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Today's News

  • Facts hard to find on pipeline issue

    Column as I see ’em …
    In retrospect, it’s not at all difficult to see why a representative of the company proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline opted out of attending last Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    One person at that meeting, for one brief moment, spoke out of lockstep with the crowd and was immediately and thoroughly drowned out in opposition — even after he said he isn’t in favor of the pipeline.

  • ‘The devil works hard to destroy the church, but he’s not going to do it here’

    Abigail Wilson, 12, burst into tears when she arrived at the only church she’s ever known last Thursday morning.
    “I’ve been coming here since I was 6 months old,” the Anderson County Middle School student said while joining other members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist in the church’s parking lot. “I had never seen anything like that. It just made me cry.”

  • The Anderson News shines in sunny Florida
  • Puncheon Creek couple ‘holding onto each other’

    The message carved into a sign on Rick and Lorraine Coffman’s front porch reads: “The best thing to hold on to in life is each other.”
    That’s about all the couple has left after a devastating flash flood late last Wednesday night left their home at the corner of Puncheon Creek Road and Highway 53 in ruins.
    “The inspector said the best bet is to take a bulldozer to it,” said Lorraine, who battled back tears Saturday morning from her front porch as she looked across her front yard at the creek that destroyed her home.

  • First day of school marks 50th anniversary of school integration in Anderson County

    Geneva Washington, now Geneva Howard, made history 50 years ago when she walked through the doors of Anderson High on the first day of school.
    “At the time, I didn’t think about it,” Howard, one of the first black students to attend Anderson High School. “At the time, I knew it was something we had to do.”
    Howard was one of about 16 African-American students from Lawrenceburg who attended the high school in the fall of 1963, the first year the school was integrated.

  • City cops withheld drug bust evidence

    Evidence “omitted purposefully” and conflicting testimony from two City of Lawrenceburg police officers resulted in the dismissal of drug trafficking charges against a Lawrenceburg man Monday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    “I’m deeply concerned that critical information, really exculpatory information in favor of the defendant, was omitted purposely by the police department,” Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said moments before dismissing cocaine trafficking charges against Shanta Bixler, 31, of 505 East Woodford St.

  • Pipeline company claims eminent domain

    The company proposing to build the Bluegrass Pipeline through Anderson County confirmed Monday that it thinks it already has, and is prepared to use, the power of eminent domain to get it built.
    Just days after the Anderson County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a resolution to keep the controversial pipeline out of Anderson County, company officials responded to questions from The Anderson News that included residents’ concerns about questionable tactics used by agents attempting to secure permission to survey their property.

  • Ex-city councilman jailed for punching, threatening to kill cop

    A 68-year-old Lawrenceburg man is charged with punching and threatening to kill a police officer along with making a lewd statement to an emergency medical technician.
    David Alan Kays of 1049 David St. was arrested Aug. 6 on charges that include assaulting a police officer, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and harassment after Lawrenceburg police entered his home to serve him with a bench warrant for failing to pay a fine.

  • Alves joins Campbellsville Sports Information Department

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves, a 2013 Campbellsville University sports management graduate, has joined the school's Sports Information Department staff as a graduate assistant, according to a news release.

    Alves will be working toward a master's in organizational leadership and will help coordinate and promote volleyball and men's and women's tennis along with other daily operations in the sports information office. He will write press releases, take a few photographs and handle other kitchen-sink job description duties.

  • GOLF: Robinson, Bearcats capture titles with Classic performance

    Lee Robinson just had that look.

    The Anderson County senior had just put his approach shot in the fringe on the second playoff hole of Saturday's Bearcat Classic and there would be no denying him.

    Robinson put his first putt less than six inches from the hole, then tapped his ball in. He then watched Butler's Chase Wathen, who had seen his tee shot land in a bunker, miss his potential tying putt by less than a foot.