Local News

  • Ousted police chief lawyers up

     Former Lawrenceburg Police Chief Mike Schell has retained an attorney and is expected to ask a circuit court judge to intervene after he was dismissed Jan. 2 by new Mayor Troy Young.

  • Health board takes another stab at needle exchange

     When Tim Wright, the county’s director of public health, proposed the idea of a needle exchange program for drug addicts in 2016, it went over like a lead balloon.

  • Board member fumes over school audit report

     A member of the Anderson County Board of Education is speaking out against the results of a district-wide audit that was released last month, saying he will no longer vote on them if he doesn’t get a copy of the audit well before any meeting during which he will be asked to vote to accept the findings.

  • Shooting threat suspect pleads not guilty

     The Lawrenceburg man police say had a manifesto and was on his way to shoot up schools here and in Shelbyville when police arrested him pleaded not guilty Tuesday during his arraignment in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Auditor: School district violated law

    A recently released audit of the school district’s books revealed a number of problems at the central office and school level, including that the district violated Kentucky law when a school board member was paid with grant funds earmarked to combat illegal drugs.

  • She’s ready to represent

    Bailey Pedersen was 8 years old when she first saw video footage of her mom, Mary, singing “Honey Bun,” a song from the movie “South Pacific,” as a senior in high school.

    Later this month, Bailey will sing the same song as part of the statewide Distinguished Young Woman pageant, scheduled for Jan. 11-12 in Lexington.

    “My mom played the part of Nellie in her senior year for a musical,” said Bailey, a 17-year-old senior who captured the local Distinguished Young Woman title last year.

  • 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.