Today's News

  • Addiction seminar is Oct. 12

    Anderson County Extension Homemakers will sponsor “Hope in the Face of Addiction” on Monday, Oct. 12 at 5:45 p.m., according to a news release.

    The community seminar program is presented in partnership with ASAP (Agency for Substance Abuse Policy) and bluegrass.org. The free program will be held at the Anderson County Extension Office.

    Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

    Light refreshments will be provided before the program, which begins at 6 p.m., the news release said.

  • Claylick celebrates heritage, fellowship

    Digging into a steaming cup of burgoo and listening to some gospel music is how folks spent their Monday evening at Claylick United Methodist Church.

    The event goes back as far as most folks can remember.

    “There are those who remember this all the way to World War II, said Pastor Shannon Blosser. “It’s been going on at least a good 70 years.”

    The church, as usual, enlisted the help of Davey Warford, whose family has prepared the tasty stew for several generations.

  • Future looks sweet for Summa Cum Laude grad Pat Mitchell

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 7, 1965

    Fell at home

    Mrs. Marion Peak fell at her home on Woodford Street Wednesday of last week and sustained pulled ligaments in her back and a severe sprain.

    Severely burned

    Robbie Lynn Stratton, 17 month-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Stratton of Bonds Mill, received a severe burn of the lower lip when he bit into an electric wire.

    In Exposition

  • He wants to turn Lawrenceburg blue

    A Lawrenceburg man is launching a blue light campaign to support police.

    Michael Childress said he “went numb” when hearing of the murder of Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder, a person with whom he was friends.

    “I didn’t want to believe it,” said Childress, who lives on Seabiscuit Lane. “I am sick and tired of hearing police officers getting killed left and right and all they’re trying to do is their jobs.

    “The last thing I want to do is bury a family member because of some coward.”

  • ‘In-your-face terror’

    Some are afraid of heights, others tight spaces, spiders or snakes.

    The world is full of phobic reactions, including plenty of people who feel like running away screaming at the first sight of a clown.

    That’s a condition known as coulrophobia, and by the end of October it might well be the single most diagnosed condition in Lawrenceburg.

  • Man jailed for hitting 9-year-old with stick

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after being charged with breaking a stick over a 9-year-old boy’s back.

    Timothy Bowman, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 44, is charged with fourth-degree assault, child abuse, following and incident at his home Sept. 21.

    According to a report filed by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the child said that Bowman broke the stick over his back during an argument he was having with his brother.

  • Teen receives national award for saving man’s life

    When Jaden Raymond saved a man’s life in January, he never expected to be featured on the front page of The Anderson News.

    Imagine his surprise, then, when the 16-year-old freshman at Anderson County High School found out his act of heroism won him a national award.

    Raymond won the American Legion Auxiliary’s national Youth Hero Award during the group’s national convention in Baltimore and was presented the award by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg earlier this month.

  • Dangerous road to be fixed

    After years of complaining and dodging vehicles careening through their yards or slamming into their homes, help might finally be on the way for Graefenburg Road (Highway 151) residents.

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) confirmed last week that the state Transportation Cabinet plans to implement changes to the road, perhaps before the end of the year.

    “I was told they are hoping to get a contractor in there to do some repairs and make some modifications,” Tipton said in an interview last Friday.

  • ‘He was a force, he was a kind man’

    It’s fitting that one of the last images people will have of Jimmy Walker is of him holding the American flag high during the singing of the National Anthem.

    It was the recent anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and Walker, co-president of the Wheels in Time Car Club, made sure that the group’s Friday night cruise-in on Main Street included a patriotic tribute to those who lost their lives.

  • Four Roses repeats as Burgoo Cook-Off champs

    Jess Sanford and his team at Four Roses apparently can’t be beat.

    For the fifth consecutive year, Four Roses outdistanced the competition in the Burgoo Cook-Off, an event sponsored by The Anderson News as a fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program that purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Darnell’s Old Tyme Burgoo had a strong showing and placed second, followed by Anderson County Schools, which placed third in its first year of competition.

    The event raised nearly $1,200 for Shop With a Cop.