Local News

  • 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.

  • Judge wants magistrate removed from road priority list

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A discussion about the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s priority road list came to an abrupt halt last Tuesday shortly after Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended excluding 3rd District Magistrate Juretta Wells from participating in the process.

    Gritton recommended excluding Wells because the portion of Anderson County she represents doesn’t include any county highways.

    Wells didn’t attend last Tuesday’s meeting because she was serving as a poll worker during the primary elections.


    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Turnaround was fair play for Sgt. Brad Sizemore and his wife, Tiffany.

    Two weeks ago, the duo surprised their families when he came home from a yearlong deployment in the Middle East, including an unannounced visit to his second grade son’s classroom.

    When the Sizemores returned home from a trip to Disney World on Saturday, their families were there to greet them, along with new landscaping at their home in Running Brook, a refurbished deck, including new patio furniture and a gas grill.

  • Remembering fallen soldiers

    From staff reports

    Dozens of people gathered Sunday afternoon at the Healing Field to commemorate Memorial Day and honor those who have given their lives in service of their country.

    The event was filled with patriotic tributes, including the haunting reading the of the name of every soldier from Anderson County killed in action, dating back to World War I. Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark and Clerk Jason Denny read those names.

  • Shed fire ignites busy holiday weekend for firefighters

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A shed fire at the corner of Mill Creek Pike and US 62 highlighted what proved to be a busy Memorial Day weekend for Anderson County firefighters.

    The shed fire was apparently sparked by a lawnmower that its owner had been using to move a log splitter around his yard, according to Major Chris Harrod of the Anderson County Fire District.