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Today's News

  • 100 birthdays on 100 Christmas Eves

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Amid all the flurry of Christmas activity, the inundation of “must haves” and the reminders of the “can’t do withouts,” Lueticia Turner offers her recipe for a feast of Christmas joy.

    “I want my kids to be able to come see me,” says Mrs. Turner, an Anderson County resident who will be celebrating her 100th Christmas on Thursday.

    That’s one day after Mrs. Turner turns the page on a century of life. She was born on Dec. 24, 1914.

  • Police warn of jury duty scam

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department reportedly received several complaints Friday in reference to a jury duty scam. According to a news release, the caller tells to potential victim that that they are law enforcement, advising the caller that they missed jury duty on a specific date and now there’s a warrant for their arrest.

  • Six firefighters survive head-on collision with tree

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    In the aftermath of six firefighters being injured last Tuesday night while responding to a wreck on Puckett Road, interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox said there’s one thing people can do to help them and other firefighters.

    “If you see a fire truck coming, pull over and let us go by,” Cox said. “We do not let our people drive with red lights and sirens because it’s fun to do.

    “They’re going to a call; someone needs help.”

  • Sides brace for ruling in lawsuit vs. library

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    An answer could be coming within the next few weeks regarding a lawsuit filed against the Anderson Public Library that alleges its board of trustees has illegally set its tax rate for the past three decades.

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals heard arguments last week on nearly identical suits filed in Campbell and Kenton counties that seek to have millions of dollars in taxes refunded and to force libraries formed by petition, like Anderson’s, to follow the law when raising or lowering tax rates.

  • For the love of pizza

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    As a teenager, Troy Settles had his life planned out.

    The ambitious Settles worked hard to pursue a career in ministry, earning a scholarship at Campbellsville University to study Christian education, but his plans changed when he started working for Pizza Hut at the age of 17. Settles knew he had found his niche.

    “I felt like this is the direction I wanted to go,” he said.

  • Conway, Ruggles bid farewell to fiscal court

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    With a large pot of Joe Denny’s famous beans and other goodies waiting to be served, outgoing Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, his voice cracking near the end, said his goodbyes last Tuesday at the conclusion of what could be his final meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “I know I got spanked but the pressure’s off,” said Conway, who was soundly defeated in his re-election bid last month by Obrey Gritton.

  • UPDATE: Injured firefighters released from hospital

    UPDATED 11:45 A.M. -- All six of the firefighters injured in the wreck last night on Puckett Road have been released from the hospital and are recovering at home, according to interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox.

    Cox said in the moments following the wreck, it was believed that two of the firefighters sustained serious injuries but hospital tests proved negative.

    “We’ve spoken to all of them this morning,” Cox said. “They’re stiff and sore from being in the wreck.”

  • Woman run over, dragged after being pushed from vehicle

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    A Lawrenceburg man faces attempted murder and other charges after police say he tried to kill a woman Sunday night in western Anderson County.
    Leslie “Scott” Hatchett, 40, of 2309 Ballard Road allegedly pushed a woman out of his vehicle before running her over, police said.

  • Man killed in wreck on Wildcat Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Wildcat Road man was killed Saturday night when he was ejected from the pickup truck he was driving and pinned beneath.

    Logann Driskell, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries he sustained, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    The wreck occurred near 1174 Wildcat Road, a winding, narrow road that connects Stringtown with Tyrone.

  • Police help give kids a merrier Christmas

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Christmas came just a bit early for about 50 Lawrenceburg children who otherwise might not have had Christmas at all.

    That’s how many children participated in this year’s Shop With a Cop program, an event sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to purchase Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Sheriff Troy Young, who started the program about five years ago, said it is amazing how it has grown in just a few years.