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Today's News

  • Woman indicted for receiving $44K in benefits

    A Lawrenceburg woman was indicted by the Anderson Grand Jury on Aug. 6 for allegedly giving false information to receive about $44,000 in public assistance benefits from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
    Amy G. Moore, 32, of 201 Lynn Drive, was charged with two counts of false statements and misrepresentations in order to receive public assistance benefits, a Class D felony.

  • How much will your school spend this year?

    As the school board finalizes its budget in September — and sets a new tax rate in the meantime — individual Anderson County schools already know how much money they’ll be able to spend this school year.
    According to Finance Officer Nick Clark, site-based decision making councils, commonly referred to by the shorthand acronym SBDM, compile their own school budgets at the end of every school year.  

  • Police chief conducts ‘internal investigation’ after cops allegedly omit drug bust evidence

    By Meaghan Downs
    and Ben Carlson
    News staff
    City Police Chief Chris Atkins said an internal investigation is being conducted after two city cops allegedly withheld evidence during a cocaine drug bust.
    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman recently dismissed cocaine trafficking charges against Lawrenceburg man Shanta Bixler, 31, of 505 East Woodford Street, after learning city cops failed to include information about a traffic stop involving Bixler.

  • Lawrenceburg gives back in blood drive

    The Kentucky Blood Center reported in a news release that 76 people registered to give blood in a recent blood drive held Aug. 13 at First Baptist Church.
    Frank Rowe, chairman of the Anderson County Community Blood Drive for the Kentucky Blood Center, presented a $100 gift card to Jana Terrell, who won the gift card at the blood drive.
    A Kentucky Blood Center bloodmobile will be at the Lawrenceburg Walmart on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donors will receive a T-shirt, event organizers said.

  • CASA kids’ golf scramble set for Saturday

    The fourth annual Champions for CASA Kids Golf Scramble will be held Aug. 24 at the Wild Turkey Trace golf course, 1450 Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Registration and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and consists of smoked pork loin, slaw and baked beans.
    The registration fee of $50 per player covers green fees, cart, lunch and a beverage. Your beverage ticket is for a chance for some great door prizes. You do not have to be present to win. A car dealership will be sponsoring a hole in one contest along with other contests.

  • Red Cross donors get Governor’s Cup T-shirts

    All presenting blood donors at Red Cross blood drives between Aug. 14 and Sept. 14 will receive a University of Kentucky or University of Louisville “blood challenge” T-shirt, according to a news release from the Red Cross.
    The campaign ends with the Governor’s Cup football game between the two rival teams on Sept. 14.  

  • A devil of a caterpillar
  • FOOTBALL: Mustangs roll past E-town school

    The Anderson County Middle School football team rolled to an impressive 28-14 win over Bluegrass Middle School, of Elizabethtown, at Boyle County High School on Saturday.

    Eighth-grader Cobe Penny scored three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs. Penny took a scoring pass in from Gunnar Gillis, scored on a run and returned a punt for a touchdown.

    Gillis also connected with Christian Gritton on a scoring pass.

    Anderson led 20-8 at the half, then pulled away to a 28-8 lead before Bluegrass scored on the Anderson B-team in the fourth quarter.

  • Blue Grass Gold

    Three Anderson County archers earned medals in the Blue Grass State Games competition recently. Hunter Snow took the boys' eighth-grade gold, while Anna Rose claimed the gold medal in the girls' eighth-grade competition. Kaylee Snow captured a silver medal in the girls' ninth-grade tournament.

  • GOLF: Bearcats second in Garrard golf tournament

    The Anderson County High School boys' golf team continued to show why a state tournament berth should be in its grasp with a second-place finish in the Garrard County Invitational, held Saturday at Dix River.  

    The Bearcats' 310 team score was six strokes behind Lexington Catholic. Sixteen teams competed in the tournament.

    Individually, Tyler Harrod led Anderson with a 3-over 74, good for a fourth-place tie. All four of Anderson's scores were below 80.