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Local News

  • Financial controls primary weakness in fiscal court audit

    A recently released state audit report of the Anderson County Fiscal Court primarily revealed weaknesses in internal financial controls for the last fiscal year, ending in June 30, 2013.

    Each year, an audit report is released to identify non-compliance with laws, regulations, contracts and grants of county fiscal courts. The auditor is also obligated to “comment on material weaknesses involving internal control over financial operations and reporting.”

  • PETA alleges Turtleman abused coyote in Waddy

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Animal advocates are investigating a report of animal cruelty that is alleged to have taken place in Waddy last spring during the filming of an episode of Animal Planet. 

  • Jail Log – March

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during March, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    MARCH 2

    • Latisha Massengill for probation violation by Kentucky State Police.
    • Richard Tracy for DUI suspended and a Franklin County warrant by Kentucky State Police.
    • Michael Humphrey for operating on a revoked or suspended license by Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    March 3

  • District Court Docket 4-2-14

    Feb. 3

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on February 3, 2014.

  • Movers and Shakers

    Catlett is Impact Award winner

    Deborah Catlett has been selected as the Impact Award winner for Anderson County by The Bluegrass Alliance for Women.

    Judges review nominations for the annual award that recognizes women who are helping women and girls improve their lives in areas of economic sufficiency, education, equity, health and well-being, and leadership.

  • Anderson police arrest suspected ATM bandits

    Keen observation and teamwork helped Lawrenceburg police nab two suspects and a plethora of incriminating evidence during an investigation of a burglary at the local Redi Mart. Similarities of the burglary to several others across Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee now lead police to believe that they might have caught bigger fish than they first thought.

  • Fun at the Expo

    Businesses, such as Evan Brown Industries; agencies, including Anderson County EMS and Emergency Management; and organizations, such the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion, were all repre- sented at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘Business and Community Expo’ held Saturday, March 22, at Eagle Lake Expo Center. Proceeds from a chili luncheon benefited the ACHS Band Boosters.

  • Fiscal Court OKs road fund plan; sets rental fees for ballfields

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    For The Anderson News

    Officials from District 7 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet outlined upcoming road projects scheduled in the 2014-15 for state highways in Anderson County during last week’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    District 7 Engineer Brett Blair told the magistrates and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway that the state has set aside $623,884 for Anderson in its Rural Secondary Road program, which funds resurfacing and “Flex” projects.

  • Hamilton takes helm as News publisher

    It’s been said that journalism is an addictive profession. Chris Hamilton, new publisher of The Anderson News, is living proof.

    Hamilton, who started working at the News Thursday, has been drawn back into the world of reporting, photography and editorializing more than once over the years. He’s been a sports writer, sports editor, news editor and editor/general manager, all at The Lebanon (Ky.) Enterprise and with only a few breaks in between for school and other professional opportunities.

  • Anderson man critically injured in Shelby jail fight

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    An Anderson County man remains in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday of last week.

    Jonathan Monroe, 24, who was incarcerated on drug charges, is still in the hospital’s intensive care unit with critical injuries after an argument over song lyrics led to a physical altercation in the middle of the night, police said.