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Today's News

  • It’s time to pick a Constitutional fight

    It’s time to take a stand, dear readers, against the usurpers in state government who hand down toothless, unconstitutional dictates on how we, as a county, govern ourselves.
    For months our city council and fiscal court have bounced around the idea of merged government, with the main impetus being to reign in what are clearly unconstitutional taxing districts that have no direct accountability to the people of Anderson County.

  • Burgoo Festival begins Friday

    The annual Anderson County Burgoo festival will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and end Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
    Local merchants will be open during the festival on Main Street, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the activities.
    Rental chairs will also be available.
    The festival is located on both Main Street and Western Avenue, and these streets will be closed between Woodford Street and Court Street, including Jackson Street and a portion of Township Square.

  • News briefs: 9-28-11

    Burke graduates from basic training
    Kentucky National Guardsman PFC Paul C. Burke graduated from basic training May 12 in Fort Jackson, S.C. He completed his AIT training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on Aug. 17.
    Paul is a son of Wayne and Christy Burke and the grandson of Danny and Alma Darnell.
    He is a 2007 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
    Rotary to celebrate
    86th anniversary
    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 86th anniversary Sept. 29.

  • Lawrenceburg woman needs help in battle with cancer

    A fundraiser featuring silent auctions, food and live music and more is set to help a Lawrenceburg woman battling Stage 4 colon and lung cancer.
    Tammy Matherly-Coomes, 39, is the mother of five and grandmother of one who was diagnosed in June and has already endured six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, family members said.
    She also has a spot on her left lung and the cancer is in her bloodstream, they said.
    Next up is surgery to remove a tumor on her colon, followed by more chemotherapy, family members said.

  • Child found safe after massive search

    The Springfield Sun

  • Police zap suspect following foot chase on Main Street

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly passed phony money at several fast-food restaurants added to her legal woes when she bolted from custody, forcing a police officer to shoot her with his Taser.
    The Anderson County Grand Jury on Sept. 20 indicted Katelyn Taylor, 21, of 316 Woodford St., Lawrenceburg on a host of felony charges, including first-degree fleeing or evading arrest, second-degree escape and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Burgoo, pullers highlight busy weekend

    Diesel-powered vehicles and burgoo will converge this weekend in Lawrenceburg.
    The annual Burgoo Festival and Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association will highlight one of the busiest weekends of the year when both begin Friday in Lawrenceburg.
    The Burgoo Festival runs through Sunday and features plenty of food, music and other events.
    The truck and tractor pull is Friday and Saturday nights and is scheduled to feature pullers from as far away as California.
    New to the Burgoo Festival this year is a cook-off sponsored by The Anderson News.

  • They found a dead what?

    Armadillos, you’re not in the Southwest anymore.
    The iron-plated rodent’s habitat is usually limited to the arid climate of Southern states like Arizona and Texas — with their range extending into Florida and the Carolinas — but have been gradually making their way up north, even into Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
    Bobby Patel, owner of The Convenience Store located on Broadway, and Scotty Embry of Lawrenceburg, discovered a decomposing armadillo in the back lot behind the station.

  • Thefts plague Early Childhood Center

    More than $10,000 worth of tools and copper piping was stolen from the new Early Childhood Center two weeks ago, the most recent incidents in a series of thefts at the construction site.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell first heard of thefts at the Early Childhood Center in late August, when the first two incidents occurred.
    According to Mitchell, all of the items stolen in connection with the August thefts had been reclaimed.

  • GOLF: Sudden death win returns Riley to state tourney

    NICHOLASVILLE – Caitlyn Riley’s hands weren’t shaking as she got ready to putt from just 5 feet out last Tuesday.


    Her knees had not been knocking as she knelt to survey the situation on the green during the first hole of a sudden death playoff at Connemara.


    But looks were deceiving.