Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 7.

    -- referred to grand jury.

    Angela Redford, disposition, theft by deception (less than $300) -- continued to Oct. 2.

  • COLUMN: Goodbye to woman's best friend

    When I cried, Kirby always stayed close, comforting me without words.

    The first time I lived by myself, Kirby made sure I wasn't completely alone. When my heart was broken, she reminded me that I could always count on her. If I was too busy to spend as much time as usual with her, she was happy just to see me when I showed up again.

  • EDITORIAL: It's OK to look this gift horse in the mouth

    We now have 1.2 million reasons to be optimistic about the possibility of new jobs and industry finally making their mutual way to Anderson County.

    That's the number of dollar bills soon to be neatly stacked in the Economic Development Authority's bank account, courtesy of the privately held Industrial Foundation's decision to disband and hand over its dough.

  • Blazing buzzard sparks brush fire

    A buzzard that became tangled in electric transmission lines burst into flames, fell to the ground and started a large brush fire last Thursday afternoon.

    The incident was just the latest among several fires that have bedeviled local firefighters during the area's ongoing drought.

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes recounted the burning buzzard incident Monday, saying the fire started when the flaming bird landed on the ground near Timber Creek Road.

    "The land there is not flat and we had to hike back in there a ways to get to it," said Barnes.

  • Motorcyclist killed on Bypass

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a car Sunday night on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Donald Miller, 60, of Beaver Lake Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie said Monday morning.

    His passenger, Brenda Sparrow, was airlifted from to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where she underwent surgery for multiple injuries. Ritchie said she was in serious condition.

  • GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Anderson takes Boyle tourney championship

    Updated Saturday, Sept. 20

    DANVILLE -- Anderson County blitzed Boyle County with four goals in the final 26 minutes of the first half to power a 6-2 win for the championship of the Boyle County Rebel Shootout Saturday.

  • Cheerleading coordinator pleads not guilty

    The woman charged with taking over $3,000 from the Anderson County Youth Cheerleading Association entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment last Thursday.

    A preliminary hearing for Mary Ann Pratt, 32, of Lawrenceburg, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Anderson District Court.

    Pratt was arrested and charged Aug. 7 with theft by unlawful taking over $300 after a four-month-long investigation by Lawrenceburg Police Department Detective Mike Schell.

    Pratt was the 2007-08 coordinator of ACYC.

  • Anderson football game with J-town rescheduled

    Updated Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 p.m.

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee has announced that the Bearcats football game with Jeffersontown, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 26 in Jeffersontown.

    Several teams with district games affected by Sunday's windstorm have shuffled schedules, allowing the Anderson-Jeffersontown game to be played next week. See the Sept. 24 edition of The Anderson News for a complete report.

  • Bugs and football, what a weekend

    I haven't had an interesting weekend to write about in a while, but this past one was chock full of entertainment. OK, so maybe not "chock full," but for an old married person like me, it was entertaining.

    At the very least it taught me a few lessons:

    Two Shannons aren't necessarily braver than one

    My friend Shannon and I took Friday evening to enjoy a little "Shannon time." While the hubby was studying back home in Lexington, she and I had dinner and ice cream in Frankfort.

  • Heading 'em up and moving 'em out

    A wagon train made up of about a dozen wagons was on its way to Casey County when it made an unexpected stop at MedStop Pharmacy last week.

    "One of our guys had to get his medicine," explained teamster Charlie Brown.

    "This is the first time we've done this particular trip," added wagon master Bobby Perry, who has been making similar wagon trips to points around Kentucky and adjoining areas for 30 years.

    Perry said most of the wagoneers are Anderson County residents.