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Today's News

  • Award-winning storyteller comes to Lawrenceburg

    Anderson Community Education will present from the Kentucky Humanities Council the November program titled The Storytelling Art.

    The presentation will be 7 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Senior Citizen Center located at 160 Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

    Explore the heart of the art of storytelling with award-winning storyteller and writer Mary Hamilton, author of Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies.

  • PERPETRATORS EVEN TOOK THE KITCHEN SINK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966

    First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.

    The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.

    Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.

    Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.

  • Joining the fight

    They arrived home safe, sound and sore, and are ready to go again.

    Six of Anderson County’s bravest were deployed last Thursday morning to help battle the ongoing wildfires in eastern Kentucky, a blaze that has consumed thousands of acres and threatened hundreds of homes.

  • ‘Light up Lawrenceburg’ to kick Christmas season into high gear

    The Christmas season will officially get under way Monday with an event titled “Light Up Lawrenceburg,” scheduled on Main Street from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The event will feature a “Shop Local” effort by the Downtown Merchants Association, along with a meet-and-greet with Santa, sponsored by the Anderson County Clerk’s Office, and the lighting of the trees downtown.

    There will be a live nativity scene provided by Alton Christian Church and live entertainment, including a performance by the Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts.

  • Coach: Dispute about flowers reason for assault

    An argument about flowers is being blamed for an incident that resulted in the former girls’ volleyball coach being assaulted before an Oct. 10 match at the high school.

    A parent of two players on the team at the time, Kenny Holland, was cited with fourth-degree assault several weeks after the incident after allegedly grabbing former coach Bob Hardin by the throat on the gym floor.

  • Hardin: Why no felony charge?

    Hardin: Why no felony charge?

    Former volleyball coach Bob Hardin said in an interview last week that he doesn’t understand why the man cited with a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault wasn’t charged with a felony for third-degree assault.

    Hardin, who called 911 the night of the incident, said KRS 508.025 makes it clear to him that Kenny Holland, who allegedly assaulted him, should have been charged with a felony because Hardin was working for the school district at the time of the incident.

  • Gas Leak closes Alton Road

    Alton Road has been closed from McCormick Road to Green Wilson Road due to a natural gas leak and will remain closed for an estimated six hours. Anderson Public Safety Director Bart Powell says several homes have been evacuated as first responders continue to assess the risk. There is no word as to what caused the leak. We'll provide updates as they become available.

  • Santa letters due Nov. 25

    Hey, kids. Don’t miss the chance to let Santa know what you want this year for Christmas.

    For the 39th consecutive year, The Anderson News will publish Santa letters and photos for children in Anderson County, giving the Jolly Old Elf a chance to see what they’d like for Christmas before making the long journey here from the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

    Please submit letters that are about 100 words or shorter, along with a photo of the child, saved in a JPEG format.

  • Schoolhouse lives to fight another day

    The old Glensboro school rotting in the high school’s front yard was given a stay of execution when the Anderson County Board of Education opted to continue looking for a buyer rather than having it torn down.

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell told board members at their meeting Monday night that despite extending the bidding process for 60 days to find a possible buyer, no one had submitted a bid.

    “The deadline was Friday at noon,” said Mitchell, who has been working for the past year to find a buyer for the aging but historic structure.

  • News Briefs

    Road to be named for Chrisman

    The road taking worshippers to the church of fallen Trooper Eric Chrisman will soon bear his name.

    The Kentucky State Police, Transportation Cabinet and Chrisman family will conduct a ceremony Nov. 28 to dedicate state Highway 326 (Ninevah Road) in the memory of Chrisman, the young trooper killed in the line of duty.

    The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church, where Chrisman’s family worships.

    The church is located at 1195 Ninevah Road, Lawrenceburg.