Today's News

  • CASA of the Bluegrass to hold chili luncheon

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Ad-Hoc Committee for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children will be hosting its annual chili luncheon on Friday, Oct. 30, at the American Legion Fairgrounds on Broadway.

    Lunch is $5 per person and includes chili, crackers, tea or water, and a homemade dessert. Food will be served staring at 11 a.m. and will run indefinitely, according to a news release.

  • Anderson County Extension Service programs

    What’s your money personality?

    What’s your money personality wil be Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

    Learn how your beliefs about money affect your relationships as well as spending habits. Are you spontaneous, carefree, giving or more concerned about security, status and planning?

    Black Friday shopping

  • THE WAY WE WERE: Jean Spencer selected master homemaker

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 21, 1965

    Injured in game

    Three Anderson High students were injured in last Friday night’s game at Harrodsburg. Eddie Huffman was a patient at the Haggin Memorial Hospital with a chipped left knee. Gayle Warford received a back injury and was taken to the hospital for x-rays. Hank Hatfield re-injured his neck, however, his injury was not believed to be serious.

    Dedication of parkway set

  • Woman was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500


    The Sept. 29 edition contained an error in the charges for Donna Norman. Norman was charged only with DUI, 1st offense, aggravated.

    Oct. 11

    Christopher Decker was charged with fourth degree assault and violation of domestic violence order by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Oct. 12

    Barbara Chilton was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500/under $10,000 by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Yarborough indicted for felony charge of third degree burglary

    The following people were indicted on Oct. 6 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.


    Katherine D. Yarborough, 22, 207 Hawthorne, Frankfort, was indicted for the felony count of third-degree burglary, and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, second offense, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of controlled substances not in original container, first offense; and a violation count of public intoxication.

  • Skyy Spirits county’s top tax payer

    According to data from the Anderson County Property Valuation Administration office, Skyy Spirits remains the county’s top tax payer.

    At a combined $833,648 — $636,887 in real estate taxes and $196,761 in tangible goods taxes to the county — the company, which produces Wild Turkey, pays about $480,000 more in real estate taxes and taxes on tangible goods than Florida Tile.

    Florida Tile pays the county $124,200 in real estate taxes and $226,124 in taxes on tangible goods, for a total of $350,324.

  • Military experience may bring Jordan Adams possible career

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester, Landmark News Service

    In mid-July, Jordan Adams, of Lawrenceburg, followed in the footsteps of countless young men before him. Standing in the famous yellow footprints at Parris Island — formally known as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island — he wondered, briefly, if he’d made a mistake.

  • Fellowship Baptist celebrates 75 years at the same location

    Fellowship Baptist Church celebrated 75 years in its current location on Hammonds Creek Road last week, with a homecoming revival from Oct. 14-18. Friday night, about 30 gathered in the small chapel to hear the Patriot Quartet perform and to hear guest speaker Alan Witham.

  • Gresham part of new junior fireman program for county

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    When Emma Gresham was younger, she never thought she’d do anything like joining a volunteer fire department.

    But her father and uncle both are members of the Anderson County Fire Department, and she’s seen, up close and personal, the family atmosphere that permeates volunteer fire departments.

  • Wilkerson named school finance officer

    David Wilkerson, currently serving as controller at Berea College, has been named finance officer of Anderson County Schools, according to a news release from the district. He returns to the same position he held from 1999-2002.

    Wilkerson will return to the local school system on Nov. 9.

    Wilkerson holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He is also a certified public accountant, according to the release.