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

Local News

  • Motorcyclist killed on Bypass

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a car Sunday night on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Donald Miller, 60, of Beaver Lake Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie said Monday morning.

    His passenger, Brenda Sparrow, was airlifted from to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where she underwent surgery for multiple injuries. Ritchie said she was in serious condition.

  • Cheerleading coordinator pleads not guilty

    The woman charged with taking over $3,000 from the Anderson County Youth Cheerleading Association entered a not guilty plea during her arraignment last Thursday.

    A preliminary hearing for Mary Ann Pratt, 32, of Lawrenceburg, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Anderson District Court.

    Pratt was arrested and charged Aug. 7 with theft by unlawful taking over $300 after a four-month-long investigation by Lawrenceburg Police Department Detective Mike Schell.

    Pratt was the 2007-08 coordinator of ACYC.

  • Heading 'em up and moving 'em out

    A wagon train made up of about a dozen wagons was on its way to Casey County when it made an unexpected stop at MedStop Pharmacy last week.

    "One of our guys had to get his medicine," explained teamster Charlie Brown.

    "This is the first time we've done this particular trip," added wagon master Bobby Perry, who has been making similar wagon trips to points around Kentucky and adjoining areas for 30 years.

    Perry said most of the wagoneers are Anderson County residents.

  • Anderson's CATS scores show progress

    The Anderson County school district ranks in the top 35 percent in the state, Sheila Mitchell, director of district-wide curriculum, told the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

    The ranking is based on Commonwealth Accountability Testing System data for the 2008 biennium.

    CATS is a state mandate and is different from No Child Left Behind, which is a federal mandate, Mitchell said.

  • Industrial Foundation disbands, gives $1.2 million to economic development authority

    The local Industrial Foundation recently voted to disband and turned over $1.2 million to the Joint Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Economic Development Authority, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced at Tuesday's Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting.

    "They asked that two of their former board members be added to the Joint Authority," Cornish said.

    The court voted unanimously to approve the agreement and appointed former Lawrenceburg Mayor Bob Thompson to fill one of the two additional seats on the Joint Authority.

  • Locals flock to pumps, fearing higher prices

    Jeremy Coates spent $100 filling up his truck Friday afternoon, and that was considered a good deal.

    With rumors that gas prices might reach $5 per gallon last weekend, a friend told Coates he should fill up soon or literally pay the price.

    And Coates certainly was not alone.

    Kathy Case, who was working the cash register at the BP on U.S. 127, said the gas station had seen a definite increase in business during the lunch hour Friday.

    "The pumps have been full for an hour and a half," Case said.

    But Five Star on Broadway could even top that.

  • Locals flock to pumps fearing higher gas prices

    Jeremy Coates spent $100 filling up his truck Friday afternoon, and that was considered a good deal.

    With rumors of gas topping $5 per gallon in Lexington and Louisville on Friday morning, a friend told Coates he should fill up soon or literally pay the price.

    And Coates certainly was not alone.

    Kathy Case, who was working the cash register at the BP on U.S. 127, said the gas station had seen a definite increase in business during the lunch hour Friday.

    "The pumps have been full for an hour and a half," Case said.

  • County issues burn ban

    A ban on outdoor burning was issued Sept. 3 for all of Anderson County.

    "That means no burning at all," warned Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, who made the announcement after the decree was approved by Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Barnes said the ongoing lack of rain prompted the ban, along with a number of small grass fires that have flared up over the past couple of weeks.

  • Back yard brawl

    When family members wanted to have a wedding in Shelby Phillips' back yard, they took one look at her neighbor's yard and said "no way."

    The property behind Phillips' Ballard Street home is a tangle of overgrown weeds, piles of scrap lumber, junked vehicles and other debris that she says poses a health hazard and is driving down adjacent property values.

    "We all keep our yards nice and neat," said Phillips. "But this is horrible. It ruins everybody's back yard."

  • 'Paul was tops'

    Anderson County lost one of its finest citizens when native son Paul Wickliffe Hanks died last Wednesday.

    A community stalwart, Hanks, 80, was the local Kentucky Utilities manager when he retired in 1987. The company employed him for 35 years, after he served with distinction in the Navy during the Korean War.

    A dedicated member of First Baptist Church since 1950, Hanks served in many capacities including that of deacon emeritus.