Local News

  • Duo adds cycle shop to Main Street mix

    Two local men are banking on the notion that those visiting Lawrenceburg while traveling the Bourbon Trail are looking for more than places to eat and shop.
    Tim Bond and Chris Walker are the owners of Bourbon Trail Cycles, a motorcycle repair shop that opened late last year next door to Dude’s Muffler and Brake Shop on Main Street.
    “Downtown is the best location for something like this, especially with the revitalization of the downtown area,” said Walker. “That played a major role in picking this location.

  • Man jailed for threatening to kill deputy, state trooper

    From staff reports
    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Tuesday after threatening to kill a sheriff’s deputy and state trooper last Wednesday night on Alton Station Road.
    Aaron B. Cummins, 32, of 210 Poplar Drive faces charges that include DUI, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for an incident that began when he allegedly ran off of Alton Station Road and caused property damage.
    In his report, trooper Josh Satterly said Cummins was at a nearby residence when he responded to a call at 1166 Alton Station Road.

  • Magistrate calls coroner spending ‘irresponsible’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court declined to pay two of Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey’s bills last week and are demanding that he appear to explain the charges.
    “This is irresponsible and I think the court needs an explanation,” said Magistrate Meredith Lewis while discussing purchases totaling $1,335 for uniform shirts and heavyweight safety parkas.
    “Thirteen hundred dollars for four people’s uniforms? That’s way over budget,” she said.
    “What did they buy, suits?” quipped Magistrate Kenny Barnett.

  • One man’s junk or treasure?

    “We’re gonna open this unit up with a bid of $100. Do I hear 100?”
    Hammer Down Auctions’ auctioneer Barry Carter’s voice pierces the mid-morning quiet at Storage Rentals of America out behind the new McDonald’s on Commerce Way.
    A small group of six bidders peer curiously into the storage unit up for auction at 10 a.m. on a brisk, brilliant Thursday morning. Despite Carter’s best efforts, the bidding starts at $10 for what looks to the casual eye like laundry baskets and milk crates full of junk.

  • Apex Academy is opportunity, not punishment

    Steve Swank wants to clarify that Apex Academy is not a dumping ground for troubled youth.
    “The perception of an alternative school is not good and we are changing that,” he said. “Research shows a true alternative school is not for discipline. It is for opportunity.”
    Apex Academy, which changed its name after moving from the Phoenix Academy to the high school this year, serves students in grades seven through 12 who are struggling in regular classes. The students picked the name Apex Academy, which stands for Achieving Personal Excellence.

  • Governor addresses Alton Road issue

    Gov. Matt Bevin addressed the hot-button Highway 151 designation as a truck route issue at the 2016 Community and Business Expo at Eagle Lake Saturday.

    “I’ve went up and down it many times as a candidate,” he stated. “(I remember) having barely held on myself.”

    Bevin said that after meeting with state Rep. James Tipton, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and others, he and his staff discussed the issue.

  • State seeks federal relief to limit truck traffic on Alton Road

    Relief might be in sight for families who live on Alton Road (Highway 151) and are sick of having tractor-trailers crash into or near their homes.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this afternoon that it will submit an emergency petition to the Federal Highway Administration to remove Highway 151 from the National Truck Network.

  • Needle exchange discussed

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    The Anderson County Health Board formed a committee during its meeting Monday night to consider establishing what would be Kentucky’s seventh public needle exchange program.
    While details on how such a program would be put together locally remain to be seen, it would be designed to allow drug addicts a place to obtain clean needles in exchange for dirty ones with the goal of keeping those needles off the streets.

  • ‘Pure bliss’

    While we all dream of escaping the harsh Kentucky winters for the warm, humid Caribbean, Shawn, Stephanie, and their 7-year-old son Jaxson Barnett have turned that dream into reality.
    For a second winter, the Barnetts have spent the coldest Kentucky months sailing between island nations just north of South America.  

  • Cop busts two for pretending to be him

    A Lawrenceburg man’s effort to impress a young woman by pretending to be Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch came to an end when Crouch charged both of them with felonies.
    Christopher C. Puckett, 19, of 1126 Hammond Lane and Charla Brock, 20, of 1048 Butler Drive were each charged with impersonating a peace officer and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.