Local News

  • Candidate filings pick up as deadline nears

    The new year may have just started, but there is no shortage of candidates already filing for elections to be held later in 2014.  
    According to documents on file in the Anderson County Clerk’s office and on the Secretary of State’s website, this year’s elections will feature some familiar faces and newcomers to local and state races as the January deadline to run for office in 2014 approaches.  

  • Kentucky gets $1.7 million federal grant to reduce health risks

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    Kentucky has received a five-year $1.7 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help Kentuckians reduce risk factors that lead to obesity and chronic disease.
    Most of the money will be used for preventive measures such as physical activity, weight loss and better nutrition, and programs to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and stroke with a focus on high blood pressure.

  • New year, new goals for Lawrenceburg residents

    From getting back in the gym to spending more quality time with family, many people choose the first week of the new year to set new goals and New Year resolutions to kick off 2014.
    We asked several people out and about in Lawrenceburg what their goals for the new year are, if they’ve already broken them for 2014, or if they think they’ll be able to stick to their newly created resolutions until Dec. 31, 2014. 

  • Country singer files for bankruptcy

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Country singer Eddie Montgomery, one-half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, filed for individual bankruptcy Tuesday. In the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lexington, the Danville resident listed $13.4 million in liabilities and $1.9 million in assets.
    His debts stem from millions owed on a failed restaurant in Harrodsburg, Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, which closed abruptly last May and is scheduled to be sold in a master commissioner’s sale Jan. 10.

  • Distinguished Young Woman competes at state

    Lauren Fowler, a 17-year-old Anderson County High School senior, will be competing against 33 other young women in the Distinguished Young Woman state competition to be held Jan. 17-19 at the Singletary Center in Lexington.
    Fowler, who won the local competition in Anderson County in April 2013, said she’ll be leaving Lawrenceburg on Sunday, Jan. 12 and spending the week with a host family in Lexington as she meets other contestants and prepares for that weekend’s competition.

  • Hundreds lost power during Monday’s freeze

    As temperatures dipped to new freezing lows, roughly 340 northern Anderson County Blue Grass Energy customers found themselves without power Monday morning.    
    More than 3,000 western Franklin County residents and 340 Anderson County customers lost power at about 8 a.m. Monday morning following a night of record-setting freezing temperatures for the region.  

  • Senior in ATV wreck improving

    Megan Schell, the Anderson County High School senior injured in an ATV accident last Sunday, is steadily improving from broken bones and two collapsed lungs.
    According to Megan’s sister Sarah Lynn Schell on Monday morning, the 18-year-old has been moved from the ICU into progressive care and has been slowly recovering.

  • Firefighters battle subzero temps as barn burns

    Johnny Walton woke up Tuesday morning to a wall of fire.
    The night after celebrating his 32nd birthday, Walton went to bed in his one-bedroom, ground floor apartment located in the barn behind his father Jackie Walton’s house at 1344 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg.
    Johnny Walton said around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning he woke up and saw that one wall of the barn had bust into flames. He said he called 911 while still inside the burning barn as he tried to get his two dogs out.

  • Police department receives new body armor vests
  • Granny avoids jail time, for now

    The grandmother accused of tying up a 3-year-old girl avoided jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal abuse, but still faces an investigation for perjury based on an investigation conducted by The Anderson News.
    Carolyn Case, 65, pled guilty Tuesday morning in Circuit Court to one count second-degree criminal abuse, a Class D felony. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office recommendation included a five-year sentence without the possibility of probation, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.