Local News

  • Follow the Lady Bearcats in Owensboro

    For those who can’t make the trip to the state softball tournament, follow the Anderson County Lady Bearcats with The Anderson News.
    Sports Editor John Herndon plans to be at Jack Fisher Park for all of the Lady Bearcat games and will be sending live updates on Twitter.com at ANewsJPHerndon.
    He will also be providing brief summaries of games after their completion, if possible.
    The Anderson News is Anderson County’s main source for Anderson County sports, now with real time reports.

  • Submitted news is due Fri., noon

    The Anderson News encourages readers to submit information they would like to have seen and recorded in the newspaper.

    Send news to news@theandersonnews.com by Friday at noon for possible publication in the following issue.

    Send photos by attaching high-resolution .jpegs to an e-mail and sending to news@theandersonnews.com.

  • Bus crash on Spaulding Lane

    According to an Anderson County Schools press release, Thursday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., the Anderson County Sheriff's Department and Anderson County EMS responded to a school bus crash on Spaulding Lane.

    There were students on the bus and two of them were transported to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center with reports of minor injuries. All parents of students involved in the accident have been notified.

    Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident.

  • Woman charged with embezzling pleads not guilty

    Melanie Aitken, who was charged with embezzling more than $69,000 from an animal rescue where she worked, entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday of last week, according to court documents.

    Aitken, 47, of Versailles, served as the treasurer of Home At last Inc., a local non-profit animal rescue. She was charged with three counts of theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000 by the Anderson County Grand Jury April 8.

  • ACHS students honor special needs students as prom king and queen

    The Anderson County High School gymnasium, filled with more than 400 students and 20 chaperones, fell silent for the prom king and queen nomination announcement. The suspense in the room was palpable.

    When Kristina Lange and Max Scott’s names were called, the room erupted in shouts and applause.

    It was a magical moment but even more so because Lange and Scott are special needs students and, most likely, the first special needs prom king and queen the high school has ever nominated.

  • Hyatt dies, was known for civic involvement

    Long-time local insurance agent and active community member Robert L. “Bobby” Hyatt Jr., 80, died Wednesday of last week at his home.

    Hyatt, known for his civic involvement, was an all-around good guy, according to Walmart Mgr. Kim Darland. Hyatt worked for Darland as a greeter.

    “He always had a smile on his face and I mean always,” she said. “He always said he had to be here because he might bring one more soul to God.”

  • Carolyn Case accepts plea deal

    Carolyn Case, the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, recently accepted a Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of Justice offer for a plea of guilty to first-degree perjury.

    According to court documents, Case, of 1024 Terri Lane, who was sentenced to 5 years prison without probation in February for tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, signed a plea agreement Tuesday of last week for a separate perjury charge.

  • Bus crash on U.S. 127
  • Link Gillis tops Hahn for a shot at County Clerk in November

    Laura Link Gillis collected nearly double the votes of her competitor - Lee Hahn - in the Primary Election race for Democratic candidate for County Clerk May 20.

    Link Gillis earned a chance to run against Republican incumbent Jason Denny in November with 2,402 votes.

    Hahn received 1,225 votes over the 14 precincts, including absentee walk-ins. Hahn is currently a member of the Anderson County Board of Education.

    General Election Day is Nov. 4.

  • Corrections & clarifications

    A story published in the Feb. 19 issue incorrectly stated that Andrew E. Muns was charged with first-degree robbery and burglary.

    Actually, Muns was indicted with one count of first-degree complicity robbery charge, one count of first-degree complicity burglary, two counts of complicity theft by unlawful taking of firearms and one count of complicity tampering with physical evidence.