Local News

  • 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.

  • Theatre group schedules tryouts for upcoming performance of ‘Peter Pan’


  • Coroner: Thurman drove in fatal wreck

    Justin Thurman was driving the pickup truck that veered off Highway 44 more than a year ago, killing him instantly.
    That is the ruling of the Anderson County Coroner’s office, which had to wait for DNA results from the state police lab in Frankfort before making the determination.
    The news puts to rest a year-long question as to who was driving the truck, Thurman or the man who turned out to be his passenger, Kristian Baxter.

  • Firefighters battle eight blazes in two hours

    The New England Patriots weren’t the only ones who kept coming back Super Bowl Sunday.
    The Anderson County Fire Department came back, and back, and back some more to their assigned fire stations after being called out to battle eight different fires in a two-hour period.
    “We were pretty busy for a while,” said Chief Pat Krogman.
    The fires were all either brush fires or controlled burns that went out of control, he said.

  • Hillary loses, again


  • Man allegedly calls officer ‘pig,’ assaults girlfriend

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly called a city police officer a “pig” and threatened to “f” him up remained behind bars Monday after being arrested for domestic violence and other charges.
    Manuel Coopman, 44, of 1066 Scarlett Lane is charged with second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing, terroristic threatening, resisting arrest and assault (domestic violence) after police reportedly found his girlfriend sitting in a parked vehicle in his driveway with red marks on her neck and swollen eyes, according to a police report.

  • Goodlett pleads not guilty to child porn charges