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Local News

  • Leach named new sports editor

    As longtime Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon sets out for retirement, a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky will take his place and continue the sports coverage for The Anderson News.

    Taking over as sports editor for the paper is Chris Leach, who graduated from UK on Dec. 14 and will begin his post-graduate journalism career at The Anderson News.

  • Cell tower hearing set for Tuesday

    The owners of the land where a proposed cell phone tower will sit on Tracy Road is encouraging people to speak in favor of it next Tuesday night.

    That’s when the joint planning and zoning commission will take comments on the controversial tower, which is being opposed by Kelly and Mark Danner, who have a house on land adjacent to the proposed tower. The Danners have twice purchased advertisements in The Anderson News, encouraging people to speak out against the tower.

  • Police foil threatened Christmas Day murder

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested after allegedly telling his medical provider he planned to murder his estranged wife on Christmas Day, according to an arrest report filed by officer Zachary King of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Eddie Hatchett, 30, of 301 Oakwood Drive, was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening following an investigation, according to the arrest report.

    Hatchett allegedly told his medical provider about his plans to murder his wife on Dec. 14 and again Dec. 21, according to the arrest report.

  • Woman charged with child abuse

    A Lawrenceburg woman was taken into custody Dec. 28 and charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a “physically helpless” child under the age of 12, according to an arrest warrant filed in Anderson District Court.

    Haven Brianna Bowman, 21, of 109 Dogwood Drive, allegedly abused the child on Nov. 7 and caused a bruise on the child’s buttocks, according to the warrant.

  • Man jailed for home invasion

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars on Monday for allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and touching her as she slept, according to an arrest report on file in Anderson District Court.

    Police say Travis Sutherland, 29, of 1241 Alton Station Road allegedly broke into a neighbor’s home around 2 a.m. on Dec. 28 and, while a woman there slept, he lifted up her shirt and began touching her.

    When the woman woke up and yelled at him, police say Sutherland crouched in a corner of the room and said he was “just messing” with her and ran away.

  • Herndon says goodbye

     John Herndon has roamed the sidelines during some of the biggest sporting events in Anderson County history.

  • McD’s provides hep A shots

     Mark Prater wasn’t taking any chances.

  • Cops find gun stolen from charity auction

     A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday for allegedly being in possession of a handgun that was supposed to be included in last month’s annual Shop With a Cop charity auction.

  • Coaches, players, parents praise Herndon’s work

     Glen Drury and John Herndon’s paths crossed long before the former became a legendary basketball coach and the latter the man who would document the majority of the coach’s legendary career.

  • ‘He should have known better’

     Firefighters rescued a Lawrenceburg man Saturday night after the vehicle he was driving nearly washed away in the swollen Salt River.