Today's News

  • Victim: ‘Man, that truck is going fast’

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Scott Richards says he never had time to react during the split second when he realized the pickup truck barreling toward his car and the one behind him wasn’t going to stop.

    “I was stopped at the light, looked in my side view mirror and said, ‘Man, that truck is going fast.’ Just when the thought came that it wasn’t going to stop, it hit me,” Richards said. “I never had time to react.”

  • You can call him Mr. President

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Troy Young is about to do something no other sheriff in Anderson County his has done before.

    On Thursday, Young is scheduled to be sworn in as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association during a ceremony in Bowling Green, marking the first time in the organization’s 85 years a sheriff from here has served in that capacity.

  • Teachers Rowland, Herndon receive Trailblazer Awards

    From staff reports

    Thirteen Kentucky teachers, including two who live in Anderson County, received the Northern Kentucky University Trailblazer Award for Mathematics Education during a presentation Dec. 4 at the Embassy Suites Lexington.

    Receiving the awards were Chrystal Rowland, a resident of Lawrenceburg who teaches at Robert B. Turner Elementary, and Lawrenceburg resident Stephanie Herndon, who teaches at Clear Creek Elementary in Shelby County.

  • Three-vehicle wreck leaves two with life-threatening injuries

    Two people sustained life-threatening injuries and another serious injuries in this three-car wreck earlier this afternoon (Wednesday) at the intersection of US 127 and Highway 151.

    None of the victims have been identified.

    First responders said two were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and another to Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • Sentencing delayed for mom who tied up child

    The Lawrenceburg woman who pleaded guilty earlier this year to tying up her then-3-year-old child “very tightly” for up to 16 hours a day had her sentencing delayed until early next year when she appeared Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    The attorney for Rebecca Medley told Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman that she has undergone several reconstructive surgeries and currently has wires sticking out of the back of her ear.

  • Ex-bus monitor to arraigned

    The former Anderson County school bus monitor who faces menacing and harassment charges is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.
    Melinda R. Owens, 41, of 210 Forrest Drive, Lawrenceburg was issued a summons in October for allegedly pushing the face of a 12-year-old student into a seat and tearing up another 12-year-old’s school papers, according to documents obtained by The Anderson News.

  • Basic service costs for electricity could skyrocket

    The two companies that provide electricity to Anderson County are seeking hefty increases to their basic service charges.
    Blue Grass Energy, which serves just under 5,000 customers here, has requested a basic charge — the minimum amount to be provided service — that more than doubles over the next two years, jumping from $9.73 per month to $20, a 105 percent increase.

  • Old English Ford gets new look

    Some people might see a beat up ride in the shop, but Darrel Poe, owner of Inside and Out, sees what it can be.
    Poe, who also works for the Bearcat Speed Shop, opened his own shop six months ago to utilize his 25 years of auto experience. His favorite projects are vintage car restorations. His latest work is on a 1954 Ford English.

  • State’s health commissioner praises new family clinic

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Anderson County Health Department’s Family Care Clinic drew praise from local officials when it opened last month for giving residents a chance to seek medical care locally.

    Now the facility is drawing praise from on high after receiving kudos from Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, the state’s commissioner of public health.

    “I applaud you,” Mayfield said during a ribbon cutting to christen the clinic last Tuesday morning. “You’re a model that we want to showcase.”

  • Birthday girl makes sure animals have special day, too

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    While most children look forward taking center stage on their birthday, Delanie Brown, 6, was happy to share her day with the pets at the Anderson Humane Society.

    In lieu of gifts, she asked her friends and family to instead donate items for the Humane Society.