Today's News

  • District court proceedings from Jan. 31 and Feb. 3

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Jan. 31.
    Michael J. McGever, show cause deferred/installment payment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – paid.
    Gregory S. Morton, show cause deferred/installment payment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to surrender revoked operators license, license to be in possession – failed to appear, bench warrant.

  • POLL: What are your thoughts if the board of health has to raise taxes?

    Will you be upset if the board of health raises taxes to compensate for unexpected deficits?

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  • Sex device, porn lawsuit edging toward trial

    A judge earlier this month narrowly rejected the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a fired county employee who claims she was sexually harassed.
    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman said the fiscal court presented a “very strong argument” in its effort for a summary judgment, which would have dismissed the lawsuit just weeks before it is scheduled to go to trial in April.

  • Thank you, Mrs. Ruggles

    At its monthly meeting Feb. 17, the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club surprised long-time member Doris Ruggles with a “This is Your Life” celebration.

  • BLOG: Bearcat season reminded us that prep success is not always remembered with trophies

    I will admit that it feels a bit strange to be clearing out some nights on my calendar in early March. For the first time in 11 years, the Eighth Region boys’ basketball tournament will go on without Anderson County.

    Spencer County made sure of that Tuesday night when the Bears took Anderson’s best punch in the first four minutes of the second half, then pulled away to win 60-47.

  • Health department running in the red

    The Anderson County Health Department has lost nearly $90,000 in six months after budgeting to lose just $80,000 for its entire fiscal year.
    That larger-than-expected deficit was revealed during last Wednesday’s Anderson County Board of Health meeting when Brandon Hurley, the department’s director, provided board members with the mid-year numbers.

  • No pay cuts for teachers

    Teachers in the Anderson County school system won’t take a pay cut next year, but they won’t get a raise either.

  • Brock promoted, named editor of Spencer Magnet

    Shannon Brock recently accepted a position as editor of The Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville.

  • Beasmore wants journal, other information suppressed

    The woman who claims she was sexually harassed while working for county government wants a variety of information withheld from a jury should her lawsuit go to trial in April.
    Lea Beasmore, who was fired in March 2009, has filed a motion to have the following five items withheld:
    1. A journal she kept while working for county government in which she documents her complaints against coworkers
    2. Information about previous jobs she held where she may have made complaints about sexual harassment

  • March Madness gives moments we remember and want to forget

    It's not called March Madness for no reason.

    We'll overlook the fact that, for the high schools at least, March Madness began on Feb. 21 this year. Whether the moments happen in late February or early to mid-March, they are etched in our memory.

    But the thing about March Madness is you know where you were when something happened and, if it was good for your team, usually about five times the seating capacity of a gym or arena were there when it happened.