Local News

  • B-double-E-double-R-U-N Beer run!

    A man went on a beer run at a local supermarket, and then allegedly ran off with the booze.
    Rodney Daniels “JB” McClanahan, 26, of Cynthiana, snatched two 18-packs of Bud Light beer cans and took off running into the Walmart parking lot last Wednesday afternoon with a store manager chasing him on foot, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    According to city police officer Josh Satterly, McClanahan threw the beer up against a fence on U.S. 127 Bypass and fled into the nearby Burger King restaurant to hide.  

  • Your money or your life!

    Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a maintenance worker last Saturday morning at an apartment complex on Smither Drive.
    Victim James McMurray of Frankfort told police he was getting some tools out of a pickup truck when a man walked up behind him, stuck a blunt object in his back and threatened to kill him if he didn’t hand over some money.

  • Auditioning for future tourism

    Seven days of work for a 15-second car crash.
    Rick Shaw, stunt coordinator with the movie “Rich Mullins: A RagMuffins’ Legacy,” had the time-consuming task of removing the danger from car crash scenes like the one filmed on US 127 Bypass late last Tuesday night.  
    “It’s just a challenge, to supply the knowledge of scientifics,” Shaw, who’s been flipping over cars and motorcycles for more than 25 years said about crash preparations. “It looks dangerous but we try to calculate the danger out of it.”

  • Settlement hearing date moved in federal suit against school board

    A judge’s order to have both sides prepare settlement offers by mid-August in the case of an instructional assistant suing the school district has been moved to December.
    Kathy Campbell, of 1077 Indian Trail, is suing the school district and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell in federal court on claims that her rights were violated when she lost her job at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
    During a July 23 conference call, a federal judge agreed to give each side more time and rescheduled an Aug. 20 hearing until Dec. 11.

  • Dropping in
  • From the chicken coop to center stage

    Daffodil is shy.
    Becky sounds like a squirrel when she lays her eggs.
    Each one of Sadie Burge’s show chickens has a funny name and a personality, she said.
    “They like to talk to each other a lot,” Sadie, who will be turning 11 on Friday, said.
    “I don’t want a rooster, because they crow too loud. I’m not going to get up at 4 o’ clock in the morning to make the chickens be quiet.”

  • 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.

  • Cool way to cool off
  • 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.