Local News

  • Local GOP leaders prepare for caucus

    Republicans across the state are gearing up for the first GOP caucus ever held in Kentucky, and Anderson County is no exception.
    Republicans will caucus for their presidential candidates of choice here from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at the freshman wing of Anderson County High School in what was formerly Emma B. Ward Elementary.
    Democrats will not caucus and instead will make their selection via the normal primary process in May.

  • Suspect on house arrest faces rape, incest charges

    A Lawrenceburg man already on house arrest while awaiting trail on charges that include him sticking a loaded firearm in the face of two teenagers while robbing them, is back behind bars.
    Kendall Cunningham, 20, of 323 East Woodford St. was charged Feb. 9 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department for the alleged rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old family member.
    Cunningham has pleaded not guilty to those charges. During a hearing Monday in Anderson District Court, Judge J.R. RoBards denied a request from Cunningham’s attorney to lower his $50,000 cash bond.

  • A legendary victory for a legendary coach

    There could not have been a basketball win more 1985-ish anywhere than the one Anderson County earned over Simon Kenton Friday night.

    The Bearcats’ 66-52 victory was so much out of those days when Glen Drury began his now-celebrated coaching career, I almost expected to see a silver DeLorean in the parking lot.

    It was “Back to the Future” basketball.

  • Mom, son homeless after blaze rips through duplex

    A fire early this morning caused significant damage to a duplex at 133 Township Square, leaving a woman and her son uninjured but temporarily homeless.

    The fire was apparently caused by an electrical shortage in the home’s attic, according to City of Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume, who said firefighters were called out around 2:30 a.m.

    “The whole attic was full of flames,” Hume said. “It had already come through the ceiling.”

  • Woman wrecks on Fox Creek Road while fleeing from police

    A Lawrenceburg woman ran her vehicle off Fox Creek Road this morning while allegedly fleeing from police.

    Amanda Dennis of 120 ½ Brenda Drive is charged with DUI, reckless driving, no license and no seatbelt after she drove off of Fox Creek Road near the Glenview subdivision about two miles west of Lawrenceburg.

  • ‘Get the trucks outta here’

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton’s message for Gov. Matt Bevin will be a simple one when he meets with him Feb. 16: temporarily ban heavy truck traffic on Alton Road (Highway 151).
    “All it would take is the stroke of a pen,” Gritton said as he prepares for the meeting that will include state Rep. James Tipton and Alton Road residents Tom Isaac and Don McCormick.

  • New gallery offers unique items, fills niche

    With art from all around the bluegrass, the Gatsby Gallery located at 131 S. Main St. fills a niche that has been missing from the rejuvenated downtown area.
    “Ninety percent of our artists are from Kentucky,” Shannon Redden, who owns the gallery along with his wife, Jennifer, said.

  • Teacher picked to share math expertise

    Shannon Wells is number one when it comes to educating her fifth-grade math students at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.
    More than 80 percent of Wells’ students have earned either Proficient on Distinguished on the KPREP math tests in the last two years.
    “For a student to be successful in math they have to understand the hows and whys. Why am I learning this? Why is this important? How can I apply this to my life?” she said.

  • Business booming for Anderson jailer

    And it isn’t even a full moon.
    February got off to an inauspicious start in Anderson County as police logged 27 arrested in the month’s first four full days and 33 in its first week.
    Jailer Joani Clark, whose team of deputies transports those arrested to the Shelby County Detention Center, said it’s hard to pinpoint exactly why so many people were charged, but said the warmer than usual weather may have played a role.

  • Burglary suspect shows up at scene with stolen item

    While deputies were investigating a burglary on Fox Creek Road on Feb. 3, the man who allegedly stole the items showed up at the scene with one of the items still in his vehicle.
    Aaron Haines, 35, of 1024 Butler Drive, Lawrenceburg, was charged by deputy Patrick Beasley with third-degree burglary.
    Beasely was called to investigate the burglary after owner of a rental property reported that the front door to the residence was kicked in and that someone had stolen a ladder and several lawnmowers, according to a report filed by Beasley.