Local News

  • Civil War reenactment to expand

    The Civil War reenactment at this year’s Burgoo Festival is expected to be bigger and better than last year’s — and it will be in a different location.

    Marva Gill, one of the founding mothers of the Burgoo Festival, said the group has moved its reenactment to the Anderson County Community Park.

    The extra space is allowing the reenactment to draw more participants, according to Jim Bowen, one of the reenactors.

  • Semi crashes on Bluegrass Parkway

    A semi tractor and trailer crashed just before 2 a.m. Thursday on the Bluegrass Parkway, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    The single vehicle crash occurred at the 51-mile marker in the eastbound lanes.

    One person was transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center with undetermined injuries, the news release said.

    At least one lane is now open to traffic.

    According to the news release, the crash is still under investigation.

  • 'I'm in it to win it'

    Rumor became reality Monday when Magistrate John Wayne Conway confirmed he will run for Anderson County judge-executive next year.

    Conway, who represents the county’s 6th District, became the first Democrat to toss his hat in the ring against incumbent Steve Cornish, who has not publicly announced if he will seek re-election. Donna Drury announced that she will run earlier this year as an independent candidate.

    Conway said he has been considering a run for judge-executive for months, and that it’s time to make it official.

  • Rotary gearing up for annual wine fest

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will hold its third annual Wine Fest on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

    The event will be held again this year at Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery, located on Lanes Mill Road.

    The festival features plenty of food, music and, of course, wine made right at Lovers Leap, one of the largest wineries in Kentucky.

    Musical groups this year include bluegrass music by Lawrenceburg’s Greg Breeding and Friends, Hurley Ridge, Logan Leet and a variety of other country and bluegrass artists.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 16.

    Sandy B. Burgard, disposition, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- continued to July 30.

    April Calvert, motion, third-degree criminal mischief -- motion for contempt to be filed.

    Brandie Cobb, sentencing, two counts of theft by deception (less than $300) -- continued to July 30.

  • Wanted: People to wave flags

    Hundreds of bikers will gather Saturday, Sept. 19 for the American Legion Auxiliary’s second-annual poker run to support the Healing Field.

    To send them off in style, the Auxiliary is asking for people to be at the park when the bikers rumble away by bringing a flag to wave.

    “We hope people will come out and show their support for those participating in the poker run,” said Auxiliary member Shirley Thornberry. “We’re asking people to bring flags to wave when they leave.”

  • Councilman charged after wreck

    A current city councilman and retired policeman was recently charged after his vehicle took out about 100 feet of fence on Ninevah Road.

    Paul Thomas “Tommy” Vaughn, 45, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle collision on Ninevah Road at 10:01 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to police reports.

  • Man charged for stealing grandmother's pain pills

    A Lawrenceburg man faces a felony charge after allegedly stealing his grandmother’s pain medication, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Bobby Lance Sutton, 22, of Bonds Mill Road, stole 45 Vicodin pills after getting a prescription filled at a local pharmacy without his grandmother’s permission, police said.

    Several days later, Sutton returned the pill bottle back to his grandmother, but instead of Vicodin, he placed 21 500mg Naproxen pills in the bottle, police said.


    I refuse to be a statistic.

    In Kentucky alone, 175,000 women are victims of forcible rape, according to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, and I refuse to become one of them.

    Thanks to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, you can refuse to become one of them, too.

    Deputies Paul Blackhurst and Tony Likins were recently trained as Rape Aggression Defense instructors and will soon begin offering the nationally recognized courses as a service to the community.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory, which was issued for Mill Creek Pike last week, has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced in a news release.