Today's News

  • Richardson 25th anniversary

    Rex and Belinda Richardson of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.

    The couple was married at Thornhill Baptist Church in Frankfort on Sept. 7, 1985.

    Mrs. Richardson, the former Belinda Barnett, is a daughter of the late Carold and Marie Barnett.

    She is retired from state government.

    Mr. Richardson is a son of Billy Gene and Joyce Richardson.

    He is retired from state government.

    The Richardsons have three children, Katie Richardson and Jamie Richardson of Lawrenceburg and Amy Wetherly of Frankfort.

  • Hudson Lawrence Cooper birth

    Nicole and Josh Cooper of Mt. Washington announce the birth of their son, Hudson Lawrence Cooper, on June 8, 2010.

    He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Perry and Teresa White of Mackville. His maternal great-great-grandmother is Dorothy Carey of Mackville.

    His paternal grandparents are Larry and Shirley Cooper of Lawrenceburg. His paternal great-grandparents are Don and Kathleen Cooper of Lawrenceburg.


  • Scarlett Marie McChesney birth

    Chrystal and David McChesney of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlett Marie McChesney, on July 15, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by a brother, Logan, 10.

    Her maternal grandparents are Steve and Brenda Hall of Frankfort.

    Her paternal grandparents are Patsy McChesney and the late Edward McChesney of Frankfort. 

  • EDITORIAL: Jobs program shun sad but no surprise

    If you’re among the 1,100 Anderson County residents currently unemployed (or among the God knows how many whose unemployment benefits have expired and are no longer counted by the state), reading the rest of this editorial will make you angry.

    Heck, it made us angry even writing it, and we have jobs.

    The Anderson News received a news release Monday afternoon from Congressman Ben Chandler’s office, announcing that he and representatives from the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group would reveal a jobs creation program Tuesday morning.

  • Bees swarm on Main St.

    Honeybees, and lots of them, stung several people and sent even more scrambling for cover after the tree in which they were living was cut down Monday afternoon on Main Street.

    The city contracted with John Sutherland of Boone Tree Service to have the rotting tree removed from the right of way in front of Dr. Dana Dahlen’s dental practice. Sutherland said he had no idea that the top portion of the tree he fell was full of bees, but it didn’t take him long to find out.

  • Fighting for a friend

    SHELBYVILLE – There will be more tears shed around Anderson County volleyball.

    Senior Nights. The final game when the Lady Bearcats are eliminated from post-season play. Maybe even when a player twists an ankle or goes diving for a dig.

    All will be expected. None will be more heartfelt or lingering than those that fell last Thursday after Collins High defeated the Lady Bearcats in two games.

  • Bearcats earn huge win over Woodford

    The joy of beating an old nemesis for the first time since 2006 was intense, but short-lived for the Anderson County boys' soccer.

    The 2-1 victory over Woodford County, the Bearcats' first over Woodford since 2006 and only the second in the last decade was unquestionably sweet. Fans sent phone messages and Facebook posts as soon as the final second ticked off the clock at the Anderson pitch Saturday night.

  • Two charged after cops find pound of pot

    Two people were arrested Aug. 17 after deputies found what they say was over 1 pound of processed marijuana at 1791 Anderson City Road, according to a news release.

    Charged with trafficking marijuana (over 8 ounces) were Timothy Scott Caldwell, 44, and Marilyn Hansley, 58, according to the news release.

    The charges are “firearm enhanced,” the news release states.

    Both were transported to the Franklin County Regional Jail.

    Deputies found the suspected marijuana while executing a search warrant, according to the news release.

  • Homes evacuated after car ruptures gas line

    Dozens of homes had to be evacuated last Friday morning after a vehicle struck and ruptured a natural gas line on North Main Street.

    The car snapped the above ground 1-inch line, allowing it to spew massive amounts of the highly flammable but invisible gas into the air. The line is located just off the shoulder of North Main, between a residence and the Stratmore Motel.

    Fortunately, the gas didn’t ignite before emergency personnel cleared the area of vehicles and other potential ignition sources.

  • Meade outlasts Anderson

    BRANDENBURG -- Meade County capitalized in crucial Anderson County mistakes to record a 28-21 win in football action on Friday night.

    Meade picked up its first season opening victory since 2006. Anderson fell to 1-1.