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Today's News

  • Open Hands Foood Pantry seeks donations for free Christmas Day meal

    From staff reports

    As it does each year, Open Hands Food Pantry will serve a Christmas Day meal to anyone who needs or wants one that day.

    Doing so isn’t easy, or cheap, and organizers are looking for all the help they can get.

    “As the economy has gotten worse over the past few years, we have seen more and more people joining us for this dinner, volunteers for the dinner said in a news release.

  • Young, wife honored by state sheriff’s association

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young was sworn in as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association last Thursday night in Bowling Green, but it was his wife who drew what was perhaps the loudest applause of the evening.

    Benita Young received the association’s Appreciation Award for 2014 for her efforts in supporting the sheriff’s many community programs while dealing with a serious health crisis of her own.

  • Auditor uncovers $380,000 shortfall in school district funds

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The results of an independent audit report conducted by Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell’s evaluation were released at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Dec. 8.

  • ‘Messiah’ performance packs Bearcat Theater

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    The Anderson County High School Advanced Chorus, First Christian Chancel Choir and members of the Lexington Philharmonic were featured Sunday in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” before a packed Bearcat Theater at the high school.

  • ‘He could feel her spit in his face’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Summer Grace says two of her children were crying when they stepped off the bus Sept. 26.

    She says her other three children, along with the rest of the children on the bus that day, were “very frightened” after witnessing a bus monitor who was supposed to be there to protect them allegedly scream, use profanity, tear up one child’s homework and grab another by his face, break his glasses and shove his head into a seat.

  • Man charged with sexual abuse of 7-year-old girl

    From staff reports

    The case of a Lawrenceburg man charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a 7-year-old has been waived to the Anderson County Grand Jury, court records show.

    Gary W. Ritchie, 53, of 1039 Virginia Ave. has pleaded not guilty to the charge that stems from an incident that police say occurred at 106 Smith Court.

    He remains jailed in the Shelby County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.

  • Victim: ‘Man, that truck is going fast’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Scott Richards says he never had time to react during the split second when he realized the pickup truck barreling toward his car and the one behind him wasn’t going to stop.

    “I was stopped at the light, looked in my side view mirror and said, ‘Man, that truck is going fast.’ Just when the thought came that it wasn’t going to stop, it hit me,” Richards said. “I never had time to react.”

  • You can call him Mr. President

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Troy Young is about to do something no other sheriff in Anderson County his has done before.

    On Thursday, Young is scheduled to be sworn in as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association during a ceremony in Bowling Green, marking the first time in the organization’s 85 years a sheriff from here has served in that capacity.

  • Teachers Rowland, Herndon receive Trailblazer Awards

    From staff reports

    Thirteen Kentucky teachers, including two who live in Anderson County, received the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education during a presentation Dec. 4 at the Embassy Suites Lexington.

    Receiving the awards were Chrystal Rowland, a resident of Lawrenceburg who teaches at Robert B. Turner Elementary, and Lawrenceburg resident Stephanie Herndon, who teaches at Clear Creek Elementary in Shelby County.

  • Three-vehicle wreck leaves two with life-threatening injuries

    Two people sustained life-threatening injuries and another serious injuries in this three-car wreck earlier this afternoon (Wednesday) at the intersection of US 127 and Highway 151.

    None of the victims have been identified.

    First responders said two were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and another to Frankfort Regional Medical Center.