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Local News

  • Beard eating story explodes

    Lawrenceburg is known nationally for its famous bourbon distilleries, but it is also now known as the place where a man was forced to eat his own beard.

  • ‘Tickle game’ abuser gets four years

    The man convicted of sexually abusing a first-grader was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Football playoffs, hoops tip-off on tap

    It would be hard to imagine any small town being busier than Lawrenceburg for a sports fan this weekend. With the Anderson County High School football team making a strong showing in the state playoffs and basketball making its final preparations for tipoff, sports fans can get their fill of the action.

  • Judge: Monitoring device stays

    The man facing numerous felony charges of sexual abuse and sodomy of children under the age of 12 was denied a request to remove an electronic monitor from his ankle Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Fire destroys river cabin near Lovers Leap

    A fire Saturday night that destroyed a riverfront cabin near Lovers Leap remains under investigation, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Murder suspect back in court Dec. 7

    The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat earlier this year did not appear as scheduled Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, and is now scheduled to appear Dec. 7.

  • Will meth take Anderson by storm?

    A spike in violent crime.
    A rise in domestic violence.
    A dramatic increase in child abuse.
    Families and lives destroyed, seemingly overnight.
    Those problems and worse are headed toward Anderson County like an out-of-control freight train, and the devil driving that train is methamphetamine — meth, for short.
    “You have all the telltale symptoms,” said Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain, renowned nationwide for his decade-long battle with the drug that in 1999 reared its ugly head and nearly destroyed his county.

  • Martin faces sodomy, rape abuse charges

    A former Lawrenceburg man faces numerous charges of rape and sodomy on allegations that he forced two children under the age of 12 to perform sexual acts on each other while he watched.

  • Sheep rescued, drought blamed

    The implications of Anderson County’s ongoing drought extend well beyond dead lawns and leaves falling prematurely from trees.

  • Body found off Bypass

    The body of a man found dead outside a residence off US 127 Bypass near the Bluegrass Parkway has been identified as Rodney Sallee, 56.
    Sallee’s body was found early last Monday morning by a co-worker outside a residence where he had been staying, according to County Coroner Brian Ritchie.
    Ritchie said his office and the Kentucky State Police investigated the death and, as of Thursday, foul play is not suspected.