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Today's News

  • Confederate monument has to go

    White supremacists incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last month in defense of a Confederate monument.

    We must show the country that Lawrenceburg gives no safe harbor to such hatred.

    We must remove the Confederate monument on the Anderson County Courthouse lawn in Lawrenceburg. 

  • Drury’s roach comments remarkably irresponsible

    Column as I see ’em …

    Does Saffell Street Elementary School really have a cockroach problem?

    It does according to school board chairperson Donna Drury.

    During a public hearing to raise property taxes last week, Drury alarmingly recounted a visit to the school that she said resulted in her having bugs in her hair and crawling all over her, before doubling down on that nightmare by saying students are bringing cockroaches home in their backpacks. (See A1).

  • You’re not Conway Twitty

    A Lawrenceburg man allegedly tried to pass himself off as the late country singer Conway Twitty before police charged him Aug. 27 with his fourth DUI, according to an arrest report.

    Bradley W. Driskell, 46, of 1150 Paxton Road was asked to show identification when a Lawrenceburg police officer stopped him around 6 p.m. on Fox Creek Road. According to the officer’s report, Driskell handed him a Conway Twitty cassette tape.

  • First Christian men paying it forward

    First Christian Church of Lawrenceburg has been paying it forward to the community for decades by building handicap ramps for those in need.

    Started in the 1980s by church members Nathan Allen and Clarence Ray Sparrow, the gesture began as a way to help church members.

    Jim Link later took over the project, and it morphed into not only helping members of the church, but many others in Anderson County.

  • Roaches at Saffell, school bus safety cited as reasons to raise school tax

    Student safety and cockroaches at Saffell Street Elementary School were among the reasons supporters and school board members gave for taking the largest property tax increase allowed by law during last Thursday’s public hearing.

    By a vote of 4-1, the board increase its property tax rate from $6.08 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.27, a 3 percent rate increase that is expected to generate an additional $700,000 from local property taxes.

  • EDA puts industrial park up for sale

    Just because it’s trying to sell the land it purchased a few years ago to develop into an industrial park doesn’t mean the Lawrenceburg/Anderson Economic Development Authority is throwing in the towel on bringing industry to that location.

    “Absolutely not,” said the agency’s director, George Leamon. “We want to get as much exposure for that land as we can.”

  • Judge: Opinion coming soon on proposed fire tax hike

    After getting an earful Tuesday morning from an angry Willisburg Road taxpayer about the proposed 38-percent tax rate increase proposed by the Anderson County Fire District, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said he is preparing to issue an opinion about what, if anything, the Anderson County Fiscal Court can do about it.

  • Roaches at Saffell, school bus safety cited as reasons to raise school tax

    Student safety and cockroaches at Saffell Street Elementary School were among the reasons supporters and school board members gave for taking the largest property tax increase allowed by law during last Thursday’s public hearing.

    By a vote of 4-1, the board increase its property tax rate from $6.08 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.27, a 3 percent rate increase that is expected to generate an additional $700,000 from local property taxes.

  • Valley visits

    Homecoming week at Anderson County High School should provide plenty of mystery.

    The Bearcats take on Louisville Valley for the first time ever in a contest that few know what to expect. What is known is that Valley has lost all three of its outings thus far this season, but Bearcat coach Mark Peach says the Vikings are dangerous.

    “They are very athletic,” he said. “Watching them is like watching the 40-yard dash or the 4X100-meter relay.”

  • Carnahan Bowl set for Sept. 23

    (UPDATE: After the Sept. 6 edition of The Anderson News went to press, Anderson County Middle School coach Brian Holloman contacted The News to update on the Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl. The Mustangs will be playing Shelby East Middle School on Sept. 23 at noon in the annual bowl.)

    The Sixth Annual Seth Carnahan Memorial Bowl, featuring the Anderson County Middle School football team, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 on Bob Ware Field at Anderson County High School.