Local News

  • News briefs: 9-28-11

    Burke graduates from basic training
    Kentucky National Guardsman PFC Paul C. Burke graduated from basic training May 12 in Fort Jackson, S.C. He completed his AIT training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on Aug. 17.
    Paul is a son of Wayne and Christy Burke and the grandson of Danny and Alma Darnell.
    He is a 2007 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
    Rotary to celebrate
    86th anniversary
    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 86th anniversary Sept. 29.

  • Lawrenceburg woman needs help in battle with cancer

    A fundraiser featuring silent auctions, food and live music and more is set to help a Lawrenceburg woman battling Stage 4 colon and lung cancer.
    Tammy Matherly-Coomes, 39, is the mother of five and grandmother of one who was diagnosed in June and has already endured six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, family members said.
    She also has a spot on her left lung and the cancer is in her bloodstream, they said.
    Next up is surgery to remove a tumor on her colon, followed by more chemotherapy, family members said.

  • Child found safe after massive search

    The Springfield Sun

  • Police zap suspect following foot chase on Main Street

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly passed phony money at several fast-food restaurants added to her legal woes when she bolted from custody, forcing a police officer to shoot her with his Taser.
    The Anderson County Grand Jury on Sept. 20 indicted Katelyn Taylor, 21, of 316 Woodford St., Lawrenceburg on a host of felony charges, including first-degree fleeing or evading arrest, second-degree escape and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Burgoo, pullers highlight busy weekend

    Diesel-powered vehicles and burgoo will converge this weekend in Lawrenceburg.
    The annual Burgoo Festival and Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association will highlight one of the busiest weekends of the year when both begin Friday in Lawrenceburg.
    The Burgoo Festival runs through Sunday and features plenty of food, music and other events.
    The truck and tractor pull is Friday and Saturday nights and is scheduled to feature pullers from as far away as California.
    New to the Burgoo Festival this year is a cook-off sponsored by The Anderson News.

  • They found a dead what?

    Armadillos, you’re not in the Southwest anymore.
    The iron-plated rodent’s habitat is usually limited to the arid climate of Southern states like Arizona and Texas — with their range extending into Florida and the Carolinas — but have been gradually making their way up north, even into Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
    Bobby Patel, owner of The Convenience Store located on Broadway, and Scotty Embry of Lawrenceburg, discovered a decomposing armadillo in the back lot behind the station.

  • Thefts plague Early Childhood Center

    More than $10,000 worth of tools and copper piping was stolen from the new Early Childhood Center two weeks ago, the most recent incidents in a series of thefts at the construction site.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell first heard of thefts at the Early Childhood Center in late August, when the first two incidents occurred.
    According to Mitchell, all of the items stolen in connection with the August thefts had been reclaimed.

  • Young named Kentucky's top sheriff

    Which of Kentucky’s 120 counties has the best sheriff?
    The answer is Anderson County, at least according to the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association, which last Thursday night presented the award to Sheriff Troy Young.
    With his triplet sons, wife, mom, several deputies and friends there to support him, Young received the award in front of hundreds of sheriffs and deputies crowded into a tony ballroom at the Galt House in Louisville.
    Lt. Col. Carl Yates of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office heaped praised on Young while presenting the award.

  • Upset residents lobby for, get public hearing

    Angry Harry Wise Road residents didn’t get to have their say Tuesday morning, but they soon will.
    Upset over the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s efforts two weeks ago to overturn a planning and zoning board recommendation to deny a subdivision near their homes, about 20 residents packed the fiscal court’s meeting room Tuesday morning to say their piece.
    Most weren’t allowed to speak because of legal restrictions that allow magistrates to hear only statements and evidence presented during previous planning and zoning meetings.

  • Waddy man killed when Jeep flips in field

    By Todd Martin
    The Sentinel-News
    A Waddy man was left dead at the scene early Sunday morning when his Jeep flipped and ejected him and two passengers joy riding in a field.
    Ricky Sean Temple, 22, was celebrating his birthday on Saturday, and the party extended into the early hours Sunday.
    At about 4 a.m. Temple and six others decided to take three vehicles into a nearby field on a large farm about half mile north of the Waddy Fire Station.