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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Injured firefighters released from hospital

    UPDATED 11:45 A.M. -- All six of the firefighters injured in the wreck last night on Puckett Road have been released from the hospital and are recovering at home, according to interim Anderson County Fire Chief Donald Cox.

    Cox said in the moments following the wreck, it was believed that two of the firefighters sustained serious injuries but hospital tests proved negative.

    “We’ve spoken to all of them this morning,” Cox said. “They’re stiff and sore from being in the wreck.”

  • Woman run over, dragged after being pushed from vehicle

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    A Lawrenceburg man faces attempted murder and other charges after police say he tried to kill a woman Sunday night in western Anderson County.
    Leslie “Scott” Hatchett, 40, of 2309 Ballard Road allegedly pushed a woman out of his vehicle before running her over, police said.

  • Man killed in wreck on Wildcat Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Wildcat Road man was killed Saturday night when he was ejected from the pickup truck he was driving and pinned beneath.

    Logann Driskell, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple blunt-force trauma injuries he sustained, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of the wreck remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.

    The wreck occurred near 1174 Wildcat Road, a winding, narrow road that connects Stringtown with Tyrone.

  • Police help give kids a merrier Christmas

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Christmas came just a bit early for about 50 Lawrenceburg children who otherwise might not have had Christmas at all.

    That’s how many children participated in this year’s Shop With a Cop program, an event sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to purchase Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Sheriff Troy Young, who started the program about five years ago, said it is amazing how it has grown in just a few years.

  • 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.