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Today's News

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    The owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when she found an unlocked storage unit.

    She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    The Anderson County Sherriff’s Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

  • School board raises taxes again

    Property owners will see an increase in the amount of school taxes they pay for a second consecutive year following a decision Wednesday by the Anderson County Board of Education to take the maximum revenue increase allowed by law without voters having a chance to reverse the decision.

    The board voted 3-2 for a 4 percent property tax levy increase during a special called meeting, claiming the additional funds are needed to cover state-mandated pay increases for district employees.

  • Through the Trail of Tears and beyond

    After a journey of 826 miles, 52 days, enduring memories and the loss of a longtime friend and travel companion, Emma Swendsen returns with a changed prospective.

    Swendsen, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, spent her summer traveling through the Trail of Tears to gain an understanding of what some 16,000 Native Americans went through in 1838 when they were forcibly removed from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia to Oklahoma.

  • Ketchup elimination causes parents to see red

    Students went back to school on Aug. 13. Students attended classes, ate lunch, and went about the normal school activities, but something was noticeably missing: ketchup. Signs were posted around the cafeteria to explain the favorite condiment’s absence because of the unavailability of low sodium ketchup.

    Parents heard there was no ketchup in the school lunches and flooded the Anderson County Schools’ office and The Anderson News with questions.

  • Mount Eden Fire Department begins rebuilding

    By William B. Carroll

    Landmark News Service

    The Mount Eden Volunteer Fire Department Board of Trustees continued to move forward with rebuilding the fire station, which was destroyed by fire two weeks ago, by appointing a building committee and approving insurance disbursements for several vehicles destroyed in the blaze.

  • Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk debut
  • STRONG WINDS BRING END TO YARD SALE FUN

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    If you are interested in purchasing the “Pioneers & Patriots of Anderson County, Kentucky” CD for $30, contact Luther Davenport at

    saltriverhistory@yahoo.com.

    More excerpts will appear in future editions of The Way We Were.

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 1964

    Camp awards

    Awards won by 4-H members at camp from Aug. 10 through Aug. 14 were:

  • Promo business learned to deal with success

    Lawrenceburg-based Splatter, Inc. started small, grew fast and learned the importance of being ready for success.

    Splatter Inc was started in the summer of 2004 by Gabe Uebel, Andrew Eaton, Nick Cann, Warren Kinne, Jay Springate, David Sawyer and Charles Humston.

    Andrew, Nick, Warn, Jay and David had just graduated from Anderson County High School and were poised to enter their respective colleges that fall.

    Splatter, Inc. began very modestly by creating, marketing and selling “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons.

  • Chamber of Commerce news and notes, Aug. 27, 2014

    Upcoming Events

    Luncheon

    Tuesday, Oct. 21

    Anderson County Senior Citizens Building

    11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Annual Gala

    Saturday, Dec. 6

    Eagle Lake Convention Center

    6 p.m.

    New Members

    Bearcat Speed Shop

    Happy Spoons

    Renewals

    Lawrenceburg Family Chiropractic

    Atmos Energy

    Office Depot-Store 3287

    Join the Chamber Today!

  • Church News Briefs for Aug. 27, 2014

    Three churches to worship together Sunday

    The public is invited to join the Antioch, Fairview and New Liberty Christian churches as they gather to worship together at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. The service will be held at New Liberty Christian located on Ky. 248.

    Music will be provided by the group Bluegrass 101.

    Grilled hot dogs will be served after service.

    Narrow Road Band to play at Alton Baptist