Today's News


    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, Dec. 19, 1963
    Mrs. Charles Truett Hanks was hostess to the Christmas party of the Bethany Class of the Sand Spring Baptist Church at her home Tuesday evening.

  • Church briefs: 12-18-13

    First Christian invites community
    to Christmas Eve services
    First Christian Church invites the community to its Christmas Eve services staring with the family service at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24.
    “Join us for our very child-friendly worship service,” the church’s press release said. “Children will be invited to take part in the telling of the Christmas story.”
    All will be welcome to share in Holy Communion.

  • HANDS program receives donation
  • Reality of evil most obvious lesson from Newtown

    On Dec. 14, 2012, we watched the news in horror as reports of a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., were being broadcast on the national news outlets.
    As bits and pieces of information trickled in the horror turned to sorrow as we learned of the 20 first-graders and six educators who were senselessly gunned down by a mentally deranged young man; a man in dire need of help himself, who had somehow fallen through the cracks of societal ignorance and parental denial.

  • District court docket: 12-18-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on October 28, 2013.
    Shella W. Burgess, review, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – compliant, review Mar. 10.
    Lacy L. Campbell, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – continued to Nov. 25.
    William M. Chilton, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – pleaded guilty, $1143, installment/deferred payment Apr. 28.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 12-18-13

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 9
    Jamie Stamper, alcohol intoxication and disorderly conduct, by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Dec. 10
    Johnny Spencer, failure to register vehicle
    Ernest Hutton, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Kenneth M. Glover, violation of domestic violence order, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Lawrenceburg troopers promoted
  • Trooper earns promotion
  • Inmate escapes day before being paroled

    Had an inmate who officials say “walked away” from a work site last Wednesday and ditched his escape vehicle at the boat ramp in Tyrone simply waited one day, he would have been set free anyway.
    “He got paroled and then [the parole board discovered] he had a holder from someplace else, so the parole board said to wait on it, because they were going to review it, so he took off then [yesterday],” Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said. “But [Thursday], they said he made parole still, so he did a stupid thing.”

  • Anderson schools rank sixth in energy report

    The Anderson County school district ranks sixth out of 160 Kentucky school districts for its energy performance, according to a recent news release from the Kentucky School Boards Association.
    “As energy manager, I am just very proud of the job that the district has done,” Anderson County School District energy manager Gary Stinnett said, crediting the district staff, students and administration for the school’s high ranking.
    “That is the only reason it can be successful.”