Local News

  • ‘Injured’ men try to kick open trunk, tear hole in seat after car smacks tree

    Three men were injured enough in an early-morning one-car accident to be taken to an area hospital, but apparently not enough to try to kick open the trunk and cut a hole in the back seat of their vehicle before help arrived.
    The accident occurred Tuesday around 5 a.m. on Highway 53, about a mile off Highway 44 near Glensboro. The unidentified men were traveling north when their vehicle left the road and struck a tree. They told emergency personnel at the scene that they had swerved to miss a deer and a trash can, both of which they claimed were in the road.

  • Local soldier injured in Afghanistan

    Jeff McCormick received the phone call early Sunday morning every parent of a soldier fighting in the war on terror dreads — that his or her son or daughter has been injured.
    McCormick’s 22-year-old son, Don, was injured sometime over the weekend while fighting in Afghanistan.
    A Marine Corps lance corporal, Don McCormick was based Nawa as a infantryman with the 6th Marines, Golf Company, Infantry Platoon, and is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School.
    It was his second tour of duty fighting in Afghanistan.

  • Library board rejects 3 percent salary increase

    The library board examined its proposed draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with the director proposing a 3 percent salary increase for library employees and an anticipated $7,000 decrease in spending.  
    The library’s overall budget for 2012-2013, at $3.236 million, includes $1.336 million in spending and $1.9 million in surplus revenue.

  • News briefs: 4-25-12

    Pinning ceremonies to honor BCTC nursing students
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) will honor Lawrenceburg campus nursing students at its annual pinning ceremony on May 3 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County High School.

  • King donates special session pay to Red Cross

    Since taking office last year, state Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer) has insisted that legislators should not be paid for budget-related special sessions.
    On Tuesday she put her money where he mouth is and announced that the pay she will receive from the recent special session will be donated to the American Red Cross.
    And not just her net pay. King said she will donate her gross pay, even though she has already paid taxes on the amount.

  • Vietnam vet stops here while walking to Washington

    Dan Lyon carries a 30-pound pack, food and water.  
    He carries the daily worry of not knowing where he’ll be sleeping that night.  
    The Reno, Nev., resident also carries the memories of seeing young homeless vets in the lines at soup kitchens and in shelters.
    Now the 60-year-old will walk about 2,800 miles to carry his message about the plight of homeless veterans straight to his representatives in the nation’s capitol.  

  • Fiscal court notebook: 4-25-12

    Grant would help
    purchase bleachers
    The fiscal court received no public comments during a public hearing to apply for a $59,000 grant to purchase bleachers for the pulling track and a hoped-for parks and recreation football field in the county park.
    Conway said the state Land and Water grant would require the county to match the funds, which would be half of the $59,000 total.

  • Anderson Fiscal Court: Planning needs more money, Extension needs less

    One’s going broke; the other already has enough money, thank you.
    Going broke is the joint city-county Planning and Zoning board, which asked for and just barely received an additional $4,000 in funding during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court when magistrates voted 4-3 to approve the request.

  • Library expansion questioned, put on hold

    According to some Anderson County citizens, who addressed the library board of trustees at its April 17 meeting, that’s how much one patron of the library costs taxpayers.
    And as the board weighs possible building expansion and its fiscal year budget, those concerned residents want to make sure the community’s getting their money’s worth.  

  • Post office delivers marijuana — to wrong address

    A post office screw-up resulted in a Lawrenceburg teenager’s arrest last week when a shipment of pot was delivered to the wrong address.
    Police say Garrett Bryant, 19, of 138 Hunter Ridge Drive arranged to have a pound of marijuana shipped to his residence from California, but the Lawrenceburg post office inadvertently delivered it last Monday to an address on Walker Lane.