Local News

  • Blaze flattens home on Wildcat Road

    Anderson County firefighters battled frigid temperatures for nearly four hours Monday night when a fire destroyed a home at 1471 Wildcat Road.

    Homeowner Christy Frankum was not home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod.

    Harrod said the home was a total loss.

    The fire was called in around 10:30 p.m., and firefighters from all five stations battled for nearly four hours to put it out.

    No cause had been determined as of early Tuesday morning, said Harrod.

  • Man killed in Glensboro Road wreck

    One man is confirmed dead following what appears to be a single-vehicle wreck earlier this morning on Glensboro Road.

    The man’s identity has not been released. The wreck occurred just past Dry Dock Road. The vehicle appeared to be heading west on Glensboro Road when it went off the road, through a heavily wooded area and flipped just yards before Hammonds Creek.

  • Emma B. Ward Elementary students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the school announced.

    All A’s

    Jordan Ball

    Jenna Beasley

    Josh Brooks

    Brianna Burkhead

    Brooklyn Burgard

    Donna Campbell

    Gillian Case

    Elisabeth Chilton

    Adam Cook

    Hannah Cox

    Landon Drury

    Rayleen Flygstad

    Mia Flynn

    Sophie Grigsby

    Hailee Harvey

    Emily Hudson

    Audra Hunter

    Chaz King

  • Armed robber holds up Versailles Road gas station

    Police are searching for clues and help after an armed robber held up the Prime Star convenience store Saturday night, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to the news release. The suspect then fled the store with cash and cigars and was last seen running behind the business.

    Two clerks working at the time were not harmed, police said.

  • Birdwhistell picked to help make Kentucky’s Medicaid program ‘model to the nation’

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin said Wednesday that a University of Kentucky health executive and former state health secretary, Mark Birdwhistell, will help him design a Medicaid program that "will be a model to the nation." He said he hopes to know by the middle of 2016 whether his new administration can reach an agreement with federal officials on the shape of the program.

  • No. 2: Fire, snowstorms deliver double-winter blow

    Old Man Winter sucker-punched Anderson County twice late last winter, pounding the area with snow two times over a several week period in February and early March.

    The second storm was exacerbated greatly due to a fire that destroyed the city’s maintenance building and every piece of snow-removal equipment at its disposal.

    The fire left the city with a single pickup truck equipped with a plow.

  • No. 3: Improvements arrive on wreck-riddled Alton Road

    Relief in the form of minor improvements to Alton Road came after a summer during which cars, pickups and tractor-trailers ran through, into and around homes along the narrow stretch of highway.

    Just in the course of two months, a tractor-trailer hauling aluminum ingots slammed into a tree just several feet from Brian Flood’s home, trapping the driving and spilling its contents all over Flood’s front yard.

  • No. 4: Main Street transformed into bustling business center

    Not long ago, Main Street in Lawrenceburg was described by a member of the city council as containing nothing but a pool hall and a bunch of shyster lawyers.

    My, how times have changed.

    The past year served as a renaissance for Main Street as a number of buildings were refurbished and businesses opened from one end of the street to the other.

  • No. 5: Softball team makes it to state Final Four

    Anderson County High School’s softball team proved that, for 2015 at least, it belonged with the best teams in Kentucky.

    The Lady Bearcats rolled through the 30th District and Eighth Region tournaments, as expected, then put on a powerful display at the state tournament in Owensboro.

    An estimated 250 Lady Berarcat fans descended on Owensboro for the three-day tournament.

    Back home, local fans followed Anderson News sports editor John Herndon on Twitter and updates announced at youth league baseball and softball games reportedly drew huge cheers.

  • No. 6: Soldier surprises son following year in Middle East

    Ethan Sizemore was already busting at the seams.

    While he and his second-grade classmates at Emma B. Ward Elementary School were busy making American flags out of construction paper in early May, Ethan made it clear why he was making his.

    “My dad’s in the military and he’s coming home this weekend,” he said, nearly bubbling over with enthusiasm. “I can’t wait to see him.”

    He didn’t have to wait nearly that long.