Today's News

  • Cops & Rodders raises more than $4,000 for two good causes

    Hundreds of people flocked to downtown Main Street last Saturday for the first Cops & Rodders car show, raising more than $4,000 for two good causes — Shop with A Cop and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch.   
    Sheriff Troy Young said he had no idea what kind of response the event would get, and said he received many compliments on the show. He already has started on suggestions for what the sheriff’s office will do next year if they host the event again, including possibly adding a motorcycle division.  

  • Way We Were: Oh deer, a faux pas in outdoor fashion

    50 YEARS AGO
    June 21, 1962
    John Louis Hume, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hume of Alton Station, graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with specialization in accounting and economics.
    He is married to the former Brenda Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reo Adams of Alton Station.

    Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Woodford Hospital. The building program was initiated by a $400,000 gift from Mrs. Oakey Logan Alexander.
    July 26, 1962

  • Anderson County natives graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy

    Anderson County native Matt Rogers and Gabe Welch recently graduated the Kentucky State Police training academy on July 6.
    Rogers was formerly employed as a deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Welch was employed by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife as a conservation officer. They are both assigned to Shelby and Spencer counties.
    Pictured, from left, are Sgt. Todd Evans, Trooper Matt Rogers, Trooper Gabe Welch and Trooper Scott Doyle. Sgt. Evans and Trooper Doyle are also from Anderson County and are assigned as academy instructors.

  • Friends of the Library to meet

    The Friends of the Library is scheduled to meet Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
    New members are welcome.
    Friends of the Anderson Public Library meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.

  • Caldwell family holds reunion July 14

    Descendants of Michael and Ruth Franklin Caldwell held their 10th annual family reunion July 14 at Anderson Dean Park in Harrodsburg.

  • Community calendar: 7-25-12

    Upcoming Lawrenceburg Green events
    Movie nights
    Aug. 10: ‘Happy Feet 2’
    Sept. 14: ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’
    July 27: The Sweet Beats – Beatles Tribute Band
    Aug. 24: Cadillac Shack – 60’s & 70’s Rock ‘n Roll
    Sept. 21: Lunar Beach House – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band – Parrot Head Event

    Lovers Leap events
    Aug. 4: "Rod Stewart tribute" by Larry Madlinger from Owensboro  

  • District court docket: 7-25-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 18, 2012.
    Corey D. Bixler, review, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – found in contempt of court, sentenced to five days (conditionally discharged), continued to Aug. 27.
    Amanda S. Bostic, disposition, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, operating vehicle with expired operator’s license – continued to July 2.

  • Trial date set for murder suspect

    A trial date for the man charged with murdering his wife in March has been set for Feb. 25, 2013.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 48, was arrested earlier this year for allegedly shooting Modena Branson during a domestic dispute at the couple’s home on Ballard Road.
    Following the shooting, police say Branson shot himself in the head but survived.
    His trial date was set Tuesday morning when he appeared in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Fiscal court votes to explore privatizing home incarceration

    The Anderson County jailer is speaking out after the fiscal court shunned her advice and voted last Tuesday night to begin contract discussions with a company that provides home incarceration services.
    Lexington-based Corrisoft monitors defendants with ankle bracelets as well as smart phones that track their movements, allow them to receive information about their cases and stay in contact with probation officers.

  • Covert camera will monitor trash dumpers, dope growers

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    Illegal trash dumpers, pot growers and others who break laws when they think no one is watching will soon have to worry about another way of being caught.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to share the cost of a surveillance camera system with the sheriff’s office that will be used to monitor those problems and more.