Local News

  • Annual DARE Fishing Derby is Saturday

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    One thousand pounds of freshly stocked hungry catfish will be the prize attraction Saturday for the annual DARE Fishing Derby at Hope Community Church.

    The free event for children 15 and under begins at 8 a.m. and features prizes and trophies in two age categories.

    Sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the event annually attracts hundreds of children and their parents, giving them a chance to spend time together and catch a few fish.

  • Alleged ToyBurg embezzler arraigned

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man indicted for embezzling nearly $20,000 from Lawrenceburg-based ToyBurg was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    David Wolverton, 29, of 228 Hunter Ridge Drive had access to ToyBurg’s PayPal account and allegedly transferred just over $19,000 into an account under his mother’s name.

    Wolverton was indicted by Anderson County Grand Jury on May 5 on one count of theft by unlawful taking and as a persistent felony offender, according to court documents.

  • Woman killed in wreck on Bluegrass Parkway

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A Lexington woman was killed Sunday evening when a car she was a passenger in veered off the Bluegrass Parkway and slammed into a cluster of trees.

    Beverly F. Miner, 70, and her caretaker, Shaniah Walden, 19, of Richmond, were traveling to Lexington from Elizabethtown, where they had just picked up a puppy for Walden, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

  • Darnell named to School for Arts

    From staff reports

    Anderson County High School student Dudley Darnell III has been accepted to the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, according to a news release.

    Darnell was accepted into the vocal arts program, which is scheduled for Danville’s Centre College from June 21 through July 11.

  • Carrico earns Eagle Scout

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg resident Avery Brice Carrico earned the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony March 11 at South Elkhorn Baptist Church, according to a news release.

    He was a member of Troop 400 at the time and is now a member of Troop 37 in Lawrenceburg.

    The 14-year-old is a son of John and Shelia Carrico.

  • Beta Sigma Phi hands out awards

    From staff reports

    Several awards were given out and new officers installed during the May 18 meeting of Beta Sigma Phi.

  • Tax incentives OK’d for Four Roses expansion

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax incentives were preliminarily approved last week for what is expected to be a major expansion at the Four Roses distillery here along with new warehouses at its facility in Coxs Creek in Bullitt County.

    Details of the expansion are expected to be released during a news conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the distillery on Bonds Mill Road.

  • Library Calendar for June 3, 2015

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.


    Doctor Who Club

    When: Thursday, June 4

    Time: 6 p.m.


    Who Junior

    (for the family)

    When: Friday, June 5

    Time:  6 p.m.


    APL Book Club

    When: Monday, June 8

    Time: 6 p.m.


    Patriotic Wreath Craft

    When: Tuesday, June 9

    Time: 10 a.m.

  • Fire destroys home on Herndon Road

    A fire around 3:30 this afternoon destroyed a home at 1069 Herndon Road owned by Joey and Chelsey Bast.

    No one was apparently home when the fire started and there were no injuries reported.

    Chelsey Bast said she was about to pick her children up from school when a neighbor texted her about the fire.

    “He said your house is on fire and I called 911,” she said while watching firefighters attempt to salvage her home.

  • Health board OKs spending, pay increases

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Board of Health voted 7-1 last Tuesday to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes a 5 percent pay increase for employees.

    The $1.576 million spending plan is an increase of 24 percent over the previous year, with the bulk of the $377,000 increase going toward the health department’s family care clinic.

    The board previously voted not to increase its tax rate, which has remained flat since 2006.