a .410 shotgun Sept. 14 in Briscoe’s driveway on Fairview Road in western Anderson County.
    Luttrell fled but was arrested several days later in Ohio. He was extradited Oct. 4 and is now held on $500,000 cash bail in the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Man charged with pimping daughters jailed here

    A Pulaski County man, who along with his wife is charged with human trafficking for allegedly trying to force their teenage daughters to perform sexual acts with men in exchange for cash and gifts, is scheduled to appear in court here Thursday after being arrested on an outstanding bench warrant.
    Anthony Hart, 49, allegedly took off with $320 and a work van in 2011 while working as a subcontractor for ARPRO Refrigeration.

  • Man found dead on Glensboro Road

    Police are currently investigating the death of a 53-year-old man as a suicide, according to city police. 

    James True, 53, died of a single gunshot wound to the head, City Police Chief Chris Atkins said.

    True was found Monday afternoon near the RV where he resided at 1068 Glensboro Road. 

    True's death is being investigated as a suicide and no foul play is suspected, Atkins said. 

    Anderson County animal control contacted city police Monday afternoon after receiving a call about a dog and found True at his RV. 

  • Anderson News office phones briefly out of service for updates

    The Anderson News office's phone system will be briefly out of service Thursday, Oct. 10 starting at 2 p.m. due to scheduled upgrades in the newspaper's phone lines and Internet.

  • Gift shop opens next to Main St. bourbon mansion

    The proprietor of  “The Attic,” located on the T. B. Ripy house grounds, said he hopes the new gift shop will bring awareness of Lawrenceburg’s pre-prohibition history as well as some funding needed to restore the historic residence.
    Tom Ripy, a Pittsburgh-based businessman and descendant of distillery owner T. B. Ripy, said he brought up the idea of opening a visitors center and gift shop in the garage next to the mansion during a general meeting with the owners of the mansion.     

  • Middle school student sends note ‘threatening’ Saffell Street elementary

    A male middle school student allegedly handed a note “threatening in nature” to a Saffell Street student riding the bus last Wednesday afternoon, resulting in an investigation by school administrators and the city police.
    Police Chief Chris Atkins said last Thursday afternoon that a Saffell Street parent contacted police after an elementary student received a note from a middle school juvenile while riding the bus after school Oct. 2.

  • ‘Dances with Wolves’ actor stars in Avenstoke Road film shoot

    A Native American man is dying in a cabin on Avenstoke Road.
    Director and producer Ray Arthur Wang describes his three-and-a-half-minute drama art piece as “an existential meditation on death and rebirth” with the primary filming taking place this week in a run-down cabin on Avenstoke Road in Lawrenceburg.  
    The “golden hour” of a setting autumn sun served as the inspiration for Wang’s short, he said, specifically the fall colors of Kentucky.

  • Help bring soldiers home for holidays

    When Christmas neared last year, Rodney Goodlett wasn’t a happy man.
    While speaking with his son Seth, a soldier stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Goodlett learned that many of Seth’s fellow soldiers simply couldn’t afford a trip home for the holidays.
    “Those soldiers fought for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan and shouldn’t have to spend Christmas alone on a base just because they don’t have the money to get home,” Goodlett said.