Local News

  • Sidewalk Days return to Lawrenceburg this week

    Bargain hunters will delight starting Thursday when Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days kicks off in Lawrenceburg.

    The three-day event will culminate on Saturday with live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street, which will be closed to traffic to allow merchants to showcase their wares.

    The event, sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News, marks the first time in recent years that sidewalk days have been held. The goal is to promote local shopping opportunities and give new merchants and restaurants a chance to introduce themselves to the public.

  • Two busted when cop eyes weed in window

    Officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department did a double take while on patrol last Wednesday morning.

    As he passed by a residence at 200 Forrest Drive, he noticed what appeared to be marijuana plants visible from a basement window.

    “I turned around and could verify, from the street view, that the plants were marijuana,” Dunn wrote in a police report.

  • Search warrant leads to meth, synthetic pot charges

    A man and woman face drug charges after police found synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine in a home on Hickory Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Joseph Watts, 53, of 186 Hickory Road and Tammy Lynn Burleson, 42, of 3110 Winning Colors Way, Lawrenceburg were arrested when police executed a search warrant at a residence on Hickory Road.

  • New acute care clinic is Spivey’s dream come true

    When asked why she wanted to open an acute care clinic in Lawrenceburg, Leeann Spivey said the idea was a pipe dream she’s had for years.

    On Monday that dream came true when Spivey, a family nurse practitioner, opened The Ready Care Clinic at 92 Plaza Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    It is the only private clinic of its kind operating in Anderson County, and allows people with illnesses or injuries a place to go with or without an appointment.

  • Wheels in Time pays tribute to 9-11

    Seeing an American flag or two flying during the monthly Wheels in Time Car Club events on Main Street isn’t unusual.

    Seeing it fly last Friday night on the anniversary of 9-11 took on special meeting for club members, who made sure that their patriotism was on full display for all to see.

    “We were just paying tribute to 9-11,” said Jim Walker, president of the club that takes over Main Street one Friday night each month during the summer.

  • News briefs, Sept. 16

    A poker run to help bring local service members home for Christmas is scheduled for Sept. 19 at American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.

    Sponsored by a group called Defining Forces, registration for the poker run is from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with the run beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    Cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger, which includes a BBQ feast provided by Hill of Beans, a door prize ticket and dance ticket.

    Dance tickets only will be $7 and available at the door.

    There will also be a live and silent auction.

  • Operation Kidsafe will be here Oct. 5-10

    Operation Kidsafe will be in Lawrenceburg Oct. 5-10 at Chrysler of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.

    Operation Kidsafe provides parents with a private record of their children’s fingerprints, which will be recorded for their private use free of charge during the event, according to a news release.

    No special information is needed, and no data-basing will be done, organizers said. Parents take home the only record of the visit, which can be handed to law enforcement during an emergency.

  • Sixth grader to sing National Anthem at Keeneland

    The largest crowd to witness sixth grader Lauren Wash sing is about 500.

    That’s about to change in a big way.

    On Oct. 11, Wash will sing the National Anthem in front of thousands of people during the fall meet at Keeneland.

    “I’m actually really excited,” the 11-year-old veteran of numerous pageants and musicals said Monday afternoon. “I’ve done a lot of things over the years, but haven’t done anything as big as this.”

  • Sheriff named to association’s board

    Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young has been selected to serve on the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association Board of Directors, the organization announced.

    “It is both an honor and a privilege to work with the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association,” said Jerry Wagner, the organization’s executive director.

  • He wants to turn Lawrenceburg blue

    A Lawrenceburg man is launching a blue light campaign to support police.

    Michael Childress said he “went numb” when hearing of the murder of Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder, a person with whom he was friends.

    “I didn’t want to believe it,” said Childress, who lives on Seabiscuit Lane. “I am sick and tired of hearing police officers getting killed left and right and all they’re trying to do is their jobs.

    “The last thing I want to do is bury a family member because of some coward.”