Local News

  • ‘Disturbed’

    The former social services worker who pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of falsifying child welfare investigations was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, heard her fate, was taken into custody, shackled and placed among about a dozen other inmates as families affected by her actions looked on in delight.

  • Lynn Drive man busted for indoor pot patch

    A Lawrenceburg man is behind bars after the Kentucky State Police uncovered 68 marijuana plants growing in his apartment Thursday afternoon on Lynn Drive, according to a news release.

    Arrested was Chester L. Byrd, 46. He has been charged with cultivating marijuana, over five plants, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He was charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center, according to the news release.

  • ‘Everybody loved Cody’

    Terri Ramsey sat in amazement Monday night as dozens of people filled Edwardo’s Pizza to show how much they cared about the son she and her husband, Gerald, lost earlier this month in a car wreck.
    “We are astonished there are so many people,” she said. “We loved Cody, but we didn’t know so many other people loved Cody, too.”
    Cody Ramsey, 17, was killed earlier this month when the mini-van he was driving slammed into a tree on US 62.

  • Atkins discusses next steps for city police

    For about 20 years, Lt. Chris Atkins has served in the Lawrenceburg Police Department, moving from patrolman to corporal to lieutenant.
    Now he’ll be moving on a new role — interim police chief.
    “[Chief Tommy Burris] kind of introduced me to all of it already,” said Atkins, who has served under four city police chiefs during his tenure as officer. “It’s definitely going to be more administrative than what I do now.”

  • School board OKs $30,000 increase in district athletic budget

    The Anderson County Board of Education approved an $83,450 high school athletic budget, a 10-cent increase for school lunches and a change in its drug and alcohol policy at its July 16 meeting.
    All five board members were present, including new board member Scott Brown.
    High School Athletic Director Rick Sallee presented his annual budget to the board, with an additional $59,362 requested for cheerleading uniforms, baseball field resurfacing and new scoreboards.

  • Woman’s attempt to have Family Court judge arrested fails

    By Mallory Bilger
    Landmark News Service
    A Taylorsville woman who said she was treated unfairly by Family Court Judge John David Myles unsuccessfully called for the judge’s arrest during court July 2 and was removed from the court room.

  • Stevens’ campaign war chest nearly double King’s

    Democrat Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) outraised and outspent incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) by a wide margin when the two squared off in 2010, and is well on his way to doing the same this year.
    Stevens, who is vying to regain the 55th District seat he lost to King in 2010, has raised $21,100 through June 21, nearly double King’s total of $10,869, according to totals posted on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s website through last Friday.

  • Watson joins sales staff at The Anderson News

    Jack Watson joined The Anderson News staff as an advertising representative on July 11.  
    Watson, a southern Kentucky native, was previously employed at the Frankfort State-Journal newspaper as an advertising executive for more than nine years.
    Prior to his position at the State-Journal, Watson worked in retail management for Rite-Aid, Goody’s Family Clothing and Roses Stores for more than 22 years.
    Watson graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in business administration.

  • Bypass to close Tuesday to film car crash

    Hollywood is coming to Lawrenceburg.
    Color Green films is set to shoot a car crash scene on US 127 Bypass on Tuesday, July 24 for its upcoming feature film, and will require sections of the highway to be closed for filming.
    US 127 Bypass South is anticipated to be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday until 2 a.m. the following morning, July 25, according to a press kit released to the city.
    The US 127 bypass will be closed and traffic rerouted at the following intersections:

  • Man jailed for holding woman at knifepoint

    A Lawrenceburg man is accused of holding a knife to a woman’s throat and threatening to kill her during a domestic dispute earlier this month.
    Jeremy Grant Thornton, 37, of 104 Scott Court is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment from an incident at his residence July 7. He was ordered held on a $5,000 bond July 9 by Anderson District Court Judge Linda Armstrong, and is scheduled to appear in court July 19.