Local News

  • State police investigating fatal shooting at Eagle Lake

    Kentucky State Police, Frankfort Post, are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred overnight at Eagle Lake Convention Center in Lawrenceburg.

  • Veteran gets star treatment

    When Alvin H. Perry was suffering as a prisoner of war during World War II, the furthest thing from his mind was one day being honored for his bravery and sacrifice.

    “I was just trying to stay alive,” said Perry, 92. “I wasn’t thinking about anything else.”

    More than seven decades later, Perry, with his wife Oneita at his side, was honored last Saturday by viewing a star that bears his name on the caisson at Camp Nelson Honor Guard, located in Nicholasville.

  • District graded ‘proficient’

    Two of the county’s elementary schools were graded among the state’s best when state report cards were released last week.

    The district received an overall grade of “proficient,” with the high school making strides from the previous year and only the middle school receiving a grade of “needs improvement.”

    Robert B. Turner and Emma B. Ward elementary schools received the state’s top grade of “distinguished,” with Saffell Street Elementary joining the high school in being graded “proficient.”

  • $200K winning ticket sold in Lawrenceburg

    Someone is $200,000 richer this morning after the winning ticket in Monday night’s Cash Ball lottery drawing was sold in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Lottery officials announced Tuesday morning.

    The winning numbers were 5-6-11-23 and the Cash Ball number was 9.

    The winner claimed the prize Tuesday afternoon but requested anonymity.

    The ticket was sold at Murphy USA, the gas station located in front of Walmart. The retailer receives $2,000 for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said.

  • Man jailed for hitting 9-year-old with stick

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after being charged with breaking a stick over a 9-year-old boy’s back.

    Timothy Bowman, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 44, is charged with fourth-degree assault, child abuse, following and incident at his home Sept. 21.

    According to a report filed by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department, the child said that Bowman broke the stick over his back during an argument he was having with his brother.

  • ‘In-your-face terror’

    Some are afraid of heights, others tight spaces, spiders or snakes.

    The world is full of phobic reactions, including plenty of people who feel like running away screaming at the first sight of a clown.

    That’s a condition known as coulrophobia, and by the end of October it might well be the single most diagnosed condition in Lawrenceburg.

  • ‘He was a force, he was a kind man’

    It’s fitting that one of the last images people will have of Jimmy Walker is of him holding the American flag high during the singing of the National Anthem.

    It was the recent anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and Walker, co-president of the Wheels in Time Car Club, made sure that the group’s Friday night cruise-in on Main Street included a patriotic tribute to those who lost their lives.

  • Teen receives national award for saving man’s life

    When Jaden Raymond saved a man’s life in January, he never expected to be featured on the front page of The Anderson News.

    Imagine his surprise, then, when the 16-year-old freshman at Anderson County High School found out his act of heroism won him a national award.

    Raymond won the American Legion Auxiliary’s national Youth Hero Award during the group’s national convention in Baltimore and was presented the award by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg earlier this month.

  • Four Roses repeats as Burgoo Cook-Off champs

    Jess Sanford and his team at Four Roses apparently can’t be beat.

    For the fifth consecutive year, Four Roses outdistanced the competition in the Burgoo Cook-Off, an event sponsored by The Anderson News as a fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program that purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.

    Darnell’s Old Tyme Burgoo had a strong showing and placed second, followed by Anderson County Schools, which placed third in its first year of competition.

    The event raised nearly $1,200 for Shop With a Cop.

  • Dangerous road to be fixed

    After years of complaining and dodging vehicles careening through their yards or slamming into their homes, help might finally be on the way for Graefenburg Road (Highway 151) residents.

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) confirmed last week that the state Transportation Cabinet plans to implement changes to the road, perhaps before the end of the year.

    “I was told they are hoping to get a contractor in there to do some repairs and make some modifications,” Tipton said in an interview last Friday.