Today's News

  • Arrests made in vehicle break-ins

    A Franklin County man described by police as being part of a crime syndicate responsible for the rash of vehicle and building break-ins in Lawrenceburg is under arrest, Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins confirmed this morning.

    Justin Henderson of Schenkle Lane in Frankfort was arrested last night by the Frankfort County Sheriff’s Office following a tip by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, Sheriff Pat Melton told The Anderson News this morning.

    Two juveniles were also taken into custody.

  • It’s Joe!

    It’s a job Joe Milam says he’s been preparing for his entire career.

    At the end of this month, he will have a chance to put all of that preparation into action.

    Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped Tuesday night to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who is stepping down Sept. 1.

    The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Burgoo Eating Contest set for Sept. 24

    From staff reports

    Think you can eat burgoo faster than anyone in Anderson County?

    Find out by entering the inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 during the annual Burgoo Festival.

    Entry is limited to the first 10 people to sign up and pay a $25 entrance fee at Ace Hardware in Lawrenceburg. All proceeds will benefit CASA, an organization that assists children going through legal proceedings.

  • For Buckleys, the show keeps going on

    For most people, a trip to the Kentucky State Fair means a long day or two of walking and fun.

    For Tyler Buckley and his family, it’s nearly a week of work. And so much fun they would not trade for any other experience.

    If all went as planned, Tyler, his wife, Kelli, and their sons, Colt and Luke, packed up enough of their belongings Tuesday to spend a week in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Wing with a dozen head of their Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle.

  • Parkway wreck can’t derail Ohio man’s hog hunt

    A man headed to Arkansas to hunt hogs had his trip derailed Sunday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway just outside of Lawrenceburg.

    Freddie Thacker, 73, of Hillsborough, Ohio was headed to his family’s farm in Arkansas when a strong gust of wind forced the trailer he was hauling to begin fishtailing and toppled onto its side, according to deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thacker was alone in his vehicle and not injured, Likins said.

  • 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.

    Aug. 9

    David Poston was charged with facilitation of a violation of a foreign emergency protection order by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Elisha Spears was charged with operating on a suspended or re-voked license, no insurance and careless driving by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • News briefs

    CASA has ‘urgent need’ for volunteers

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has an “urgent need” for volunteer advocates here and in Franklin County, the organization announced Monday evening.

    The agency and its volunteers “speak up for the best interests of children who are brought before Family Court because of abuse, neglect or dependency and bring urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom,” organizers said.

  • Singers try out for Emma B. Ward Harmony Hive

    As 2:30 p.m. approach-ed, fifth grade students shuffled their way to the music room at Emma B. Ward Elementary School to audition for Harmony Hive.

    Harmony Hive is the honors children’s chorus. “These students not only go through the audition process, but are also recommended by their classroom teachers for being responsible model citizens,” music teacher Emily Davis said.

    It truly is an honor to become a Harmony Hive singer. However, there are only 20 slots to fill, hence the tryouts.

  • Local senior citizens enjoy carnival day at the center

    From staff reports

    With the scent of freshly made popcorn wafting through the building, a clown walking around and balloon animals, it truly was a circus atmosphere for the Anderson County Senior Center’s carnival day last Wednesday.

    Seniors worked their way through several games lined up along the outer walls. There was a plink-it game, a duck game, and a ping-pong ball game among others. Players won prizes at each game.

    Many enjoyed the carnival food — hot dogs (complete with all the trimmings), snow cones, and popcorn.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966

    Mrs. Ernest Satterly fell down her basement steps Monday and broke her right wrist.

    Mary E. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, was to receive two of the five awards to be presented at graduation at the School of Nursing at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Flynn, a 1963 graduate of Anderson High School, received the Medical Center’s annual Outstanding Student and Patient Care Awards.