Today's News

  • Pipeline public meeting scheduled for Tuesday

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court wants to hear what the people it represents have to say about a proposed pipeline during a special called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 6.
    The 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the basement of the Anderson Extension office, located in the county park.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway called for the meeting two weeks ago when residents concerned about the pipeline attended a fiscal court meeting to voice their objections.

  • From cowardly lion to singing ogre

    Devan Pruitt kick started his acting career by guzzling hydrochloric acid.
    Egged on by friends, the high school sophomore pretended to knock back a graduated cylinder full of hydrochloric acid during an AP Chemistry lab.
    Pruitt, now a college sophomore at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, said he doesn’t remember exactly what the lab was about, maybe about testing pH levels.  
    But he remembers the consequences of his prank — getting kicked out of AP Chemistry.
    A blessing in disguise, Pruitt said.

  • Winners take home blue ribbons at Home, Craft and Garden Fair

    The following people won blue ribbons during the recent Anderson County Extension Homemakers Home, Craft and Garden Fair:

    Preschool and Kindergarten
    Pencil: Bradyn Terrell  
    Other Medium: Bradyn Terrell
    Grades 1-4
    Pencil: Mackenzie Morrison
    Other Medium: Rachel Ellis
    Grades 5–8
    Watercolor: Teghan Hurd
    Acrylic: Krista Spaulding
    Oil Painting: Virginia Hyatt
    Pencil: Marcia Roth
    Adult, Ink: Raverne McLellan

  • Anderson high school alum hired as LaRue Co. principal

    From Larue County Herald News
    Landmark Media News
    Kyle Goodlett has been hired as principal of LaRue County High School.
    Goodlett, who served as assistant principal last year, takes over for Paul Mullins who has accepted the superintendent’s job at Garrard County.
    His duties began Monday.
    Goodlett was one of 12 applicants and four people interviewed by the LCHS site-based decision-making council. The council used also an online survey which gave everyone in the community a chance to have input.

  • Academy summer care kids play the day away
  • Fifties Fun Night to benefit adult ed

    Helping Hands — Heart of Community will be hosting a Fabulous Fifties Fun Night on Aug. 3 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Senior Center, 160 Township Square.
    Door opens at 5 p.m. with a meal served from 5:30-6 p.m. Special entertainment by BCB & Co.
    The fundraiser will benefit Anderson County Adult Education Scholarship Program. Admission is $8 for adults and teens and $4 for children 12 and under.
    Seating limited to first 100 people. For reservations contact Donna C. Drury at 502-859-8080 or donnacdrury@bellsouth.net.

  • High school to host freshman orientation, ‘Bearcat Bazaar’

    Anderson County High School will host its annual freshman orientation Transitional Insights for Pre-secondary Students (TIPS) on Aug. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. TIPS registration will begin at 6 p.m in the high school gym lobby.    
    Highlights of the program will include administration, faculty and staff introductions, high school facility tour for students, class schedule distribution, parent session, and small group student break-out sessions, according to a news release from the high school.  

  • Cops & Rodders raises cash for pair of good causes

    The threat of rain Saturday might have kept some away from the second annual Cops & Rodders event in Lawrenceburg, but the event still raised thousands for a two good causes.
    “Despite the bad weather all around us, we still raised $3,000,” said Sheriff Troy Young.
    Rain was in the forecast but didn’t fall in Lawrenceburg. Surrounding counties, though, received plenty, likely keeping some competitors and spectators away.

  • Deputy uses ‘old fashioned police work’ to collar burglary suspects

    A Shelbyville couple, including a man who was just released from prison, are charged with a rash of burglaries in the Fox Creek Road area.
    Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Wooldridge arrested Hubert Smith, 31, and Emily Smith, 29, of 701 Southland Dr., Shelbyville on two counts each of second-degree burglary July 22.

  • South Anderson water tower comes tumbling down