Local News

  • Five jailed after cops raid pair of meth labs

    Five people were arrested when local police raided two meth labs last Thursday and Friday nights.
    The first came when officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department busted a suspected meth lab at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 30, in the trailer park.
    The second was when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip Friday night and took down a suspected meth lab behind a residence on Mill Creek Pike.

  • Peyton Place: more than just a sign

    Two weeks ago, Mary Shouse Peyton’s identity was stolen.
    Specifically, her beloved “Peyton Place” sign that used to mark the entrance to her home on Harrodsburg Road.
    Mary, a Lawrenceburg native, has been a Peyton for more than 60 years since she married her late husband, Ollie Frank Peyton.
    “When they sold this off, they sold all the front lots and called it Peyton subdivision,” Mary said.

  • Grill-off set for Saturday

    Anderson County residents will be grilling for a cause — a free medical clinic.
    The Grill Master Grill-Off fundraiser for the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic will be held at the Anderson County Community Park Lions Club pavilion on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  
    Donna Crain Drury, chairman of the fundraising committee for the clinic, said a free medical clinic is something that Anderson County needs and would give more people the opportunity to get medical care.

  • Lawrenceburg says goodbye

     By Ben Carlson and Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    If worth were measured based on the number of friends she had, Marie Garmon would undoubtedly have been one of the wealthiest people in Anderson County.
    In what was described by a funeral director as one of the largest turnouts he’d even seen, an estimated 4,000 people paid their last respects to Garmon last Friday and Saturday before she was laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

  • Dove hunter charged with being drunk

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed last Wednesday after being charged with hunting under the influence and second-degree wanton endangerment, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    David Thomas Gaines, 43, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive was hunting doves around 8 p.m. Sept. 12 in a field about six miles south of Lawrenceburg when he allegedly fired his 12-gauge shotgun twice in the direction of another hunter, according to a report filed by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer Jason Wells.

  • Sheriff’s office takes down suspected meth lab

    For the second time in as many days, police in Anderson County have busted a suspected methamphetamine lab.

    Acting on an anonymous tip, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office took down a meth lab Friday night on Mill Creek Pike. Charged in the bust were Christopher Caffee, 36, of 1940 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg; Dylan Hawkins, 18, of 1930 Mill Creek Pike, Lawrenceburg; and Jeffrey Goodlett, 37, of 430 Bondville Road, Salvisa.

    Caffee and Hawkins were each charged with complicity to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

  • Funeral service is Saturday for Marie Garmon

    The funeral service for Marie Crawford Garmon will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church.

    Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.

  • As 9/11 comes and goes, student won’t let memorial dream die

    One year later, high school senior Blake Roach hasn’t given up on his dream to construct a 9/11 memorial.
    Some people thought he did.
    “They do ask me, ‘what happened to it?’” Roach said of his plans to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. “At this point, to give up would be pointless.”
    One thing Roach has learned in a year spent fundraising for the 9/11 memorial  — frustration.

  • Fiscal court cracks down on business licenses

    The owners of 35 businesses, including a number of well-known businesses in town, have been turned over to the county attorney’s office for prosecution for refusing to pay a business license tax imposed by the fiscal court.

  • Woman injured in dump truck wreck dies

    The Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on last Friday by a dump truck has died, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Marie Garmon, 43, sustained massive injuries in the wreck that occurred when the truck struck her van and drove it into a rock wall near Starhill Way. She died Wednesday night.

    The dump truck was headed toward Versailles when it locked up its brakes to avoid hitting a car that had stopped in front of it. The truck then veered into the opposite lane, slamming into Garmon’s mini-van.