Local News

  • Police say DUI suspect litterbug, too

    A woman who was allegedly drunk when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree has also been charged with criminal littering, according to a citation issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rebecca Block, 37, of 217 Brookview Drive, Shelbyville allegedly tossed five whiskey bottles and a brown paper sack over a fence and into a field before police arrived to the scene of her wreck Aug. 11 on Jenny Lillard Road, according to the citation.

  • Stratton lays tracks for new album

    Jarrod Stratton has had a guitar in his hands for as long as he can remember, and recently recorded four songs at Broken Crow Studios that he is getting ready to share with the public.

    Currently available on his Facebook page, Stratton’s songs will be available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other digital platforms Aug. 22; with a release party scheduled for Sept. 8 at Bourbon on Main.

  • Man suing cop he once called his ‘hero’

    Now that the criminal trial for the man who was found not guilty of attempting to murder former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch has ended, the lawsuits have begun.

    Lawrenceburg resident Jimmy Desponett, 80, was seriously injured in a high-speed chase when John Tompkins of Danville lead Crouch on a 10-mile chase that ended when Thompkins’ truck slammed into Desponett’s pickup on Ballard Road in November of 2015.

  • Rocking the ’Burg

    Many may have noticed, but not all may have heard, of the new sensation called Lawrenceburg Rocks, which is sweeping through town.

    Rebecca Hagan started painting rocks with her children when school let out at the beginning of summer after seeing a rock her cousin’s son found at Culvers Store in New Haven.

    Placing 35 of them around town, she waited for a response and said she quickly realized the joy it started bringing to many families in the area.

  • Ninevah Christian pays off expansion early

    The massive, $2.25 million expansion at Ninevah Christian Church was supposed to take 20 years to pay off.

    On Aug. 1, the church paid off the loan, in full, and is now considering what comes next.

    “We are not finished, we’re just getting started,” said Pastor Terry Cooper in an address last Sunday to his congregation. “We will continue to preach the gospel in this place called Ninevah.”

  • Highway 151 residents fume after judge tosses lawsuit

    Those hoping a Franklin County judge would ban large commercial vehicles off of Alton Road will need to keep hoping.

    Judge Phillip Shepherd last week dismissed a lawsuit filed to ban such trucks from Highway 151 in Alton, saying in his order that 151 Group, as it’s known in the lawsuit, failed to “exhaust administrative remedies” through the state’s transportation cabinet and that his court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case.

  • Cycling cross country for cancer


    Six years and over 41,000 miles later, Flynn Donoho has traveled all over the United States with his dog Diva asking strangers for donations to help raise money for The American Cancer Society. Passing through Lawrenceburg on his way to Morehead, Donoho said the cause that he rides for hits very close to home.

  • Seminar aims to ‘Protect the Flock’


    First Baptist Church will be the first church in Kentucky to offer a seminar addressing the threat of violence and sexual assault on unsuspecting worshippers. The church has partnered with SheepDog Seminars, and hopes to bring awareness to the issue.

  • Something for everyone


    A new business has opened in Anderson County offering a variety of activities for youth and adults to keep busy and having fun this summer and into the fall months. Bearcat Den opened its doors July 5, and is located at 101 Hilltop Shopping Center. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Anderson unemployment remains low


    Despite unemployment rates rising in 96 counties throughout the state, Anderson County is among the lowest with just a 4.6-percent jobless rate according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    During the last year, the rate has fallen in 20 counties, and stayed the same in four counties within the Commonwealth. These statistics are based on estimates and compiled to measure trends rather than to count the people actually working, and include non-military workers and unemployed Kentuckians who are currently seeking work.