Today's News

  • Ninevah Christian Church continues Operation Christmas Child tradition

    By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

    When folks bring small boxes filled with gifts to Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, they offer not only material goods, but hope, joy and food for the recipients’ souls, volunteers ofOperation Christmas Child said.

    “What you put in the box, it’s never enough,” volunteer Cherie Peterman said as she started to shed tears while explaining how personal collecting and sharing little gifts with children can be.

  • Jury indicts woman accused of pulling loaded gun on man

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg woman who was allegedly involved in a road rage incident Sept. 29 has been indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Lesley A. Deskins, 49, of 1141 Versailles Road No. 29, has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a class D felony.

    According to police reports, another driver in Anderson Crossing passed Deskins’ vehicle and she responded by pulling up next to the other driver and yelling him, which resulted in an argument and Deskins pulling a loaded gun on the man.


  • What a tip off!

    According to my very old copy of Merriam-Webster, a game is simply an “amusement” or a “diversion.”

    We analyze them. We try to figure out what makes then work and not work. We sometimes give them wwaaaaayyyyyyy too much importance in our lives.

    Because, as Merriam-Webster also says, they are “fun.”

    Enter Cat Madness 23, held Saturday night at Anderson County High School.

  • Jury trial set for 2016 for Anglin

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    A date has been set for a jury trial for a former Shelby County High School payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a trial scheduled for March 14, 2016.

  • Santa is looking for your letter!

    From staff reports

    Hey, kids, you’re running out time to get your letter in to Santa!

    For the 38th consecutive year, The Anderson News will help Santa by publishing the letters and photos of Anderson County’s children.

    To make sure Santa has time to read all of his mail, he asks that letters be no longer than 100 words.

    Santa is computer wise, so he asked us to tell all you technologically gifted letter writers to please email the letters to santa@theandersonnews.com.

  • Adult education graduation set for Dec. 7

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center Adult Education graduation is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson County High School, Bearcat Theater.

    This ceremony is to honor those students who have earned a GED or certifications during the current school year.

    The staff has nominated two individuals for the National Adult Education Honor Society sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, and they will be recognized at the ceremony. Several of the graduates will speak about their experiences with the education program and their expectations for the future.


    4th Grade


    All A’s

    Catie Grantham

    Ashton King

    Angela McNulty

    Karlie Sims


    Sarah Anderson

    Naytric Haliburton

    Emma Sallee

    Christopher Kessinger


    All A’s

    Helaine Alsabrook

    Colton Cornish

    Anna Ferguson

    Blake McKinney

    Leah Rennels

    Rachel Watts


    Buchanan Boggs

    Makenzie Cole

    Alexia Gonzalez

  • Veterans honored at American Legion

    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion members conducted a Veterans Service on Nov. 8 at the Legion Fairgrounds.

    Unit 34 President Pam Brough welcomed everyone and Chaplain Dolores Mefford had the opening prayer. Post Commander Bill Sloan led the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem was sung by Gina Rue.

    Brough asked the World War II veterans to stand. Bobby Rorer and Huston Perry received a round of applause with a standing ovation.

    Capt. Joshua Witt of the Kentucky National Guard was the guest speaker.

  • Donate to the KSP ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive

    Kentucky State troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through Dec. 11.

     “Service to those in need goes hand-in-hand with our law enforcement mission,” KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer SAID. “It’s a way to repay the local communities that support us throughout the year.”


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 25, 1965

    State offices

    Two Anderson High students, Suzanne Camic and Guy Simpson III, were elected to the officers of First Vice President and Secretary of Affairs, respectively, at the Kentucky National and Internal Assembly held in Louisville.