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Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘Fire Chief Mike’ to retire

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The instrument has yet to be invented that will accurately measure the impact Chief Mike Barnes has had on fighting fires in Anderson County.

    Barnes confirmed Monday that he will retire Nov. 15, leaving behind a legacy that includes taking what can be generously described as a modest county fire district and turning it into one that is emulated across Kentucky.

    “It’s been coming for a while,” Barnes said. “My wife and I have been discussing since May.”

  • Candidates to square off Thursday

    From staff reports

    Can’t decide who to vote for in the upcoming local elections?

    We can help.

    Along with blanket coverage in the Oct. 29 edition of the newspaper of all candidates heading into November’s races, The Anderson News will give voters a chance to hear and see candidates answer questions and ask for your vote during a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23 at Anderson County Middle School.

    The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • Water lines, fire hydrants called into question

    When a water main broke in front of his South Main Street last week, Ed Ruggles said it was just one example of many infrastructure concerns to which the city has turned a blind eye.

    The break allowed water to flow into his lawn, down his driveway run into his garage. Although Ruggles said nothing in his garage was damaged, he did say it was the inconvenience of having to take everything out and hose it down.

  • Church localizes mission efforts to repair homes

    Growing up in a housing project in Shelbyville, Glenn Corn, pastor of Glensboro Baptist Church, said he knows firsthand about the struggles of a low-income family.

    “It’s tougher to get than it is to give,” said Corn.

  • Band takes Reserve Champion

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats took the Reserve Grand Championship trophy at the Butler Traditional Invitational Band Contest held Saturday.

    Anderson won the Class 4A division in the preliminaries, but finished second overall to Louisville Male in the finals. Anderson had a distinguished score of 84.35, while Male, a class 5A school, finished at 84.90.

  • Police conduct compliance checks on sex offenders

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Registered sex offenders in Anderson County got the once-over earlier this month by local, state and federal law enforcement to ensure they are obeying the rules.

    Of 32 people checked in Anderson County, no arrests were made in a sweep dubbed “Operation Whiskey River,” which included checks made here along with Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties. One sex offender remains under investigation as the result of the check, but charges have not been filed, according to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young.

  • Prepping for Ebola, just in case

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Bart Powell is no stranger to dealing with what ifs.

    Anderson County’s director of emergency management, Powell has spent his career preparing for worst-case scenarios ranging from earthquakes and tornadoes to floods.

    During the past couple of weeks, Powell has added the Ebola virus to his list and is doing everything he can to make sure Anderson County is prepared, just in case the dreaded virus makes it here.

  • Marching band named grand champions

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats reached a new milestone Saturday when they were named grand champion of the Louisville Classic, held at Male High School.

    It marked the first time Anderson County has been named grand champion at any contest in director Patrick Brady’s six-year tenure as director. Records are unclear but it is believed to be Anderson’s first grand championship in recent memory.

  • ‘Dad’s not Spider-Man,’ is he?

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    When Nycole Huber, Travis Huber’s wife of 10 years, learned that her husband aspired to rappel down a 31-story building for a Cub Scout Pack 38 fundraiser, she thought he was crazy.

    Travis served as a U.S. Army medic for eight years and returned home from Iraq in 2005.