Local News

  • Firefighters save apartment building, baby items on Lynn Drive


  • County fire chief explains need for tax increase

    Editor’s note: The following is printed here at the request of Pat Krogman, chief of the Anderson County Fire District.

  • Driver cleared after two struck on Main Street

    The driver whose vehicle struck two children last Thursday on Main Street will not be charged in the incident.

    “The driver who hit them was not charged with anything,” Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins said Monday morning. “She was not at fault in any way, shape or form.”

    Atkins said the investigation was not fully complete at the time of his statement, but that the information needed to finalize it would not change the outcome.

  • ‘Idol’ winner bringing TV show to Burgoo

    The year’s Burgoo Festival could be in for some star treatment.

    Taylor Hicks, winner of the popular TV show “American Idol,” will be filming a segment for his new show, “State Plate,” a food-based series that is now in its second season on the INSP network, sources have confirmed.

    Hicks is expected to appear during the annual Burgoo Cook-Off, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 on the Lawrenceburg Green to raise money for Shop With a Cop.

  • Drury’s cockroach complaint ‘invalid’


    That’s the ruling from health officials who last Tuesday investigated a claim made by school board chairperson Donna Drury about cockroaches in Saffell Street Elementary School.

  • Gritton: Voters, fiscal court powerless against fire tax increase

    If the Anderson County Fire District approves a 38-percent property tax rate increase Thursday, the decision will not be subject to a public referendum.

    That news broke Tuesday after Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton received an opinion from the state’s attorney general’s office, saying that unlike other taxing districts that set a rate to increase their revenue more than 4 percent, the fire district is not bound by those statutes.

    Gritton said he stands opposed to the proposed tax increase and told Fire Chief Pat Krogman as much Tuesday afternoon.

  • Reason to cheer

    Jerrica Drury’s family knew their lives would be in for major changes when she was less than 3 months old.

    Now, it’s Jerrica’s efforts to be like any other teenager that are changing the lives of nearly everyone who comes in contact with her.

    She’s played baseball since she was able. And this summer, after seeing an announcement on Facebook, Jerrica, an incoming freshman, let it be known that she wanted to be a cheerleader at Anderson County High School.

  • You’re not Conway Twitty

    A Lawrenceburg man allegedly tried to pass himself off as the late country singer Conway Twitty before police charged him Aug. 27 with his fourth DUI, according to an arrest report.

    Bradley W. Driskell, 46, of 1150 Paxton Road was asked to show identification when a Lawrenceburg police officer stopped him around 6 p.m. on Fox Creek Road. According to the officer’s report, Driskell handed him a Conway Twitty cassette tape.

  • First Christian men paying it forward

    First Christian Church of Lawrenceburg has been paying it forward to the community for decades by building handicap ramps for those in need.

    Started in the 1980s by church members Nathan Allen and Clarence Ray Sparrow, the gesture began as a way to help church members.

    Jim Link later took over the project, and it morphed into not only helping members of the church, but many others in Anderson County.

  • Roaches at Saffell, school bus safety cited as reasons to raise school tax

    Student safety and cockroaches at Saffell Street Elementary School were among the reasons supporters and school board members gave for taking the largest property tax increase allowed by law during last Thursday’s public hearing.

    By a vote of 4-1, the board increase its property tax rate from $6.08 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.27, a 3 percent rate increase that is expected to generate an additional $700,000 from local property taxes.