Today's News

  • Trick or Treat planned

    The City of Lawrenceburg has set trick-or-treat hours for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual Project Safe Streets from 5 to 7 p.m., passing out glow sticks and candy in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Trick-or-treat on Main, where local businesses hand out candy and other treats on Main Street, is also scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Dog starver jailed for threatening to kill cop

    From staff reports

    The man sentenced in August for allowing his dog to starve is back behind bars, this time for allegedly threatening to kill a police officer.

    Howard Tinnell, 39, of 308 Ripy St., Lawrenceburg is charged with terroristic threatening, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place. He was arraigned Oct. 6 in Anderson District Court where he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on a $654 cash bond.

  • Tipton, Sargent will debate Thursday night

    From staff reports

    Still deciding who to vote for the in the upcoming race for state representative?

    The Anderson News will host a debate between incumbent James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Anderson County Middle School auditorium.

    The debate will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to last about one hour. Admission is free.

    Tipton currently holds the seat in House District 53, which includes all of Anderson and Spencer counties along with a portion of Bullitt County.

  • Drunk 12-year-old taken to hospital

    A 12-year-old boy was transported to an area hospital early this afternoon after police found him “extremely intoxicated” in the West Park Shopping Plaza.

    The child, whose name will not be released, allegedly went into the Dollar General store and stole alcoholic beverages and cigarettes before sitting in a chair in front of the store and drinking the alcohol, according to first responders.

    A customer noticed the child sitting in front the store in a highly intoxicated state and called police.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 27, 1966

    State and local officers were continuing their investigation of a new car found last Thursday afternoon buried beneath about 15 tons of rock in the rock quarry of the Kentucky Stone Company, near the Kentucky River. The car had been stolen in Frankfort sometime last July and stripped of its motor, transmission, tires and wheels.

  • School district will recover from Goodlett’s arrest

    It’s been a difficult few weeks for LaRue County Public Schools, whether you work there, attend one of the schools, are a parent of a student or graduated from the district.

    For certain, the district has enjoyed brighter days.

    When those in leadership positions take missteps, it can shake a level of confidence. That’s what we see today at LaRue County, a district that is shaken, yet far, far from being crushed.

  • Clean the yard now for an easier spring

    Autumn has arrived in Kentucky and, as leaves change color and fall from trees, it is time to focus on landscape sanitation.

    Good sanitation practices can help reduce disease-causing pathogens. These organisms can survive for months or years on dead plant material or in soil, causing infections in subsequent years.

  • Even Putin can’t rig Anderson’s election

    Column as I see ’em …

    This fall’s presidential is rigged, depending on who you ask.

    Rigged is a slippery term. For those some consider pre-fitted for tinfoil hats, it can infer that the outcome is predetermined and we are all just pawns in some grand scheme — a Bush-Clinton cabal of New World Order types bent on global control, among others.

  • CASA chili luncheon slated for Oct. 28

    From staff reports

    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Bluegrass will host a chili luncheon starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The menu includes chili (hot chili available upon request), crackers, drink (tea or water), and dessert.

    Cost of the luncheon is $5.

    Carry-out orders will also be available by calling 680-1268 on the day of the event.

    A silent auction and raffle will be held.

    All proceeds go to help neglected and abused children.

  • Local woman head over heels about Halloween

    For Brenda Holder, Halloween is more than a holiday — it’s a celebration.

    It’s hard to miss Holder’s home on the corner of Willoughby Woods and Canterbury Street — her hearse is parked on the front lawn, jockeying for position among the countless monsters, skeletons and goblins that hang from limbs and sway in the breeze.