Local News

  • Free concert on Green

    Country music band 6 Mile South is scheduled to perform a free concert Friday, May 25 on Lawrenceburg Green.
    The concert is the first in a series of free concerts sponsored by the city of Lawrenceburg.
    The band will begin at 7 p.m. Inflatables for children will be open at 6.
    Edwardo’s food will be available for purchase.

  • School budget approved, includes $500,000 in pay increases

    The Anderson County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a tentative budget that calls for around $750,000 in additional spending in its 2012-13 budget.
    The budget, which now heads to the state for approval but doesn’t become official until September, includes $500,000 in salary and benefits increases for staff, despite a similar amount of reduction in SEEK funds.
    It also would leave the district below the amount of money the state recommends it has in contingency funding, which concerned board chairman Roger McDowell.

  • Victim claims rape while trading sex for drugs

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say admitted offering sex in exchange for drugs is claiming that the man who allegedly provided the drugs raped and sodomized her.
    Shelby Truman Waford Jr., 28, of 1375 Gilbert’s Creek Road, Lawrenceburg is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and drug-related charges, according to court documents.
    He was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center before being released on a $50,000 surety bond.

  • Ex-daycare worker arrested for second time

    The daycare worker fired earlier this month for allegedly being drunk while feeding babies is now facing a second public intoxication charge along with three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
    Gina York, 35, of 101 Saffell St., was arrested May 7 after the owners of Cradle to Crayons Daycare smelled alcohol on her breath and noticed her falling asleep while feeding children in the nursery.
    The following day she was arrested again, this time while trying to cross Glensboro Road near Saffell Street.

  • School board OKs $23M building plan

    The Anderson County Board of Education unanimously approved a draft facilities plan that includes $23 million in proposed spending during its meeting Monday night.
    A mixture of priorities and wish list, the meat of the plan focuses on the next four years and includes spending $700,000 for six additional classrooms at the yet-to-be-opened new Early Childhood Center; a $5 million renovation to the high school and a $2.5 million renovation to the middle school.
    Those projects are slated to be done between now and 2014.

  • Obama loses here to ‘uncommitted’

    Anderson County Republicans did as expected in Tuesday’s primary and overwhelmingly carried incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) and congressional hopeful Andy Barr (R-Lexington) into their fall races.
    Democrats, however, appeared to send a strong message of disapproval to President Obama, who lost badly — 55 to 45 percent — to the word “uncommitted” on the local ballot.
    “Uncommitted” received 854 votes, easily outpolling Obama, who received 703.

  • This week’s newspaper delayed

    This week’s edition of The Anderson News will be delivered to mail subscribers Thursday instead of Wednesday, due to a malfunction at the paper’s printing plant in Shelbyville.

    Single copies are also delayed, but will be in their normal rack locations by around noon Wednesday.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • News briefs: 5-16-12

    Box seats available for
    Fair and Horse show
    Box seats for the 140th annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are now available.  
    The fair is scheduled for June 23-30 at the American Legion fairgrounds on Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    Box seat tickets are $75 and include six passes and reserved parking for one car for the horse show nights, which are Tuesday, June 26 through Friday, June 30.
    Box seats do not include carnival rides, which are available for $8 per person per night.

  • Former board of education president Young steps down

    Benita Young, former board president, recently resigned from her position at the Anderson County Board of Education.
    Young, who is currently employed with the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority in Frankfort, said she had taken on more duties and responsibilities with her job and more responsibility at home with the birth of her first granddaughter.
    “The school board itself was becoming more time intensive,” she said. “I just felt like I couldn’t devote the time needed to do the job properly.”

  • Ward principal selected for leadership training

    Amanda Ellis, principal at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, is among 56 Kentucky school leaders who will receive executive-level leadership training at an institute funded by the state’s business community through the Kentucky Chamber Foundation.
     “I feel honored to have been chosen for the Kentucky Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Institute for School Principals. I look forward to working with other administrators throughout the state to improve as an educational leader and best serve the students in Anderson County,” Ellis said.