Today's News

  • Sheriff just says no to needles

    Only a handful of those serving on a needle exchange committee chose sides during a meeting Monday at the Anderson County Health Department, but those who did made no bones about the way they feel about providing free syringes to IV drug users.

    “The sheriff and I have over six decades of law enforcement experience combined, and we’ve used those to teach children about the dangers of drugs,” said Chief Deputy Joe Milam, who attended on behalf of Sheriff Troy Young. “We’re not going to say don’t use drugs, but if you do, use this.


    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Residents who live along Highway 151 in Alton have threatened legal action for months if state transportation officials continued to ignore their demands to get heavy trucks off that treacherous stretch of road.

    On Monday, their threats turned into reality.

  • Fire district to build new Glensboro station

    Firefighters operating out of Station 3 in Glensboro will soon have a new home.

    The Anderson County Fire District recently solicited for bids for a new facility to replace the old brick building that is filled with mold, has cracked floors and foundation and is no longer usable.

    “It has outlived its usefulness,” said Fire Chief Patrick Krogman. “It has several large cracks in the floor and constant water issues from water coming down the hill behind it.

  • Library board gets glimpse of new building

    A railroad trestle entrance, a bell to ring when a child reads their first book, and a sign made by local artists are just a few of the ideas the Anderson Public Library Board tossed around at its monthly meeting last Tuesday.

    Monica Sumner, vice president at Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., the architect firm in charge of the expansion project, said, “Right now we are 90 percent complete, the last 10 percent is the most difficult.”

  • She wants to be your personal chef

    Some people dream of coming home from a stress-filled day and knowing that within minutes, a home-cooked gourmet meal of their choice will be ready in a matter of minutes.

    Meet Laura Hahnes, a Lawrenceburg woman bent on making their dreams — and hers — come true by becoming your personal chef.

    “As a personal chef, I plan customized menus, shop for groceries and prepare nutritious dinners for busy people in their home,” said Hahnes, who just kicked off her personal chef business called Dinner Thyme.

  • Police chase ends when vehicle wrecks near Wild Turkey


    A police chase that started in Versailles earlier this afternoon ended when a car driven by an unidentified female driver crashed near Wild Turkey on Versailles Road.

    The woman was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries after her car apparently rolled over a small bank near the distillery’s main entrance. She was reportedly conscious and speaking when EMS personnel loaded her into an ambulance.

  • Another dead dog found on Ripy St.


    Just days after a Ripy Street man was charged with allowing a dog tied up in his back yard to starve to death, another dog was shot and killed just two houses down the street.

    Carrie Searcy, of 402 1/2 Ripy Street, said her 9-pound miniature pinscher/terrier mix dog Lena died after being shot two times with a pellet gun.

    “You never think someone is going to shoot your dog,” Searcy said, adding that the incident has left her very upset at losing her pet.

  • Dad claims son didn’t allow dog to starve

    The father of a Ripy Street man cited for second-degree cruelty to animals is refuting that his son allowed a dog tied up behind his house to starve to death.

    “That dog was 16 years old. That’s 112 years in human life” Tim Tinnell said last Wednesday afternoon. “It didn’t die of starvation. It died of old age.”

    His son, Howard Tinnell of 308 Ripy St. stands accused of tying up the elderly miniature pinscher in his back yard and not giving food, water or shelter for approximately two weeks.

  • Plan OK’d for $17.5M warehouse

    A distribution company is negotiating to purchase all 47 acres of the industrial park on U.S. 127 where it plans to build a 306,000 square foot warehouse, The Anderson News has confirmed.
    Verst Group Logistics, located in northern Kentucky, received unanimous approval from the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Planning and Zoning Commission last week on its site development plan for a proposed $17.5 million facility that would bring an undisclosed number of jobs to the area.

  • Needle exchange meeting is Monday

    City, county and health board officials will meet Monday to discuss the possibility of creating a needle exchange program for drug addicts.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at the health department building on Glensboro Road.
    The idea, which requires the approval of the health board, city council and fiscal court, surfaced during last month’s health board meeting and was immediately met with staunch opposition during a fiscal court meeting a few days later.