Today's News

  • Driver charged with murder in high school student's death

    The teenager driving the car in a wreck that killed 17-year-old Sydney Peffer in May has been charged with murder, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    The driver’s name has not been released, due to her age, but she will be charged as an adult.

    Peffer was ejected from the 2004 Nissan Sentra when it failed to negotiate a curve in Alton and overturned, according to the state police.

    Other charges are pending against the driver.

  • Carroll, Tipton to discuss state pensions at high school

    State Sen. Julian Carroll (D-Frankfort) and state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the state pension system Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Anderson County High School auditorium, Tipton’s office announced this afternoon.

    The town hall meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and is open to the public.

    The high school is located at 1 Bearcat Drive, Lawrenceburg.

  • Fire board gets earful, opts for lower tax rate increase

    The Anderson County Fire District got an earful tonight from a large crowd that showed up to protest its proposed 38-percent property tax rate increase, and opted instead to raise the rate 18 percent.

    The meeting, held at Station 1 on Wildcat Road, included about a dozen people who spoke out against what would have been the largest single-year tax rate increase in the county’s history.

    The decision affects only property located outside of the city.

  • Chief says fire board could ‘change its mind’ on tax increase

    Pat Krogman, chief of the Anderson County Fire District, said Tuesday that a proposed 38-percent tax increase he and others have spent the past several weeks promoting might not happen when the district’s board holds a public hearing at 6:30 tonight at Station 1 on Wildcat Road.

    “The board could actually change its mind,” Krogman said while explaining that while the board isn’t required to hold a public hearing, it is doing so, in part, to explain the reason it decided to pursue the large increase.

  • Gritton: Voters, fiscal court powerless against fire tax increase

    If the Anderson County Fire District approves a 38-percent property tax rate increase Thursday, the decision will not be subject to a public referendum.

    That news broke Tuesday after Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton received an opinion from the state’s attorney general’s office, saying that unlike other taxing districts that set a rate to increase their revenue more than 4 percent, the fire district is not bound by those statutes.

    Gritton said he stands opposed to the proposed tax increase and told Fire Chief Pat Krogman as much Tuesday afternoon.

  • County fire chief explains need for tax increase

    Editor’s note: The following is printed here at the request of Pat Krogman, chief of the Anderson County Fire District.

  • Drury’s cockroach complaint ‘invalid’


    That’s the ruling from health officials who last Tuesday investigated a claim made by school board chairperson Donna Drury about cockroaches in Saffell Street Elementary School.

  • Reason to cheer

    Jerrica Drury’s family knew their lives would be in for major changes when she was less than 3 months old.

    Now, it’s Jerrica’s efforts to be like any other teenager that are changing the lives of nearly everyone who comes in contact with her.

    She’s played baseball since she was able. And this summer, after seeing an announcement on Facebook, Jerrica, an incoming freshman, let it be known that she wanted to be a cheerleader at Anderson County High School.

  • Firefighters save apartment building, baby items on Lynn Drive


  • Man pleads guilty to DUI wreck that injured Ripy Street family