Local News

  • Mount Eden School landmark torn down

    By Lisa King
    The Sentinel-News
    The old Mount Eden School is in rubble now, but it lives on in the memory of those who went to school there, memories that some are finding hard to let go.
    “I was really careful with the way I did the demolition; I saved a lot of bricks,” said Barry Campbell, a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Mount Eden Ruritan Club who attended school in the building on KY 53.

  • Family Court Judge John David Myles seeking second term

    By Lisa King
    Circuit Judge John David Myles filed papers Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to seek a second term in the Family Court Division in the 53rd Judicial Circuit representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties.  
    Myles was elected in November 2008 as the circuit’s first family court judge.

  • News briefs: 11-13-13

    Red Cross plans
    three blood drives
    The Franklin County chapter of the American Red Cross have announced three pre-Thanksgiving blood drives.
    A two-day drive is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church, located on Ninevah Road.
    Both drives will include free chili for those who sign up to donated.
    Another drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kroger store in Lawenceburg.

  • City approves economic development rate for Wild Turkey

    Campari America, the parent company of Wild Turkey Distillery, received a discount from the city for its water usage through a new economic development rate contract approved by the council.
    The city council voted 5-0 to move forward with an economic development rate contract between the city of Lawrenceburg and Skyy Spirits, LLC and Campari America, owners of the Wild Turkey Distillery.
    Council member Larry Giles was absent during the Nov. 11 council meeting.

  • ‘Phenomenal Woman’

    Try making Marian McKee say “I can’t.”
    She’ll always change it to “I am.”
    McKee, 52, wants women to believe they’re phenomenal by saying they’re phenomenal.
    Everyday, even if they have to schedule a daily “I love you” regimen for themselves.
    There’s power in those words, McKee says, but only if they put action behind it.  

  • Wild Turkey warehouse temporarily evacuated

    Several Wild Turkey employees evacuated a warehouse early Monday morning after a worker cleaning a bathroom accidentally mixed bleach with cleaning chemicals.
    According to Director of Public Safety Bart Powell, a Wild Turkey employee became short of breath after she mixed cleaning chemicals in the toilet of one of the distillery’s warehouses’ bathroom.
    Only two or three employees were in the building during the incident, Powell said, and were evacuated so the bathroom could be ventilated.

  • Single-vehicle accident on Highway 44 sends man to hospital Saturday

    A Lawrenceburg man struck a utility pole while driving east on Highway 44 Saturday morning.
    Keith Osborne, 44, of Lawrenceburg was driving a green 1995 Chevrolet pickup a little after 11 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole about two miles west of Lawrenceburg on Highway 44.
    Traffic was rerouted on Highway 44 for several hours as Kentucky State Police reconstructed the accident scene.

  • Pipeline meeting on again, but not when magistrates wanted it

    There will be a public meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline after all, but not later this month.
    Just weeks after rejecting an offer with the pipeline’s developer and saying such a meeting would do no good because the developer “wouldn’t answer questions anyway,” Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway did an about face last Tuesday and asked magistrates to approve a meeting for Nov. 19.

  • Auditor says tax hike ‘only option’ for revenue

    Her message has been the same for all eight school districts Denise Keene audited for the ’12-13 fiscal year — raise local school taxes in 2014 or be in danger of low levels of funding next year.
    Keene, in her report of the Anderson County school district’s audit of last year’s finances, said she’s very serious about recommending districts take a 4 percent revenue increase every year to maintain budgets because of projected state and federal funding cuts.

  • Time running out for Santa letters

    From staff reports
    If you think you’ve been good this year, tell Santa all about it by submitting your holiday letters to The Anderson News.
    For the 36th consecutive year, the Anderson News will be assisting Santa by publishing the letters and pictures of Anderson County’s children.
    Santa only asks one thing. In order to make sure he can get through them all, please keep letters to 100 words.