Local News

  • ‘He was a banjo man’


    It’s only fitting that Greg Breeding’s friends told him goodbye by playing bluegrass music during his funeral service last week at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

    Breeding, who gained a considerable following playing banjo with a host of bluegrass bands since the mid-1970s, passed away March 4 following an illness.

    He was 62.

    “He was a banjo man,” said fellow musician and Lawrenceburg resident Marty Harley, who met Breeding in the late 1970s and spent the past two decades playing music with him.

  • Good, when allowed, still outshines the bad

    Column as I see ’em …

    Following last week’s column about the suspects in the shoot ’em up car chase on Harrodsburg Road twerking at me behind the police station, I heard from a little bird who reminded me about something I should have already known.

    I wrote at length in that column about one of those suspects, Shelby Waford, but said I knew very little about the other three guys involved.

  • Follow FLU method to prevent bird flu

    Recently a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, H7, appeared on a large poultry farm in Tennessee by way of migratory ducks and geese. Currently no birds in Kentucky are infected. However, all poultry producers should take precautions and stay aware.

    The H7 virus is a North American strain that is of wild lineage, meaning waterfowl could be a source of it. Since this is the season for waterfowl to migrate north in the Mississippi flyway, there will be an increased presence of migratory ducks and geese in Kentucky.

  • House, Senate pass religious freedom bill

    We are in the final stretch of the regular session, and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. Not only on bills from our own chamber, but reviewing Senate bills as well.

    With just a few legislative days remaining, the brisk pace can be expected right up until the clock runs out. We passed several measures this week, dealing with multiple issues facing the commonwealth.

  • Ward Elementary to premier summer music program

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School will kick off a new summer music camp this year.

    Offered by Emily Davis, the school’s music teacher, the program is open to Emma B. Ward students ages 6 to 11 and is set to run from July 24-28.

    Early registration is through June 30, cost is $75. Late registration is $90, and is held from July 1-7.

    “This is the first time that any schools in Kentucky have offered this program,” said Davis.

  • 4-H student wins Gold Achievement

    Sadie Burge, a 16-year-old homeschooled student from Anderson County, was recently given the Gold Achievement Award for her participation in 4-H.

    With this award, she also received a full scholarship to the Teen Conference in June, as well as an $800 scholarship to use toward attending the National 4-H Congress Conference held later this year in Atlanta.

  • School board honors top teachers
  • ‘Read Across America’ gets fairy tale theme
  • Knife-wielding man jailed for threatening to kill woman, son

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday morning after threatening to slice a woman’s throat and kill her son if she called the police.

    Adam Brent Dye, 46, of 213 Lakeview Drive was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree terroristic threating and menacing following an incident that occurred March 9, according to a report filed by arresting office Nathan Doty of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Lanhams win speech contests

    Lawrenceburg residents Cynthia Lanham and Steve Lanham won honors at Toastmasters area and division speech contests recently, according to a news release.

    On March 4, Cynthia Lanham won second place at the Bluegrass Division Toastmasters International Speech Contest, while Steve Lanham won third place in the division evaluation contest.

    Both competed against winners and runners-up of the three areas in the division.