Local News

  • 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.

  • Fundraiser tonight for teen killed in wreck

    A fundraiser is scheduled for 6 to 8 tonight to help raise funds for the family of a Lawrenceburg teenager killed early this month in a wreck.

    Cody Ramsey, who would have been a high school senior this year, worked part-time in the county park, and his co-workers, other county employees and fiscal court magistrates have already raised about $800 to help cover his final expenses.

    Tonight, Edwardo's Pizza on Glensboro Road will donate 15 percent of its sales during that time, organizers said, to help the family purchase a headstone for Ramsey.

  • Buzz about bees

    Barbara Gillette leans closely to the small plot of corn stalks in her backyard garden.    
    “Do you hear that?” she asks and pauses, the silence filling with the quiet hum of her honeybees harvesting corn pollen.
    Gillette, who set up her first honeybee hives on her Wildcat Road farm and her honey product line “Honey and Herbs on Wildcat” in 2007, says beekeeping is like gardening, or writing.
    It’s a kind of therapy.    

  • Stringtown honors its mothers through new album

    With a name like Tammy Wynette, you must be born to be a musician.   
    Lawrenceburg resident Tammy Wynette Stratton, member of the bluegrass group Stringtown, said she believes her mother, Inez Hahn, wanted her to be exactly that since birth.  
    Inez supported her daughter’s interest in music all her life. She bought her daughter drums, Tammy’s principal instrument, when she was 14.
    When Tammy’s mother was dying from cancer in 2009, Inez heard Stringtown for the last time.

  • Candle blamed Friday fire

    Residents were evacuated from a small fire at 1010 Paula Drive late Friday morning
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said someone at the residence had lit a candle on the countertop next to flammable material in the bathroom.
    No one was injured in the fire, he said. Barnes said the bathroom was pretty burnt up from the smoke, but that residents should be able to continue living in their home.
    Anderson County fire, sheriff’s office, EMS and city fire and rescue responded to the scene.

  • Trashed home still stands despite judge’s deadline

    A dilapidated home on Hammond Road remains standing despite a fire chief’s warning to tear it down, a district court judge’s order to tear it down and the potential for $85,000 in fines.
    The home, which is caving in, first made headlines over a year ago when it was declared unsafe by the county fire chief, who gave its owner, Steve Gay, 10 days to tear it down.
    Gay didn’t do it.
    Gay was then cited and ordered to appear in district court, where a judge gave him until July 5 to tear it down.

  • Cops, hot-rodders team up for pair of good causes

    If Gov. Steve Beshear’s schedule allows him to attend, it might be the one place he’ll go this month where he won’t be the center of attention.
    Oh, plenty will want to take a gander at the gov, but they’ll also be enthralled with the array of tricked-out police cars, hot rods and other classic cars on display during the Cops & Rodders 2012 Car Show, scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Atkins to replace Burris as interim police chief

    The city council discussed the issue of fireworks and the appointment of an interim police chief at its July 9 council meeting.
    Council member Bobby Durr asked Mayor Edwinna Baker if the city had any sort of time limit on when fireworks start and when they end, and to think about making changes to the city’s ordinance prior to next year’s Fourth of July
    The mayor said she and fire chief Robert Hume had discussed making possible changes to the ordinance to present to the council for final approval.