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Today's News

  • Anderson team wins NASP 3D tournament title

    The Anderson County High School Arechery team took first place in the National Archery in the Schools International Bowhunter Organization 3D Challenge held Saturday in Louisville. The IBO format involves shooting at three-dimensional animal targets at 10 and 15 meters.

    Two weeks after winning the state IBO 3D tournament, Anderson won the national tournament, defeating 102 other teams, scoring 1,430 points out of a possible 1500.

    Anderson County’s Chance Wayne took the individual championship, winning a three-way shootoff.

  • Grass stains on biker, motorcycle lead to arrest

    Grass stains all over his bike and his clothes was all the clues a deputy needed to charge Thomas V. Freeman II of 1317 Alton Road with leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.

    Freeman, 35, was apparently riding his motorcycle on Alton Station Road around 2:30 a.m. when he lost control of the bike and crashed into the front yard of a residence, according to an arrest report issued by deputy Brian Boggs of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    When Boggs arrived, he said he saw a black skid mark on the road and began to search the area.

  • From serving his county to serving his nation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Dillon Harrod answered his county’s call of duty Saturday when an unoccupied home on Glensboro Road caught fire.

    Three days later, he answered his country’s call of duty when he reported to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training with the National Guard.

  • City budgets $515,000 for tourism

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council was scheduled Tuesday evening to get its first glimpse of a proposed budget Monday that includes $515,000 in tourism spending.

    The bulk of that spending — $419,000 — will be used to purchase the storage unit business on Main Street and convert the property into a parking lot. The balance will be used to hire a tourism director and promote tourism if the Anderson County Fiscal Court OKs a request to allow the city to join its tourism commission.

  • Man found dead in trailer park

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a Lawrenceburg man found dead inside of a trailer on Versailles Road, Coroner Mark Tussey confirmed.

    The body of Charles Cox, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 58, was found inside a neighboring residence, Lot 50, Saturday morning, Tussey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:21 a.m.

  • Auto parts fire under investigation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A fire last Thursday temporarily forced the evacuation of Advanced Auto Parts on Glensboro Road.

    The fire apparently started in an office when paperwork being stored in several large cardboard boxes burst into flames.

    City of Lawrenceburg firefighters were able to pull the burning boxes into the parking lot and extinguish them, temporarily closing the store.

    Fire Chief Bobby Hume said Monday that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • Correction

    An incident report issued March 4 by the Shelby County Detention Center says inmate Robert Harrison Phillips did not test positive for methamphetamine. A previous report from the detention center dated Feb. 19 indicated that Phillips did test positive for methamphetamine, which was the basis for an article that appeared in the March 4 edition of The Anderson News. The March 4 detention center report was written after that edition of the newspaper was distributed.

  • Much more than a fish tale

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Going fishing with who was home on leave from the U.S. Army would have been special enough for Robert Boatman.

    Doing so and hauling in the biggest largemouth bass he’s ever caught made the experience priceless.

    Boatman, 45, who lives on Fairmont Road, pulled in a 7 pound, 5 ounce bass that measured 23 inches while fishing with his son, Staff Sgt. Donald Fuller, May 7 on Willisburg Lake.

  • Gritton filling in large recycling hole

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    When you’ve dug yourself a hole, stop digging.

    That old axiom is undoubtedly one that Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton heard during his years in private business, and one he certainly has put into action in regard to the county’s unsustainable recycling program.

    Gritton vowed several months ago to reign in what he estimates are losses totaling $175,000 a year in the ill-conceived recycling program that has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • Spring brings on sensory overload

    I am loving life. Outside at 6:30 a.m. to water and still outside watching the sun go down at 8:30 p.m. It’s almost an overload of the senses. On the porch chilling at 9 p.m., only to look up and see the clear night and stars bright, while the honey locust tree blossoms perfume the air and birds singing “night, night” songs. My definition of heaven on earth.