Local News

  • Annual 127 Yard Sale to begin Thursday

    The 127 Yard Sale will bring hidden treasures and thousands of bargain hunters to Lawrenceburg this weekend starting Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5.
    The 127 Yard Sale, which runs 690 miles from Addison, Mich., to Gadsden. Ala., will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and is annually held the first weekend of August.
    Originally designed to get tourists out on those roads less traveled, the 127 Yard Sale has expanded its reach across several states since the sale started in 1987, according to the sale’s official press release.

  • Teams sought for Burgoo Cook-off

    Think your burgoo is Anderson County’s best?
    Here’s your chance to prove it and help out a good cause at the same time.
    Teams are now being sought for the second-annual Burgoo Cook-off, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.
    Entry is free, but team space is limited. Teams participating last year have the right of first refusal.

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  • Suspect says cops used gun to make her confess

    A woman is claiming that officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department forced her to confess to a crime by pointing a gun at her, threatening to take away her children and exposing her “drug habit,” according to documents on file in Anderson County District Court.
    Heather Hume, 32, of 201.5 Saffell St., was charged last August with falsely reporting an incident when a man at that address, Zachary Penwell, allegedly shot himself in the leg to avoid paying rent and claimed he was robbed.

  • 14 sickened by virus at Heritage Hall

    More than a dozen residents of senior care facility Heritage Hall were sickened last week when a highly contagious airborne food virus spread though the facility, health officials confirmed Monday morning.
    Tim Wright, interim director of the Anderson County Health Department, confirmed the illnesses, saying the facility had been infected with norvovirus, which has gained notoriety over the past several years from outbreaks on cruise ships.
    Norvovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.

  • Tornado warning over; more heavy weather expected

    Tornado sirens wailed across Anderson County early Thursday evening after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the southern portion of the county.

    Although the warnings had expired, Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said he expects more severe weather later Thursday evening, likely between 9 and 10 p.m.

    Barnes said he had not received any reports of damages as of 7 p.m.

  • Cops & Rodders raises more than $4,000 for two good causes

    Hundreds of people flocked to downtown Main Street last Saturday for the first Cops & Rodders car show, raising more than $4,000 for two good causes — Shop with A Cop and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch.   
    Sheriff Troy Young said he had no idea what kind of response the event would get, and said he received many compliments on the show. He already has started on suggestions for what the sheriff’s office will do next year if they host the event again, including possibly adding a motorcycle division.  

  • Trial date set for murder suspect

    A trial date for the man charged with murdering his wife in March has been set for Feb. 25, 2013.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 48, was arrested earlier this year for allegedly shooting Modena Branson during a domestic dispute at the couple’s home on Ballard Road.
    Following the shooting, police say Branson shot himself in the head but survived.
    His trial date was set Tuesday morning when he appeared in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Fiscal court votes to explore privatizing home incarceration

    The Anderson County jailer is speaking out after the fiscal court shunned her advice and voted last Tuesday night to begin contract discussions with a company that provides home incarceration services.
    Lexington-based Corrisoft monitors defendants with ankle bracelets as well as smart phones that track their movements, allow them to receive information about their cases and stay in contact with probation officers.

  • Covert camera will monitor trash dumpers, dope growers

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    Illegal trash dumpers, pot growers and others who break laws when they think no one is watching will soon have to worry about another way of being caught.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to share the cost of a surveillance camera system with the sheriff’s office that will be used to monitor those problems and more.