Local News

  • Mrs. Shannon goes to Washington

    Linda Shannon of Lawrenceburg became instant friends with Yvonne Lacy-Baskerville in line for the bathroom on the Annapolis pier.    
    Two weeks ago, the pair found themselves waiting in yet another line — this time, as invited guests to the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
    Shannon said she and Lacy-Baskerville realize the line to the ladies’ is an odd place to form a friendship.

  • Making of a princess

    Ryleigh McKinney’s parents saw their cancer-stricken 2-year-old daughter enter a fight for her life 11 months ago.
    Last Friday night, they saw her turned into a princess.
    Students from Eastern Kentucky University threw a party for Ryleigh, now 3, as she and her family prepared for a trip to Disney World, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    With a crown, scepter, makeup and a beautiful yellow gown, the students transformed plucky Ryleigh from a bashful little girl into a stunning princess during the celebration, which was held inside Patriot Hall at American Legion Park.

  • Derby umbrellas create business opportunities

    The Silks and Shade company began with a blue umbrella.
    Decorated with colorful outlines of the Derby jockey silks, that first blue patio umbrella was the homemade answer for Lawrenceburg resident Melissa Wells Hanks’ quest to find an umbrella for her Kentucky Derby themed party.
    “I got on the Internet, and I couldn’t find one,” Hanks said, adding that she got the idea from a friend of hers who painted. “So I thought, oh well, I’ll do it myself.”

  • ‘They’re letting me out’

  • Child porn suspect rejects offer

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.
    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down April 16 in Shelby Circuit Court.
    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell told a reporter during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”

  • Insurer vows to leave city, may run for mayor

    The agencies that insure city and county government don’t have business licenses, prompting one local insurance agent to say he shouldn’t have to buy licenses, either.
    Outraged that the city threatened him a hefty fine and possible closure for not purchasing a business license, Rodney Goodlett of Goodlett Insurance Group said Monday that he has refused to pay for the license on principle after reading nearly a year ago in The Anderson News that neither the Kentucky Association of Counties nor League of Cities have business licenses.

  • Sheriff’s office to conduct checkpoints

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at approved locations.
    These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.

  • Judge-Executive proposes buying pothole-patching machine

    Patching paved roads and fixing potholes is expensive and doesn’t work very well.
    That was the message Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway delivered to the Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday night, along with a means of fixing the problem.
    Conway, who had about two decades of roadwork experience before taking office, recommended that the county consider purchasing a $69,000 machine to patch and pave roads that he says will save taxpayers money in the long run.

  • City sewer service for Bob-O-Link?

    John Collins of 1056 Hazel Drive spoke before the city council at its April 9 meeting to request that the city make sewer lines available for residents in the Bob-O-Link and Westwood subdivisions currently limited to septic systems.
    “I’ll be brief, because I need your help,” Collins said with a laugh.
    Residents of the subdivision formed a four-person committee, he said, and have been knocking on doors in the Bob-O-Link and Westwood subdivisions to get homeowners’ opinions on getting hooked up to sewer lines.

  • Logged in

    He admits he knew virtually nothing at the time about owning and operating a sawmill.
    So Lawrenceburg’s Gary McInturf did the logical thing: he bought one.
    The year was 2009. A storm blew over some oak trees in his yard on Ballard Road, but instead of sawing and removing the trees, McInturf’s wife suggested getting the logs turned into lumber.
    “My wife said, ‘Let’s get some furniture made from the oak trees,’” McInturf said. “So I took them to a guy in Shelbyville who had a sawmill.