.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Homes evacuated after car ruptures gas line

    Dozens of homes had to be evacuated last Friday morning after a vehicle struck and ruptured a natural gas line on North Main Street.

    The car snapped the above ground 1-inch line, allowing it to spew massive amounts of the highly flammable but invisible gas into the air. The line is located just off the shoulder of North Main, between a residence and the Stratmore Motel.

    Fortunately, the gas didn’t ignite before emergency personnel cleared the area of vehicles and other potential ignition sources.

  • Scholarship fundraiser draws over 100 guests to BCTC

    Over 100 guests attended the Lawrenceburg Campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College's "Night of Glamour" on Saturday night raising enough funds for at least one scholarship to the school.

    Campus director Rhonda Wheeler said 105 guests attended the formal event, as well as 10 band members and 15 works, for a total attendance of 130.

    Although the final tally of funds raised at the event isn't in yet, Wheeler said the college will be awarding at least one scholarship.

  • Schools to set tax rate Monday

    The Anderson County Board of Education will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. to set the real estate and personal property tax rate.

    The board met after a public hearing Thursday night with the intention of setting the rate, but a misunderstanding led to a failed motion and left the district without a tax rate.

    State law requires the tax rate to be set by the end of August.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 3.

    Barry D. Simpson, preliminary hearing, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), controlled substance prescription not in its original container, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to July 15.

    Pamela Taylor, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- motion/disposition/trial date July 1.

  • County retiree still receiving health care benefits

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to pay thousands of dollars in health insurance premiums for a former county employee who retired last October.

    County Clerk Jason Denny confirmed Monday that the employee retired from his office but remains an active employee on the county’s list of workers receiving health care benefits.

    Denny said the monthly premium totals around $400, including $125 each month for prescription coverage. Through July, the total would be well over $3,000.

  • Inmates, others spraying county park

    A highway department employee apparently isn’t the only one to violate the state’s regulation on spraying weed killer on public property.

    County employees in other departments, along with inmates on work release from jail, spray weed killer in the county park and around the courthouse, but do not have the required state certifications to do so.

    The spraying appears to be done in numerous locations in the park, including the perimeter of the playground, skateboard park, in drainage ditches and around large drainage pipes.

  • Missing dog could be in Anderson County

    A Franklin County dog that has been missing for over a month may have been spotted in Anderson County, a volunteer involved in the search said Thursday morning.

    Copper, an 11-year-old Shiba Inu, was released into the wild on July 3 after being labeled as a coyote by a worker at the Franklin County Humane Society, said Barbara Murray, who is heading up the search effort for the dog.

    Murray said the last reported sighting of Copper occurred on the Anderson County side of Ninevah Road.

  • Incumbent mayor won't be challenged in November

    Lawrenceburg’s mayor is set for the next four years, but the council members she will be working with are yet to be determined.

    In order to run in the Nov. 2 general election, candidates had to file by last Tuesday, Aug. 10.

    Incumbent mayor Edwinna Baker is seeking reelection, but no one filed to challenge her this fall.

    However, 10 candidates filed for a chance at a spot on the six-seat city council.

  • Driver blames flip-flop for bus, car crack-up

    We’ve all heard about the dangers of drinking or texting while driving, but wearing flip-flops?

    Although there is certainly nothing illegal about wearing them behind the wheel, flip-flops are likely the cause of a wreck last Thursday afternoon when a small car hit and became lodge beneath the rear bumper of a school bus at the intersection of Saffell Street and Glensboro Road.

    No one was injured in the accident, and no students were aboard the bus.

  • Items swiped from road barn

    The Anderson County highway facility was burgled sometime over the weekend with thieves making off with a variety of tools and equipment.

    Highway foreman Chip Chambers said someone broke into the building by pushing an air conditioning unit through the window and climbing in.

    Chambers said items stolen include two chain saws, a pole saw, floor jacks, sockets and a pressure washer.

    Chambers said Monday he was still working to put together an estimated value of the equipment for the county’s insurance company.