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Local News

  • Rite of Spring

    The babies have arrived on Wildcat Road.  
    Tic and Tac, two fuzzy baby doll Southdown lambs only three days old, wobble after a sheared ewe in the afternoon sun.
    Betsy DeKoster, the owner of the Lawrenceburg Bluegrass Babydoll sheep farm, explains that the third lamb triplet, Toe, didn’t make it.  
    She points at a lamb named Twister, who survived a complicated birth, she said, and was safely delivered despite the lamb’s head being pulled backwards.

  • News briefs: Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers lecture series

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is offering an event titled “Taking Charge of Your Health” as part of the hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” physician lecture series Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
    The event includes a complimentary dinner and will be held at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort at 66 C. Michael Davenport Blvd.
    Presentations will be made by the following physicians and topics:
    Joseph Dobner, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
    Willis McKee, MD – Wound Care
    Steven Vallance, MD – General Surgery

  • Lawrenceburg Police announce arrests, citations

    The Lawrenceburg police department recently issued the following citations and arrests:
    Oshula A. Warner, 33, Lawrenceburg, was charged with falsely reporting an incident Feb. 4. An investigation by Officer Josh Satterly into a reported burglary on Alice Drive has resulted in Warner’s arrest after Satterly’s investigation revealed the theft never occurred.
    Joshua S. Solomon, 21, Danville was charged Feb. 6 with speeding, no insurance and DUI and arrested after a traffic stop on US 127 Bypass by Officer Bryan Brashears.

  • Man charged with video voyeurism

    A Florida man is charged with video voyeurism for allegedly setting up a video camera in the home of a Lawrenceburg woman.
    Dale Chrisien, 56, of 291 Mango St., Fort Meyers allegedly set up the camera in a “private living area” of the home, located on Edge Hill Drive in Lawrenceburg.
    The incident dates back to July of 2005.
    Chrisien entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney, Michael Hawkins, last Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.

  • News briefs: 4-3-13

    Beta Sigma reports
    meeting minutes
    Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 7 at the library to begin 2013 activities.
    “Our home tour on Dec. 2 was a great success and our members had fun participating in the House of Trees and Relay for Life,” according to a Beta Sigma Phi press release.

  • Two semi accidents temporarily close Parkway

    Two separate tractor-trailer crashes, happening about 30 minutes apart, closed down sections of the Blue Grass Parkway near Lawrenceburg on Monday afternoon.
    According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, a flat-bed tractor-trailer, heading eastbound, flipped onto its driver’s side on the off-ramp near Exit 59 on the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway.
    The semi was hauling two big rolls of aluminum when it overturned at about 5:55 p.m. Monday, Barnes said.

  • Fireman's funeral
  • Health director seeks 33% tax rate increase

    The county’s health director is proposing a 33 percent property tax rate increase to make up for funds his department did not receive from a Medicaid insurance provider and end furlough days for employees.
    Director Tim Wright is asking the county’s board of health to increase the tax rate from 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to 40 cents, an increase of 33 percent. That increase is expected to generate $150,000 in additional revenue, from about $460,000 to $610,000, a 32.6 percent increase.

  • Ward teachers to be evaluated by their students

    Student growth and student-answered surveys will be two new components of evaluating the effectiveness of Anderson County teachers.
    A new teacher evaluation system, known as the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES), places teachers on a “continuum of performance,” from the low level category of “ineffective” to highest level of “exemplary.“

  • Mailed pot lands two behind bars

    A 57-year-old Lawrenceburg woman is behind bars for allegedly allowing 8 pounds of pot to be mailed to her home in exchange for crack cocaine.
    Diana L. Hart of 303 Vail Drive was charged with trafficking marijuana when a postal inspector tracked a large box to her home that was mailed from an address in California.
    The post office alerted the Lawrenceburg Police Department, which arrested Hart and Lexington resident Tenisha Y. Higgins on Friday afternoon, according to police. Both are charged with trafficking marijuana, over 5 pounds, a Class C felony.