Local News

  • Blaze forces evacuation at Breckenridge Estates

    A dozen apartments were evacuated early this morning at Breckenridge Estates when a fire broke out in a third-floor apartment.

    No one was injured, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume, who said the fire appeared to start in a HVAC unit mounted to the side of the building.

    Firefighters were able to contain the blaze, which quickly spread into the building’s attic and sent flames shooting through the roofline.

  • Cops: School bookkeeper embezzled thousands

     The Anderson County High School bookkeeper who was fired last year was indicted last Tuesday for allegedly embezzling more than $12,000 from the school, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • We’re No. 10!

     Anderson County is the 10th healthiest of Kentucky’s 120 counties, according to health rankings released this week by an organization called County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.

  • Metal detector wands bought for schools

     Following a rash of school shooting threats that have resulted in charges against seven students, the Anderson County Board of Education revealed Monday night that it has already ordered metal detector wands for use in the schools.

  • Mayor names Schell chief of police

     Mike Schell is going to need a new name plate for his desk at the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Girl, 10, charged for threat

    A 10-year-old female student at Emma B. Ward Elementary School was charged today for posting a shooting threat on a social media site, Sheriff Joe Milam confirmed.

    The child was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and harrassing communications.

    Milam said the child allegedly posted the threat on a social media account last night, outside of school. He said other students saw the post and alerted school staff this afternoon, which prompted an investigation and immediately identified the student.

  • Chrismans honor son on mission trip to Thailand

     Most people leave their dentist’s office with little more than a cleaning and a complimentary baggie filled with a toothbrush and mini tube of Colgate. 

  • Gas Pains

     Mayor Sandy Goodlett painted a fairly gloomy picture for future economic development in Anderson County during a city council work session last week that touched on a variety of topics, including tourism, the Burgoo Festival and others.

  • Business owner charged with shoplifting

     The owner of a Main Street catering and food service business has been charged with 17 counts of shoplifting, according to police reports.

  • Opting out

     Melissa Moore Drury said she removed her child from the public school system after her daughter’s life became “a living hell.”