Local News

  • Do-over set on vote to kill rural polling spots

    Voters in the county’s rural areas upset that their precincts have been moved into Lawrenceburg will have a chance to vent Friday morning.
    County Clerk Jason Denny, chairman of the Anderson County Board of Elections, acknowledged Monday that the board did not follow state statutes when it met last year. All public bodies are required to vote to create a meeting schedule each year, and make it publicly available.

  • Middle school principal in court Thursday for DUI

    Gina Fultz, the principal at Anderson County Middle School charged with driving under the influence in December, is scheduled to appear in Madison District Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
    Originally scheduled for Feb. 8, Fultz is now on the docket for Thursday, a representative from the district court office said.
    Fultz, barely halfway through her first year as principal, was charged with DUI in Richmond on Dec. 10 while returning home from picking up her adult daughter from a club.

  • Fiscal court considers restrictions on campaign signs

    Putting a campaign sign in your yard more than 45 days before an election could get you warned and fined up to $250 if an ordinance being considered by the Anderson County Fiscal Court is approved.
    The measure passed on first reading last Tuesday by a 4-3 margin, and is likely to be voted on for a final time when the fiscal court meets next Tuesday night.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 8, due to slick roads, the district announced via its Twitter account this morning.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Tapped out: City eyes 7.4% water rate increase

    This year, Valentine’s Day may come with chocolates, flowers and a water rate increase.
    During a work session Monday night, the Lawrenceburg City Council asked for an ordinance detailing a water rate increase to be put on the agenda for its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 14.

  • Broadband OK’d for rural areas

    One of the riddles vital to unlocking Anderson County’s economic development puzzle has apparently been solved.
    By March, many businesses and homeowners outside of the city could have access to broadband Internet service, thanks to a former political candidate’s campaign promise and a vote of the South Anderson Water District.

  • A beast of a feast

    Want to sink your chops into a tasty chunk of alligator tail or wild boar?
    If so, you better be in line early Saturday, Feb. 12 when tickets for the wildly popular Beast Feast go on sale at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

  • Proposal pegs Parkway as spot for industrial use

    A map proposing locations for industrial, commercial and residential construction will be discussed Monday night during a public hearing.
    Developed by a group charged with updating the county’s comprehensive plan, the map includes a recommendation that the area near the intersection of the Bluegrass Parkway and US 127 be developed for a future industrial park.

  • Super speller

    Clayton Fields is no stranger to Anderson County’s Championship Spelling Bee.

  • Should we merge?

    A group headed by a local attorney is pushing to have the Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County Fiscal Court approve a study that could lead in their merger.