Local News

  • Hume elected to international position

    Robbie Hume says he’s honored to achieve what only two other city clerks in Kentucky have done before, but he’s more interested in what being elected to an international post will do for the people he serves.

    Hume, who serves as clerk and administrator for the City of Lawrenceburg, was recently elected to the board of directors for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), becoming just the third clerk from a Kentucky city to hold the position.

  • 'An addict's life'

    Fresh out of his latest stint in rehab, admitted drug addict Matt Hayes overdosed and was moments from death as he laid helplessly on a friend’s bathroom floor.
    “I just thought I could celebrate one time,” Hayes said.
    His body no longer used to the drugs that were ruining his once-promising life, Hayes ended up on life support but lived to tell his tale.

  • Deputies rescue man from rail bridge

    Deputies rescued a man who was apparently threatening to jump off the rail bridge over the Kentucky River earlier this afternoon.

    The man, identified as Aaron Hilbert, 23, of Harrodsburg, went out on the bridge, which is privately owned by a group of bungee jumping enthusiasts, and began running back and forth, yelling at cars on the nearby S bridge.

  • Enthusiasm high as new tourism commission meets

    Monday marked a new day for tourism in Anderson County when the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission held its first meeting.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett and Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton worked for months to form the commission, which formerly operated solely as a function of county government, saying they are both thrilled to see it begin.

    “I’m excited about it,” said Gritton. “We now have joint tourism between the city and county, and I look forward to bigger and better things.”

  • Catch of a lifetime

    Marvin Kelly has caught plenty of catfish since his father taught him how as a child, but none came near the whopper he landed July 12.

    Kelly landed a massive 98-pound blue cat at a pay lake on Cornishville Road in Mercer County, by far the largest he’s ever caught.

    “Before that is was 38 pounds,” said Kelly, an avid fisherman whose latest conquest netted him a nifty $240 from an ongoing catfish pot at the lake.

    “I had to turn [the fish] back but I won the fish pot, so it was a good day,” he said.


    Steve Votaw fumed as he sat in his father-in-law’s garage Monday afternoon.

    “They could have asked me to borrow anything in my shed and I would have let them,” said Votaw, who is one of dozens of victims in an ongoing crime spree in Lawrenceburg.

    “I can’t stand a liar, and I sure can’t stand a thief.”

    Votaw isn’t alone. In less than a week police have logged no fewer than 60 vehicle-related thefts, almost exclusively from unlocked cars.

  • Juvenile charged as adult in string of armed robberies

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg youth was arraigned as an adult Tuesday for his alleged role in a string of armed robberies earlier this year.

    Paul Tomlinson, who until Tuesday was treated as a juvenile, is charged with first-degree robbery. He appeared in Anderson Circuit Court where he entered a plea of not guilty.

    No decision was made on setting a bond and Tomlinson was taken into custody and transported to the Fayette County Juvenile Detention Center.

  • Three charged with DUI had kids in cars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Police arrested three people during the past week on DUI charges while having children in their vehicles, include a Salt River Road woman who was also charged with possessing heroin with her 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

    Crystal Mangione, 34, of 1104 Salt River Road was stopped July 12 at a safety checkpoint by trooper Josh Satterley at the corner of Macland Drive and North Main Street, according to an arrest report.

  • Man busted for stalking local trooper

    A Harrodsburg man learned the hard way that trailing a state trooper with his high beams on then following him around Walmart is not a good idea.

    Trooper Josh Satterley arrested Jeffrey Duncan, 31, of 1444 Mackville Road on July 12 following a scuffle in the store’s parking lot and charged him with menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    The incident began when Satterley, who was off duty, left his home in Lawrenceburg to drive to Walmart around 2 a.m.

  • A daily battle

    Jacob Milberger’s life turned upside down 18 months ago.

    His mother’s did, too.

    That’s when Jacob, 12, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a disease for which there is no cure and one she says is among the most expensive chronic diseases to treat.

    “It’s the third most expensive chronic disease in the United States,” said Jacob’s mom, Darcey Frazier. “My son is insulin dependent. If he doesn’t get it, he’ll die.”