Today's News

  • The Anderson News launches inaugural burgoo cook-off

    From staff reports
    Some use old granddad’s secret recipe. Others simply toss whatever edible items they have into the pot and let them stew.
    There’s no shortage of ways to make burgoo, but come Saturday, Oct. 1, one version will be proclaimed the best.
    The Anderson News, in cooperation with the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, city of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Tourism Authority, will sponsor its inaugural Burgoo Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., tentatively on the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • St. Lawrence parishioners meet Pope in Spain

    Nine parishioners from St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg attended World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain on Aug. 21.
    World Youth Day is one of the largest youth gatherings in the world with nearly 1.5 million pilgrims from 193 countries in Madrid on Aug. 21.  It was founded by Pope John Paul II and has been carried on every two years by the current pope, Pope Benedict XVI.  
    Youth are invited to a carefully selected city that could be anywhere across the globe.

  • Lay that donkey down and rest in God’s love

    A young boy and an old man were walking with a donkey when a group of people passed by.
    “Isn’t that ridiculous that no one’s riding that donkey,” one person said.
    So, the old man told the boy to ride the donkey.
    Another group of people passed by and someone said, “That’s terrible! Look at that young boy riding that donkey while the old man walks.”

  • Small life changes can add up to big bucks

    I always get up with the birds. Thankfully, they’ve been sleeping in lately.
    As summer comes to an end, our daylight wanes and plants and animals adapt. It’s the cycle of life and adapting is the key to survival. If I didn’t get to hibernate a little in the winter, I’d never survive. I’d be too pooped.
    Sadly, hibernation is months away and we still have lots to do before then. Motivation is still the ticket to get us through. All I have to do to get my motor running is remember my relatives.

  • Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk

    Patience is not my virtue.
    I’m guessing it’s not yours, either.
    Time is precious, or so our strict schedules and ringing smart phones tell us.
    A typical nightmare for me: a never-ending line at the airport terminal with nothing to read.
    Honestly, that scares me more than Norman Bates or Freddy Krueger.  
    Parking downtown, however, isn’t exactly the Nightmare on Main Street that I’ve heard about.

  • It’s all about the children, sort of

    What would it hurt for children schooled at home to play athletics in the public schools?
    There certainly are plenty of rules that forbid that from happening here in Kentucky, and legal decisions from the courts to back them up, so spare me the usual oatmeal responses, please.
    Instead, answer the question as posed and tell me what it would actually hurt?

  • Lawrenceburg author finds road to first book

    About five years ago Dennis Cantrill received an inheritance from his late grandfather — 40 pages of writing.
    Cantrill’s grandfather wrote about growing up in Virginia and Kentucky, arriving at 1916 before his death in 1946.
    “I still thought those 40 pages were quite an inheritance to leave to his family,” Cantrill said.
    Now Cantrill has accomplished the same with his first published book.

  • Ex-social worker pleads not guilty to tampering

    A former social worker facing nine felony counts of tampering with public records pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy appeared only briefly before Judge Charles Hickman and smiled brightly as she walked out of the courtroom with her attorney, Bill Patrick.
    Murphy, who was indicted last month, has not been arrested or taken to jail because she was issued a criminal summons to appear in court.
    Murphy will return to court Nov. 22 for a pre-trial conference.

  • Hitting the open trail

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    A caravan consisting of a married couple, four horses, a mule and a dog trotted along Fox Creek Road as cars slowed and drivers waved.
    But Jeannette and Richard McGrath of Jackson, Wyo., are used to it.
    They’ve been on horseback for a year and a half, raising money for Hearts Up Ranch, a Christian healing and prayer ministry focused on helping victims of trauma and abuse.

  • Train hits truck near Alton Station

    A Norfolk-Southern train plowed into a pickup truck Monday morning, sending the truck tumbling off the tracks before it landed upside down.
    The driver of the truck, Brock Messina, 20, of Louisville appeared to sustain only minor injuries and was transported from the scene by ambulance.
    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a farm trail off Avenstoke Road in northeastern Anderson County.
    The vehicle was apparently headed south when it crossed the tracks in front of the train, which was headed east toward Lawrenceburg about three miles from Alton Station.