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  • NFL greats here to bid farewell to Buddy Ryan

    Dozens of legendary former NFL stars are in Anderson County today to pay their final respects to Buddy Ryan, considered one the greatest defensive minds in the history of the league.

    Ryan, 82, passed away Tuesday in Louisville. A former Anderson County resident, Ryan most recently lived in Shelbyville, where his health has declined in recent years.

  • Middle schoolers nabbed for vandalizing park

    Three Anderson County Middle School students have been detained and are expected to face criminal charges for vandalism at the county park, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Their names are not being released because of their ages.

    The suspects caused considerable damage at the park Monday night, including spray painting graphic language on the walls of several park buildings and kicking in doors.

    The juveniles are expected to be charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary and trespassing.

  • Bullets rip holes in home on Lincoln Street

    Lawrenceburg police are searching for what Chief Chris Atkins is calling a “list” of suspects in a drive-by shooting that rattled the Lincoln Street neighborhood early this morning.

    Shots rang out around 12:30 a.m. at 322 Lincoln St., with at least two bullets hitting the home and one punching a hole through the front door and into the family’s couch.

    Tristian Bean and his mother Lisa were home at the time, according to a family member who declined to be named, but neither was injured.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest at Ritchie Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.

    Ryan was 82.

    Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home announced Wednesday day that visitation for the former NFL coach will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home located at 701 North Main Street.

    A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Fundraiser helps Humane Society facilities get a facelift

    Thanks to an what organizers called an overwhelming response from the communi-ty, the Anderson Humane Society has made many recent improvements.

    “We started a maintenance fundraising campaign in the early spring,” Karen Tuck-er, president of the humane society, said. “We raised close to $4,000.”

    Tucker credits local people and businesses with helping to get the renovations done. Through item and monetary donations, the humane society was able to in-stall new floors and paint the interior in colors that are soothing to the animals.

  • Rucker completes basic training

    Private First Class Landon D. Rucker graduated earlier this month from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina, according to a news release.

    The 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School successfully completed 13 weeks of inten-sive basic military training as one of 56 recruits in Training Platoon 3045.

    During his training, Rucker received the Marks-menship Rifle Expert Badge.

    Following a 10 day leave, Rucker reported to Camp Lejeune for one month at Marine Combat Training then Military Occupation Specialty School.

  • Portion of U.S. 127 to be named ‘Logann Driskell Memorial Highway’

    A portion of U.S. 127 in Anderson County will soon be named for a state highway superintendent who was killed in 2014 in an automobile accident.

    The highway between mile points 2.535 and 5.295 will be designated as the “Logann Driskell Memorial Highway,” the state transportation cabinet announced last week.

    A ceremony to unveil a sign is scheduled for 10 am. Friday, July 1 at the Anderson County Park.

    The public is welcome.

  • Man, 88, struck while crossing Main Street

    From staff reports

    An elderly Lawrenceburg man suffered a head injury Monday afternoon when he was struck while walking across Main Street.

    Roy Metzger, 88, was struck by a vehicle driven by Lawrenceburg resident Christopher Allex, according to officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dunn said witnesses saw Metzger walk out into traffic when he was struck by Allex’s car, which was turning onto South Main from East Woodford Street. Witnesses told police that Metzger was not in the crosswalk.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    Ryan, 82, passed away in Lousiville, according to information provided by Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home, which is charge of services.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ritchey and Peach Funeral Home, 701 North Main Street. A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Teens see father shot during dispute over weed trimmer

    As they stood in front of their trailer Monday morning on Versailles Road, Summer Grace pulled up her husband Chuck’s T-shirt to reveal an angry-looking bruise on his back, just below his right shoulder.

    A lump beneath that bruise was formed by a .38-caliber bullet that ripped into his chest the night before, splashing blood on his face and sending his twin teenage sons — who were busy celebrating their 14th birthday — fleeing for help.