Local News

  • ‘She lit up from ear to ear’

    Trinity Watkins, 9, was rushed to the hospital Aug. 9 after suffering a severe reaction to a bee sting.

    When she returned home later that day, the sting grew even worse when she realized the bicycle she had only ridden twice had been stolen from her back porch.

    That theft set in motion deputy Alan Robinson of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, who spent weeks searching for the child’s stolen bike before taking matters into his own hands.

  • Man to sheriff: ‘We got your six’

    One might say that Mark Roland is a law and order guy.
    A retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy, Roland last week made it clear to all that when it comes to supporting — and if necessary, helping — law enforcement in Anderson County, he’s ready, willing and able.
    Roland posted the following on Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young’s Facebook page:

  • Burgoo Cook-off returns Sept. 26

    The fifth-annual Burgoo Cook-Off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 during the Burgoo Festival.
    The cook-off is a fundraiser for the Shop With a Cop, which purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.
    To enter a team at no cost, contact Ben Carlson at bcarlson@theandersonnews.com or at 839-6906, ext. 31.
    The cook-off has become a highlight of the annual Burgoo Festival and draws visitors from across the region and other states each year.
    This year’s festival is Sept. 24-26 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Stone wall workshop offered at Hebron Cemetery

    They dot the landscape across Anderson County, those remarkable rock fences that most folks would love to have but would be clueless how to build.

    That will change later this month when The Dry Stone Conservancy hosts a two-day workshop in an ongoing effort to restore the rock fences at Hebron Church Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.

  • Football field beginning to take shape in county park

    When the county’s parks and recreation football teams take the field next year, it should be one they can call their own.

    Work has resumed on a football field in the county park, a project started several years ago that was largely abandoned after it ran into drainage and other problems.

    Volunteers and county highway employees have been reworking the field, located near the upper pavilion area in the park, for the past week.

  • Bourbon legend Rutledge retires from Four Roses

    After more than 20 years as master distiller at Four Roses and 49 years in the bourbon industry, Jim Rutledge official retired Sept. 1.

    His passion, enthusiasm and loyalty for Four Roses bourbons and the distillery employees and staff were instrumental in returning Four Roses Bourbon to the USA after spending more than 40 years in European and Japanese markets only, according to a news release.

    In 2001, Rutledge was inducted into the inaugural class of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

  • Lincoln steam engine, funeral car to be on display in Versailles

    The Lincoln steam engine and Lincoln funeral car will be on display Sept. 5-7 at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles.

    This is the only place in Kentucky to see and participate in this event.

    The event is a fundraiser for the Lincoln Funeral Car project and half of the ticket proceeds will go toward the cost of constructing and displaying these historically correct reproductions.

    The Lincoln-era reproduction 4-4-0 steam engine, the Leviathan, will be used to pull our excursion train twice each day at 2 and 4 p.m.

  • Truesdell dubbed Local Food Hero

    Nathan Truesdell was named one of Kentucky’s Local Food Heroes last week but, as is the case with most heroes, he has a secret weapon.

    “I’ve always done a small backyard type garden, but wanted to do more,” said Truesdell, a native of Maysville who was named one of four Food Heroes by voters in a statewide contest conducted by the state’s Department of Agriculture and Seed Capital KY.

    Then he met Dennis Cantrell, the former agriculture agent with the Anderson Extension office.

  • Heritage Hall residents enjoy a doggone good time

    There were plenty of wagging tails and big smiles during Heritage Hall’s annual dog show last Wednesday afternoon.

    Heritage Hall activities coordinator Misty Montgomery said the event is one of the residents’ favorites every year, but this year was special because the dog show coincided with National Dog Day.

    “When the pets visit, it is always a special day, but to be able to do it on National Dog Day is great,” she said.

  • Kenny ‘was a hero to a lot of people’

    Kenny Goodlett continues to have a positive influence on Lawrenceburg even months after he passed away.

    The 16U and 8U girls’ softball teams with the county’s parks and recreation league have each named their teams Team 132 in honor of Goodlett, who wore badge 132 with the Lawrenceburg Police Department until the time of his death earlier this summer when he succumb to cancer.

    “It’s pretty awesome,” said Kenny’s wife, Debbie, who joined the teams for a group photo.