Today's News

  • World-renowned builder will construct new skate park

    When Lawrenceburg’s skateboarders perform an ollie, nose grind or fakie (they understand those terms, trust us), they won’t be doing so on just any old obstacles.

    The same man who built scores of ramps and obstacles for Tony Hawk, the world’s most famous skateboarder, will construct the obstacles in the soon-to-be-built 12,000-square-foot skateboard park.

    Kelly Saad rose to fame over the years designing Hawk’s obstacles, and will be in Lawrenceburg once the park’s concrete foundation has been poured.

  • Peach looks for ways to carry success to post-season

    That loss that sends you home is the one you just can't get over.

    There is no game the next Friday. No Monday practice. No Saturday film session.

    You preach putting things behind you and focus on the next game. But try doing that when the next game is nine months away.

    "I have lost a lot of sleep over this one," Anderson County football coach Mark Peach said Thursday. Nearly a week had passed since the Bearcats had seen Doss roar back from a 30-19 fourth quarter deficit to upset Anderson 40-37 in the first round of the state playoffs.

  • EDITORIAL: Saving Hilltop was incredible

    By all rights, Hilltop Plaza should be nothing more than a pile of charred remains.

    The fire that tragically ruined two businesses and killed dozens of animals could have, heck should have, been much worse.

    When our reporter arrived minutes after the fire was called out, smoke was already billowing from the building’s rafters. Given that strip malls are rivaled in short burning time only by trailers, it appeared to be a goner.

    But thanks for city and county firefighters, that isn’t the case.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 24.

    Samual L. Oates, show cause, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    Garnett L. Preston Jr., arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed; failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- dismissed as warning.

    Daniel M. Pulliam, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to Oct. 5.

  • EDITORIAL: Skate park committee shares valuable lesson

    Ground was broken Monday night, and not just for a new skateboard park.

    Those who achieved what appeared for years to be an impossible dream did more than turn over a ceremonial shovel of dirt. They also provided a blueprint for those who carp and whine incessantly about things they want but have no motivation to get.

    Nary a day goes by that someone or some group doesn’t complain about the lack of amenities in Anderson County, most notably a swimming facility.

  • COLUMN: Friendly Lawrenceburg will make good movie setting

    Lights, camera, action! The famous words of movie making. Lawrenceburg will be seeing some movie making sometime next year. How exciting is that?

    Our small, friendly town of Lawrenceburg sure doesn’t get a lot of Hollywood attraction, until now. Yes, there’s been a movie or two filmed here. Heck, Kentucky is also home to several actors and actresses, including Hope Riley, the one who will be filming her movie here in a few months.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.11

    Thanks for continuing hunting photos

    To the editor:

    I wanted to take a moment to thank you for continuing to post the hunting pictures in The Anderson News, even after someone writes a letter to the editor regarding the elk hunting trip that made the front page.

    I realize that hunting may not be everyone’s “cup of tea” and I thought it was in poor taste that the author of that letter chose to write regarding a youth hunting adventure.

  • Community calendar - 11.18 to 11.24

    Wednesday, Nov. 18


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • COLUMN: Winterize your garden to help get rid of disease

    Sunshine sure makes me smile. I love to feel the warmth of the rays, no matter what the temperature is outside. As the days get shorter, we gradually get used to the “early dark,” but it does seem to change us. Have you noticed that we seem to get tired earlier in the winter?

  • Bearcats Lady Cats to start season with Cat Madness

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams kick off what figures to be an exciting winter of basketball with the 17th annual Cat Madness on Saturday.

    Trying to defend their regional championship, the Bearcats take the floor against another team for the first time when they play North Bullitt at 7:30 p.m. Despite losing all-stater C.J. Penny to graduation, Anderson is considered one of the Eighth Region favorites on the boys' side.