Today's News

  • The Way We Were, Feb 4, 2015

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Brain twister

    A man was walking down the street and a beggar came up to him to ask for alms. The man gave him a dime and went on his way. Shortly after, a second beggar asked him for money and he gave him 15 cents.

    What time was it?

    Answer: is “A quarter to two” or 15 after 10.”


  • Poor children hardest hit by school lunch restrictions

    By Ben Carlson

    A federal school lunch program ostensibly designed to make sure children don’t go hungry is having the opposite effect here, particularly among Anderson County’s poorest children.

  • Girls leave satanic messages, racial slurs in park restroom

    By Ben Carlson

    Police are searching for the two girls responsible for writing racial slurs and satanic messages on the walls of a restroom in the Anderson Community Park.

    The girls, who were seen on surveillance video, could be seen using a black marker to leave messages including “I hate Jesus” and “Satan Loves You” on the walls and the lid of one of the toilets.

  • Man busted for selling deer meat on Facebook

    From staff reports

    Trying to sell deer meat is a bad idea. Trying to sell it on Facebook is even worse.

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday in Anderson District Court for allegedly doing just that, along with not reporting one of the deer he is accused of trying to sell.

    David J. Waters, 53, of 1046 Hoophole Road is charged with the attempted sale of protected wildlife and illegally taking a deer. Both are considered violations.

  • Plea expected from armed robbery suspect

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with holding two teenagers at gunpoint during an alleged armed robbery nearly two years ago was expected to enter a guilty plea Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Kendall Cunningham, 18, of 545 Carlton Drive is charged with of two counts first-degree robbery, two counts of theft by unlawful taking of firearms and one count of tampering with physical evidence.

  • Bias in this paper?

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    If the article I wrote on the front page about school lunches made you grit your teeth, get a load of what I didn’t include in that piece.

    While interviewing Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Ronnie Fields, who doubles as the district’s food service director, we discussed the school lunch prices and what they said is a telling example of a federal government that is out of its ever-loving mind.

  • Smith wins annual district spelling bee

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County District Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation, was held Jan. 28 in the high school auditorium.

    The top four winners from each grade level, fourth through eighth, participated.

    Fist place went to Ethan Smith, a seventh grader at Anderson County Middle School.Placing second was middle school sixth grader Matthew Phillips, followed by middle school seventh grader Toby Tincher in third and middle school eighth grader Drew Mershon in fourth.

  • Saffell names students of month
  • Christian Academy names honor students

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg has named the following students to its most recent honor roll.


    Elementary, all A’s

    Elizabeth Baker, third grade

    Julia Fuqua, third grade

    Noah Broce, fourth grade

    Taylor Snipes, fourth grade


    Elementary, A’s and B’s

    Cloey Henson, third grade

    Jon Paul Price, third grade

    Weslee Thompson, fourth grade

    Evan Peters, fifth grade


    Middle/high school honor roll

  • Saffell students named to honor roll

    The following students were named to the honor roll at Saffell Street Elementary School for the second nine-week marking period, according to information provided by the school.


    Fourth grade

    All A’s

    Wyatt Cooper

    Elena Moller


    All A’s and B’s

    Elijah Bowen

    Kurtis Cummins

    Adam Dedman

    Hayden Derifield

    Logan Feaster

    Abigail Grzynkowicz

    Madison Meadows

    Kristen Mitchell