Local News

  • Water main break in city causes traffic issues, flooded garage

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Traffic was temporarily slowed Monday morning on South Main Street while city employees fixed a broken water main.

    Ed Ruggles, a homeowner on South Main, said he got a call from his wife Monday saying there was a water main break in front of their house.

    When Ruggles got home from a clothing bank in Versailles with his church he discovered a soupy lawn and muddy water running down his driveway and into his garage.

  • Three years, three DUIs for Lunsford

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged with his third DUI in less than five years after allegedly leading police on a chase late Saturday night.

    James N. Lunsford, 32, of 1156 Pumphouse Road is charged with third-offense DUI, first-degree fleeing police in a vehicle, second-degree fleeing police on foot, resisting arrest and careless driving, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • ‘Dad’s not Spider-Man,’ is he?

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    When Nycole Huber, Travis Huber’s wife of 10 years, learned that her husband aspired to rappel down a 31-story building for a Cub Scout Pack 38 fundraiser, she thought he was crazy.

    Travis served as a U.S. Army medic for eight years and returned home from Iraq in 2005.

  • Marching band named grand champions

    By John Herndon

    Sports Editor

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats reached a new milestone Saturday when they were named grand champion of the Louisville Classic, held at Male High School.

    It marked the first time Anderson County has been named grand champion at any contest in director Patrick Brady’s six-year tenure as director. Records are unclear but it is believed to be Anderson’s first grand championship in recent memory.

  • Prepping for Ebola, just in case

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Bart Powell is no stranger to dealing with what ifs.

    Anderson County’s director of emergency management, Powell has spent his career preparing for worst-case scenarios ranging from earthquakes and tornadoes to floods.

    During the past couple of weeks, Powell has added the Ebola virus to his list and is doing everything he can to make sure Anderson County is prepared, just in case the dreaded virus makes it here.

  • Drunk driver who killed child freed

    From staff reports

    On Oct. 2, 2004, an Ohio man driving drunk on the Bluegrass Parkway in Anderson County slammed into a Harrodsburg family, killing a 6-year-old boy.

    One day short of the 10th anniversary of that crime, that same Ohio man walked out of prison a free man.

    Joseph Shreve, 51, was released from custody Oct. 1, placed on supervised parole and allowed to return to Ohio, having served only nine years and 11 months of a 20-year sentence for second-degree manslaughter, driving under the influence and traffic-related violations.

  • Trial set for women charged with mailing marijuana

    From staff reports

    A jury trial for two women charged with attempting to mail 8 pounds of marijuana in exchange for crack cocaine is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Oct. 13 in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Diana Hart, whose listed address at the time of her arrest in 2012 was 303 Vail Drive, Lawrenceburg was charged with trafficking marijuana when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.

  • School board OKs $27,000 study program for middle school

    From staff reports

    Study Island and funding approvals were the main topics of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

  • Anderson hosts regional school board meeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Staff

    A new system to evaluate school superintendents

    was the primary topic at the Regional Kentucky School Boards Association Meeting, held last Thursday at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

    James Sargent, Anderson County Board of Education member and KSBA regional chair, led the meeting.

    “The system in place needed improvement. It’s a new system of evaluation for everyone from the classroom to the boardroom,” said David Baird, associate executive director for KSBA.

  • Elementary schools score well; high, middle need improvement

    While all three of the elementary school earned a proficient or higher rating the Kentucky School Report Card released Friday, the middle school and high school were labeled as “needs improvement.” The Anderson County School district was given the classification as an overall proficient school system.