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Today's News

  • Son jailed for wrongful imprisonment of mother

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars on a charge of second-degree unlawful imprisonment for allegedly not allowing his mother to leave his home while he ransacked her car and other belongings to find drug money.
    Zackary Edward Holt, 21, was charged Nov. 23 by Lawrenceburg Police after they were called to his home at 303 North Main St.

  • Seniors hope doing good deed helps set new trend

    Most high schoolers would love to set the latest trend, and Joshua Smith, Quinton Ueltschi and Nikolay Kuchmy are no exception.
    But instead the latest fashion or catchy phrase, the trio of Anderson County High School seniors said they hope a good deed they performed earlier this month sets a trend for something more meaningful: community service.

  • Grandson surprises chief at Bond St. blaze

    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume has been to enough fire and rescue scenes that not much surprises him when he arrives.
    That changed Friday when he rushed to house fire on Bond Street and saw his grandson manning a hose.
    Hume said he’d heard his grandson, Austin Taylor, was coming home on leave from Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, where he is training to be a firefighter.
    But because Taylor had only been in town 30 minutes when the fire call came out, he wasn’t aware he was already here.

  • Road that brought him home

     

  • Volleyball parent charged with assault to be arraigned

    The Lawrenceburg man cited for allegedly choking the girls’ volleyball coach before a match in October is scheduled to be arraigned 9 a.m. Thursday in Anderson District Court.
    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive faces a single count of fourth-degree assault from the incident that occurred Oct. 10 at the Anderson County High School gymnasium.
    Video of the incident shows Holland, who had two daughters on the team, walking up the sidelines before the team’s senior night match and confronting coach Bob Hardin, who was seated on the team’s bench.

  • Blaze damages home on Bond Street

     

    A Lawrenceburg family’s home at sustained heavy damage tonight when a fire broke out at 109 Bond St.

    The owners were out of town when the fire began, but 17-year-old Jacob Daniels was sleeping inside, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume.

    “Fortunately, he smelled the smoke and was able to get out,” Hume said.

    Firefighters were able to knock down the blaze fairly quickly, but the home sustained what Hume said was “extensive” damage.

  • Early morning fire destroys Anderson home

    By John A. Nelson, News staff

    High winds kept Anderson County firefighters struggling for seven hours Saturday morning to contain a house fire at 1265 Ninevah Road.

    Battalion Chief Brandon Brown said nine fire trucks were on the scene and used 64,000 gallons of water to fight what he called “a wind driven structure fire.”

  • Make the holiday easy, safe as possible

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Our cooking guru offered us this valuable information for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner. Some of it you may already have completed, but if you haven’t, take note, and from all of us at The Anderson News, Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Laura Hahnes, Cooking Columnist

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  • MESSAGE TO HEAVEN

    By John A. Nelson, News staff

    While exploring their own little slice of heaven more than a year ago, Lillie Ledford, 10, and Brandin Ballard, 11, found a message sent from another child to her father in his.

    The card from Paige Montgomery had been launched two months earlier from northeast Indiana attached to a white balloon, one of a number sent for her father Casey’s “1st Birthday Party in Heaven.” Adorned with an image of a broken heart, the note on the card said, “I miss you Daddy.”

  • News Briefs

    Road closed due to gas leak

    A portion of Alton Road in Anderson County was closed mid-morning Friday due to a natural gas leak.

    Anderson Public Safety Director Bart Powell reported that several residents were evacuated as first responders assessed the risk, and traffic was temporarily rerouted between McCormick and Green Wilson Road. It was first anticipated that the road would be closed for as long as six hours.