Local News

  • City budgets $515,000 for tourism

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council was scheduled Tuesday evening to get its first glimpse of a proposed budget Monday that includes $515,000 in tourism spending.

    The bulk of that spending — $419,000 — will be used to purchase the storage unit business on Main Street and convert the property into a parking lot. The balance will be used to hire a tourism director and promote tourism if the Anderson County Fiscal Court OKs a request to allow the city to join its tourism commission.

  • Man found dead in trailer park

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a Lawrenceburg man found dead inside of a trailer on Versailles Road, Coroner Mark Tussey confirmed.

    The body of Charles Cox, 35, of 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 58, was found inside a neighboring residence, Lot 50, Saturday morning, Tussey said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:21 a.m.

  • Auto parts fire under investigation

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A fire last Thursday temporarily forced the evacuation of Advanced Auto Parts on Glensboro Road.

    The fire apparently started in an office when paperwork being stored in several large cardboard boxes burst into flames.

    City of Lawrenceburg firefighters were able to pull the burning boxes into the parking lot and extinguish them, temporarily closing the store.

    Fire Chief Bobby Hume said Monday that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

  • Correction

    An incident report issued March 4 by the Shelby County Detention Center says inmate Robert Harrison Phillips did not test positive for methamphetamine. A previous report from the detention center dated Feb. 19 indicated that Phillips did test positive for methamphetamine, which was the basis for an article that appeared in the March 4 edition of The Anderson News. The March 4 detention center report was written after that edition of the newspaper was distributed.

  • Much more than a fish tale

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Going fishing with who was home on leave from the U.S. Army would have been special enough for Robert Boatman.

    Doing so and hauling in the biggest largemouth bass he’s ever caught made the experience priceless.

    Boatman, 45, who lives on Fairmont Road, pulled in a 7 pound, 5 ounce bass that measured 23 inches while fishing with his son, Staff Sgt. Donald Fuller, May 7 on Willisburg Lake.

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  • Locals named in ‘organized crime ring’

    Courtesy of The State Journal

    Five Lawrenceburg residents were among 12 people indicted last Tuesday by the Franklin County Grand Jury for what prosecutors say is their involvement in organized crime involving property theft and trafficking methamphetamine.

    Each was indicted for a Class B felony.

  • Police called when church hoops game turns violent

    By Ben Carlson and John Herndon

    News staff

    Police were called after a men’s church league basketball game ended in what a 911 caller described as a “riot” last Tuesday night at First Baptist Church on Main Street.

    Witnesses offered varying accounts of what happened when a team from Tyrone Baptist Church played a team from First Baptist, including differing views of which side started an altercation between a player who was ejected from the game for dunking and the game’s time keeper.

  • ‘Oh, my God, Daddy!’

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Ethan Sizemore was already busting at the seams.

    While he and his second-grade classmates at Emma B. Ward Elementary School were busy making American flags out of construction paper last Wednesday afternoon, Ethan made it clear why he was making his.

    “My dad’s in the military and he’s coming home this weekend,” he said, nearly bubbling over with enthusiasm. “I can’t wait to see him.”

    He didn’t have to wait nearly that long.

  • Readers wish moms happy Mother’s Day

    Dear Mother, (Iris Case)

    Hello, mother, just wanted to let you know that I am truly blessed to have you as my mother.

    You will always be my Mother Bear and I will always be your baby boy.

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.


    Adam Case

    Dear Mom, (Amanda Case)

    Mom, I want you to realize that my sister and I are very lucky to have you as our mother.