Local News

  • Truck, train collide off Avenstoke Road

    A Norfolk-Southern train plowed into a pickup truck Monday morning, sending the truck tumbling off the tracks before it landed upside down.

    The driver of the truck, Brock Messina, 20, of Louisville appeared to sustain only minor injuries and was transported from the scene by ambulance.

    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a farm trail off Avenstoke Road in northeastern Anderson County.

    The vehicle was apparently headed south when it crossed the tracks in front of the train, which was headed east toward Lawrenceburg about 3 miles from Alton Station.

  • Boy, 7, killed in Bluegrass Parkway accident

    Labor Day weekend got off to a brutal start when a 7-year-old boy was killed early Saturday morning after he was ejected from a vehicle and struck by another on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey pronounced Nathanial Terry, of Iowa, La., dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m.
    The child’s mother, Clorissa Hooper, 35, was driving a 2005 Chevy pickup truck when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • Brotherhood extends beyond the football field

    There’s a band of brothers that exists beyond the Anderson County high school football field.
    It’s a group of firefighters, says retired Frankfort firefighter Mike Fitzgerald, that donate their time and resources to give back after Sept. 11, 2001.
    As a part of the New York Says Thank You organization, firefighters from around the country commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 by giving aid to those in need.
    Fitzgerald learned of the foundation from a group of Mississippi firefighters after being sent by FEMA to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief.

  • Waddy man loses amputation suit; attorney plans to appeal

    From The Sentinel-News
    The attorney for Phillip Seaton, the Waddy man who lost his lawsuit against the doctor who amputated his penis, said he plans to appeal the jury’s verdict.
    After hearing three days of emotional and sometimes graphic and embarrassing testimony from a variety of witnesses, a Shelby County Circuit Court jury ruled last Wednesday that Dr. John Patterson, a urologist from Frankfort, had the right to amputate Seaton’s penis without discussing that surgery with him during a circumcision in 2007.

  • Giving back, through music

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff Writer
    The Acoustic Project began with a man dying 10 feet from Kevin Riggs.
    The University of Kentucky student and Lawrenceburg native was returning from Houston after attending the Final Four game with some friends when he witnessed a terrible car crash.
    A man was ejected from the vehicle, and died on the scene. Riggs said some of his friends were EMTs, so they attempted to assist in the aftermath of the crash.
    Riggs said he tried to comfort the man’s wife, saved by her seatbelt.

  • Local man killed in car wreck

    A former Lawrenceburg resident was killed last Wednesday afternoon in a vehicle accident near Highway 55 in Washington County, according to a report in The Springfield Sun.
    Bobby C. Perry, 71, of Springfield was traveling north on Highway 55 when his 1999 Toyota apparently crossed the center line and struck head on a 2008 Honda, operated by Setsuko Obata, 50, of Lebanon.

  • Elections board to consider fate of Western polling location

    The Anderson County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Friday at 10 a.m. for a special-called session, County Clerk Jason Denny announced Tuesday morning.
    The board is scheduled to discuss and perhaps vote on the Western polling location, located at the Beaver Creek Masonic Lodge.
    That location and several others become hotly debated last year when it failed an handicapped accessibility inspection.

  • Couple creates own toy story

    They live here, not the North Pole.
    But when it comes to stockpiling and distributing toys, even Santa Claus has nothing on Steven and Jessica Seeberger.
    Thanks to equal measures of determination and online ingenuity, the Lawrenceburg couple has two warehouses stuffed with toys, but is now determined to find retail success when they open their new store, ToyBurg, on Sept. 13 in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.

  • Youth is served

    Two local wildlife officers are looking for about 30 children, and one of them could be yours.
    Sgt. Phillip Crane and Officer Jason Wells, who patrol Anderson County for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, have organized for the second year a youth hunt specifically for children ages 10 to 15 from here, Mercer and Franklin counties.
    Their goal is to expose children who may otherwise never get the chance to hunting and all that it entails.

  • Ex-social worker to be arraigned

    The former social services worker indicted on felony charges of tampering with public records is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy was indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury earlier this month on nine felony charges that stem from her time working in the social services office in Lawrenceburg.