Local News

  • Answering the call of duty

    Six firefighters from the Anderson County Fire District were deployed Thursday morning to help battle an ongoing wildfire in eastern Kentucky.

    Capt. Rob Gresham, firefighter John Robinson, firefighter Matt Moses, Battalion Chief Chris Harrod, firefighter Dillon Harrod and firefighter Earl Gresham all answered a call for help and left around 9 a.m.

    Chief Pat Krogman said they traveled to Hazard and were to be be assigned positions from there.

    “They will be assigned wherever they are needed down there,” Krogman said.

  • Riva Ridge resident calls 911, claims someone shot wife in head

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly ran from his home screaming that someone had just shot his wife in the head was charged last Wednesday with alcohol intoxication and transported to an area hospital.

    Brian T. Dixon, 46, of 1120 Riva Ridge Drive had a blood alcohol level of .36 at the time of his arrest, which is more than four times the legal limit allowed to drive, according to court documents.

    The 911 call came from a neighbor, who said Dixon was in his driveway screaming about his wife being shot.

  • Parent cited for assaulting coach

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly asked the high school girls’ volleyball team coach if he was “going to be a punk-as* little bi*ch again tonight?” before allegedly grabbing him by the throat was cited Friday afternoon on an assault charge, according to a criminal complaint on file in Anderson District Court.

    Kenny Holland, 43, of 108 Djeddah Drive was cited by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office but was not taken into custody.

  • ‘Store work was always my thing’

    Anyone who has visited a gas station in Lawrenceburg over the past couple of decades almost certainly knows him, even if they don’t know his name.

    He’s the soft-spoken, affable man with a penchant for counting back change in increments of 1,000.

    He’s the guy who calls young and old alike, “kid.”

    Above all, he’s the fellow who, day in and day out, is never at a loss for a kind word or two for friends and strangers alike.

  • The Gun Doctor will see you now

    There’s a new gunsmith in town.

    Becky Kostenbader, aka The Gun Doctor, has set up shop on Main Street with plans for opening at 8:30 a.m. today (Nov. 9).

    Kostenbader offers full gunsmithing services, including cleaning, inspection, repairs, stockwork and bluing.

    “I’ve always loved to take things apart and see how they work,” she explained of her latest endeavor.

    “I’ve been around guns for most of my life, so this came naturally.”

  • Search for burglar results in pot bust

    An Anderson County man was arrested and charged with marijuana possession this morning after deputies found more than a pound of weed in his home, according to a police documents.

    Buddy Evans, 61, of 1149 Dugansville Road is also charged with drug paraphernalia.

    According to a report filed by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Tony Likins was assisting the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office in searching for a burglary suspect when he stopped at Evans’ house to warn him about the incident.

  • Same bands, different tastes leave Marching Bearcats hungry again

    It was somewhat fitting that the final performance of the 2016 season for the Anderson County High School Marching Band would come at a place named for a pizza empire.

    I’ll take the ham and pineapple. You can have pepperoni and mushrooms.

    We can both be happy.After having some pizza — Really, what else can you eat at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium? — the Marching Bearcats were just ready to finally claim that elusive big trophy they have been chasing the last five years.

    It was to be their year, you know.

  • Grant will slash local debt of Alton sewer project

    The $2 million project to replace the the rickety vacuum sewer system in Alton became considerably less expensive for Lawrenceburg residents Monday morning.

    The City of Lawrenceburg has been awarded a $992,500 federal Community Block Development Grant, which was delivered during an announcement on the Lawrenceburg Green by Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington).

  • Seven vie for six seats on Lawrenceburg City Council

    From staff reports

    Voters will elect a new Lawrenceburg City Council when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    There are seven candidates running for six available seats in what are deemed non-partisan races.

    Six of the seven candidates are incumbents, with Joe Marshall attempting to unseat one council member.

    Below are responses to a questionnaire sent to each candidate.

    Bobby Durr

    Question: What do you consider the biggest current need in the city and how will you go about getting it done?

  • Woman indicted for armed robbery

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged following an Oct. 26 armed standoff with Lexington police was indicted Tuesday for armed robbery of the Evergreen Market in Franklin County.

    Robin Holbert, 46, allegedly robbed the convenience store at gunpoint the night before the standoff. Surveillance video displayed during a news conference Monday at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shows Holbert wearing what appeared to be white facial pant and wearing masculine clothing, pull a handgun out and demand a clerk hand over cash.