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Local News

  • 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.

  • Heads up: Board of Ed seeks modified bids for bus repair

    The head of the class at Monday’s Anderson County Board of Education regular monthly meeting was, well, an engine head.

    The board discussed at length bids taken to replace an engine on a school bus that’s been out of commission for more than a week. Director of Transportation Jeff Young presented three bids for the work but only one included the cost of replacing the engine’s head.

    “We’re not comparing apples to apples,” said Board Vice Chair Roger McDowell.

  • Scout Troop 37 hosting rummage sale fund-raiser

    Boy Scout Troop 37 is holding a Rummage Sale this Sat., March 29, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main Street in Lawrenceburg.

    Now is the time to rid garages and basements of items that will not likely be used again but might be exactly what someone else needs.

    Troop 37 is seeking support through donations of Sale items or as shoppers at the Sale. Troop members will accept donations today through Fri., March 28, 7-8 p.m., at First Christian Church.

    For more information or to schedule pick-up of large items, call 502.352.9088.

  • Deputy fire chief hurt fighting blaze

    A fire at 1512 Hickory Grove Road in Lawrenceburg left a house heavily damaged and Deputy Fire Chief Donald Cox sidelined for a few days.

    Anderson County firefighters responded to a call around 1:20 a.m. when neighbors noticed smoke coming from a house owned by Shannon Hubert, according to Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    While working at the scene, Cox “felt something pop in his leg and it started hurting,” said Barnes.

  • 2 teens killed Friday in wreck on Blue Grass Parkway

    A rear-end collision on the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway near Mile Marker 52 in Anderson County Friday took the lives of two people and seriously injured three others. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. when a westbound 2010 Nissan pickup struck a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer stopped on the shoulder of the road.

  • Lawrenceburg woman indicted for assaulting Frankfort police officer

    By Kristina Belcher

    The State Journal

  • House, Senate consider snow day relief bills

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    KPA News Service

    FRANKFORT — With leading lawmakers at loggerheads, Kentucky school districts remain in limbo as they attempt to finalize the calendar for a school year pocked with snow days.