Local News

  • Sex offender jailed for ‘chat’ with 8-year-old

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man on parole for distributing “obscene matter to minors” was sentenced to a year in jail last week for violating that parole by interacting with an 8-year-old child on Facebook.

    John Allen Ward, 50, of 115.5 Ann Drive pleaded guilty Nov. 12 to carrying on a Facebook conversation from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10, when police executed a search warrant at his home.

  • Gratitude brings awareness to God’s presence

    English poet John Milton, best known for his poem “Paradise Lost,” penned these words: “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

  • Harvest for Haiti packages meals and hope

    Around 400 volunteers from southern Indiana and throughout Kentucky came to Lawrenceburg on Saturday to package meals for children in Haiti.

    This is the second year Fox Creek Christian Church has hosted Harvest for Haiti. This year, 150,000 meals were packaged and more than $20,000 was raised to pay for the shipping and ingredients to package the meals.

  • ‘Café on the Corner’ paints picture of small-town life

    After four years of work and dedication, the members of Puncheon Creek have their first album to show for their efforts, and they couldn’t be happier.

    The locally produced and mixed album “Café on the Corner” paints a picture of small town life from the “Café on the Corner” about Jocko’s, a local café in Corydon, Indiana where townspeople would talk about the game over a burger and apple pie, to an ode to a late barber at the Zandale Barber Shop in Lexington.

  • Local veterans honored with a service and meal

    Anderson County veterans were honored Sunday afternoon with a service and a catered meal.

    The service was hosted by members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, and the meal was provided by local churches Family Worship Center, Open Bible and New Life Christian Fellowship.

    Col. Charles T. Jones of the Kentucky Army National Guard was the guest speaker for the event. He spoke of the sacrifice made by soldiers and their families and hoped to start a conversation about what more can be done to support veterans, especially to aid them in returning to civilian life.

  • Families enjoy literacy night at childhood center

    Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center students and families were invited to a Family Literacy Night Thursday. The theme for the day was “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” based off the popular children’s book. There were several cookie themed hands-on activities and a book fair in the library. Many parents said they enjoyed Family Literacy Night and the opportunity to see their child’s classroom environment. The main goal of the event was to encourage parents to read with their children.

  • Lawrenceburg police solve Huddle House burglary

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A former Huddle House employee has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief after allegedly stealing $600 and smashing a window to gain entrance to the restaurant late last month.

    Austin Rogers, 20, of 106 Peach Drive was held on $5,000 bond following his arrest Nov. 5 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Man charged in Walmart parking lot stabbing released

    Michael Aaron Joseph, who was charged with first degree assault for stabbing a man in the Walmart parking lot in Aug. 2013, was released from the Shelby County Detention Center and placed on probation Tuesday of last week.

  • Beth Drive man rescued from woods on Harry Wise Road

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man was injured Monday afternoon when he fell from a ladder on Harry Wise Road while attempting to hang a tree stand for hunting.

    Christopher Aldridge, 25, of 115 Beth Drive sustained a broken leg when he fell an estimated 10 feet.

    Aldridge and friends were hanging the tree stand on private property about 150 feet into the woods near a creek. First responders said he was using an extension ladder to put up what’s known as a hang-on stand, which has a seat and footrest and is clamped to a tree.

  • Police find, investigate human remains

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Investigators have plenty of clues as to the identity of the human remains found Saturday night off New Liberty Road in western Anderson County.

    Proving who that person was, however, will take time and perhaps an anthropologist.