Local News

  • Western grads plan reunion for Sept. 16

    Peggy Peach, class of 1974, remembers when western Anderson County centered on the happenings at Western High School.
    “I’ve seen basketball games were you couldn’t get in the door,” she said. “[Western] just had a community spirit like you’ve never seen before.”
    Peach hopes to recreate the feeling of community at this year’s Western High School reunion Sept. 16 at the Lion’s Club pavilion at 6 p.m. at the county park.
    “Everybody knew everybody,” Peach said of her alma mater.

  • Man killed in ATV accident

    An Anderson County man was killed Sunday when the all terrain vehicle he was operating went off Clay Burgin Road and struck a tree, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed.

    Jeffrey Knight, 19, of 1282 Aaron Barnett Road was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:20 p.m. by Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    Knight was with family earlier Sunday morning before leaving on the ATV and heading west on Clay Burgin Road, according to Tussey.

    No other vehicles were apparently involved.

  • Doctor prevails in penis amputation case

    Dr. John Patterson acted appropriately when he amputated Phillip Seaton’s
    penis during surgery in 2007, a jury in Shelby County Circuit Court has
    After more than two days of emotional and sometimes embarrassing testimony
    from a variety witnesses, the jury of six men and six women deliberated
    little more than hour and ruled unanimously just before 2 p.m.
    Seaton, 64, and his wife, Deborah, of Waddy had sued Patterson because they
    say Seaton should have been awakened when Patterson found cancer while

  • Vote on mandatory trash collection, recycling expected next month

    Homeowners currently having their trash picked up will see a slight savings if the Anderson County Fiscal Court approves mandatory countywide collection.
    The cost for those already receiving the service will decrease from $11.65 to $11.32 each month, according M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect trash in Anderson County.

  • Library eyeing huge expansion

    Anderson Public Library board is considering its first expansion since 2005 due what it says is public demand for more multipurpose library space.
    Pam Mullins, director of the Anderson Public Library, said an expansion was something the public said it wanted the library to pursue.
    “The purpose of any renovation we do is to improve our services to the public,” she said.
    “That’s why we exist.”

  • City, county take first steps toward merger

    What began last Tuesday night as a joint city-county meeting to hear a presentation on unified government quickly turned into, for some, a referendum on how to reign in what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway called the county’s “out of control” taxing districts.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council did as expected and, after a presentation by attorney Walter Patrick, authorized their attorneys to draft ordinances that will need to be approved.

  • Council considers development water rates for industry

    The city council held a work session Aug. 18 to discuss establishing a temporary economic development rate for city water districts as an incentive to attract future businesses and retain current industries.
    According to city clerk Robbie Hume, the city is required to conduct a cost of service study when setting utility rates for water districts.

  • Amputation trial has emotional opening

    By Lisa King
    The Sentinel-News
    The jury trial of a man suing his surgeon for amputating his penis without his consent began Monday in the matter-of-fact manner of any other trial, but it got very personal very quickly.
    Eight women and six men seated in the jury box saw graphic photos of Phillip Seaton’s groin area after what was supposed to have been a simple circumcision performed by Dr. John Patterson at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in 2007.

  • Photos help police nab burglary suspect

    If the man who police say admitted robbing Sparks General Store earlier this month decides to continue his career in crime, he might want to consider a mask and a way to hide the license plates on his car.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Dale Harmon of Mackville, Washington County on Sunday, charging him with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking, according to a news release.

  • Woman still missing

    The search continued Tuesday for a missing Lawrenceburg woman, the Kentucky State Police confirmed.
    Holly Stewart, 35, has been missing since last Wednesday. She was last seen in downtown Lawrenceburg wearing a red and white striped shirt, tan pants and black boots, according to the state police.
    She has brown or auburn hair.
    The state police issued a missing person alert around 9:46 p.m. Saturday, asking for the public’s help in trying to locate Stewart.
    On Monday, Det. Kevin Calhoon said the police are still hoping to determine where she is.