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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mayor, clerk races boil as criticism heats up

    From staff reports

    Rough-and-tumble contests for mayor and county clerk will be settled when voters head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, along with a host of other hotly contested races.

    The three-way race to replace outgoing Mayor Edwinna Baker includes James Ritchey, who in an interview that appears on page A14, delivers a blistering rebuke of Baker’s time in office, vows to oust the city’s police chief and attorney and lays out his plan to fix what he says is wrong with Lawrenceburg.

  • Denny, Gillis square off in county clerk’s race

    Denny answers criticisms, discusses why voters should keep him in office

  • Candidates vie for seats on Anderson County Fiscal Court

    Meet Meredith

    Name: Meredith Hyatt Lewis        

    Age: 45        

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Office sought: 4th District magistrate

    Occupation: Elementary music teacher and owner/operator of The Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts (private music instruction)

  • City council hopefuls discuss taxes, Main Street, tourism

    Meet Dan

    Name: Dan Stumph

    Age: 63

    Office sought: City council

    Occupation: Printer

    Education: High school

    Organizations/memberships: CASA, Battle of Dogwalk Re-enactment Association

    Question: Why do you think you’re among the top six candidates to serve on the city council?