Local News

  • Winners named in Lion’s Club’s 5K Run/Walk

    The Lawrenceburg Lion’s Club hosted a 5K Run/Walk for Sight on Saturday during the Burgoo Festival to raise money to buy eyeglasses for the under-privileged people in Anderson County.

    Forty-nine people participated in the and everyone was able to finish the 3.1-mile course in less than one hour.

    The fastest runner in the event was Austin Dillow of Lawrenceburg, who ran the course in 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Second was Aaron Hume of Lawrenceburg with a time of 18:28.

  • Marching Bearcats place first in Pulaski County Invitational
  • Not just any old flag

    “Is this the first time you've been to our little town?

    ...I don't like to brag but we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag.”

    --Johnny Cash


    The flag the Anderson County football team rallies around is not yet ragged. It might never be tattered or threadbare.

    But the same message it waved in the winds near one of the world's hot spots is the one the Bearcats want to shout every time they take the field for the battle of a football game.

  • Martial arts group raising funds to assist families

    Martial arts enthusiasts say the sport does much more than teach self defense.

    They say it also builds character.

    Amid the hustle and bustle of Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days on Saturday, members of Lawrenceburg Martial Arts on Woodford Street spent the day building that character by seeking donations to assist those in need this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Shoppers welcome return of Sidewalk Days

    Sidewalk Days in Lawrenceburg made its debut last week, featuring live music, grilled food and businesses showcasing their goods in front of their stores.

    Business appeared brisk during the three-day event, which returned for the first time in decades and was sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News.

    As she sat watching Puncheon Creek perform, Jane Ross said she was thrilled to see Sidewalk Days revived.

  • Burgoo Festival kicks off Friday, cook-off Saturday

    A weekend filled with music, pageants and food is on tap as the annual Anderson County Burgoo Festival kicks off this week.

    The festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, highlighted again this year by the annual Burgoo Cook-off, a fundraiser for Shop With a Cop. The cook-off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Lawrenceburg Green, with trophies going to the top three teams.

    The festival kicks off Friday at 5 p.m. with music by R&R, followed by performances by Scott Said & Backroads Band at 7 p.m. and Killin’ Time Band at 8 p.m.

  • Firefighter charged with sex crime

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Monday with trying to procure a minor in a sex offense, according to a news release issued Tuesday by Attorney General Jack Conway.

    Bruce Shane Meece, 29, was arrested at his home in Lawrenceburg, according to the news release, and transported to the Franklin County Jail.

    Meece is a volunteer at Station 5 of the Anderson County Fire Department, Chief Patrick Krogman has confirmed.

  • Fire hospitalizes homeowner, leaves nine homeless

    A fire Thursday evening gutted a home on Alton Station Road, leaving a family of nine homeless and the father hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

    Homeowner Toby McRoberts arrived home to see his house on fire before rushing inside to alert his son, Toby Jr., 18, to get out, according his wife, Donna McRoberts.

    Toby McRoberts was overcome with smoke, but his son managed to escape out of the back of the home.

    There was no immediate word on Toby McRoberts’ condition. His wife said one of their daughters traveled with him to the hospital.

  • Paying their respects

    Most Americans went about their normal, work-a-day lives when the anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks occurred last Friday.

    Not Glen and Jennifer Drury.

    The Lawrenceburg couple wanted to make sure proper respect was paid to those who lost their lives in the attacks, so they traveled to the site of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania for a ceremony remembering the brave men who forced the plane to crash into a field.

  • County’s voter rolls called ‘corrupt’

    Data show Anderson County has more than 1,300 people registered to vote than are eligible live voters, prompting the threat of a lawsuit if the problem isn’t resolved.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released data that show Anderson is one of 18 counties in Kentucky and 141 nationally with more registered than eligible voters.