Today's News

  • Philharmonic to join choirs for Handel’s ‘Messiah’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Anderson County music lovers will get an early Christmas present this year.

    Members of the Lexington Philharmonic will join the high school’s advanced chorus and the chancel choir of First Christian Church on Sunday, Dec. 14 for a special performance of the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah.”

    The concert will be held in the high school’s Bearcat Theater. Doors will open at 1:15 for the 2 p.m. performance. Admission is free.

  • Christian Academy launches elementary financial course

    Brittany Price, financial secretary for the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, like most moms, has experienced her child asking for extravagant gifts such as a $400 gaming console.

    She said she knows her 8-year-old son sees her use a plastic debt card for payment, but like most elementary students, has no concept of spending or the process to earn and budget money.

    The Christian Academy is working to change that with a new program, “Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees,” which is aimed at financial literacy for elementary students.

  • One terrific trike

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Dude, that’s one sweet ride.

    Dude, in this case, is Lawrenceburg’s Dude Caldwell, and he’s about to take delivery of a custom trike built nearly from scratch by Garry Wash, owner of Wash’s Cycle, Home of Wild Turkey Chopper in Alton.

  • ‘Grinch’s’ finances questioned

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Questions surfaced Thursday about the financial ability of the owner of former Dairy Cheer restaurant to hire her own attorney when she admitted that she receives income and received a hefty settlement, neither of which were included on her application for a public defender.

    Lou Compton, 68, faces 14 charges of theft by deception for allegedly not paying some of her employees and writing bad checks to others just before Christmas in 2011 when the restaurant closed, prompting them to dub her “Dairy Grinch.”

  • Family furious over illegal dumping on Anderson City Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A “no dumping” sign at the front of James Phillips’ property apparently isn’t going to be enough to get whomever is trashing it to knock it off.

    “If I catch them, I’m sure there will be trouble,” Phillips said Friday morning while standing alongside a pile of burned debris he said was set fire by those who dumped it.

    “They snuck out here last Monday and set it afire,” he said. “They got wind that someone knew they’d dumped it.”

  • Inmate held in contempt for f-bombing judge

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Already languishing in jail on a rash of forgery and criminal possession charges, a Dan Drive man probably figured his day couldn’t get any worse when he appeared last Thursday in Anderson District Court.

    He couldn’t have been more wrong.

    Frustrated after District Court Judge Donna Dutton refused his repeated pleas to turn his $5,000 cash bail into a surety bond so his mother could spring him from jail, William Whetzel, 20, finally told Dutton just exactly what he thought of her refusal.

  • Anderson County basketball Christmas tournament results

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team could never get over the hump in a 74-63 loss to Madison Southern in the first round of the Woodford County Tournament Friday night.  Anderson played catch-up for most of the game and drew within 62-61 late in the contest, but Madison Southern put the game away in the final two minutes.

    The Bearcats will take on Bourbon County, a team they defeated in overtime last week, Saturday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. in the consolation bracket of the Woodford County Invitational.

  • Extension calendar

    The following are free classes offered by the Anderson County Cooperative Extension Office.

    For more information, call 839-7271.

    Jan. 13

    Healthy cooking: The class is five-part series starting at 10:30 a.m. Taste a variety of new, healthy recipes and learn about meal planning. The first 10 people who attend four of the five classes will receive a Living Well cookbook.

    Jan. 15

    Taking control of your diabetes: This is six-part series on managing diabetes. The class starts at 10 a.m.

    Jan. 22

  • Weekly senior center calendar

    Senior center calendar

    The following events are scheduled at the Anderson Senior Center, located 160 Township Square. For more information, call 839-7520.


    Wednesday, Dec. 17

    10:30 a.m. Blood pressure check with Phyllis

    10:30 a.m. Arnold Clark and Friends

    Noon Christmas potluck


    Thursday, Dec. 18

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club

    9 a.m. video exercise

    9 a.m. – 3 p.m. shopping and errands

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kroger shopping day

  • Harley wedding anniversary

    Jennie and Jewell Harley of Lawrenceburg will celebrate thier 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 20.

    The couple was married on Oct. 3, 1964.

    Mr. and Mrs. Harley are both retired.

    The Harleys will celebrate their anniversary 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Anderson Senior Center.

    All friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests no gifts.