Local News

  • City misses out on litter funds, again

    City officials again this year failed to apply for state funds to sweep its streets, and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway says he’s not about to bail them out.
    According to information obtained in an open records request, the city did not respond to the state’s Division of Waste Management’s offer of nearly $5,500 in litter abatement funds, marking the second time in as many years the city has failed to do so.
    The deadline to file for the funds was last November, and failing to do so means the city has now lost roughly $11,000 over past two years.

  • Local man killed in bike wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed Sunday while riding his motorcycle in Natural Bridge State Park.
    Gary Martin, 60, of Harry Wise Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which occurred on a large sweeping curve on Highway 11 near Slade, Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearn confirmed Monday.
    Hearn said Martin was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a guardrail.
    “He apparently lost control of the motorcycle,” Hearn said.

  • Mom tells cops she’s ‘heroin fiend’

    A woman who police say told them she is a “heroin fiend” was arrested last Wednesday during a welfare check on her children.
    Marian “Meg” Grant, 30, of 321 Humston Drive was arrested and charged with first-degree drug trafficking, first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • Branch in road likely cause of wreck that hurts two

    A branch that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that hospitalized two drivers.

    A woman was headed toward Lawrenceburg and apparently stopped to avoid running over the branch when a second vehicle crested a small hill in front of Bluegrass Energy and slammed into the rear end of the woman’s car, according to a woman who said she witnessed the wreck.

    Neither woman had been officially identified as of late Thursday afternoon.

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  • Play to relive radio’s golden age during WWII

    The Anderson County Community Theater is looking to rally the troops and entertain its audience during its upcoming production of  “The 1940s Radio Hour,” a play that takes place at radio station WOV in New York City during World War II.
    Director Rodney Handy (who may also join in with the 16-piece live band as a musician) said the production begins with the cast setting up for the regular radio spot of the “Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade” singing group.

  • You may now kiss the bride

    Five Anderson County couples share more than mutual friends and the same high school memories.
    All 10 men and women also share the same wedding anniversary — June 1, 1962.
    Although the couples will celebrate 50 years of marriage next month, none of them have the same story of what they expected marriage to be like or what future newlyweds can anticipate marriage to hold for them.

    Raymond and Suzanne Casey

  • DARE Derby is Saturday

    If you don’t have stink bait starting to, well, stink, better get busy because annual DARE Fishing is approaching fast.
    This year’s catfish derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 2 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the lake near Hope Community Church, located just over the Anderson County line on US 127.

  • Murphy pleads guilty

    An ex-social services worker has admitted lying about a host of child welfare investigations she was supposed to conduct, including several allegations of sexual abuse and child being given drugs.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of tampering with public records last Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court in return for an offer from Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell’s office of five years in prison.
    Sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 24.

  • School employee sues, says rights were violated

    An instructional assistant is suing Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and the Anderson County Board of Education in federal court, claiming that her rights were violated when she lost her job at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
    Kathy Campbell, of 1077 Indian Trail, Lawrenceburg, claims that other classified employees with less seniority were able to keep their jobs, a violation of state statutes and board policy. She also claims her rights were violated under the 5th and 14th amendments of the Constitution.