Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • County’s voter rolls called ‘corrupt’

    Data show Anderson County has more than 1,300 people registered to vote than are eligible live voters, prompting the threat of a lawsuit if the problem isn’t resolved.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released data that show Anderson is one of 18 counties in Kentucky and 141 nationally with more registered than eligible voters.

  • ‘She lit up from ear to ear’

    Trinity Watkins, 9, was rushed to the hospital Aug. 9 after suffering a severe reaction to a bee sting.

    When she returned home later that day, the sting grew even worse when she realized the bicycle she had only ridden twice had been stolen from her back porch.

    That theft set in motion deputy Alan Robinson of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, who spent weeks searching for the child’s stolen bike before taking matters into his own hands.

  • Man to sheriff: ‘We got your six’

    One might say that Mark Roland is a law and order guy.
    A retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy, Roland last week made it clear to all that when it comes to supporting — and if necessary, helping — law enforcement in Anderson County, he’s ready, willing and able.
    Roland posted the following on Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young’s Facebook page:

  • Burgoo Cook-off returns Sept. 26

    The fifth-annual Burgoo Cook-Off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 during the Burgoo Festival.
    The cook-off is a fundraiser for the Shop With a Cop, which purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.
    To enter a team at no cost, contact Ben Carlson at bcarlson@theandersonnews.com or at 839-6906, ext. 31.
    The cook-off has become a highlight of the annual Burgoo Festival and draws visitors from across the region and other states each year.
    This year’s festival is Sept. 24-26 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Stone wall workshop offered at Hebron Cemetery

    They dot the landscape across Anderson County, those remarkable rock fences that most folks would love to have but would be clueless how to build.

    That will change later this month when The Dry Stone Conservancy hosts a two-day workshop in an ongoing effort to restore the rock fences at Hebron Church Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.

  • Football field beginning to take shape in county park

    When the county’s parks and recreation football teams take the field next year, it should be one they can call their own.

    Work has resumed on a football field in the county park, a project started several years ago that was largely abandoned after it ran into drainage and other problems.

    Volunteers and county highway employees have been reworking the field, located near the upper pavilion area in the park, for the past week.

  • Bourbon legend Rutledge retires from Four Roses

    After more than 20 years as master distiller at Four Roses and 49 years in the bourbon industry, Jim Rutledge official retired Sept. 1.

    His passion, enthusiasm and loyalty for Four Roses bourbons and the distillery employees and staff were instrumental in returning Four Roses Bourbon to the USA after spending more than 40 years in European and Japanese markets only, according to a news release.

    In 2001, Rutledge was inducted into the inaugural class of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.