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Today's News

  • Two days, two fires

    From staff reports

    Anderson County firefighters and other first responders were kept busy last week after separate blazes destroyed racecars and other items on Spaulding Lane, and a hay-filled barn on Hickory Grove Road.

    The Hickory Grove Road fire included minor injuries to firefighters after a hose hit a barrel of pesticide, splashing one firefighter in the eyes and another in the mouth.

    Both received assistance from EMS and were determined to be OK shortly afterward.

  • A bigger, badder haunted house

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    By day, Alyssa Hoover is a pleasant 22-year-old who cares for residents in a Frankfort retirement community.

    By night, she becomes a remarkably scary monster who can make grown men cry and others vomit or even, well, go No. 1 or 2 in their pants.

  • ‘This is for everyone’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Megan Smith has no choice but to spend precious time and dollars each time her child’s frequently infected ears flare up.

    Left with no local option when Anderson Primary Care closed its doors in July, Smith has spent the past several months travelling to Versailles, Frankfort or beyond just to get a simple prescription filled for her son.

  • Four Roses still Burgoo Cookoff champions

    Jesse Sanford, of Four Roses, took home the trophy again this year, making him the four-time reigning Anderson County Burgoo Cookoff champ.

    Trailing just behind Four Roses was Dudley Darnell’s team, Darnell’s Old Timey Burgoo. Wild Turkey came in third.

    All the funds from the cookoff go toward Shop with a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.

    “It’s an honor,” said Sanford. “I love doing this for the kids.”

  • Open Hands Food Pantry to offer diabetic food options

    The Open Hands Food Pantry, which has served Anderson County residents for nine years, will unveil its new program providing food and nutrition information to diabetics this fall.

    The program was made possible by a $5,000 United Way grant to promote healthy living. Katie Howard, volunteer for the food pantry, said it’s not about providing more food but instead promoting different food choices for diabetics and tips for serving, cooking and portion size.

    The food pantry serves around 350 Anderson County residents monthly.

  • Anderson grad featured in viral ‘Shake It Off’ video

    It was about three weeks ago just after the start of school at Transylvania University and members of Delta Sigma Phi were bored and looking for something to do.

    Naturally, the boys decided to record a video of them strutting their stuff through the hallways of their fraternity and going room to room dancing and lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

  • Judge, state rep. candidates share views with Farm Bureau

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation isn’t shy about the policies it supports, and last Thursday night wanted to see if the local candidates for judge-executive and state representative agree with those policies.

    “We don’t endorse candidates,” said Jeff Harper, a Lawrenceburg resident who serves as director of the agency’s public affairs division. “We feel candidates should endorse our policies.”

  • Chamber of commerce president to chair tourism commission

    Pam Brough was appointed as chairperson for the Anderson County Tourism Commission during its meeting last Wednesday.

    Brough, who also serves as president of Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, said she is excited to take on her new role.

    “This will be a learning process for me. I’m excited for the opportunity to promote Anderson County,” said Brough. “I’ve only been here for 35 years, but I love Anderson County. Anything we can do to promote it, I’m all in.”

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.

  • Burgoo on tap for this weekend

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The arrival of fall means one thing for certain in Anderson County: it’s time to burgoo.

    The annual Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday with a full array of entertainment, activities, live music and the wildly popular burgoo cookoff to support Shop With a Cop.

    The cookoff, this year featuring eight teams, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the stage at the Lawrenceburg Green.