Local News

  • Close to his Hometown

    J.D. Shelburne hails from across the county line, but he’s had a tie to Anderson County basketball before he was ever able to shoot a 3-pointer.

    “I was named J.D. after Jimmy Dan Conner, an Anderson County legend!” Shelburne says of Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1971.

    Shelburne, whose given name is John David, is one of the rising stars of country music and will be in town Saturday to help the Anderson County High School basketball teams tip off the basketball season with the 23rd annual Cat Madness celebration.

  • Superintendent seeks assistance restoring Glensboro School

    From staff reports

    The old Glensboro School House was brought to the campus of Anderson County High School by a committed group of community members and was restored in the 1990s.

    Plans were to use the school as a place for students to come and experience the way students spent their day at a school where eight grades were taught in one or two rooms. It was also to be used to clubs and other groups for meetings and other activities, but the old school house is in need of repair.

  • License plate birdhouses help improve quality of life for state’s veterans

    Just because Veterans Day has passed doesn’t mean you can’t still honor and help a veteran.

    There are veterans in facilities that don’t have family to give them some of their most basic needs, such as clothing and personal items.

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny attended the Veterans Day celebration at Thompson-Hood Veterans Home in Wilmore last week. He, along with some other county clerks, were there to thank the veterans in attendance and to present a check for $15,000 to the facility.

  • Art Emporium, Frame Clinic grand opening at new Main Street location set for Saturday

    From staff reports

    The Art Emporium and Frame Clinic, located at 131 S. Main St., will celebrate their grand openings this Saturday, according to a news release.

    Stop by anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to take part in the celebration that will include hors d’oeurves and live music throughout the day.

    The businesses will “showcase exceptional art, eclectic gifts, and custom framing,” according to the release.

  • 16 months later, Shelburne’s career is booming; singer says he will win Saturday’s 3-point shootout

    J.D. Shelburne’s country music career has taken some giant steps to stardom since he first sat down for an interview back in July, 2014.

    At the time, Shelburne was well-known on a regional basis, but nothing like it is 16 months later. He’s still climbing and is not yet a household name, but things are different. Not only has Shelburne’s latest video, “Hometown,” been widely acclaimed, he’s getting into new areas around the country. For example, he has been booked for a gig in San Diego in March.

  • School to honor fallen trooper

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg plans to honor fallen Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman between the school’s volleyball and basketball games Saturday, Nov. 14.

    The ceremony is scheduled to begin at approximately 3 p.m.

    Chrisman died June 23 when his cruiser was involved in an accident while responding to a reckless driving complaint in Livingston County. He was only six months into his career as a state policeman.

  • Council to consider new streetscape as merchants voice concerns over trees

    Downtown merchants’ concerns over trees blocking the signs on their buildings sparked a discussion during Monday night’s Lawrenceburg City Council meeting that could lead to the city rethinking Main Street’s overall appearance.

    The council also discussed tweaking its alcohol regulations, including how the Wild Turkey Trace golf course is classified, and heard its police chief laud citizen support of his officers.

  • Teen hurt when car slams tree

    A 19-year-old man had to be airlifted to an area hospital after the car he was driving struck a phone pole and tree Monday afternoon on Bishop Street in Tyrone.

    Markus Beasley sustained head and chest injuries after his car veered off Bishop Street. It sideswiped a phone pole, continued on and struck a tree just several yards in front of a child’s swingset.

    Witnesses said he was driving much too fast for the narrow street when his car missed a curve and crashed.

  • Treacherous road repairs to begin

    Squeaky wheels apparently do get greased.

    Following years of complaints about having their homes hit or nearly hit by cars careening off Alton Road, residents along the narrow stretch of state highway are expected to start getting relief later this week.

    Work is scheduled to begin Thursday to add 6 to 8 feet of shoulder to the area of the road where cars and trucks routinely veer off the road, down an embankment and headlong toward several homes.

  • Revenue bond OK’d to help Florida Tile expand

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last week gave preliminary approval of an industrial revenue bond that would help expand Florida Tile.

    George Leamon, executive directory of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority, said the bond would allow the county to abate taxes.