Local News

  • Man wearing two security monitors busted for theft

    A 28-year-old Lawrenceburg man who court records show has been charged in 29 criminal cases made it an even 30 Monday when he was arrested for theft by unlawful taking and criminal trespassing.
    At the time of his arrest, Shelby Waford, of 1375 Gilbert’s Creek Road, was wearing not one but two electronic monitoring devices attached to his ankles, according to police, who charged him and another man with stealing scrap metal from a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Also charged was Charles W. Hall, 32, of Salt River Road.

  • Anderson County High School under 'soft lockdown'

    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has confirmed that the Anderson County High School is currently under "soft lockdown" due to a safety concern about a man with connections to the high school possibly approaching the high school campus.  

    Mitchell said a One Call notification will be going out to high school parents about the “soft lockdown,” a procedure in which there is an increased security presence in the high school entryway and in the hallways.

  • Property owners told to clean up or pay up

    The Code Enforcement Board recently fined a Main Street property owner about $8,680 in contested code violations, with the board saying it will waive all fines if the land owners clean up the property within the next 45 days.
    According to City Attorney Robert Myles, the Code Enforcement Board spent about two and half hours last Tuesday night reviewing the civil offense citation against property owners John and Joann Bain of Mount Eden, listed as the owners of 618 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

  • Fiscal court backs off killing business licenses

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court’s effort to rescind its decades-old business license tax has hit a $1 million snag.
    That’s the amount the fiscal court collects each year from its insurance premium tax, which is linked directly to the business license tax magistrates voted unanimously to kill two weeks ago.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said if one goes, the other goes right along with it, including the revenue they provide.
    “The business license ordinance is tied directly to the insurance premium tax,” she said.

  • Zoners want opt out for historic district residents

    The Planning and Zoning Commission said yes to creating a historic district in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    With one notable and additional recommendation: the inclusion of a zoning category with an “opt out” provision for property owners.
    The commission voted unanimously last Tuesday night to recommend the establishment of a historic district in the city, but with a condition for the council to consider creating a zoning category to give an option to property owners who do not want to be in the historic district.

  • A ‘Lassie’ story with a twist

    Zeke knew he had to save his partner-in-crime, Snickers.
    Trapped in a cold cistern on Hawthorne Lane with no way out, Snickers needed help.
    And Zeke, a large Labrador mix, went to find it.
    “It’s a Lassie story,” Snickers’ owner Millie McAnly said, remembering the Jan. 22 incident.
    Much like the famous collie’s television rescues, Zeke attempted to attract the attention of a property owner on Hawthorne Lane, according to Anderson County animal control officers.

  • Child-tying suspects want change of venue for trial

    Saying that he’s concerned about the amount of publicity the case has received, the attorney for one of the three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day requested their pending trial be moved out of Anderson County.
    Public defender Scott Getsinger filed a motion for a change of venue Tuesday morning in court. He told Circuit Judge Charles Hickman that he is concerned about a fair trial.

  • Panhandler gets bum’s rush

    Valentine’s Day proved anything but sweet for a man the Lawrenceburg Police Department tossed out of town following a panhandling complaint.
    Police say Jeffrey A. Polston, 32, of 299 Foxhaven Dr., Somerset had approximately $300 in cash along with various gift cards when they responded to a complaint about him panhandling on US 127 Bypass near the entrance to Kroger on Feb. 14.

  • Search for suspected bridge jumper continues

    The search for a man who authorities think jumped from the bridge in Tyrone on Monday continued Tuesday afternoon.
    The man’s name has not yet been released.
    The search began Monday morning after the man’s vehicle was found parked on the Woodford County side of the bridge.
    Authorities at the scene said that and other evidence led them to believe that the man may have leaped off the bridge in what is being considered a suicide.

  • Self checkout, guns coming to Walmart

    Walmart is planning significant changes for its Lawrenceburg store this summer — changes that will almost certainly make most shoppers happy.
    Store manager Kim Darland confirmed last week that Walmart will install eight self checkout lines this August, along with bringing back two popular items: guns and fabric.
    The checkout lanes are designed to allow shoppers to cash out on their own by scanning items, bagging them and paying without a cashier.