Today's News

  • McKenney to celebrate 100th birthday on Nov. 20

    The first 100 years are the hardest — at least that’s what Edgar McKenney says, and he would know.

    Born Nov. 20, 1909, McKenney will reach the century mark on Friday.

    The real celebration, however, will be Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church from 1 to 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the birthday party.

    McKenney, who had two brothers and five sisters, was born in Harrison County. Two of his sisters are still living and reside in Lexington, he said.

  • Stevens to seek re-election

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) figured he had a pretty good idea what to expect after being elected in 2008 to the state’s House of Representatives.

    What he’s learned since is that politics, meetings and special sessions were only the beginning.

    “The thing about this position is that there are a lot of people out there who have situations I had never even thought about,” Stevens said between committee meetings Monday afternoon in Frankfort.

  • World-renowned builder will construct new skate park

    When Lawrenceburg’s skateboarders perform an ollie, nose grind or fakie (they understand those terms, trust us), they won’t be doing so on just any old obstacles.

    The same man who built scores of ramps and obstacles for Tony Hawk, the world’s most famous skateboarder, will construct the obstacles in the soon-to-be-built 12,000-square-foot skateboard park.

    Kelly Saad rose to fame over the years designing Hawk’s obstacles, and will be in Lawrenceburg once the park’s concrete foundation has been poured.

  • Peach looks for ways to carry success to post-season

    That loss that sends you home is the one you just can't get over.

    There is no game the next Friday. No Monday practice. No Saturday film session.

    You preach putting things behind you and focus on the next game. But try doing that when the next game is nine months away.

    "I have lost a lot of sleep over this one," Anderson County football coach Mark Peach said Thursday. Nearly a week had passed since the Bearcats had seen Doss roar back from a 30-19 fourth quarter deficit to upset Anderson 40-37 in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • EDITORIAL: Saving Hilltop was incredible

    By all rights, Hilltop Plaza should be nothing more than a pile of charred remains.

    The fire that tragically ruined two businesses and killed dozens of animals could have, heck should have, been much worse.

    When our reporter arrived minutes after the fire was called out, smoke was already billowing from the building’s rafters. Given that strip malls are rivaled in short burning time only by trailers, it appeared to be a goner.

    But thanks for city and county firefighters, that isn’t the case.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 24.

    Samual L. Oates, show cause, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    Garnett L. Preston Jr., arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed; failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- dismissed as warning.

    Daniel M. Pulliam, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to Oct. 5.

  • EDITORIAL: Skate park committee shares valuable lesson

    Ground was broken Monday night, and not just for a new skateboard park.

    Those who achieved what appeared for years to be an impossible dream did more than turn over a ceremonial shovel of dirt. They also provided a blueprint for those who carp and whine incessantly about things they want but have no motivation to get.

    Nary a day goes by that someone or some group doesn’t complain about the lack of amenities in Anderson County, most notably a swimming facility.

  • COLUMN: Friendly Lawrenceburg will make good movie setting

    Lights, camera, action! The famous words of movie making. Lawrenceburg will be seeing some movie making sometime next year. How exciting is that?

    Our small, friendly town of Lawrenceburg sure doesn’t get a lot of Hollywood attraction, until now. Yes, there’s been a movie or two filmed here. Heck, Kentucky is also home to several actors and actresses, including Hope Riley, the one who will be filming her movie here in a few months.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.11

    Thanks for continuing hunting photos

    To the editor:

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for continuing to post the hunting pictures in The Anderson News, even after someone writes a letter to the editor regarding the elk hunting trip that made the front page.

    I realize that hunting may not be everyone’s “cup of tea” and I thought it was in poor taste that the author of that letter chose to write regarding a youth hunting adventure.

  • Community calendar - 11.18 to 11.24

    Wednesday, Nov. 18


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government