Local News

  • 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.

  • Daycare worker fired, charged for being drunk

    A Lawrenceburg daycare worker was arrested and charged with public intoxication after co-workers noticed her falling asleep while feeding children in the nursery.
    According a report obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department, a Cradle to Crayons worker smelled alcohol coming from former employee Gina York of 101 Saffell St., who was described in the report as being unsteady on her feet, with glassy eyes and slurred speech.

  • Mayor, council get automatic salary increase

    All six city council members and Mayor Edwinna Baker will receive an automatic salary raise due to an increase for this year’s consumer price index rate.  
    City clerk Robbie Hume said that effective July 1 of this year, the city council and the mayor will get a salary increase of 2.96 percent, the current CPI rate, as mandated by city ordinance.
    The CPI, or the rate at which the Kentucky Governor’s Office for Local Government determines the cost of living, is set in late February each year.

  • Tons of trash removed from Wildcat Road

    Fifteen tons.
    That’s how much trash was removed from the gravel stretch of Wildcat Road last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    County employees, volunteers and Magistrates Forrest Dale Stevens and David Ruggles spent days removing illegally dumped trash from an area regarded as one of Anderson County’s most scenic areas.
    Wayne Supply of Lexington donated the use of a trackhoe, a large machine capable of reaching part way down the steep bank and pulling out big items.

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  • Flat tax rate, new hours OK’d for health department

    New hours and a flat tax rate have been approved for the Anderson County Health Department as the agency continues to combat its financial problems.
    Interim Health Director Tim Wright said the department’s hours beginning July 9 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday; and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.
    Its current hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    The change cuts the hours the department is open from 37.5 to 34.5, meaning each employee will be paid for three less hours each week.