Local News

  • 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.

  • Accused wife beater found in victim’s attic

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man who allegedly threw his wife to the floor in August, beat her up and pointed a loaded bow at her chest in September and was found hiding in her attic in November will not likely be getting out of jail anytime soon.

    Tired of seeing Steven Robinson, 34, of 233 Hunter Ridge Drive violate domestic violence protective orders only to get bailed out of jail, District Court Judge Donna Dutton lowered the boom on him last Wednesday by ordering him to be held on $100,000 cash bail.

  • ‘Grinch’ who stole employees’ Christmas behind bars

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The former Dairy Cheer owner who allegedly stiffed employees for thousands of dollars in pay in December of 2011 is now behind bars.

    Dubbed “Dairy Grinch” by employees furious that she closed the restaurant and skipped town without paying them, Lou Compton, 68, was arrested late last month in Detroit after Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office used social media to track her down.

  • Human remains found in Anderson County

    Hunters found identification papers in a western Anderson County field Saturday. Anderson County Sheriff's Office deputies searched the area and around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night found skeletal human remains, according to Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Taylor said the sheriff's office and the coroner are working this as a death investigation.

    For the full story, see the Wednesday print or e-edition of The Anderson News. 

  • Water shut off city-wide

    Update: Crews fixed the broken water main under pressure and water will be restored by 5 p.m, according to City Clerk Robbie Hume.

    The boil water advisory will remain for the next 18-24 hours, said Hume.


    Orginal story: A break to a 12-inch water main near Stringtown has forced city officials to shut off water to all of Lawrenceburg.

    The water is expected to be off until around 6 p.m., according to City Clerk Robbie Hume, who said it could be sooner depending on time needed to make repairs.