Today's News

  • Burgoo highlights busy weekend


    One of the busiest weekends of the year is on tap Friday through Sunday in Lawrenceburg.

    The annual Burgoo Festival, featuring an array of entertainment and food options, kicks off Friday night with a live concert on the Lawrenceburg Green at 7 p.m. Vendors will open at 5 p.m.

    Saturday brings two of the festival’s biggest highlights, the annual Burgoo Cook-Off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop, and the Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser for CASA.

  • Local Democrats hope new message equals wins


    Local Democrats are looking to their past to find a winning way into the future.

    Like nearly all of America, the Obama years proved costly to the local Democrat Party as key seats such as judge-executive, county clerk and the ruling majority on the fiscal court fell by the wayside after decades of Democrat dominance.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers driving for strong region finish

    The final week of the regular season is a time for Anderson County to make its last push to be ready for the Region 7 Tournament, to be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Keene Run Golf Course near Nicholasville.

    The Lady Bearcats plan to celebrate Senior Night today, Sept. 20, with a match against Tates Creek at Wild Turkey Trace. Thursday, the Lady Bearcats travel to Woodford County and on Saturday, they will have their final tune-up for the regional tournament when they play in the First Tee Tournament at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

  • Public meeting set concerning lowering of Beaver Lake

    The Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plans to lower Anderson County’s Beaver Lake in late fall, according to a news release. The plain is part of an effort to improve panfish and largemouth bass fishing in the 158-acre lake the news release said.

     Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will hold a meeting to outline the project and take questions from the public at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The meeting will be held at the Anderson County Cooperative Extension office, 1026 County Park Road, Lawrenceburg.

  • Ducks Unlimited banquet announced

    Shelby County Ducks Unlimited will be hosting a fund-raising banquet on Friday, Nov. 10 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner scheduled at 7, according to a news release. Prizes include guided hunts, up to 30 different guns, gear and much more, according to the release.

    For more information, consult the group’s Facebook page, “Shelby County Ducks Unlimited” or call 502-930-4232. Tickets to the banquet are available online at KYducks.org.

  • Driver charged with murder in high school student's death

    The teenager driving the car in a wreck that killed 17-year-old Sydney Peffer in May has been charged with murder, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    The driver’s name has not been released, due to her age, but she will be charged as an adult.

    Peffer was ejected from the 2004 Nissan Sentra when it failed to negotiate a curve in Alton and overturned, according to the state police.

    Other charges are pending against the driver.

  • Carroll, Tipton to discuss state pensions at high school

    State Sen. Julian Carroll (D-Frankfort) and state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the state pension system Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Anderson County High School auditorium, Tipton’s office announced this afternoon.

    The town hall meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and is open to the public.

    The high school is located at 1 Bearcat Drive, Lawrenceburg.

  • Fire board gets earful, opts for lower tax rate increase

    The Anderson County Fire District got an earful tonight from a large crowd that showed up to protest its proposed 38-percent property tax rate increase, and opted instead to raise the rate 18 percent.

    The meeting, held at Station 1 on Wildcat Road, included about a dozen people who spoke out against what would have been the largest single-year tax rate increase in the county’s history.

    The decision affects only property located outside of the city.

  • Chief says fire board could ‘change its mind’ on tax increase

    Pat Krogman, chief of the Anderson County Fire District, said Tuesday that a proposed 38-percent tax increase he and others have spent the past several weeks promoting might not happen when the district’s board holds a public hearing at 6:30 tonight at Station 1 on Wildcat Road.

    “The board could actually change its mind,” Krogman said while explaining that while the board isn’t required to hold a public hearing, it is doing so, in part, to explain the reason it decided to pursue the large increase.

  • Fire board abusing the public’s trust