Local News

  • Anderson County Extension Service programs

    What’s your money personality?

    What’s your money personality wil be Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

    Learn how your beliefs about money affect your relationships as well as spending habits. Are you spontaneous, carefree, giving or more concerned about security, status and planning?

    Black Friday shopping

  • Skyy Spirits county’s top tax payer

    According to data from the Anderson County Property Valuation Administration office, Skyy Spirits remains the county’s top tax payer.

    At a combined $833,648 — $636,887 in real estate taxes and $196,761 in tangible goods taxes to the county — the company, which produces Wild Turkey, pays about $480,000 more in real estate taxes and taxes on tangible goods than Florida Tile.

    Florida Tile pays the county $124,200 in real estate taxes and $226,124 in taxes on tangible goods, for a total of $350,324.

  • Military experience may bring Jordan Adams possible career

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester, Landmark News Service

    In mid-July, Jordan Adams, of Lawrenceburg, followed in the footsteps of countless young men before him. Standing in the famous yellow footprints at Parris Island — formally known as the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island — he wondered, briefly, if he’d made a mistake.

  • Gresham part of new junior fireman program for county

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    When Emma Gresham was younger, she never thought she’d do anything like joining a volunteer fire department.

    But her father and uncle both are members of the Anderson County Fire Department, and she’s seen, up close and personal, the family atmosphere that permeates volunteer fire departments.

  • Driver's license office to be closed Oct. 23

    The Driver’s License Office located in the Anderson County Court House will be closed on Friday, Oct. 23, to allow for the office relocation to the front of the court house. The new office will be located across the hall from the Circuit Clerk’s Office. 

    Anderson County Circuit Clerk Pam Robinson says the office will re-open on Monday, Oct. 26 in the new location.

  • Marching Bearcats take Grand Champion at Butler contest

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats added more hardware to the 2015 season haul when they took the grand champion trophy at the Butler Traditional Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Louisville.

    The Anderson band was selected grand champion out of 17 bands, also winning the Best Overall Color Guard, Best Overall Percussion and Best Overall Visual.

  • Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran finds peace with animals

    By Ricki Barker, News staff

    There is a saying that a dog is man’s best friend, a saying that Gary Blanton knows all too well is true.

    As a veteran with 20 years of service to our country, Gary Blanton said he never expected to have a large extended family, but he does now.

    Along with his wife, Shannon, and his stepdaughter Eliza, Blanton shares his small Anderson County home with numerous cats, three dogs and four ferrets.

  • Wash looking to perform at Breeders’ Cup event

    From staff reports

    Lauren Wash is one step closer to performing at Keeneland during Breeder’s Cup weekend.

    The Anderson County Middle School student performed the National Anthem at the Lexington race track on Oct. 11 after being selected from hundreds of entries in the Star Spangled Stakes contest.

    Lauren, a daughter of Ben and Adrienne Wash, has already enjoyed a special experience in the selection process.

  • Muns sentenced to 17 years in plea agreement

    Andrew Muns entered a guilty plea in Anderson Circuit Court Monday, and was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his part in a 2013 home invasion.

    Muns, 20, was one of four men charged in the early 2013 home invasion during which two teenagers were allegedly held at gunpoint at a residence on Citation Lane in Lawrenceburg.

    Muns absconded after being indicted and released on bail by allegedly cutting off a monitoring device and leaving the state.

    He was returned to custody in March and has been incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center since.

  • KSP investigate fatal shooting

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred early Sunday morning at Eagle Lake Convention Center, according to a news release.

    Kentucky State Police Troopers were on a traffic stop near the convention center when they heard what appeared to be multiple gunshots. Troopers rushed to the scene where they found the victim, Damycal Tre Bolton, age 18, of Lexington, in the convention center parking lot, unresponsive. Bolton had been fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire.