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Today's News

  • Paid labor trumps free labor any day

    Column as I see ’em …
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway made a good decision and a questionable one during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Lest I be perceived as always focusing on the bad, let’s start with the good.
    Conway informed magistrates that he had recently rejected the Shelby County Detention Center’s offer of work release inmates, a wise choice once you think it all the way through.

  • Temps could dip into 20s by Friday

    Kentucky Press News Service
    Time to break out the sweaters, jackets and wool blankets as cold air invades Kentucky for the next several days. Tuesday’s high in the upper 50s was likely to be the warmest day of the next several, according to the National Weather Service.
    On Wednesday, the high will be only in the low 50s with an overnight low in the mid-30s and a slight chance of rain.
    By Thursday, the daytime high could only be in the upper 40s with a 30 percent chance for showers.

  • Sexting

    His youngest sexting case involved an 11-year-old female Anderson County Middle School student, school resource officer Joe Saunier said.
    The 11-year-old’s friend talked to her mom about an inappropriate photo her friend had sent to another boy. The parent contacted Saunier, who arrived at the boys’ house to warn his parents about the incoming image.
    The boy had already messaged a photo back, Saunier said.  
    Saunier said he wished he knew what students were thinking when they sent these photos.

  • Halloween hours set

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This information has been updated and times have been rescheduled since it ran in the Oct. 23 edition of The Anderson News. For Halloween event schedule updates as of Oct. 30, click here.

  • Pipeline meeting rejected

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court rejected an offer from Bluegrass Pipeline officials to answer questions about the controversial project during a meeting last Tuesday night.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said the company made the offer, but recommended that the fiscal court turn it down.
    Magistrate David Ruggles quickly agreed, saying he has been to similar meetings and company officials simply do not answer questions.

  • Attorney hints at justifiable homicide in Briscoe murder

    The Anderson County man gunned down in his driveway in September was also armed at the time of his death, it was revealed during a hearing Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.
    Steven Briscoe, 54, of 1433 Fairview Road died of a single gunshot wound to the chest Sept. 14. Charged with his murder is Lexington resident Gary Luttrell, who appeared in court Tuesday for a probable cause hearing to have his case sent on to a grand jury.

  • Marching Bearcats victorious, return to state semi-finals

    The Anderson County marching band recently placed first out of 13 marching bands competing at the 4A East regional competition this past weekend in Berea.
    There were three visual and three music judges, and the band took first in every category, Band Director Patrick Brady said via e-mail.
    “This is by far the best I’ve ever heard my band playing and marching,” Brady said. “It is been a very tough season because I have taken them to nothing but very tough competition and my method paid off.

  • Man arraigned on fourth DUI charge

    A Lawrenceburg man was arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court for his fourth charge of driving under the influence.
    Todd E. Chisholm, 42, of 1180 McCormick Road was three and a half times over the legal limit when he was stopped Aug. 17 on US 127 Bypass North, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    His arrest marked the fourth time he has been charged with driving under the influence since 2008. He was also charged in 2010 and 2011, according to court documents.

  • Magistrates OK changes to gravel road specs

    Residents living on any of the 120 miles of the county’s “orphan” roads shouldn’t hold out much hope that county government will someday soon take over the maintenance of those roads.
    Magistrates did tweak the county’s existing gravel road requirements when they met last Tuesday night, but stopped well short of making the demands spelled out in those requirements easier for residents to meet in order for their roads to be taken over.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats look for high performance against Jaguars

    All season long, Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has preached a two-word sermon to his team:

    No excuses.

    There would be no excuses of the Bearcats going against the toughest schedule they have faced since Peach arrived in 2005, and one of the toughest in school history.

    There would be no alibis given for poor field conditions or, heaven forbid, letdowns.
    However, it would appear a letdown would be Anderson's biggest enemy Friday when the Bearcats travel to East Jessamine for the final district game of the season.