Today's News

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently charged and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    May 11

    Amy Seamster was charged on Franklin and Washington county warrants by the Kentucky State Police.

    Russell Walker was charged with second-degree disorderly conduct by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Obed Drury was charged with harassing communications and third-degree terroristic threatening by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    May 12

  • Rotary Club celebrates 90th anniversary

    “Service above self.”

    That is the motto that has remained at the forefront of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club since the first meeting was held at the Lawrenceburg Hotel on Sept. 28, 1925.

    On Oct. 15 of the same year, the club charter was presented at a meeting at First Christian Church.

    Rotary is the oldest service club of its type in the United States.

    “Rotary today has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries worldwide,” Capp Turner, director of club service, said.

  • Kentucky State Police honors fallen troopers

    Kentucky State Police killed in the line of duty were honored Friday evening with a ceremony at Lawrenceburg and Sand Springs cemeteries.

  • Transition Day gives ECC students chance to see new school

    Transition Day is always one of excitement at Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

    On this special day, kindergarteners get a preview of first grade at their home schools.

    On Monday, The Anderson News followed three kindergarteners as they made their way from ECC to Robert B. Turner Elementary School. Brinkley Bugg, Callie Lentz and Cameron Woods were each eager to visit their new school.

    “It’s going to be cool,” Brinkley said. “Because I’m going to meet new friends.”

    The size of Turner impressed each of them.

  • WWI soldier to be honored on Memorial Day

    The name of an Alton Station soldier killed in France just weeks before the end of World War I will be added to a memorial at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort during an inaugural ceremony scheduled for Memorial Day, May 30.

    Pvt. James Norman Tucker, 21, died in a train wreck Oct. 26, 1918 in Gael, France, according to information provided by the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund.

  • Ribbon cutting, Memorial Day ceremonies set at Legion

    Memorial Day service is May 29

    American Legion Auxiliary invites the public to a Memorial Day and Healing Field service at 3 p.m. May 29.

    The auxiliary, Post 34, and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary are hosting the event in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

    All 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will have their names read and one more hero will be added to the Healing Field. All Anderson County soldiers “Hometown Heroes” who lost their lives while serving will also be read.

  • Anderson goes for Bernie but Hillary claims Kentucky in Democratic primary

    Sen. Bernie Sanders posted a strong victory in Anderson County in the Democrat presidential primary, knocking off former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a just over 500 votes.

    Sanders collected 1,649 votes to Clinton’s 1,132.

    Clinton managed to win Kentucky by a narrow margin, however, stemming Sanders’ momentum as the two Democrats continued their battle to secure their party’s nomination.

  • Awards pile up for Maynard Studios

    The awards continue to pile up for Maynard Studios in Lawrenceburg.

    Owners Matthew and Karine Maynard have been awarded as one of the 2016 Kentucky Business Pacesetters, according to a news release.

    Their business joins an elite group of Kentucky businesses that are recognized for changing the economic landscape of Kentucky through introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment, and serving the communities of the commonwealth.

  • FFA students to compete at state level

    Ten Anderson County High School FFA members have qualified, through winning contests, to compete at the state level.

    Isaiah Caldwell placed first in specialty crop production SAE.

    Taylor Hughes placed first in beef entrepreneurship SAE; and second in beef impromptu speech.

    Placing second in their respective categories were: Adam Sanderson, greenhouse impromptu speech; Madison Powell, prepared public speech; Madison Cherry, equine impromptu speech; and Krista Spaulding, beef placement SAE.

    Casey Merideth was named regional officer.

  • Summer classes being offered

    The following classes are being offered by Anderson Community Education this summer.

    American Sign Language — Very basic ASL for parent and child together

    When: Tuesday beginning June 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

    Where: Anderson Adult Learning Center at 219 East Woodford Street with certified instructor and deaf educator, Arlene Hoffman.

    Cost: $69 for 8 weeks parent and child instructor (one fee)