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Today's News

  • McConnell’s tribute to Russell entered into Congressional Record

    From staff reports

    Following are comments made by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, which were entered into the Congressional Record.

    Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to a friend and legendary Kentuckian, Wild Turkey Distillery’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

    This year marks the 60th year Jimmy has been making Bourbon for Wild Turkey, a fact that the distillery is rightfully proud to celebrate.

    As a 60-year Bourbon veteran, Jimmy is the longest tenured active spirits master distiller in the world.

  • City council increases tax rate again

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Lawrenceburg property taxes continue to go up after the city council voted 4-2 Monday to increase its tax rate for the fourth consecutive year.

    The council also gave final unanimous approval to a new countywide sign ordinance, which has also received final approval from the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Voting for the tax rate increase were council members Sandy Goodlett, Ken Evans and George Geoghegan and Steven Rucker. Voting against the increase were council members Paul Thomas Vaughn and Bobby Durr.

  • Remembering 9/11 in Lawrenceburg

    Alonzo Gaines wanted to make sure people in Anderson County remembered the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

    Gaines spent a rainy Thursday morning (Sept. 11) walking around downtown Lawrenceburg planting American flags in flowerpots on Main Street and locations on Court Street.

    He said he was surprised that some people wondered why he was doing it.

  • Lawyer charged for smacking wife with Red Bull

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Troubles continue to mount for a former Lawrenceburg attorney charged earlier this year with domestic violence after he allegedly threw a can of Red Bull at his wife.

    Richard Sanborn, 43, of 4119 Citation Lane was charged June 20 with fourth-degree assault when, according to police reports, he struck his wife in the face with the can, leaving a visible red mark under her right eye.

  • Mom pleads guilty to tying up daughter

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    With the specter looming of having her child’s grandmother testify on behalf of prosecutors, the mother charged with tying up her then- 3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day pleaded guilty Monday just before her trial was to begin.

  • Carlson returns to News

    From staff reports

    Ben Carlson returned this week as publisher and editor of The Anderson News, the newspaper announced.

    Carlson returns after serving as publisher of the Los Alamos Monitor in Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the past six months. The Monitor is a sister paper of The Anderson News.

    “It’s good to be back,” said Carlson, who served as publisher and editor of The Anderson News from 2006 through February of this year.

  • Lipp joins News ad team

    From staff reports

    Stephanie Lipp has joined The Anderson News as a sales representative, the newspaper announced.

    A 1991 graduate of Anderson County High School, Lipp brings a wealth of sales experience to The Anderson News, which includes several years at the Herald-Leader in Lexington and most recently with RevLocal, based in Lexington.

    “I’m excited to be back in my hometown, doing good things for the community that raised me,” said Lipp. “I enjoy building relationships and working to help small businesses succeed.”

  • Desire to help puts local trooper back on road

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    Mike Carnahan knows some people think he’s crazy for getting back on the road.

    Make that Trooper Mike Carnahan.

    After almost 24 years as a Kentucky State Policeman, and almost another year of retirement, Carnahan rejoined the Thin Gray Line on Aug. 1. He’s working Anderson County, where he’s lived for 12 years.

  • ACT scores are ‘step in right direction’

    Anderson County High Schools’ ACT data were recently released from the 2013-2014 junior class, revealing across the board improvements in all subjects from the previous school year.
    “ I am very proud of the gains made by our students on the ACT.  The staff focus on rigor is reflected in the student achievement,” said Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

  • Former resident charged with stealing money from school district

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling thousands from the school system.

    Anglin is a former resident of Anderson County.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes with KSP’s West Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations Branch, said that Anglin was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center after she turned herself in, not an uncommon occurrence in situations such as hers, he added.