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  • Bearcats marching toward state title

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County High School marching band’s practice schedule has apparently become a local legend. The Marching Bearcats are hoping to add the hardware to back those long hours up.

    “I was sitting in the stands with a staff member after our performance talking about all of our errors and trying to think of what our score may be,” Anderson band director Patrick Brady said following Saturday’s regional competition at Madison Southern High School in Berea.

  • Humane Society seeks help with injured dog’s vet bills

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Sam the pit bull, who was hit by car in Anderson County, is getting a second chance in a foster home, allowing him to safely heal and recover.

    Sam was taken to a local animal hospital and later transported to animal control after being involved in a car wreck Sept. 5 on Van Buren Road. He sustained several injuries, including three fractures in his pelvis, a broken Sacroiliac joint and a broken hind leg.

  • Denny, Gillis square off in county clerk’s race

    Denny answers criticisms, discusses why voters should keep him in office

  • Conway, Gritton vie for judge-executive

    Conway campaigns on tight budget controls, repairing, paving county roads

  • Candidates for mayor speak their minds

    The Anderson News interviewed all three candidates running for mayor in Tuesday's election. Below are their responses.

    Goodlett seeks to continue improving Lawrenceburg

    Meet Sandy

    Name: Sandy Goodlett

    Age: 73

    Office sought: Mayor of Lawrenceburg

    Occupation: retired educator

  • Tipton, Stevens vie for new state representative seat

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Kent Stevens (D) and James Tipton (R) will square off Tuesday to see who will be the state representative in the newly created 53rd District seat.

    Both responded to a round of questions regarding increasing the minimum wage, rising electricity costs due to EPA regulations on coal mining and unfunded state mandates, including those that affect school districts.

    Their biggest disagreement surfaced regarding the minimum wage, with Stevens calling for it to be raised and Tipton saying the opposite.

  • Candidates vie for seats on Anderson County Fiscal Court

    Meet Meredith

    Name: Meredith Hyatt Lewis        

    Age: 45        

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Office sought: 4th District magistrate

    Occupation: Elementary music teacher and owner/operator of The Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts (private music instruction)

  • City council hopefuls discuss taxes, Main Street, tourism

    Meet Dan

    Name: Dan Stumph

    Age: 63

    Office sought: City council

    Occupation: Printer

    Education: High school

    Organizations/memberships: CASA, Battle of Dogwalk Re-enactment Association

    Question: Why do you think you’re among the top six candidates to serve on the city council?

  • Myles, Hellard compete for Family Court Judge

    Myles seeks second term on bench

    Meet John David

    Name: John David Myles

    Age: 59

    Occupation: Family Court Judge

    Education: BA Centre College; University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

    Family: Wife, Mary Helen Myles

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Bus monitor charged with menacing

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    A school bus monitor was charged with menacing and harassment Monday for allegedly pushing the face of a 12-year-old student into a seat and tearing up another 12-year-old’s school papers, according to documents obtained by The Anderson News.
    Melinda R. Owens, 41, of 210 Forrest Drive, Lawrenceburg was issued a summons to appear in Anderson District Court following an investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    She was not taken into custody.