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Today's News

  • Anderson man critically injured in Shelby jail fight

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    An Anderson County man remains in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday of last week.

    Jonathan Monroe, 24, who was incarcerated on drug charges, is still in the hospital’s intensive care unit with critical injuries after an argument over song lyrics led to a physical altercation in the middle of the night, police said.

  • Heads up: Board of Ed seeks modified bids for bus repair

    The head of the class at Monday’s Anderson County Board of Education regular monthly meeting was, well, an engine head.

    The board discussed at length bids taken to replace an engine on a school bus that’s been out of commission for more than a week. Director of Transportation Jeff Young presented three bids for the work but only one included the cost of replacing the engine’s head.

    “We’re not comparing apples to apples,” said Board Vice Chair Roger McDowell.

  • Scout Troop 37 hosting rummage sale fund-raiser

    Boy Scout Troop 37 is holding a Rummage Sale this Sat., March 29, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main Street in Lawrenceburg.

    Now is the time to rid garages and basements of items that will not likely be used again but might be exactly what someone else needs.

    Troop 37 is seeking support through donations of Sale items or as shoppers at the Sale. Troop members will accept donations today through Fri., March 28, 7-8 p.m., at First Christian Church.

    For more information or to schedule pick-up of large items, call 502.352.9088.

  • Anderson News a 'homecoming' of sorts for publisher

    Hello Anderson County.

    After nearly a decade of writing, photography, graphic design, social media and telling a community’s story, I’ve returned to the business of writing, photography, graphic desi… yeah, it’s been a little confusing for me, too.

  • Supplements can be helpful but not always the best way to add nutrients

    By Joan Martin

    Guest columnist

     

    Are vitamin and mineral supplements really beneficial for you?  Will they help you feel better by improving your health?  Consumers are bombarded by marketing campaigns which claim that vitamin and mineral supplements will reduce your risk of chronic disease.  In the grocery store multivitamins and mineral supplements usually have their own section.

  • Sweet 16: It's Madness!!

    Editorial cartoon by Terry Wise.

  • Beasley Family welcomes daughter

    Kora Addison Beasley was born at 10:51 a.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center to Adam and Lauren Beasley of Lawrenceburg.

    Kora weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 22 inches long at birth.

    She joins her brother, Noah, age 4.

    Maternal grandparents are Joey and Erin Milburn of Harrodsburg; paternal grandparents are Junior and Donna Beasley of Laurenceburg. Maternal great-grandmother is Roxie Milburn.

  • Relay gets Expo booth award

    The Relay for Life booth won "Best Decorated Booth for a Nonprofit Organization” at the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Saturday, March 22. Pictured from left is Kim Jennings of Commonwealth Credit Union, 2014 Relay chairman for Anderson County, and Meredith Moody, staff partner with the American Cancer Society.

  • Deputy fire chief hurt fighting blaze

    A fire at 1512 Hickory Grove Road in Lawrenceburg left a house heavily damaged and Deputy Fire Chief Donald Cox sidelined for a few days.

    Anderson County firefighters responded to a call around 1:20 a.m. when neighbors noticed smoke coming from a house owned by Shannon Hubert, according to Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    While working at the scene, Cox “felt something pop in his leg and it started hurting,” said Barnes.

  • Anderson students fare well in Region 18 Governor's Cup

    Ward, Turner and Saffell Street elementary school students competed in the Region 18 Governor’s Cup Competition Saturday in Jessamine County.

    Region 18 also includes of elementary schools in Woodford, Jessamine and Mercer counties.

    Ward Elementary won the Governor’s Cup championship and Saffell Street Elementary tied for fourth place. Governor’s Cup is composed of individual and team events.

    Individual events