Local News

  • 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.

  • Courtoom tirade lands woman in jail

    A Lawrenceburg woman was dragged from traffic court Monday screaming “get the [blank] off me!” after being held in contempt of court for calling Judge Donna Dutton “stupid,” refusing to sit down and directing vulgar language at court officials and police.

    Linnea B. Harward, 20, of 207 Secretariat Drive was in Anderson District Court after being ticketed in June for failure to have car insurance for the second time.

  • Blaze leaves family of nine homeless

    After screaming for his son to get out of their burning home last Thursday on Alton Station Road, Toby McRoberts did all he could do to rescue his son’s dog, Buddy.

    McRoberts said he broke out a window, but the smoke was too thick and he soon was overcome by smoke inhalation, leaving him nearly blacked out and headed to a nearby hospital.

    Saving Buddy then became the job of members of the Anderson County Fire Department, who used a thermal camera to make their way through flames, thick smoke and debris to rescue the beloved family pet.

  • Annual poker run raises money to bring soldiers home for Christmas

    Four years ago, Rodney Goodlett went all over Lawrenceburg, hat in hand, trying to raise a few bucks to fly soldiers home for Christmas.

    Fast forward to Saturday and what started as a way to help out a few soldiers has grown into a way of helping many.

    Goodlett, who spearheads the local chapter of Defining Forces, said Saturday’s poker run said it was easily the most successful fundraiser he has held so far.

    “We brought 13 soldiers home last year,” Goodlett said. “This year, we will probably bring home close to 20.”

  • Making a change, making a difference

    Even when he was chasing quarterbacks or putting his opponents on the mat, Zach Cotton knew his true nature was that of a gentle soul.

    “I am really not one to fight back,” the former Anderson County High School football player and wrestler admits. “I am like a rabbit.”

    Life can take some unusual twists and turns, but little did Zach Cotton know that a desire to change his lifestyle would lead him to an avenue to reach his dream of simply helping special needs children cope with what life has dealt them.