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  • Blaylock to open Nashville on the Green

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne has announced that Hannah Blaylock will be the opening act for the Nashville on The Green concert to be held in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, May 12.

    Blaylock was a founding member of the group “Edens Edge” before going leaving the group in 2013. Her final appearance with the group was at the Grand Ole Opry. Edens Edge had a pair of hits on the country music Top 40 charts before Blaylock left, explaining that “dreams and visions change.”

    Shelburne has known Blaylock for several years.

  • Local gun shop has exclusive rights for Safety Bullet

    There has never been a safe bullet.
    Until now, that is, and in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg is the only place to buy them.
    Kenny Barnett Jr., owner of Fully Loaded on Hickory Grove Road, has exclusive rights in Kentucky to sell Safety Bullet, the aptly named product which looks like actual ammunition but is designed to keep handguns from being fired by children or intruders without locking them up in safes or using trigger locks.

  • Homeschool team claims state title


    The ‘Lectric Legends, a local high school robotics team comprised of nine home educated students, recently returned home with the highest honors from the FIRST Tech Challenge Kentucky Championship, the group announced.
    The tournament, held on the campus of Owensboro Community Technical College, included teams from Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana.  

  • Group rallies against charter school legislation

     

  • ‘She was my world’

    Mike Brown paused from making funeral and burial arrangements for his 20-year-old daughter MaKayla Brown on Monday to reflect on the difficulty and emotions of losing his only child.

    “I miss the hell out of her … it’s killing me,” said Brown. “I raised her since she was a year old and everyone knows I’d do anything for my kid.

    “She was my only child. She was my world.”

  • Victim identified in fatal wreck

     

     

    The woman killed yesterday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Highway 151 has been identified as Makayla Brown, 20, of Lawrenceburg.

    Brown was pronounced dead at the scene by the Anderson County Coroner’s Office after the vehicle she was driving was T-boned by a pickup truck as she entered the intersection from Frankfort Road near McDonald’s.

  • Group to rally here against charter schools

     

    Opponents of proposed charter schools in Kentucky will rally here Monday at 6 p.m.

    Save Our Schools Kentucky, an organization dedicated to preventing charter schools across the state, has organized the rally. Its president, Gay Adelmann, is scheduled to speak.

    Adelmann, who has spoken at similar rallies across the state, said in a guest column published earlier this week in the Courier-Journal that robbing funding from public schools is only one concern she has with charter schools.

  • Djeddah Drive man charged with child porn

     

    A Djeddah Drive man is behind bars after being arrested last night on child pornography charges.

    Barry L. Tackett, 59, was arraigned by video from the Shelby County Detention Center this morning in Anderson District Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

    He was arrested around 7:45 last night at his home at 318 Djeddah Drive by the Kentucky State Police, according to a criminal citation.

  • Jail log: Woman busted for allegedly using forged prescriptions

    A Frankfort woman was busted Feb. 2 by Lawrenceburg Police for allegedly passing forged prescriptions at the Walmart pharmacy.
    Stephanie Rhodes, 26, of Apple Tree Court was charged after allegedly admitting to taking forged prescriptions from another person to the store and having them filled under different names, according to a report filed by officer Jamie Dunn.
    At the time of her arrest, police allegedly found a blue pill container containing a number of prescription pills, along with more pills in her vehicle.

  • News briefs for Feb. 8

    Legion to host oratorical contest
    The American Legion Area B High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest will be held in Lawrenceburg on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.
    Department of Kentucky Past Legion Commander David King has served as chairman of the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Program for many years. This will be the Legion’s 80th year for this program.
    This scholarship program is a way for students to receive scholarship funds. Students may compete all four years of high school.