Local News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.