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Today's News

  • Ignorance does not equal bliss

    There is an old adage that says those who don’t bother to vote shouldn’t complain when politicians make decisions they don’t like.
    The same goes for those who refuse or don’t bother to read their local newspaper.
    Twice during the past two weeks some who live on Harry Wise Road have said during fiscal court meetings that they weren’t fully aware of circumstances surrounding a developer’s desire to build a subdivision there because “not all of us take The Anderson News.”

  • Homecoming royalty
  • Chili supper to support Tindall family

    A benefit concert and chili supper is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church to support the family of the late Buster Tindall, organizers announced.
    The supper is $5 and includes a bowl of chili, hot dog, drink and dessert.
    Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win various items.
    Music will be provided by Behold the Stone and Defining Ezra.
    The church is located at 1010 Powell Taylor Road.
    For more information call Ashley Sebastian at 502-680-1269.
     

  • Democratic Woman’s Club plans dinner

    The annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, the Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club announced.
    The dinner will be held at the Anderson Senior Citizen’s Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg, beginning at 6 p.m.
    The $30 per person dinner allows those who attend to meet and greet Democrats seeking election this fall.
    The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Alison Lundergan Grimes, a candidate for secretary of state.
    For ticket reservations, call Deborah Stevens at 839-5462, or Bobbi Jo Lewis at 859-0100.

  • Troopers chase, catch armed robbery suspect

    A Harrodsburg man who police say robbed a Nelson County drug store Monday morning was nabbed in Anderson County following a vehicle and foot chase.
    William R. Keeton, 37, crashed his car and ended up in a field about 20 feet off Highway 53, about 10 miles south of Lawrenceburg. He then jumped from the vehicle and took off on foot, but was quickly tracked down by troopers with the Kentucky State Police.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats upset Franklin, advance to district final

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County learned from history, but Franklin County was doomed to repeat it Tuesday night.

    Putting together an incredible defensive effort, the Lady Bearcats upset second -seeded Franklin, 1-0, in the semi-finals of the District 25 Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Two popped for pills, ‘H’

    Two men were arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking and possession of controlled substances, city police said, after Lawrenceburg police officers searched an 105 Alice Drive apartment last Wednesday evening and found an undisclosed amount of heroin, marijuana, narcotics and cash in the residence.
    Daniel S. Hamill, 24, and Jimmy L. Wash, 36, were charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

  • Will Hurley get canned?

    Embattled health department director Brandon Hurley could be looking for a new job following next Wednesday’s Anderson County Board of Health meeting.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, who sits on the health board, confirmed Monday that he intends to follow through with a promise he made in August to make a motion to have Hurley fired.
    “Yes, I will,” Conway said. “He is incompetent to be the director of the health department.”

  • Attorney: City clerk can vote

    The city council voted 4-3 on a tiebreaker vote to pass the second reading of the civil offense ordinance, which will now enforce zoning violations as civil rather than criminal offenses.
    The council split its vote 3-3. With Mayor Edwinna Baker absent to attend to economic development regarding Bluegrass Area Development District, city clerk Robbie Hume, in the mayor’s place, voted to approve the ordinance.

  • Healing Field flag thefts continue

    “It’s just sad. It’s just so very sad.”
    That was the reaction of local attorney Marie Hellard when told Tuesday that a flag that hung over her nephew’s marker at the Healing Field had been stolen.
    The flag was for Timothy Lewis, who died in 2007 while serving in the Marine Corps in the Philippines, and was one of 103 raised there in memory of Kentucky soldiers who have died since the attacks on 9/11. It remains the nation’s only permanent Healing Field.