Today's News

  • Tears flow as Marching Bearcats fall just short of state title dream

    I’ve see the tears flow before.

    I saw them that night when Scott County hit some ridiculous 3-pointers and rallied from nine points down to beat Anderson County in the Eighth Region basketball final.

    I was there that night when the Anderson County softball team, ranked in the state’s top 10, threw up a clunker in the regional softball tournament and went home early.

  • Nothing miserable about this year’s Misery Manor

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Misery Manor was not only bigger and badder than last year, it also raised more money for its intended purpose: Shop With a Cop.

    Sheriff Troy Young on Monday announced the results of his office’s second year of operating Lawrenceburg’s only haunted house, saying it outraised and outdrew last year’s results.

    “It was tremendous,” said Young, who was busy with about a dozen volunteers disassembling the massive indoors haunted house at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

  • Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculum

    Christian Academy teacher ‘raising bar’ in math curriculumIf you step into J.B. Barnett’s classroom, you’re likely to hear a sound you don’t normally hear in a math class, laughter.

    Laughter is Barnett’s specialty. In addition to teaching, he tours across the nation imitating Red Skeleton comedy skits.

    “He’s funny,” said Heather Ward, an eighth grader at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg. “Math isn’t my favorite subject but his class is fun.”

  • Studio unveils expansion plans during Art Trail

    For Karine and Matthew Maynard, the Fourth Annual Art Trail was an opportunity to share plans for expansion with the public.

    More than 40 attended the Maynard Studios groundbreaking ceremony during the Art Trail on Saturday.

    In January 2013, the Maynard Studios moved their blacksmith shop from the front to a large shop just behind the preexisting one due to limited space.

  • Tourism commission creates executive director position

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission made a unanimous decision to accept a proposal for a part-time executive director position with an annual salary of $12,000 at a meeting Oct. 14.

    As outlined in the job description, the executive director will be responsible for performing administrative and marketing duties to simulate economic development and promote tourism within Anderson County.

  • Let the voting begin

    Anderson Countians will join the nation today in heading to the poll to decide races with national and local ramifications.

    Voters here will select Lawrenceburg’s next mayor, along with deciding who will be Anderson County’s next judge-executive, county clerk, state representative, Family Court and District Court judges.

    Other races include seats on the city council and fiscal court.

    Voters will also settle the hotly contested race for a US Senate seat between incumbent Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • Conway, Gritton vie for judge-executive

    Conway campaigns on tight budget controls, repairing, paving county roads

  • Candidates for mayor speak their minds

    The Anderson News interviewed all three candidates running for mayor in Tuesday's election. Below are their responses.

    Goodlett seeks to continue improving Lawrenceburg

    Meet Sandy

    Name: Sandy Goodlett

    Age: 73

    Office sought: Mayor of Lawrenceburg

    Occupation: retired educator

  • One last chance to be scared

    Tonight (Friday) is the final night of the year for Misery Manor, the haunted house that has produced plenty of screams and bad dreams at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and are expected to remain open well into the early morning hours. Admission is $5, with all net proceeds benefitting Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program.

    The haunted house features all of your favorite monsters and ghouls, from Jason to Freddie and beyond.

  • EDA buys land for industrial park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Anderson County will soon have an industrial park it can call its own.

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority voted Monday morning to purchase 47 acres of land on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway for $465,000.

    Following the decision, EDA Chairman Charlie Cammack said the move will give Anderson County a leg up in recruiting jobs and industry.