Today's News

  • West retires from The Anderson News

    Sales representative Don West retired last Friday from The Anderson News.
    West sold advertising for the paper for just over four years.
    West said he enjoyed his time at the paper.
    “Working at The Anderson News gave me the opportunity to know and work with a lot of really nice people around the county,” West said.
    “It has been fun.”
    The paper has interviewed a number of candidates to replace West, and is expected to make an announcement within the next two weeks, Publisher Ben Carlson said.

  • Prepare now for garden-fresh taste this winter

    Well, you don’t need a calendar to know it’s July. The thermometer is telling us it’s hotter than a firecracker.
    If you do nothing else this week, please wash your cars and leave the windows down at night. Anyone knowing of a rain dance please feel free. We need rain.
    Our gardens need 1 inch of rain a week to grow well. The high temperature increases that need.

  • CASA volunteer finds her voice for neglected, abused children

    When Amanda Neff met CASA volunteer Connie Riddell, she assumed Riddell only wanted to hear the same story about her past.  
    Neff was 15. A ward of the state. She had lived in a group home in Indiana, was living in a Frankfort group home with 14 other girls. Neff and her brother were in the middle of an extended custody battle.
    She repeated the same narrative to the social worker. The attorney. The judge. The probation officer assigned to her case after Neff got physical with her stepmother while living with her father in Indiana.

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  • ‘Tragedy’

    Family and friends are mourning the loss of a teenager who was killed Sunday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on US 62.
    Cody Ramsey, 17, of Willisburg Road was on his way home during a break from his part-time job in the county park when the mini-van he was driving went off the right-hand shoulder of the road. Based on tire marks, it appears the van returned to the road, but went sideways and slammed into a tree on the opposite side.
    The van hit the tree on the driver’s side door, and Ramsey was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Fireworks display on for 4th

    With Sunday's brief-but-needed respite from the drought and only a 20 percent chance of rain today, Fourth of July activities in Anderson County are on.

    The annual fireworks display is scheduled for dusk in the county park. Rain dates are July 5 and 6, if necessary. Those attending are asked to refrain from setting off personal fireworks in the park.

    Today's parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. veterans recognition ceremony at Lawrenceburg Green (behind Town & Country Bank).

  • Old ECC sells for $75,100

    The Anderson County Board of Education approved the sale of the old Early Childhood Center to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg during a special called meeting last Thursday night.
    The academy submitted the only bid on the property, and purchased the 45,500 square-foot building and the 7.5 acres upon which it sits for $75,100, less than half of its $170,000 appraised value.
    The building, which closed at the end of this school year, has been replaced with a new building near Emma B. Ward Elementary.

  • Distillery ups county assessment; foreclosures drive city’s down

    The assessed value of real estate in the county floated a bit higher this year while assessed value in the city sank like a stone.
    The city’s assessed real estate value declined by $1.4 million, according to preliminary information released by Brian Stivers, the county’s property value administrator.
    Assessed real estate in the county went the other way, increasing by nearly $3.6 million.
    Stivers said the reason for the decline within city limits is primarily due the ongoing rash of foreclosures, which drives down the value of nearby homes.

  • Fairgrounds receives $100,000 grant
  • Habitat for Humanity dedicates 13th home

    Doris Munsey never stopped trying.
    For 10 years, the Lawrenceburg woman applied for but didn’t get a Habitat for Humanity home, but that changed last week when she was officially welcomed into her new home on Coleman Drive.
    Anderson County Habitat for Humanity dedicated the 13th home it has provided June 10.
    Munsey said it took a long time to get her own home, but the effort was worth it.