Local News

  • Sidewalk Days return to Lawrenceburg this week

    Bargain hunters will delight starting Thursday when Lawrenceburg Sidewalk Days kicks off in Lawrenceburg.

    The three-day event will culminate on Saturday with live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street, which will be closed to traffic to allow merchants to showcase their wares.

    The event, sponsored by the City of Lawrenceburg and The Anderson News, marks the first time in recent years that sidewalk days have been held. The goal is to promote local shopping opportunities and give new merchants and restaurants a chance to introduce themselves to the public.

  • Paying their respects

    Most Americans went about their normal, work-a-day lives when the anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks occurred last Friday.

    Not Glen and Jennifer Drury.

    The Lawrenceburg couple wanted to make sure proper respect was paid to those who lost their lives in the attacks, so they traveled to the site of the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania for a ceremony remembering the brave men who forced the plane to crash into a field.

  • New acute care clinic is Spivey’s dream come true

    When asked why she wanted to open an acute care clinic in Lawrenceburg, Leeann Spivey said the idea was a pipe dream she’s had for years.

    On Monday that dream came true when Spivey, a family nurse practitioner, opened The Ready Care Clinic at 92 Plaza Drive in Lawrenceburg.

    It is the only private clinic of its kind operating in Anderson County, and allows people with illnesses or injuries a place to go with or without an appointment.

  • Wheels in Time pays tribute to 9-11

    Seeing an American flag or two flying during the monthly Wheels in Time Car Club events on Main Street isn’t unusual.

    Seeing it fly last Friday night on the anniversary of 9-11 took on special meeting for club members, who made sure that their patriotism was on full display for all to see.

    “We were just paying tribute to 9-11,” said Jim Walker, president of the club that takes over Main Street one Friday night each month during the summer.

  • News briefs, Sept. 16

    A poker run to help bring local service members home for Christmas is scheduled for Sept. 19 at American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.

    Sponsored by a group called Defining Forces, registration for the poker run is from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with the run beginning at 12:30 p.m.

    Cost is $15 per rider and $10 per passenger, which includes a BBQ feast provided by Hill of Beans, a door prize ticket and dance ticket.

    Dance tickets only will be $7 and available at the door.

    There will also be a live and silent auction.

  • Search warrant leads to meth, synthetic pot charges

    A man and woman face drug charges after police found synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine in a home on Hickory Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Joseph Watts, 53, of 186 Hickory Road and Tammy Lynn Burleson, 42, of 3110 Winning Colors Way, Lawrenceburg were arrested when police executed a search warrant at a residence on Hickory Road.

  • County’s voter rolls called ‘corrupt’

    Data show Anderson County has more than 1,300 people registered to vote than are eligible live voters, prompting the threat of a lawsuit if the problem isn’t resolved.
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) released data that show Anderson is one of 18 counties in Kentucky and 141 nationally with more registered than eligible voters.

  • ‘She lit up from ear to ear’

    Trinity Watkins, 9, was rushed to the hospital Aug. 9 after suffering a severe reaction to a bee sting.

    When she returned home later that day, the sting grew even worse when she realized the bicycle she had only ridden twice had been stolen from her back porch.

    That theft set in motion deputy Alan Robinson of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, who spent weeks searching for the child’s stolen bike before taking matters into his own hands.

  • Man to sheriff: ‘We got your six’

    One might say that Mark Roland is a law and order guy.
    A retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy, Roland last week made it clear to all that when it comes to supporting — and if necessary, helping — law enforcement in Anderson County, he’s ready, willing and able.
    Roland posted the following on Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young’s Facebook page:

  • Burgoo Cook-off returns Sept. 26

    The fifth-annual Burgoo Cook-Off is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 during the Burgoo Festival.
    The cook-off is a fundraiser for the Shop With a Cop, which purchases Christmas gifts for local children in need.
    To enter a team at no cost, contact Ben Carlson at bcarlson@theandersonnews.com or at 839-6906, ext. 31.
    The cook-off has become a highlight of the annual Burgoo Festival and draws visitors from across the region and other states each year.
    This year’s festival is Sept. 24-26 in Lawrenceburg.