Local News

  • Winners named in Lion’s Club’s 5K Run/Walk

    The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club hosted a 5K Run/Walk for Sight on Saturday during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eyeglasses for the under-privileged people in Anderson County.

    Forty-nine people participated in the and everyone was able to finish the 3.1-mile course in less than one hour.

    The fastest runner in the event was Austin Dillow of Lawrenceburg, who ran the course in 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Second was Aaron Hume of Lawrenceburg with a time of 18:28.

  • Marching Bearcats place first in Pulaski County Invitational
  • ‘In-your-face terror’

    Some are afraid of heights, others tight spaces, spiders or snakes.

    The world is full of phobic reactions, including plenty of people who feel like running away screaming at the first sight of a clown.

    That’s a condition known as coulrophobia, and by the end of October it might well be the single most diagnosed condition in Lawrenceburg.

  • Teen receives national award for saving man’s life

    When Jaden Raymond saved a man’s life in January, he never expected to be featured on the front page of The Anderson News.

    Imagine his surprise, then, when the 16-year-old freshman at Anderson County High School found out his act of heroism won him a national award.

    Raymond won the American Legion Auxiliary’s national Youth Hero Award during the group’s national convention in Baltimore and was presented the award by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg earlier this month.

  • ‘He was a force, he was a kind man’

    It’s fitting that one of the last images people will have of Jimmy Walker is of him holding the American flag high during the singing of the National Anthem.

    It was the recent anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and Walker, co-president of the Wheels in Time Car Club, made sure that the group’s Friday night cruise-in on Main Street included a patriotic tribute to those who lost their lives.

  • Not just any old flag

    “Is this the first time you've been to our little town?

    ...I don't like to brag but we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag.”

    --Johnny Cash


    The flag the Anderson County football team rallies around is not yet ragged. It might never be tattered or threadbare.

    But the same message it waved in the winds near one of the world's hot spots is the one the Bearcats want to shout every time they take the field for the battle of a football game.

  • Courtoom tirade lands woman in jail

    A Lawrenceburg woman was dragged from traffic court Monday screaming “get the [blank] off me!” after being held in contempt of court for calling Judge Donna Dutton “stupid,” refusing to sit down and directing vulgar language at court officials and police.

    Linnea B. Harward, 20, of 207 Secretariat Drive was in Anderson District Court after being ticketed in June for failure to have car insurance for the second time.

  • Blaze leaves family of nine homeless

    After screaming for his son to get out of their burning home last Thursday on Alton Station Road, Toby McRoberts did all he could do to rescue his son’s dog, Buddy.

    McRoberts said he broke out a window, but the smoke was too thick and he soon was overcome by smoke inhalation, leaving him nearly blacked out and headed to a nearby hospital.

    Saving Buddy then became the job of members of the Anderson County Fire Department, who used a thermal camera to make their way through flames, thick smoke and debris to rescue the beloved family pet.

  • Dangerous road to be fixed

    After years of complaining and dodging vehicles careening through their yards or slamming into their homes, help might finally be on the way for Graefenburg Road (Highway 151) residents.

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) confirmed last week that the state Transportation Cabinet plans to implement changes to the road, perhaps before the end of the year.

    “I was told they are hoping to get a contractor in there to do some repairs and make some modifications,” Tipton said in an interview last Friday.

  • Annual poker run raises money to bring soldiers home for Christmas

    Four years ago, Rodney Goodlett went all over Lawrenceburg, hat in hand, trying to raise a few bucks to fly soldiers home for Christmas.

    Fast forward to Saturday and what started as a way to help out a few soldiers has grown into a way of helping many.

    Goodlett, who spearheads the local chapter of Defining Forces, said Saturday’s poker run said it was easily the most successful fundraiser he has held so far.

    “We brought 13 soldiers home last year,” Goodlett said. “This year, we will probably bring home close to 20.”