Today's News

  • No creepy clown costumes, please

    The investigation into a creepy clown incident late last Thursday night near the high school has local public safety officials asking people to be cautious when selecting costumes this Halloween.

    They stopped short of banning creepy clown masks and costumes, but are asking that people be mindful of what they choose to wear.

  • Trick or Treat planned

    The City of Lawrenceburg has set trick-or-treat hours for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Project Safe Streets from 5 to 7 p.m., passing out glow sticks and candy in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Trick-or-treat on Main, where local businesses hand out candy and other treats on Main Street, is also scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Dog starver jailed for threatening to kill cop

    From staff reports

    The man sentenced in August for allowing his dog to starve is back behind bars, this time for allegedly threatening to kill a police officer.

    Howard Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St., Lawrenceburg is charged with terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place. He was arraigned Oct. 6 in Anderson District Court where he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on a $654 cash bond.

  • Tipton, Sargent will debate Thursday night

    From staff reports

    Still deciding who to vote for the in the upcoming race for state representative?

    The Anderson News will host a debate between incumbent James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Anderson County Middle School auditorium.

    The debate will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to last about one hour. Admission is free.

    Tipton currently holds the seat in House District 53, which includes all of Anderson and Spencer counties along with a portion of Bullitt County.

  • Drunk 12-year-old taken to hospital

    A 12-year-old boy was transported to an area hospital early this afternoon after police found him “extremely intoxicated” in the West Park Shopping Plaza.

    The child, whose name will not be released, allegedly went into the Dollar General store and stole alcoholic beverages and cigarettes before sitting in a chair in front of the store and drinking the alcohol, according to first responders.

    A customer noticed the child sitting in front the store in a highly intoxicated state and called police.

  • Madison Southern overcomes Bearcats for district title

    Madison Southern rallied from a 14-0 deficit to defeat Anderson County, 28-21, in high school football action at Anderson’s Bob Ware Field Friday night.


  • South Oldham defeats Lady Bearcats
  • Tears flow as Bearcats bow out of regional soccer tourney

    SHELBYVILLE -- The tears were real. They were more profuse than those shed around Anderson County boys’ soccer had been in recent years.

  • Second half surge lifts Mustangs in playoff opener

    LOUISVILLE -- The Anderson County Middle School football team appeared to be in deep trouble.

    Already trailing Louisville Kammerer,12-8, early in the third quarter, the Mustang defense was backed up inside its own 10-yard line when Caleb Puckett intercepted a pass then raced 95 yards untouched for a touchdown.

    Even though the Mustangs failed on the conversion attempt, everything had changed.

  • Hardin honored by Kentucky State Police