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Today's News

  • Fuel truck wreck forces evacuations in Alton

    The wreck of a tanker truck filled with 2,000 gallons of gasoline and 5,500 gallons of diesel fuel forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in the Alton area Tuesday morning as first responders worked to plug the leak and contain the spill.

    The truck was headed into Alton on Highway 151 when it veered off the road, traveled several hundred yards in front of at least four homes and struck a tree in front of a residence owned by Jerry Hughes.

  • Scared parents call police as man staggers through trailer park

    Residents at the trailer park on Versailles Road called police early Tuesday morning, saying they were afraid to send their children out to school buses because a man was staggering around the streets.

    Police arrived and arrested Justin Whetzel, 30, of 112 Saffell St. and charged him with possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication.

    Officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said he found Whetzel seated in some weeds next to a phone poll.

  • City, paper team up for Sidewalk Days

    Remember back in the day when Lawrenceburg merchants would bring their wares out in front of their stores for sidewalk sales?

    Those days will return next month when the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News present Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 19.

    The event will culminate with live music on Saturday, when Main Street will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Carmichael named senior center director

    In his first few weeks as the Anderson County Senior Center’s new director, Steve Carmichael has not slowed down one bit.

    And that is how he likes it.

    “So far it’s been a great experience,” he said during a brief interlude between meetings. “I’ve been trying to learn all I can. Everyone is trying to help me and it has been just wonderful.”

    Carmichael said he knows the responsibility of his new position and the shoes he has to fill after Debbie Lottes retired a few weeks ago.

  • Warrant leads to man’s arrest on meth charges

    A man pulling into Florida Tile last Wednesday night was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Benjamin Wilson, 50, of 12701 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem was stopped by Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch on Florida Tile Drive in Alton.

    According to his report, Crouch found .4 grams of meth along with a meth smoking device, a snort straw and Suboxone strips while searching Wilson’s vehicle.

  • County fire department reignites cadet program

    After a long hiatus, the Anderson County Fire Department has reinstated a Cadet Firefighter Program and is accepting applications from boys and girls ages 14 to 18.

    The program, which is designed to offer high school students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the firefighting profession, is a partnership with the fire department, Boy Scouts of America and the Kentucky State Fire Commission.

  • Promo business learned to deal with success

    Lawrenceburg-based Splatter, Inc. started small, grew fast and learned the importance of being ready for success.

    Splatter Inc was started in the summer of 2004 by Gabe Uebel, Andrew Eaton, Nick Cann, Warren Kinne, Jay Springate, David Sawyer and Charles Humston.

    Andrew, Nick, Warn, Jay and David had just graduated from Anderson County High School and were poised to enter their respective colleges that fall.

    Splatter, Inc. began very modestly by creating, marketing and selling “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons.

  • ENGAGEMENT: McDowell-Coulter

    Roger and Janet McDowell of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline McDowell, to Caleb Coulter, son of Calvin Coulter and Elanor Griffin of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Phyllis Reas.

    She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is employed as a cost accountant by Berry Plastics in Franklin.

    The groom-to-be is a grandson of Mary Lee Coulter. He is a four-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a student at Western Kentucky University.

  • 50th Anniversary
  • Community Calendar Aug. 26, 2015

    Anderson Public Library

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

     

    Computer Help

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 8

    Time: 10 a.m.

     

    Make a Digital Resume

    When: Wednesday, Sept. 9

    Time: 6 p.m.

     

    History of Kentucky Food

    Speaker: Bobbi Bryant

    Where: Anderson County Senior Center

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 22

    Time: 7 p.m.