Local News

  • Couple hopes to bring Christianity to Japan

     Christian influence, historically, has struggled to find footing in Japan. 

  • Local doctor busted for trafficking morphine


    A Lawrenceburg doctor was arrested Wednesday afternoon on drug charges, The Anderson News has confirmed

    Dr. Kenneth Hines, 73, was removed from his office at 504 West Broadway by the Kentucky State Police after being indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (morphine), according to the state police.

    Federal officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency were also present and seized Hines’ license to write prescriptions, the state police said.

  • Clerk’s office to issue passports

     Anderson County residents will soon have another location from which to obtain a passport.

  • Haunted house draws large crowds opening weekend

     105 Evil On Main proved a bit too scary for some folks on the haunted house’s opening weekend.

    Organizer Troy Young said that of the roughly 250 people who dared enter the claustrophobic maze that includes horrifying clowns, and evil Santa and other ghouls, more than 50 became too scared to finish.

  • Burgoo eating competition raises funds for CASA

     Gluttony and charity seldom work in tandem, but Saturday’s burgoo eating competition raised money for Court Appointed Special Advocates, a volunteer advocacy program that assists abused and neglected children. 

  • Carroll, Tipton to host town hall on pension crisis

    A large crowd of current and retired state employees is expected to fill the Anderson County High School auditorium at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 to ask questions and get answers about the state’s failing pension system.

    State Sen. Julian Carroll (D-Frankfort) and state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the state pension system, which is billions of dollars in the red.

  • Marnon hired as staff writer


    Christian Marnon has been hired as a staff writer at “The Anderson News.”

    He began his new job last Friday, and replaces former staff writer Brittany Fuller, who accepted a position with the Danville school system.

    Marnon grew up in Harrodsburg and is a graduate of Mercer County High School.

    He earned a news-editorial journalism degree at Western Kentucky University and says he is looking forward to providing news coverage of Anderson County.

  • Teens charged with breaking into school cafeteria

    Two teenagers and a juvenile have been charged with breaking into the Anderson County High School cafeteria, following an investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Kenneth Bailey Smith, 18, of 109 Seminole Court, Lawrenceburg, and Christopher W. O’Brien, 19, of 729 Moss Lane, Frankfort allegedly broke into the cafeteria Sept. 12 around 8:30 p.m., according to police reports.

    They were accompanied by an unnamed juvenile.

  • ‘Idol’ winner visits cook-off; new burgoo champ crowned


    There is little consensus about what ingredients and methods comprise true burgoo. Some swear by broth thickness and spice. Others insist on using century-old kettles to prepare their batch.  Even the name burgoo is shrouded in mystery. Culinary writers have argued it’s a portmanteau of barbecue and ragout, but no one can be certain. 

  • Teenager who committed robbery now on probation


    The teenager who was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison for his part in a string of armed gas station robberies was released from prison last month and placed on probation.

    Paul Tomlinson, who was 16 at the time of the armed robberies, turned 18 at the end of July and was in court to be sentenced as an adult but was instead placed on probation.