Local News

  • Wreck jams traffic on Wildcat Road

    Although traffic concerns certainly pale during such a serious accident, traffic nevertheless became a story of its own late Friday afternoon when a woman’s car was hit head-on by a dump truck on Versailles Road.
    Cars trying to cross the Kentucky River into Lawrenceburg eventually were backed up as far as Falling Springs in Versailles.
    Cars headed from Lawrenceburg to Versailles backed up before eventually being rerouted to the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Middle school student charged for ‘hit list’

    A male Anderson County middle school student was arrested last Wednesday morning as he exited his school bus and charged with 32 felony counts of terroristic threatening for possessing a “hit list.”
    According to School Resource Officer Joe Saunier, the “hit list” contained the names of 32 Anderson County middle school students.
    Because of privacy concerns, Saunier could not release the name of the student or describe what hit list entailed other than that it listed students’ names.  

  • City council raises property tax rates 3.4 percent

    The city council unanimously approved a compensating tax rate at its Sept. 10 meeting for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, a 3.4 percent increase from last year.  
    In 2011 the city council approved the maximum 4 percent revenue increase, a 6.6 percent tax hike for taxpayers at $1.78 per $100,000.
    Real property assessments for the city dropped by about $1.4 million since last year, according to Anderson County property valuation data.

  • Middle school student arrested for ‘hit list’

    An Anderson County Middle School student was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with 32 felony counts of terroristic threatening for possessing what police are calling a “hit list.”

    The list contained the names of 32 middle school students, according to the school’s resource officer, Joe Saunier of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Saunier said he arrested the male student after he arrived by school bus to the middle school Wednesday morning.

    He said the student did not have any weapons on him at the time of his arrest.

  • Kentucky ranks third among states in child obesity

    By Tara Kaprowy
    Kentucky Health News
    At every Girl Scouts meeting, Christmas concert, soccer field and swimming pool in Kentucky lies a trend that is easy to spot. It doesn't have to do with the Toms on the children's feet or the feathers affixed to their hair. It's the fact that every third child in Kentucky is overweight, and many of them are obese. As they stand in front of the crowd or struggle to swim to the other side, the problem is plain. Its consequences are not so plan, but are far-reaching.

  • Truck tug will benefit Ramsey family

    A truck tug of war is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at benefit the family of the late Cody Ramsey, a 17-year-old killed this summer in a car wreck.
    Sponsored by the Kentucky Truck Tuggers, the tug will be held in the county park starting at 6 p.m.
    Admission is $8, with children under 5 admitted free.
    Walmart will provide concessions, according to a news release.
    All funds raised at the gate and from concessions will be given to Ramsey’s family.

  • Man busted for growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • Fire destroys contents of The Variety Store

    A forgotten candle was the cause of a Saturday afternoon fire at local business The Variety Store, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, Suite 7.
    According to City Fire Chief Robert Hume, the city fire department arrived at The Variety Store on Saturday, Sept. 1 at about 2:30 p.m.
    Reports filed by Deputy Fire Chief Tim Reed state a candle was left burning Friday night after The Variety Store closed for the Labor Day weekend.
    Hume said most of the contents of the suite were destroyed by heat and smoke, but did not have an estimated cost of the damage.

  • News briefs: 9-5-12

    Mackville Community Center, Lion’s Club host truck and tractor pull
    The Mackville Community Center and the Mackville Lion’s Club will host a truck and tractor pull on Sept. 15.
    The weigh-in will be at 4 p.m., with the pull starting at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. For additional information, contact Eddie Noel at 859-262-5104.

    Grill-Off fundraiser for clinic
    to be held Sept. 22

  • Jailed ex-social services worker seeks shock probation

    The former social services employee sentenced to five years in prison on nine felony counts of falsifying her investigations is scheduled to return to Circuit Court on Thursday for a shock probation hearing.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, was sentenced in late July after pleading guilty to a host of felony charges.
    At that time, her attorney, Bill Patrick, said he would attempt to have her placed on shock probation after she served the required 30 days in jail.
    Murphy is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. in front of Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman.