Today's News

  • Anderson County students attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

    Anderson County High School students Emily Drury and Chelsea Straton recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).
    Drury, Straton and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference held June 13-17 at Murray State University.
    IFAL is designed to expose high school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture.

  • American Legion honors veterans during Fourth of July parade

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 celebrated the Fourth of July by inviting veterans and other parade participants to the Legion clubhouse for hot dogs, chips, cookies and soft drinks prior to the start of the parade.
    Unit members decorated three 16-foot trailers with patriotic decorations for veterans and American Legion family members to ride on in the parade.
    Shirley Thornberry “Department of Kentucky Auxiliary Woman of the Year” rode atop a convertible driven by Larry Kyle.

  • ‘Jailed prisoners’ help raise funds for CASA

    The agency that helps guide children through the legal system got a significant monetary boost during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.
    Twenty people, including a number of county and city officials, volunteered to become prisoners during the fair and raise $250 each to make bail. Their efforts raised over $5,000 for CASA, according to organizer Ginny Smith.
    “This was a tremendous fundraiser and I am thrilled that the citizens of Anderson County were so willing to support CASA,” Smith said.

  • Celebrating Independence Day
  • Mount Eden residents seek answers for post office closing

    Mount Eden residents came out in full force last Thursday night in an effort to keep their post office from closing later this year.
    Hoping there is strength in numbers, about 200 residents filled the fellowship hall of Mount Moriah Baptist Church seeking answers from United States Postal Service representatives.
    The postal representatives on hand said Thursday’s crowd was the largest they have seen from about 40 meetings this year.

  • District court docket: 7-13-11

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 21.
    Megan K. Kinslow, arraignment, possession of marijuana -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged for one year), $100 to Anderson County Drug Intervention Fund, $253; buying/possessing drug paraphernalia -- pleaded guilty, $100, installment/deferred payment May 5.
    Vivian M. Liles, arraignment, menacing -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference May 18, motion/disposition/trial date June 2, released on own recognizance.

  • Rotary names new board of directors
  • Relay for Life groups to meet July 19

    A wrap-up meeting for Relay for Life committee members and team captains is scheduled for July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the public library, according to a news release.
    Plans are to discuss this year’s Relay and plan for next year.
    Those attending are asked to bring any money collected.

  • Grand Jury returns 11 indictments

    The following people were indicted June 28 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information obtained at the Anderson County Courthouse.
    William J. Dalton, 40, of 10 Lynn Drive, Apt. 102, was indicted on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse.
    Charles N. Drury, 20, of 1340 Aaron Barnett Road, was indicted on three charges: possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone); operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and failure to wear seatbelt.

  • Local real estate woes continue

    The sale of homes in Anderson County continued their downward slide in June, according to a news release from the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.
    Comparative sales from this June to last June fell 20 percent, and the median price for homes dipped 26 percent during that same period, according to a news release.
    Last June, realtors with LBAR sold 20 homes, compared to 16 this June. The median price last year of $133,000 dipped to $98,550.