Today's News

  • Police investigating alleged attack on volleyball coach

    Lawrenceburg police are investigating an alleged assault of the Anderson County High School girls’ volleyball team coach that took place Oct. 10, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    The incident involved the parent of a player on the team allegedly choking girls’ coach Bob Hardin before a match against Owen County.

    No charges against the parent had been filed as of Monday afternoon, and the parent’s name has not been made public.

  • Police bust convicted rapist during school event

    A Lawrenceburg man convicted of second-degree rape of a 13-year-old was charged for attending an event Oct. 14 at Ward Elementary School as a registered sex offender.

    Charles Robinson, 31, of 402 East Woodford St. was spotted by school faculty and an off-duty police officer at the school’s Fall Festival, according to a police report on file in Anderson District Court.

    Police escorted Robinson outside, where he was arrested and later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Candidates exchange barbs, ideas at debate

    By Ben Carlson and Chanda Veno

    News staff

    The race for state representative heated up last Thursday when candidates for the 53rd House District debated everything from Kentucky dumping its health insurance exchange, state road and education funds, charter schools and who they are, or aren’t, supporting for president.

    Incumbent James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) had several spirited exchanges during the debate, which was hosted by The Anderson News and held at the Anderson County Middle School.

  • Private recycler’s fate to be decided Thursday

    The fate of a local business is likely to be decided when the county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) meets Thursday at 7 p.m. in the fiscal court chambers on Main Street.

    The public is expected to be able to make comments before BOZA votes on Francis Recycling, a private recycling company located on 127 Bypass that was cited three times since December for violating the conditional use permit granted by BOZA in 2011.

  • ‘We are not going to be silent about this’

    Of the 10 people who took the stage at Monday’s Anderson County Community Drug Education Forum, none were as touching as Laura Parrish’s testimony.

    The forum drew a sizable crowd and was hosted by Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office.

    Parrish, whose son Nick passed away in April, gave an eye-opening account of Nick’s decent into addiction.

  • Kidnapping victim recounts being beaten, robbed

    The victim of an alleged kidnapping and assault that including him being beaten up twice and forced to withdraw money from an ATM recounted the incident last week after news broke that two women were arrested as accomplices in the case.

    Jeremy Simpson, 33, of Lawrenceburg said he continues to mend from the beatings he took in the incident that took place in early September, that left him with a broken wrist.

  • Monday fire destroys man’s home, belongings

    John Holbert stood on his front deck late Monday morning, wearing a pair of shorts, shirt, socks and shoes — the only possessions that survived a fire Monday morning that ravaged his home on Versailles Road.

    “I’ve lost everything I owned,” he said, staring into what was the front door of the trailer he rented and had fixed up through the years.

    Holbert said losing all of his possessions was one thing, but what hurt even more was losing family heirlooms that cannot be replaced.

  • Anderson native busted for child porn

    A former Anderson County resident and principal at LaRue County High School was arrested late Thursday night on pornography charges, according to a report published in The News Enterprise in Elizabethtown.

    Kyle Goodlett, 36, who graduated from Anderson County High School in 1998, is charged with three counts of first offense distribution of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and 60 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Both charges are Class D felonies, the newspaper is reporting.

  • Families advocate for kidney donations

    For more than two years, Keith Barber, 48, has been playing the waiting game for a live-donor kidney.

    Barber, who lives just over the Franklin County line, has been battling a hereditary kidney condition called Alport syndrome since he was 21 years old. Alport syndrome affects 1-in-50,000 people. “There have been about nine or 10 kidney transplants in my family,” he said.

  • ‘Jill was love of our lives’

    Right about this time of the year, Jill Marie Evans would have been about halfway through her Christmas shopping.

    But this year will be different.

    Evans, a multiple kidney transplant recipient, passed away Aug. 28 at the age of 36.

    “Jill was the love of our lives,” her grandmother Faye Wade said. “She loved shopping and getting things for other people. Christmas won’t be the same without her.”

    Early signs

    Jill’s struggle with her kidneys started when she was less than a year old.