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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Lack of pool is becoming embarrassment

    A story in Saturday’s Lexington Herald-Leader got the journalistic juices flowing.

    The story examined what some pools in Georgetown were doing to comply with a new state law requiring covers over drains in swimming pools.

    Knowing a good angle, even if it’s borrowed, when  I see one, I thought it would be good to find out how this is going in Anderson County.

    Except for one minor difficulty.

    Anderson County doesn’t have a public pool.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.1

    Principal answering customers’ demands

    To the editor:

    Recent criticism of high school Principal Ray Woodyard is unfair and misdirected.

    All the evidence I can find indicates he was just honoring his customers’ priorities when he chose to recognize something else over academics at graduation.

    Some of the evidence is anecdotal and hard to share; much is hard to miss. This paper, for instance, has a sports section with its own editor, color front page and at least three inside pages every week.

  • Cops: Allegations against teacher were lies

    A high school teacher has been cleared of charges that she had inappropriate contact with a student and that she showed him provocative and sexual photos, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Teacher Hannah Scott, 25, was cleared of the allegations following a lengthy investigation that included the sheriff’s department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies.

  • July 4 activities postponed

    City and county activities scheduled for Saturday, July 4 have been postponed due to rain, City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed around 5:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

    Activities have been rescheduled on the same timeline for Friday, July 10.

    For more information, see the July 8 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Anderson Little Leaguers win first two district games

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars won their first two games in the District 3 tournament at Harrodsburg. The tournament is the first step toward the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

    Saturday, Anderson defeated Western American, of Lexington, 3-0 as Dusty Puckett smacked a two-run double. Caleb Chambers got the win and Zachary Carmichael recorded the save.

    Monday, Anderson romped past Mercer County, 9-2. No other details have been submitted to The Anderson News.

  • Evening of events planned for July 4

    Anderson County residents will have several opportunities to celebrate Independence Day this Saturday as the city and county, as well as other organizations, have a full line up of events planned.

    For details about the events, see this week's edition of The Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Gate numbers up at fair and horse show

    Even temperatures in the 90s and a suffering economy couldn’t keep people away from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    “Looking at the hot, muggy weather we had, and the economy, we had a pretty good fair,” said Wayne Hanks, horse show manager. “The gate was up a little bit.”

    The fair gate saw an increase in ticket sales, but vendor sales were down, Hanks said.

    “All the vendors I talked to said it was down every where they set up,” he said.

  • Trial begins Monday for church keyboardist

    As of Tuesday morning, the jury trial for a church keyboardist accused of obtaining a false commercial driver’s license is scheduled to begin early next week.

    Lance Roe, a licensed funeral director at Gash Memorial Chapel and organist at First Baptist Church, is charged with complicity to commit unlawful access to a computer, a Class C felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class D felony.

  • Spring weather a real haymaker

    April showers bring more than May flowers.

    They bring hay, too, and this year plenty of it.

    Following a pair of drought-ridden seasons that left farmers scrambling and paying high prices for the dietary staple, the spring cut this year delivered a veritable bumper crop of the grass they need to keep their animals fed through the winter.

    Lawrenceburg farmer John Chilton, who sells the hay he bales on fields he owns in Salvisa, said he’s pleased with this year’s crop.

  • Former youth minister indicted on rape, abuse charges

    A former youth minister at a local church has been indicted on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse, according to a news release issued by Kentucky State Police.

    Gordon Lunceford, 47, who now lives in Richmond, was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury and is accused of abusing at least two victims.

    According to the indictment, Lunceford, who also has served as a youth minister in Franklin and Madison counties, committed the acts over the course of several months in 1992.