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Local News

  • Local real estate woes continue

    The sale of homes in Anderson County continued their downward slide in June, according to a news release from the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.
    Comparative sales from this June to last June fell 20 percent, and the median price for homes dipped 26 percent during that same period, according to a news release.
    Last June, realtors with LBAR sold 20 homes, compared to 16 this June. The median price last year of $133,000 dipped to $98,550.

  • Trial set for Horn Drive man charged with incest, rape

    A trial date has been scheduled for a Lawrenceburg man charged with incest, second-degree rape and second-degree sexual abuse.
    William Smith, of 109 Horn Drive, was indicted late last year following a state police investigation into allegations that he committed incest with a victim under the age of 18, and that he raped and sexually abused a victim under the age of 14, according to documents on file in the Anderson County Courthouse.
    His trial is scheduled for Aug. 11-12 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Murder suspect lodged in Shelby

    From Landmark News Service
    A murder suspect charged with the death of an Anderson County woman is the first inmate to be housed in jail in Shelby County under the terms of a new jail agreement.
    Terry Cram, who was brought back to Kentucky from Arizona where he had fled in January, arrived at the Shelby County Detention Center last Tuesday.
    Normally, Terrance Cram, 49, would have been taken to the Franklin County Jail, but Shelby County is now housing those inmates.
    Then, on Friday, the transfer of the Anderson County inmates began in small groups.

  • Police: Man staged his own shooting

    A Lawrenceburg man stands accused of faking his own shooting Tuesday morning on Saffell Street and has been charged with several crimes, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
    Zachary S. Penwell, 30, of 201 Saffell St. is charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit assault, theft by unlawful taking and falsely reporting an incident, according to the news release.
    Penwell called 911 dispatch at 9:23 a.m. Tuesday and reported that someone had robbed and shot him in the leg.

  • Coupons return to paper July 20

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend.
    Starting July 20, The Anderson News will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Anderson News each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • City tables ordinance after stare-down with chamber

    Chamber members and business professionals voiced concerns at Monday night’s city council meeting over the now tabled civil offense violation ordinance and its apparent implications as an anti-business tool and city revenue generator.
    More than 15 residents, including a business owner from Versailles, attended the June 11 meeting.
    The proposed ordinance would classify violations, including littering, nuisance and zoning, as civil offenses to be brought forth to the five-member code enforcement board.

  • Bringing the Heat

    Bourbon isn’t the only thing being produced in Tyrone these days that sets people’s throats ablaze.
    Just down the road from the Wild Turkey distillery, a family is growing peppers that are the hottest on the planet as part of their ongoing effort to turn what were once pasture and tobacco fields in a thriving family farm.
    And they’re succeeding.

  • Suspect who swiped church’s copper gutters charged

    The man suspected in a rash of copper thefts — including stealing the copper gutters right off of First Baptist Church — is now behind bars.
    Officers Jeremy Cornish and Teddy Melton of the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced Tuesday morning that Rodney Wash, 43, whose last known address was 109 Woodford St., Apartment 1, is facing six felony charges for alleged copper thefts across Lawrenceburg.

  • Two days, two shootings in Lawrenceburg

    A Lawrenceburg woman was shot in the head Monday night, and a Lawrenceburg man was shot in the leg Tuesday morning in separate incidents.
    Both were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and are expected to survive.
    The woman was shot late Monday afternoon at a residence at the corner of Woodland Park Circle and Gailane Drive.
    The man was shot at a residence at 102 Saffell St., directly across the street from Lawrenceburg Community Baptist Church.

  • Magistrates OK unified government meeting

    The possibility of merging city and county governments received a kick-start Tuesday morning, thanks to a vote of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Magistrates voted unanimously to approve a joint meeting with the Lawrenceburg City Council to allow the force behind merging, attorney Walter Patrick, to speak to both governing bodies at once.
    The city council will likely consider agreeing to the meeting when it meets later this month.