Local News

  • Mayor increases city workers’ salaries by 3 percent

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    The city council unanimously approved the first reading of its $3.516 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its May 14 meeting, as well as a 3 percent salary increase for city employees.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker said she included a 3 percent salary increase for city employees in the 2012-13 budget, and based that pay raise off of the current 2.96 percent consumer price index rate.
    “That [salary increases] was in the budget that was presented to the finance committee,” Baker said.

  • Markwell farm goes Hollywood

    The Markwell property is overrun.   
    Soldiers mill about the barn, some catching a quick afternoon nap on the floor.   
    An exhausted priest cuddles with half a bottle of whiskey on the Markwell’s living room couch.
    Crew members, dressed in black, tote cameras and audio equipment to the lake to film the next scene.
    Meanwhile Denny Markwell, the Lawrenceburg host for this small army of actors, cameramen and film producers, lights a large charcoal pit for a barbecue dinner.  

  • Angry Beasmores demand answers

    Lawrenceburg residents Lea and Kevin Beasmore want answers from the city on the state of a dilapidated Marrs Avenue property, one that the couple says is a public nuisance, a health hazard and should be demolished.   
    Lea Beasmore spoke before the council, stating she was there representing her parents, who own a home adjoining the Marrs Avenue property.
    “I’ve stood on my mom and dad’s property, and I kind of want to make my dad proud of me for standing here tonight,” Lea Beasmore, who said her father recently passed away, said.

  • Fallen soldiers to be honored

    The American Legion Auxiliary invites the Anderson County community to the Wall of Honor and the Healing Field at 725 West Broadway for a memorial service on May 27 at 3 p.m.
    According to event organizers, “the service is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, Department of Kentucky Auxiliary and American Legion Post 34 in remembrance of our fallen heroes. Our troops here and abroad who are still protecting and ensuring our freedom will also be honored.

  • Pair fly off into wild blue yonder

    Throughout their high school years, Tori Yeaste and Matt Sprague have had their share of memorable moments.

    Moments like back on Nov. 18 when Sprague hauled in a touchdown pass with 44 seconds remaining to pull Anderson County into a tie with Conner. The ensuing extra point gave the Bearcats the school’s first regional championship.

    Two weeks later, Anderson was playing in the state championship game.

  • Butt-dialing becoming a real pain in 911’s ... butt

    If you’ve ever butt-dialed 911 don’t be embarrassed because you have plenty of company.
    So much company, in fact, that the problem is becoming a significant one for local 911 dispatchers who have much more important work to do than answering phone calls made, well, from people’s butts.
    Butt-dialing — slang for when a cell phone user inadvertently dials a phone number — is a growing problem across the country, and Lawrenceburg certainly isn’t immune.

  • An inflatable hospital, just in case

    What has 16 rooms, suction, oxygen and four inflated walls?
    Anderson County’s version of a hospital, that’s what.
    OK, hospital might be a bit grand, but if the need arose to treat mass casualties on a moment’s notice, local emergency responders do have an inflatable device that can house up to 16 patients.
    It even has heart monitors.
    Owned by the state but stored here just in case, the facility was on display last Thursday outside of the EMS building on US 127 Bypass.

  • News briefs: 5-9-12

    Retired Teachers
    to meet May 10
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet at Lawrenceburg First Christian Church on May 10 at 6 p.m. for a potluck meal.
    Meat will be furnished.

    Garden Club of Danville
    hosts ‘Danville in Bloom’
    The Garden Club of Danville will present “Danville in Bloom,” a standard flower show, on June 1-2 at the Community Arts center.
    The show will be held from 1-6 p.m. on June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 2. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • High school student’s art to hang in U.S. Capitol

    It seems fitting that the artwork chosen to represent the Sixth Congressional District during the coming year will be a scene from its representative’s home town.
    Christina Wallace, a high school senior, said the inspiration for her work titled “Three Houses” came while driving through Versailles, the lifelong home of Congressman Ben Chandler.

  • Meth bust lands five behind bars

    A routine traffic stop for Lawrenceburg police led to five arrests and methamphetamine trafficking and manufacturing charges on Tuesday afternoon and evening.  
    Officer Jeremy Cornish said he had been checking for traffic and seat belt violations at about 3:30 p.m. when he observed Robert Medley, 25, who Cornish knew had a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without a seat belt on.
    But Cornish noticed something else once he pulled Medley over by Plaza Drive and gained verbal consent to search his vehicle.