Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when boat slams into tree

    Lawrenceburg resident Louis Colpitts, 75, was seriously injured late Saturday afternoon when the boat he was driving slammed into a large tree sticking out of the Kentucky River.

    First responders described his injuries as “significant” and said he was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    Peggy Gill and Roger Dyer of Versailles said they witnessed the accident, which happened near the Bluegrass Parkway bridge.

  • Gas line ruptured on Walker Lane

    A car struck and ruptured a natural gas line Sunday morning, forcing the closure of a portion of Walker Lane and nearby residents to shelter inside. An employee with Atmos Energy was able to shut off the gas without incident, and the road was reopened around 11:45 a.m. Above, Emergency Management Director Bart Powell examines the broken gas line. No injuries were reported.

  • ‘He was part of our family’

    Anderson County honored one of its own last Friday when the Transportation Cabinet named a portion of U.S. 127 in honor of the late Logann Driskell.

    Driskell, who worked his way up the ranks to Highway Superintendent I at the state’s Anderson County Maintenance Facility, was just 30 years old when he lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Wildcat Road just before Christmas in 2014.

  • Family collecting donations for West Virgina flood victims

    When flash flooding tore through the southern part of West Virginia last week claiming 23 lives, Rebecca Burgess and her mother Jean Burgess, of Lawrenceburg, wanted to do something to help.

    Together, they are gathering much-needed clothing and supplies for those affected by the historic flooding which as damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes.

  • Edwards named district runner-up in annual Rotary speech contest

    Public speaking can be horrifying for some people, but not for Annie Edwards. The 17-year-old was recently named runner-up at the district level of the annual Rota-ry speech contest.

    Edwards advanced to the district level after winning the club, sectional, and re-gional titles. “It was pretty exciting. I was in awe,” she said. “There were lots of good speakers, so it was satisfying to be called number one.”

  • Car hydroplanes, flips on U.S. 62

    A Lawrenceburg woman emerged shaken but uninjured when her car flipped over this afternoon on U.S. 62 near Powell Taylor Road.

    Angel Stumph, 21, was on her way to work at Bourbon Street on Main when she rounded the corner near Powell Taylor Road, hydroplaned and ended up upside down in a steep ditch just off the shoulder of U.S. 62.

    “I came around the turn and started sliding,” she said. “I saw the guardrail and hydroplaned and saw the rock wall coming.

    “I saw the airbag come out. That’s all I remember.”

  • Little Leaguers split two state games

    RICHMOND -- The Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars split their first two games in the Kentucky Little League state tournament, held at Lake Reba Park in Richmond.

    Anderson defeated Glasgow Saturday but dropped a decision to Owensboro Southern Sunday.

    Anderson advanced to the Final Four by defeating North Oldham, 12-1, as this edition of The Anderson News was going to press Monday afternoon. Details of that game can be found at theandersonnews.com.

    Anderson Co. 7, Glasgow 6

  • Baseball would be better with a lot more Juniors

    It was only fitting that I was covering the Little League state tournament Saturday. It was one day before Ken Griffey, Jr. went into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    It would be just a bit premature to say one of the 9- and 10-year-old kids I was watching will join Junior in Cooperstown 35 or 40 years from now, but at the same time, who am I, or anyone else, to discourage the dream? They happen and some of them really do come true.

  • Some changes for upcoming early migratory bird seasons

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Although Kentucky is baking in the hottest temperatures of the year, hunters will be afield in a little over a month pursuing migratory birds such as dove, wood duck, American woodcock and resident Canada goose.

    Those planning to hunt during these seasons must be aware of some significant changes for the September Canada goose and American woodcock seasons.

  • Getting ready