Local News

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest for possession


    Justin Arnold, of Harrodsburg, was arrested Thursday, July 27, after an officer pulled him over for a traffic stop.

    The arresting officer was stopped behind a vehicle at a red light of the Walmart parking lot and Bypass 127 South. The officer witnessed the light turn green while the vehicle did not move, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Sen. Carroll should not resign, friend says

    FRANKFORT — Julian Carroll had made no public response by press time Tuesday to the call from his fellow Democratic state senators that he resign from the Senate after a television news report that Carroll allegedly groped a man and propositioned him for sex in 2005.

  • ‘Flim Flam Man’ is 50

    It was 50 years ago this summer that a confidence man and his sidekick terrorized Main Street in Lawrenceburg, running their car up and down the sidewalks, crashing into the sheriff’s car and even slamming into a wagon filled with watermelons.

    Driving the car was the infamous Mordecai C. Jones, a self-proclaimed MBS, CS and DD (master of back stabbing, cork screwing and dirty dealing), who was trying to outrun the law after swindling locals of their money.

  • Pit bull attacks 2-year-old

    A 2-year-old child suffered severe lacerations to the face this morning during an attack by a pit bull.

    The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

    The child was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with what first responders said were non-life threatening injuries.

    The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone, according to Shane Bast, director of the county’s animal control unit who is investigating the incident.

  • Merged fire departments discussion put on ice

    Those hoping to see the city and county fire departments merge can kiss that idea goodbye.

    At least for now.

    “Is it dead? From our perspective, no,” said Johnny Walls, chairman of the Anderson County Fire Protection District’s board of directors. “But if the city wants to stop the whole issue, that’s fine. We won’t push it.”

  • Suspect found not guilty of trying to murder cop

    John Thompkins is going to prison for more than a decade, but not for the attempted murder of a police officer.

    The 38-year-old Danville man who in 2015 was indicted on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly firing a handgun at former Lawrenceburg Police officer Clay Crouch was instead found guilty last week of first-degree assault and other charges.

    Two police officers swore under oath that they saw Thompkins point a handgun, and an eyewitness testified he saw Thompkins shoot at Crouch, heard the shot and saw the muzzle flash.

  • Progress continues on library expansion

    Most are aware that the Anderson County Public Library is under-going a renovation, although not everybody might be aware of what the new building will offer.

  • Don’t call her ‘baby’

    Jason and Erica Doss were given a scare when a high-risk pregnancy resulted in Erica giving birth at 22 weeks pregnant.

    Through a low survival rate, surgeries, oxygen tanks, breathing machines and medical supplies, they now have a thriving 3-year-old daughter, Jai’lynn.

  • Man charged with attempted murder of cop convicted of assault

    The man charged with attempting to murder former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch was convicted this afternoon on a lesser count of first-degree assault, but will still be facing a lengthy stretch in prison.

    The jury also convicted John Thompkins, 38, of Danville on charges including first-degree fleeing police, first-degree possession of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a handgun following a three-day trial in Anderson Circuit Court.

    He was found not guilty on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Will Bible be going back to school?

    The state legislature has cleared the way for the Bible to again be taught in Kentucky schools, but it will be up to the high school’s site-based council to determine its fate in Anderson County.

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently signed into law House Bill 128, which requires the Kentucky Board of Education in the Commonwealth to establish an elective social studies course on Hebrew Scripture, the Old and New Testament of the Bible, or a combination of the Hebrew Scripture’s and the New Testament to be taught at the high school level.