Today's News

  • Leaky oil pipe better than more dead soldiers

    Since it first popped up as an issue last year, I’ve been asked time and again when I will take an editorial stance on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    In fact, there are several folks who have flat-out demanded that I do so, either to draw me out as a pipeline proponent or hold me aloft as yet another member of the media to fall in line by opposing it.

  • CCU wins ‘Spirit of Giving’ award
  • Country singer files for bankruptcy

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Country singer Eddie Montgomery, one-half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, filed for individual bankruptcy Tuesday. In the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lexington, the Danville resident listed $13.4 million in liabilities and $1.9 million in assets.
    His debts stem from millions owed on a failed restaurant in Harrodsburg, Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, which closed abruptly last May and is scheduled to be sold in a master commissioner’s sale Jan. 10.

  • Distinguished Young Woman competes at state

    Lauren Fowler, a 17-year-old Anderson County High School senior, will be competing against 33 other young women in the Distinguished Young Woman state competition to be held Jan. 17-19 at the Singletary Center in Lexington.
    Fowler, who won the local competition in Anderson County in April 2013, said she’ll be leaving Lawrenceburg on Sunday, Jan. 12 and spending the week with a host family in Lexington as she meets other contestants and prepares for that weekend’s competition.

  • Hundreds lost power during Monday’s freeze

    As temperatures dipped to new freezing lows, roughly 340 northern Anderson County Blue Grass Energy customers found themselves without power Monday morning.    
    More than 3,000 western Franklin County residents and 340 Anderson County customers lost power at about 8 a.m. Monday morning following a night of record-setting freezing temperatures for the region.  

  • Senior in ATV wreck improving

    Megan Schell, the Anderson County High School senior injured in an ATV accident last Sunday, is steadily improving from broken bones and two collapsed lungs.
    According to Megan’s sister Sarah Lynn Schell on Monday morning, the 18-year-old has been moved from the ICU into progressive care and has been slowly recovering.

  • Firefighters battle subzero temps as barn burns

    Johnny Walton woke up Tuesday morning to a wall of fire.
    The night after celebrating his 32nd birthday, Walton went to bed in his one-bedroom, ground floor apartment located in the barn behind his father Jackie Walton’s house at 1344 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg.
    Johnny Walton said around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning he woke up and saw that one wall of the barn had bust into flames. He said he called 911 while still inside the burning barn as he tried to get his two dogs out.

  • Police department receives new body armor vests
  • Granny avoids jail time, for now

    The grandmother accused of tying up a 3-year-old girl avoided jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal abuse, but still faces an investigation for perjury based on an investigation conducted by The Anderson News.
    Carolyn Case, 65, pled guilty Tuesday morning in Circuit Court to one count second-degree criminal abuse, a Class D felony. The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office recommendation included a five-year sentence without the possibility of probation, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • Ex-softball coach sues to get job back

    The former high school varsity softball coach who was ousted last summer when his brother was named interim principal wants his job back and has filed a lawsuit to make that happen.
    He isn’t alone. The parents of a softball player, Bryan and Jeannie Ashby, have joined the lawsuit, alleging their daughter’s future in softball was harmed when Brian Glass lost his coaching job.