Local News

  • Extra, Extra! Read all about it!

    Print journalism is alive and hot off the presses at Robert B. Turner Elementary.
    The staff of the Turner Times, composed of fourth and fifth grade students from teacher Lauren Cooper’s Gifted and Talented class, churns out their new school newspaper every month.
    Cooper, in her second year as adviser for the class, said creating a newspaper was a tangible means of getting students excited about writing.

  • News to hold $500 ticket stub drawing

    One stub from last Saturday’s championship football game could be the golden ticket for $500.
    David and Lisa Ruggles, parents of Anderson County Bearcat football player Spencer Ruggles, are sponsoring the Walt and Spencer Ruggles Bearcat Fan Giveaway to be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at the Anderson News.
    To enter, ticket stub holders need to write their names and phone number on the stub and bring it to the newspaper office by Dec. 9.

  • Agony of defeat
  • Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ drugs

    A Lawrenceburg woman admitted last week in federal court that she stole prescription drugs intended to local veterans while she was a mail carrier in the Lawrenceburg post office.
    Pamela J. Hawkins, 40, pleaded guilty and admitted that she stole 10 to 11 drug parcels over the past year and a half that were intended for veterans. The parcels contained hydrocordone pills, according to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office.
    There was no evidence that Hawkins was distributing the pills she admitted stealing.

  • Want unified government? Forget about it

    The effort to unify city and county government remains stuck in neutral and is likely doomed to stall.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday tabled for the second time a proposed ordinance that would have authorized the creation of a committee to study unification, and the issue isn’t likely to come up again.
    “It won’t be back on the agenda anytime soon,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who voted for the motion to table.
    Only Magistrate Buddy Sims voted against the motion.

  • Health director gets more hours, benefits package

    More hours. Health insurance. Vacation time. Sick time.
    Embattled health director Brandon Hurley received each of those benefits last Wednesday night during a special-called meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health.
    Hurley, who had his hours cut from full time to 22.5 each week last month as the health board expressed dissatisfaction with his job performance, will now be allowed to work 100 hours a month, which is enough to trigger state benefits.

  • Bowling Green ends Bearcat dream



    BOWLING GREEN – All season long, Bowling Green had been touted as the best Class 5A football team in the state and the Purples showed why Saturday night at Western Kentucky University's L.T. Smith Stadium.

  • Ghost hunter looks to establish downtown ghost walk

    Many downtown storefronts may be closed, but paranormal investigator Jeff Waldridge knows they’re not really empty.
    A paranormal enthusiast, Waldrige is looking to take his paranormal investigating hobby into downtown Lawrenceburg to impart local lore and uncover haunts of Main Street historic buildings and residences.
    After all, Waldridge experienced his first paranormal sighting on Main Street at the old Lawrenceburg hotel on Court Street.

  • Christmas Home Tour set for Sunday afternoon

    The Lawrenceburg Gamma Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma will host its 15th Christmas Home Tour on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2-4:30 p.m.
    The local chapter held its first home tour in 1995 and has held home tours every December since then, with the exception of 2008 and 2009.
    Many members of the community look forward to the home tour and attend each year, organizers said.
    Members said they hope this will be a local Christmas tradition for many years to come.

  • Emma B. Ward’s Empty Bowls dinner helps fill empty stomachs

    Lick your bowl clean to fill someone else’s.
    That’s the idea behind the fourth annual Empty Bowls dinner at Emma B. Ward Elementary, held on Dec. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., which raises money for several charities to fight hunger locally and around the world.
    Ethan Freeman, a fifth grader in Mr. Calvert’s homeroom at Emma B. Ward, explained the importance of making bowls for the event. It’s his second year making bowls for the annual dinner.