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Today's News

  • Prepping for Ebola, just in case

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Bart Powell is no stranger to dealing with what ifs.

    Anderson County’s director of emergency management, Powell has spent his career preparing for worst-case scenarios ranging from earthquakes and tornadoes to floods.

    During the past couple of weeks, Powell has added the Ebola virus to his list and is doing everything he can to make sure Anderson County is prepared, just in case the dreaded virus makes it here.

  • Marching band named grand champions

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats reached a new milestone Saturday when they were named grand champion of the Louisville Classic, held at Male High School.

    It marked the first time Anderson County has been named grand champion at any contest in director Patrick Brady’s six-year tenure as director. Records are unclear but it is believed to be Anderson’s first grand championship in recent memory.

  • ‘Dad’s not Spider-Man,’ is he?

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    When Nycole Huber, Travis Huber’s wife of 10 years, learned that her husband aspired to rappel down a 31-story building for a Cub Scout Pack 38 fundraiser, she thought he was crazy.

    Travis served as a U.S. Army medic for eight years and returned home from Iraq in 2005.

  • Three years, three DUIs for Lunsford

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged with his third DUI in less than five years after allegedly leading police on a chase late Saturday night.

    James N. Lunsford, 32, of 1156 Pumphouse Road is charged with third-offense DUI, first-degree fleeing police in a vehicle, second-degree fleeing police on foot, resisting arrest and careless driving, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • Water main break in city causes traffic issues, flooded garage

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Traffic was temporarily slowed Monday morning on South Main Street while city employees fixed a broken water main.

    Ed Ruggles, a homeowner on South Main, said he got a call from his wife Monday saying there was a water main break in front of their house.

    When Ruggles got home from a clothing bank in Versailles with his church he discovered a soupy lawn and muddy water running down his driveway and into his garage.

  • Firefighters plan Oct. 18 Cruise-in to benefit children with special needs

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    It’s been a long-standing tradition for Anderson County firefighters to participate in an annual WHAS Crusade for Children fundraiser, but this year they decided to do something different with a cruise-in car show.

    Hosted by the Anderson County Fire District and American Legion Post 34, the event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Park on Broadway.

  • Tornado sirens now cover estimated 90 percent of city

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Tornado sirens now cover 95 percent of the city, thanks to the newest one placed at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    The newest of five such sirens inside city limits was activated this week, giving about 90 percent of the city’s population base a chance to hear one blow during a tornado warning, according to Emergency Management Director Bart Powell, who announced the new siren Monday afternoon.

  • Fire can’t extinguish local racer’s dreams

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    It would be easy to utter well-meaning platitudes to Tom Borgia.

    “At least you or your family wasn’t hurt.”

    “Those cars can be replaced.”

    Borgia knows that, too. He considers it a blessing in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed a garage at his home just off Highway 62, west of Lawrenceburg. He’s thankful that his family escaped injury and can rebuild their dreams.

    But even without injuries, Borgia’s family is hurting.

  • Manslaughter ex-con faces assault, terror charges

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg man released from prison after serving less than two years of a 10-year sentence for shooting and killing Luke Beasley is scheduled to be in court next Tuesday on charges that include assault, terroristic threatening and DUI.

    Christopher Murphy, 29, of 1100 Bear Creek Road was found guilty in 2008 of second-degree manslaughter after shooting Beasley point-blank in the chest with a rifle following an altercation.

  • Nine felonies, two years in jail

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former Anderson County social services worker who pleaded guilty to tampering with public records that allowed children to remain in abusive households is out of prison after serving just 26 months of a five-year sentence.

    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was released from jail Oct. 1 and placed on home incarceration, according to court documents obtained by The Anderson News.

    It is unclear if Murphy, who was living in Florida at the time of her arrest, is serving home incarceration there.