Today's News

  • Move will close clerk’s office for one week

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Clerk’s office will be close Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. and reopen 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17 to move into a new facility, County Clerk Jason Denny announced last Wednesday morning.

    Denny’s office will move from its current location in the Anderson County Courthouse to the former Town & Country Bank building at the corner of Main and Glensboro Road.

  • Elementary schools score well; high, middle need improvement

    While all three of the elementary school earned a proficient or higher rating the Kentucky School Report Card released Friday, the middle school and high school were labeled as “needs improvement.” The Anderson County School district was given the classification as an overall proficient school system.

  • High school principal takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Anderson County High School Chris Glass was nominated by McKenna Lewis, a senior at the high school, to participate in the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Glass agreed but his only caveat was the students had to raise money for ALS research.

    Lewis organized the students and encouraged them to bring in spare change for a week in September. The students and staff contributed to raise $200.

  • Anderson hosts regional school board meeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Staff

    A new system to evaluate school superintendents

    was the primary topic at the Regional Kentucky School Boards Association Meeting, held last Thursday at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

    James Sargent, Anderson County Board of Education member and KSBA regional chair, led the meeting.

    “The system in place needed improvement. It’s a new system of evaluation for everyone from the classroom to the boardroom,” said David Baird, associate executive director for KSBA.

  • School board OKs $27,000 study program for middle school

    From staff reports

    Study Island and funding approvals were the main topics of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

  • Drunk driver who killed child freed

    From staff reports

    On Oct. 2, 2004, an Ohio man driving drunk on the Bluegrass Parkway in Anderson County slammed into a Harrodsburg family, killing a 6-year-old boy.

    One day short of the 10th anniversary of that crime, that same Ohio man walked out of prison a free man.

    Joseph Shreve, 51, was released from custody Oct. 1, placed on supervised parole and allowed to return to Ohio, having served only nine years and 11 months of a 20-year sentence for second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence and traffic-related violations.

  • Trial set for women charged with mailing marijuana

    From staff reports

    A jury trial for two women charged with attempting to mail 8 pounds of marijuana in exchange for crack cocaine is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Oct. 13 in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Diana Hart, whose listed address at the time of her arrest in 2012 was 303 Vail Drive, Lawrenceburg was charged with trafficking marijuana when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.

  • ‘This is for everyone’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Megan Smith has no choice but to spend precious time and dollars each time her child’s frequently infected ears flare up.

    Left with no local option when Anderson Primary Care closed its doors in July, Smith has spent the past several months travelling to Versailles, Frankfort or beyond just to get a simple prescription filled for her son.

  • A bigger, badder haunted house continues through October

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    By day, Alyssa Hoover is a pleasant 22-year-old who cares for residents in a Frankfort retirement community.

    By night, she becomes a remarkably scary monster who can make grown men cry and others vomit or even, well, go No. 1 or 2 in their pants.

  • Two days, two fires

    From staff reports

    Anderson County firefighters and other first responders were kept busy last week after separate blazes destroyed racecars and other items on Spaulding Lane, and a hay-filled barn on Hickory Grove Road.

    The Hickory Grove Road fire included minor injuries to firefighters after a hose hit a barrel of pesticide, splashing one firefighter in the eyes and another in the mouth.

    Both received assistance from EMS and were determined to be OK shortly afterward.