Local News

  • On Writing

    The path to success in writing, for many Lawrenceburg authors, is paved with self-doubt, rejection and endless rough drafts.
    Several authors from Anderson County recently shared their stories on what it means to write, what they’re working on, and what they’re inspired by:   
     Jeanette Buser
    When Jeanette Buser was in school, she doodled fleas.
    Fleas jumping off of dogs. Fleas skiing, hang gliding, swimming.

  • Main, Broadway becoming more accessible

    Both Broadway and Main streets will be under construction this summer as the state Department of Transportation brings them up to code with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.  
    According to Charlotte Faeth, the Danville Section Supervisor for Anderson, Boyle and Mercer counties, the project consists of asphalt resurfacing of two Lawrenceburg routes: a 1.62-mile section of US 62/S. Main Street to Woodford Street, and 3.64 miles from the US 127 Bypass to Broadway.

  • Officer friendly, indeed

    Officer Joe Saunier said only a stick of dynamite will remove him from his position as school resource officer.
    Lt. Chris Atkins said it would take the force of a two-ton truck.
    No matter the metaphor, Saunier, who will be honored June 19-21 as the state’s School Resource Officer of the Year, loves his job.  
    It wasn’t always that way.
    About three years ago, when Atkins and Chief Tommy Burris told Saunier he would replace Nathan Doty as the school district’s resource officer, Saunier thought about retirement or resigning.

  • Magistrate, judge-executive spar over county budget

    The 2012-13 budget passed last Tuesday by the fiscal court shows the county’s priorities aren’t in order and is not fair to its largest magisterial district, according to 6th District Magistrate Kenny Barnett.
    Barnett cast the lone dissenting vote last Tuesday morning on a budget that calls for just over $7 million in spending.
    Following that meeting, Barnett voiced his displeasure for the budget, saying that more money should be directed at paving county roads.

  • Questions linger in woman’s death

    The family of a Lawrenceburg who died June 9 after falling into the Kentucky River has more questions than answers about what lead to her death.
    Mitsey Ann Barnett Garlen, 43, of Ninevah Road died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after spending several days there on life support, according to her stepfather, Henry Adams.
    Garlen apparently fell from a houseboat docked in the river not far from the governor’s mansion in Frankfort, but no one saw her fall in, Adams said.

  • Three indicted for trafficking heroin, morphine, oxycodone

    Just days after a Lawrenceburg mom and her brother were arrested on heroin charges, the Anderson County Grand Jury indicted three people on separate charges for allegedly trafficking heroin, morphine and oxycodone.
    Indicted June 2 were Colton T. Riggs, 24, of 1500 Mac Drive, Cody L. Stratton, 18, of Town Terrace Apartments, and Kelly R. Isham, 29, of 1095 Tara Way.

  • Jumping for more than joy

    A Lawrenceburg man doesn’t want to set a new state record for the most skydives in one day.
    He wants to shatter it.
    Troy Woods will start jumping out of a perfectly fine airplane at daylight Friday, June 22 and doesn’t plan to stop doing so until dark.
    If all goes well, he hopes to make 80 jumps that day, twice as many as the current Kentucky record of 40.

  • News briefs: 6-6-12

    ‘Bikers vs. Cancer’ poker run set for June 16
    The Drury Brothers’ 10th ‘Bikers vs. Cancer’ Relay for Life Poker Run will be held June 16 at McBs Bar and Grill, 212 West Main St., Lebanon.
    According to Todd Drury, one of the organizers of the event, the Relay for Life Poker Run began with just 20 bikes, and has grown to close to 200 bikes in 2011.
    Sign-up begins at 10:30 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $10 per bike, which includes ride entrance and one poker card. Extra cards are available for $5 each.

  • Benson Creek man recovering after four-wheeler wreck

    The friend of a Lawrenceburg man seriously injured May 3 in a four-wheeler wreck is hoping that the incident serves as a lesson for drivers of cars, and four-wheelers.
    John Bradley, 39, of Benson Creek Road sustained numerous injuries when the four-wheeler he was driving went off the road and hit a tree after nearly being struck by an oncoming motorist, according to friend and neighbor Bobby Denhart.

  • Spike in heroin use, overdoses cause for ‘concern’

    Last Wednesday’s heroin arrest of a Lawrenceburg mom who told police she is a “heroin fiend” is far from an isolated incident.
    Although most wouldn’t consider such a destructive narcotic common in Lawrenceburg, public safety officials say they are seeing plenty of the drug, and its devastating side effects with regularity.
    Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell said Monday that paramedics have responded to five heroin overdoses in just the past two weeks.