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  • Enterovirus outbreak confirmed here

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A virus similar to the one that has hospitalized hundreds of children in several Midwestern states is now in Lawrenceburg, health officials confirmed Monday morning.

    Instead of children, the virus has sickened the elderly, leaving two on ventilators, causing one to “code” while being transported to an area hospital and causing symptoms in several workers at a local senior care facility.

  • Candidate forum set for Oct. 23

    From staff reports

    Can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming local elections?

    We can help.

    Along with blanket coverage in the newspaper of all candidates heading into November’s races, The Anderson News will give voters a chance to hear and see candidates answer questions and ask for your vote during a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 at Anderson County Middle School.

    The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Services/visitation planned for Larry Basham

    Larry Dewayne Basham, 62, passed away Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at the U.K. Chandler Medical Center.

    He was a son of the late Kermit and Zella Dalton Basham. Larry was married to Barbara Nichols Basham, his wife of 19 years, and they have three daughters, Emily (Kyle) Thacker, Megan Hoskins, and Jenna Hoskins, all of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Brylee and Ellason Thacker; and a sister, Linda (Bruce) Baker of Greensboro, North Carolina; nephew, Mathew Austin of Texas; and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Nichols of Lawrenceburg.

  • Remembering 9/11 in Lawrenceburg

    Alonzo Gaines wanted to make sure people in Anderson County remembered the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

    Gaines spent a rainy Thursday morning (Sept. 11) walking around downtown Lawrenceburg planting American flags in flowerpots on Main Street and locations on Court Street.

    He said he was surprised that some people wondered why he was doing it.

  • ACT scores are ‘step in right direction’

    Anderson County High Schools’ ACT data were recently released from the 2013-2014 junior class, revealing across the board improvements in all subjects from the previous school year.
    “ I am very proud of the gains made by our students on the ACT.  The staff focus on rigor is reflected in the student achievement,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Former resident charged with stealing money from school district

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling thousands from the school system.

    Anglin is a former resident of Anderson County.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes with KSP’s West Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations Branch, said that Anglin was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center after she turned herself in, not an uncommon occurrence in situations such as hers, he added.

  • Desire to help puts local trooper back on road

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Mike Carnahan knows some people think he’s crazy for getting back on the road.

    Make that Trooper Mike Carnahan.

    After almost 24 years as a Kentucky State Policeman, and almost another year of retirement, Carnahan rejoined the Thin Gray Line on Aug. 1. He’s working Anderson County, where he’s lived for 12 years.

  • Lipp joins News ad team

    From staff reports

    Stephanie Lipp has joined The Anderson News as a sales representative, the newspaper announced.

    A 1991 graduate of Anderson County High School, Lipp brings a wealth of sales experience to The Anderson News, which includes several years at the Herald-Leader in Lexington and most recently with RevLocal, based in Lexington.

    “I’m excited to be back in my hometown, doing good things for the community that raised me,” said Lipp. “I enjoy building relationships and working to help small businesses succeed.”

  • Carlson returns to News

    From staff reports

    Ben Carlson returned this week as publisher and editor of The Anderson News, the newspaper announced.

    Carlson returns after serving as publisher of the Los Alamos Monitor in Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the past six months. The Monitor is a sister paper of The Anderson News.

    “It’s good to be back,” said Carlson, who served as publisher and editor of The Anderson News from 2006 through February of this year.

  • City council increases tax rate again

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Lawrenceburg property taxes continue to go up after the city council voted 4-2 Monday to increase its tax rate for the fourth consecutive year.

    The council also gave final unanimous approval to a new countywide sign ordinance, which has also received final approval from the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Voting for the tax rate increase were council members Sandy Goodlett, Ken Evans and George Geoghegan and Steven Rucker. Voting against the increase were council members Paul Thomas Vaughn and Bobby Durr.