Today's News

  • Make it God’s best year in your life

    Happy New Year! There is something special about the beginning of a new year and all the possibilities it contains.

    Many will make resolutions for weight loss, better budgeting of money, opening their own business, going back to school, or finally cleaning out that one closet that plagues the entire house. However, of all the things on our proverbial list to accomplish, I pray a better relationship with Christ, takes priority.

  • Lawrenceburg store ‘a sacred, spiritual space for natural healing’

    News staff

    Pam Giles, owner of Antiques, Uniques & Metaphysics, considers her store a space to share her two main passions in life: collectibles and natural healing.

    Though Giles has owned several antiques stores over the years in different locations including Danville, Springfield and Harrodsburg, she decided to make this store different, adding a metaphysics twist. The back of the store is lined with colorful gemstones, incense and large glass jars filled with herbs.

  • Lewis continues Distinguished Young Woman legacy

    News staff

    Just before McKenna Lewis’ grandfather Robert L. “Bobby” Hyatt passed away in May, Lewis made him a promise that she’d win the local Distinguished Young Woman competition for him.

    She kept good on her word and was crowned Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County in August.

  • Huge crowd on hand as public officials sworn in

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Several hundred people kicked off their New Year’s Eve parties a bit early last Wednesday when they packed the county courthouse to watch public officials sworn in to their new offices for 2015.

    The crowd, considered one of the largest to attend a swearing-in ceremony in recent memory, cheered and clapped as they welcomed a new judge-executive, mayor and a pair of judges to their new positions.

  • No office for Hellard another bad decision by state

    By Ben Carlson


    Column as I see ’em …

    Newly minted Family Court Judge Marie Hellard raised her arms and pumped her fists to the delight of several hundred people who were busy giving her what proved to be one of Wednesday’s loudest ovations during swearing-in ceremonies at the county courthouse.

    As loath as I am to toss a wet blanket on that party, I’m going to do it anyway because, as usual, when it comes to judicial issues it appears Anderson County once again is poised to take it in the shorts.

  • Debunking myth of gender roles

    I was deeply saddened to hear about the suicide of transgender Ohio teen Josh Alcorn who renamed himself Leelah.

    The 17-year-old reportedly died after being hit by a tractor-trailer while walking along a highway near her home Sunday, Dec. 28. Her suicide note had more than 200,000 shares on tumblr.

  • Figuring out ‘use-by’ dates

    Many of us are familiar with the “sell-by,” “best if used by” and “use-by” dates that appear on food products. These dates are expiration dates that provide information on the quality of products purchased.

    Many consumers do not use or throw away products that have passed these dates. Knowing what these dates mean help consumers make better decisions on product quality, product safety, what to keep, what to toss and when.

    Types of dates

  • Answering a call for help

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Steve Votaw, chief deputy of the Anderson County Coroner’s Office, says he speaks with his friend Shelby Phillips weekly, but when he spoke to her the Saturday before Christmas, he could sense something was wrong by the tone of her voice. Phillips told him it was the end of the month, and she was out of food.

    As a senior on a fixed income, Phillips said she can pay her rent and utilities but little else. She said she only receives $90 each month in food stamps.

  • Police warn of vehicle break-ins

    From staff reports

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department issued a warning Monday for vehicle owners to not leave valuables inside of their parked cars.

    The department is working on several cases involving items stolen from vehicles and several arrests have been made, according to a news release.

    Police said to avoid having items stolen, vehicle owners should:

    l never leave anything of value in plain sight

    l always lock glove compartments and center consoles

    l always lock tool boxes on trucks

  • 01-07 jail log

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 26

    Roy Waldridge was charged with violation of a domestic violence order by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dec. 28

    Joseph Dean was charged with failure to appear in court by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Rhonda Smith was charged with failure to appear in court or pay fines by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dec. 29