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Today's News

  • Firefighters save apartment building, baby items on Lynn Drive

     

  • County fire chief explains need for tax increase

    Editor’s note: The following is printed here at the request of Pat Krogman, chief of the Anderson County Fire District.

  • Driver cleared after two struck on Main Street

    The driver whose vehicle struck two children last Thursday on Main Street will not be charged in the incident.

    “The driver who hit them was not charged with anything,” Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins said Monday morning. “She was not at fault in any way, shape or form.”

    Atkins said the investigation was not fully complete at the time of his statement, but that the information needed to finalize it would not change the outcome.

  • ‘Idol’ winner bringing TV show to Burgoo

    The year’s Burgoo Festival could be in for some star treatment.

    Taylor Hicks, winner of the popular TV show “American Idol,” will be filming a segment for his new show, “State Plate,” a food-based series that is now in its second season on the INSP network, sources have confirmed.

    Hicks is expected to appear during the annual Burgoo Cook-Off, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 on the Lawrenceburg Green to raise money for Shop With a Cop.

  • Drury’s cockroach complaint ‘invalid’

    Invalid.

    That’s the ruling from health officials who last Tuesday investigated a claim made by school board chairperson Donna Drury about cockroaches in Saffell Street Elementary School.

  • Gritton: Voters, fiscal court powerless against fire tax increase

    If the Anderson County Fire District approves a 38-percent property tax rate increase Thursday, the decision will not be subject to a public referendum.

    That news broke Tuesday after Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton received an opinion from the state’s attorney general’s office, saying that unlike other taxing districts that set a rate to increase their revenue more than 4 percent, the fire district is not bound by those statutes.

    Gritton said he stands opposed to the proposed tax increase and told Fire Chief Pat Krogman as much Tuesday afternoon.

  • Reason to cheer

    Jerrica Drury’s family knew their lives would be in for major changes when she was less than 3 months old.

    Now, it’s Jerrica’s efforts to be like any other teenager that are changing the lives of nearly everyone who comes in contact with her.

    She’s played baseball since she was able. And this summer, after seeing an announcement on Facebook, Jerrica, an incoming freshman, let it be known that she wanted to be a cheerleader at Anderson County High School.

  • Showing mercy without a rule

    When girls’ soccer fans across the state checked the scores from last Wednesday night, the reaction to Anderson County’s 9-0 rout of Shelby County was probably one collective yawn.

  • Woodford stings Bearcats

    VERSAILLES – Even before Anderson County visited Woodford County last Thursday night, the Bearcats knew they were going against one of the best teams on the 2017 boys’ soccer schedule.

    The Yellow Jackets left no doubt with a methodical 7-0 thrashing at Falling Springs Park.

    Woodford jumped to a quick 3-0 lead, then added four more goals in the second half to go to 6-2 on the year. Anderson fell to 4-3.

    “Woodford is very talented on the ball,” Anderson coach Robbie Best said.

  • Franklin’s peak performance leads mistake-prone Bearcats past Valley

    It might be unrealistic to expect Anderson County to be perfect in the final six games of the high school football season.

    But it might happen if Mark Peach’s assessment of the Bearcats’ 20-0 win over Valley Friday night is correct.

    “We had a season full of mistakes in one game and still won 20-0,” Peach half-chuckled after his team improved to 3-1 on the season. “We had all those mistakes and still won 20-0. I don’t know how we did that.”