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Today's News

  • One last chance to be scared

    Tonight (Friday) is the final night of the year for Misery Manor, the haunted house that has produced plenty of screams and bad dreams at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to remain open well into the early morning hours. Admission is $5, with all net proceeds benefitting Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program.

    The haunted house features all of your favorite monsters and ghouls, from Jason to Freddie and beyond.

  • Candidates for mayor speak their minds

    The Anderson News interviewed all three candidates running for mayor in Tuesday's election. Below are their responses.

    Goodlett seeks to continue improving Lawrenceburg

    Meet Sandy

    Name: Sandy Goodlett

    Age: 73

    Office sought: Mayor of Lawrenceburg

    Occupation: retired educator

  • EDA buys land for industrial park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Anderson County will soon have an industrial park it can call its own.

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority voted Monday morning to purchase 47 acres of land on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway for $465,000.

    Following the decision, EDA Chairman Charlie Cammack said the move will give Anderson County a leg up in recruiting jobs and industry.

  • Mayor, clerk races boil as criticism heats up

    From staff reports

    Rough-and-tumble contests for mayor and county clerk will be settled when voters head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, along with a host of other hotly contested races.

    The three-way race to replace outgoing Mayor Edwinna Baker includes James Ritchey, who in an interview that appears on page A14, delivers a blistering rebuke of Baker’s time in office, vows to oust the city’s police chief and attorney and lays out his plan to fix what he says is wrong with Lawrenceburg.

  • Conway, Gritton vie for judge-executive

    Conway campaigns on tight budget controls, repairing, paving county roads

  • Denny, Gillis square off in county clerk’s race

    Denny answers criticisms, discusses why voters should keep him in office

  • Candidates vie for seats on Anderson County Fiscal Court

    Meet Meredith

    Name: Meredith Hyatt Lewis        

    Age: 45        

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Office sought: 4th District magistrate

    Occupation: Elementary music teacher and owner/operator of The Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts (private music instruction)

  • City council hopefuls discuss taxes, Main Street, tourism

    Meet Dan

    Name: Dan Stumph

    Age: 63

    Office sought: City council

    Occupation: Printer

    Education: High school

    Organizations/memberships: CASA, Battle of Dogwalk Re-enactment Association

    Question: Why do you think you’re among the top six candidates to serve on the city council?

  • Myles, Hellard compete for Family Court Judge

    Myles seeks second term on bench

    Meet John David

    Name: John David Myles

    Age: 59

    Occupation: Family Court Judge

    Education: BA Centre College; University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

    Family: Wife, Mary Helen Myles

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

  • Tipton, Stevens vie for new state representative seat

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Kent Stevens (D) and James Tipton (R) will square off Tuesday to see who will be the state representative in the newly created 53rd District seat.

    Both responded to a round of questions regarding increasing the minimum wage, rising electricity costs due to EPA regulations on coal mining and unfunded state mandates, including those that affect school districts.

    Their biggest disagreement surfaced regarding the minimum wage, with Stevens calling for it to be raised and Tipton saying the opposite.