Local News

  • Making Lawrenceburg famous

    George Cummins knows a secret, but it’s not like he’s trying to keep it.
    From his home atop a ridge on McDonald Road just a few miles from town, Cummins has built a business that has a strong national reputation, is affiliated with one of the country’s largest sporting goods stores, has been featured on national television, pours hundreds of thousands of dollars directly into the local economy and has even expanded into another state.

  • 'Sitting on a time bomb'

    Alton residents put state officials on official notice Monday night when they packed the kitchen at Alton Christian Church.

    They want truck traffic temporarily banned on Alton Road, period, and demand that an independent survey of the road be conducted to prove it’s unsafe for heavy trucks.

  • ‘Pull them in and love them’

    Just hours before his son Justin was killed in a Jan. 15 wreck on Glensboro Road, Greg Thurman says he asked him several times not to leave his home.
    “I told him don’t go to town,” said Thurman, adding that his son’s friend, Kristian Baxter, 21, had called and asked Justin for a ride.
    “I told him don’t do that, don’t do that. I’ll give him a ride, but he said he needed to get away from here for a while. I told him I was tired of arguing, of asking him not to go and that one of these days, you’ll figure it out.

  • Booth to celebrate 100th birthday

    There are birthdays and then there are milestones. On Feb. 8, Ruth Brecht Booth will mark her 100th birthday.
    “I don’t think we will have 100 candles on the cake,” Ruth’s granddaughter Carol Zupanic said. “It might make the fire alarm go off.”
    When Booth turns 100 years old, she will join more than 53,000 Americans, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The U.S. currently has more 100-year-olds than any other country in the world.

  • Closings for Friday

    CLOSINGS: The Anderson News has confirmed that the following will be closed Friday due to the winter storm:


    Dollar General, West Park Shopping Plaza, 3 p.m. Friday


    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg
    Anderson County Schools


  • State of emergency declared as county, city prep for up to 2 feet of snow

    EMERGENCY WEATHER UPDATE, 4 P.M. THURSDAY — With the possibility of up to 2 feet of snow and 35 mph wind gusts expected to hammer Anderson County tomorrow, local officials have declared a joint state of emergency for the City of Lawrenceburg and all of Anderson County.

  • Hyatts inducted into Junior Miss Hall of Fame

    Lawrenceburg’s Nancye Hyatt has had the honor of watching both her daughter, Meredith Lewis, and her granddaughter, McKenna Lewis, be named Anderson County’s Junior Miss and Distinguished Young Woman.
    Saturday night it was her turn to take the stage.
    Hyatt and her late husband Bobby were inducted into the Junior Miss Hall of Fame for their tireless effort and contribution to the program.

  • Carpenter wins Integrity Award

    When 17-year-old Brooklyn Carpenter took the stage at the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman pageant Saturday night she didn’t let her nerves guide her.
    “I was a little nervous,” she said. “But you have to just do it. Don’t let fear ever stop you from doing anything in life.”
    Carpenter, who won the Anderson County Distinguished Young Woman crown last year, was confident and it showed. The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg senior brought home the Integrity Award.

  • Rallying for Justin

    Justin Thurman’s friends plan to celebrate his life Saturday afternoon just the way he lived it: by going for a cruise.
    “He liked to ride four-wheelers, drive fast stuff, have fun and hang out with his friends,” said Dalton Satterly, 19, who is organizing a combination fundraiser and cruise Saturday afternoon.
    “You name it, he’d want to do it.”

  • Alton Road residents to have their say

    At least 100 Alton Road residents have signed a petition that calls for a survey that will prove once and for all their contention that Alton Road (Highway 151) is not safe for heavy truck traffic.
    “We know what the answer will be,” said longtime Alton Road resident Tom Isaacs, who is helping to organize a public meeting to discuss the road, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Alton Christian Church.