Today's News

  • Family furious over illegal dumping on Anderson City Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A “no dumping” sign at the front of James Phillips’ property apparently isn’t going to be enough to get whomever is trashing it to knock it off.

    “If I catch them, I’m sure there will be trouble,” Phillips said Friday morning while standing alongside a pile of burned debris he said was set fire by those who dumped it.

    “They snuck out here last Monday and set it afire,” he said. “They got wind that someone knew they’d dumped it.”

  • Inmate held in contempt for f-bombing judge

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Already languishing in jail on a rash of forgery and criminal possession charges, a Dan Drive man probably figured his day couldn’t get any worse when he appeared last Thursday in Anderson District Court.

    He couldn’t have been more wrong.

    Frustrated after District Court Judge Donna Dutton refused his repeated pleas to turn his $5,000 cash bail into a surety bond so his mother could spring him from jail, William Whetzel, 20, finally told Dutton just exactly what he thought of her refusal.

  • Church briefs

    Claylick UMC to host Christmas Eve services

    Claylick United Methodist Church will host Christmas Eve services at noon and 10 p.m., the church announced.

    Both services will features familiar carols and retelling of the Christmas story. There will also be a special collection to benefit the Kentucky State University Wesley Foundation.

    For more information, call 859- 865-2963 or visit Facebook.com/ClaylickUMC. The church is located at 225 Claylick Church Road in Salvisa.

  • God provides us equipment for our fights in life

    My father used to be a kickboxer. To this day, I can still remember him sparring.

    While wearing his giant red boxing gloves, suited up in his matching leather padded gear, he would stand there taking hit upon hit. I can recall the times when he would squint his brow and grit his teeth onto his mouth guard as his body was being struck. My father was invincible, strong; he was and still is my protector.

  • Suspect leads police on chase that ends near The Gardens

    From staff reports

    A Shelbyville man faces a bevy of criminal charges after leading police on a chase that ended near The Gardens subdivision Highway 44 in Anderson County, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    Terry West, 25, was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI, reckless driving, fleeing or first-degree evading police, improper passing, resisting arrest and speeding following the chase that began in Shelby County, according to the release.

  • 12-23 published district court docket

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 24.

    Timothy P. Garlen, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – paid.

    Scott L. Gonyaw, show cause, failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle – paid.

    Aaron J. Hilbert, show cause, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – continued to Jan. 5.

  • City officer receives DUI award

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

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    to jbowen@theandersonnews.com


    50 YEARS AGO

    Ill with mumps

    Elaine Duncan, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duncan, was confined to her home with mumps.

    Jill Martin, 10, daughter of Shirley Martin, was ill with the mumps.


    Accepts position with FBI

  • Wedding: Wise-Case

    Julia LeNora Wise and William Chad Case were married Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg. Pastor Terry Cooper officiated at the ceremony.

    The bride is a daughter of Ted and Jayne Wise of Lawrenceburg and the granddaughter of Elizabeth Clifton Gravitt and the late Turner Gravitt of Lawrenceburg, and Gloria Wise-Hall and the late Ralph Wise of Frankfort.

  • Library calendar of events

    The following are upcoming classes and meetings offered at the Anderson Public Library. The library is located at 114 North Main St. For more information, contact the library at 839-6420.

    Holiday Hours

    Closed Dec. 24 and 25

    Closed  Dec. 31 at 5 p.m.

    Closed Jan. 1


    Workshops and Clubs

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon-1 p.m.


    eReaders at Your Library

    When: Tuesday, Jan. 6

    Time: 10-11 a.m.