Local News

  • Buzz about bees

    Barbara Gillette leans closely to the small plot of corn stalks in her backyard garden.    
    “Do you hear that?” she asks and pauses, the silence filling with the quiet hum of her honeybees harvesting corn pollen.
    Gillette, who set up her first honeybee hives on her Wildcat Road farm and her honey product line “Honey and Herbs on Wildcat” in 2007, says beekeeping is like gardening, or writing.
    It’s a kind of therapy.    

  • Stringtown honors its mothers through new album

    With a name like Tammy Wynette, you must be born to be a musician.   
    Lawrenceburg resident Tammy Wynette Stratton, member of the bluegrass group Stringtown, said she believes her mother, Inez Hahn, wanted her to be exactly that since birth.  
    Inez supported her daughter’s interest in music all her life. She bought her daughter drums, Tammy’s principal instrument, when she was 14.
    When Tammy’s mother was dying from cancer in 2009, Inez heard Stringtown for the last time.

  • Candle blamed Friday fire

    Residents were evacuated from a small fire at 1010 Paula Drive late Friday morning
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said someone at the residence had lit a candle on the countertop next to flammable material in the bathroom.
    No one was injured in the fire, he said. Barnes said the bathroom was pretty burnt up from the smoke, but that residents should be able to continue living in their home.
    Anderson County fire, sheriff’s office, EMS and city fire and rescue responded to the scene.

  • Trashed home still stands despite judge’s deadline

    A dilapidated home on Hammond Road remains standing despite a fire chief’s warning to tear it down, a district court judge’s order to tear it down and the potential for $85,000 in fines.
    The home, which is caving in, first made headlines over a year ago when it was declared unsafe by the county fire chief, who gave its owner, Steve Gay, 10 days to tear it down.
    Gay didn’t do it.
    Gay was then cited and ordered to appear in district court, where a judge gave him until July 5 to tear it down.

  • Cops, hot-rodders team up for pair of good causes

    If Gov. Steve Beshear’s schedule allows him to attend, it might be the one place he’ll go this month where he won’t be the center of attention.
    Oh, plenty will want to take a gander at the gov, but they’ll also be enthralled with the array of tricked-out police cars, hot rods and other classic cars on display during the Cops & Rodders 2012 Car Show, scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Atkins to replace Burris as interim police chief

    The city council discussed the issue of fireworks and the appointment of an interim police chief at its July 9 council meeting.
    Council member Bobby Durr asked Mayor Edwinna Baker if the city had any sort of time limit on when fireworks start and when they end, and to think about making changes to the city’s ordinance prior to next year’s Fourth of July
    The mayor said she and fire chief Robert Hume had discussed making possible changes to the ordinance to present to the council for final approval.  

  • Man claims Cherokee status in defense of tickets

    A Lawrenceburg man who claims he is a member of an organization called Cherokee Country claims police “kidnapped” and held him for “ransom” following a pair of traffic stops earlier this year, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

  • Mayor says no need to conserve water, yet

    Anderson County residents have been watching the skies for a chance of rain, and may also need to watch their water usage in the coming weeks.
    The Energy and Environment Cabinet recently designated Anderson County and 26 other Kentucky counties as being under a water shortage watch on Friday, July 5.  
    In light of Anderson County’s drought conditions and water shortage watch, city council member Ken Evans proposed the city make a statement for residents to conserve water until conditions were more favorable.

  • Two hurt when motorcycle, SUV collide near Walmart

    Two people were transported to a trauma center last Thursday after their motorcycle collided with an SUV at the Walmart entrance on Glensboro Road.
    Lawrenceburg residents Mike and Kathy Peach were on the motorcycle at the time of the accident.
    Both were transported by ambulance but their injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to Bart Powell, of Anderson County EMS.
    The driver of the SUV appeared to be uninjured.
    The Kentucky State Police investigated the wreck, but did not respond to requests for additional information.

  • Outpouring continues for family of teen killed in wreck

    The outpouring for the family of a 17-year-old killed when the van he was driving hit a tree July 1 continues with a fundraiser scheduled for Monday night.
    Cody Ramsey, who would have been a high school senior this year, worked part-time in the county park, and his co-workers, other county employees and fiscal court magistrates have already raised about $800 to help cover his final expenses.