Local News

  • Robbery suspect arrested at Best Western

    UPDATED THURSDAY, 11:47 A.M.: The name of a man arrested outside of the Best Western hotel Wednesday afternoon has been released by the Kentucky State Police.

    Mark A. Sparks, 24, of Paris was arrested after he leaped from a second floor window of the hotel. He is charged with first-degree robbery, the state police announced, and other charges are pending.

    Sparks was charged for the Sept. 22 robbery of a pharmacy in Paris.

  • Truck, tractor pull begins tonight

    What do giant tractors, enormous diesel trucks and a swimming pool have in common?
    Normally, not much. But in Lawrenceburg, the first two may someday bring about the third as thousands of people flock to Lawrenceburg over the next several years and leave behind enough money for a public swimming pool.
    That project kicks off in earnest this Friday and Saturday when the Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association stages one of its biggest events of the year in Anderson Community Park.

  • Volunteer receives governor’s award
  • Claylick United Methodist to celebrate 140 years

    The congregation at Claylick United Methodist Church will celebrate the church’s 140 years of rich history this weekend, according to a news release.
    The church will kick-off its Heritage weekend activities Sunday, Oct. 2 with a special morning worship service at 11 a.m., followed by an evening weenie roast and fellowship.
    On Monday, Oct. 3, the church will host its annual Burgoo, followed by a performance by the Patriot Quartet.  

  • Re-enactment brings Anderson County history into present

    History repeats itself in Anderson County.
    The battles of Lawrenceburg and Dog Walk unfold for one weekend during the annual Civil War re-enactment, a piece of Anderson County’s past some re-enacters fear might otherwise be forgotten.
    The two-phase skirmish of 1862 was captured on iPad and cell phone alike last Saturday, the cannons’ boom and rifle shots echoed in the crowd via digital gunshots from iGun apps.
    Both presidents — Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis — gave speeches.

  • Flags stolen at Healing Field

    They fly above granite markers at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg as a patriotic reminder of Kentucky soldiers who gave their lives in the war on terrorism.

    Apparently, not everyone shares that level of patriotism because, sometime earlier this week, someone lowered two American flags and stole them.

    Officials with American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary replaced those flags Wednesday afternoon, but said they can’t understand why anyone would commit such an act.

  • ToyBurg hosts ribbon cutting
  • Lawrenceburg man killed in wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed when the vehicle he was driving hit another head on Friday night in Franklin County.
    Mikey S. Ward, 32, was driving south on US 127 when his vehicle veered into the northbound lane and struck another vehicle, according to a report in the Frankfort State-Journal.
    Ward was pronounced dead while being transported to a hospital, the paper reported.
    Two victims in the other car were injured. One was in critical condition. The other was in stable condition.

  • City council OKs 6.6 percent tax rate increase

    After a decade of accepting the compensating tax rate, city council approved a 4 percent tax revenue increase for the upcoming tax year at its special-called meeting Sept. 21.
    A 6.6 percent rate increase from last year, the tax rate will add $11 to tax bills of homeowners with property valued at $100,000.
    The 4 percent revenue increase is the maximum allowed by state law without the decision being subject to public referendum.

  • Burgoo Festival begins Friday

    The annual Anderson County Burgoo festival will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and end Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
    Local merchants will be open during the festival on Main Street, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the activities.
    Rental chairs will also be available.
    The festival is located on both Main Street and Western Avenue, and these streets will be closed between Woodford Street and Court Street, including Jackson Street and a portion of Township Square.