Local News

  • Extension offers financial seminar

    The Anderson County Extension Office will sponsor a free seminar titled “Where Does Your Money Go?” on Jan. 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the office announced.

    An evening seminar will be scheduled if there is enough interest. Minimum class size is eight.

    The two-part program is to help people find extra cash in their budgets and find out how to stop spending leaks, according to a news release.

  • Another day, another wreck on Alton Road

    For residents in Alton, the hits just keep coming.

    Just two days after a tractor-trailer nearly killed a woman walking her dog in her own driveway, a passenger car careened off of Alton Road near the caution light, narrowly missing a family’s home.

    Homeowner Beth Willoughby said the vehicle likely went off the road around noon and caused considerable damage to her yard.

    She said some construction workers witnessed the incident, but did not get the vehicle’s license plate.

  • Pajama pants now OK at high school

    As of Monday, high school students are now allowed to wear a variety of clothing items that were previously banned, including pajama pants.
    The decision to alter the school’s dress code was made during a meeting of its site based development council last Thursday afternoon.
    “If we are going to err, we should err on the side of being comfortable,” said Principal Chris Glass, who presides over the council, which includes four teachers and three parents.

  • Group rejects gov’s $32M offer to fix Alton Road

    Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget includes $32 million in safety improvements for Alton Road over the next six years, but that is not the answer a group pushing to have heavy trucks banned on that dangerous stretch of state highway wants to hear.
    “We have zero interest in it,” said Tom Isaac, one of the group’s organizers who lives on Alton Road.
    “It’s real simple with us. We will not accept but one solution, and that can be a temporary ban. We won’t accept anything less.

  • Local family affected by stockyard fire

    For the David Holt family, the fire that destroyed the Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington last weekend, consumed their livelihood.
    “It was prominent,” Dana Holt, David’s wife said. “It’s been there for 70 years and has had an impact on our whole family.”

  • Solutions few for city council to stop train delays

    The Lawrenceburg City Council concluded during a meeting Monday night that when it comes to lengthy delays caused by trains, not much can be done.
    The conversation was sparked in part when a Norfolk Southern train blocked the crossings at Woodford and Court streets for nearly 30 minutes last week, frustrating motorists and forcing city officials to turn traffic around to avoid congestion on Main Street.

  • City council to consider overhauling business license ordinance

    The city council will consider an overhaul of its business license ordinance, including merging it with one being used by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    During a special called meeting Monday afternoon, City Clerk Robbie Hume outlined the plan for council members, saying the city’s current ordinance is a “complex, complicated system is hard for businesses to use and for [city employees] to understand.”

  • ‘This is madness!’

    Alton Road residents added an arrow to their quiver in their efforts to ban heavy trucks from Alton Road when a tractor-trailer wrecked mid-morning Tuesday, injuring the driver.
    The wreck occurred in front of the home of one of the leading voices trying to get the trucks banned (see related story in this week's paper), adding yet more fuel to the fire.
    “Here we go again,” said an agitated Tom Isaac. “It just keeps happening.”

  • Rash of armed robberies continues

    Jagduhkumar (Jack) Patel said Saturday afternoon that he is scared.

    Just hours earlier, he, his father and an employee at 4 Way Stop N Go in Lawrenceburg at 1000 Dewey Drive in Lawrenceburg were held at gunpoint at just before 10 p.m. Friday while two suspects stole the money from both cash registers.

    “It was very scary,” he said. “I thought they were going to kill us.”

  • Pancake breakfast is Feb. 6

    From staff reports
    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club has scheduled its annual pancake breakfast for Saturday, Feb. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon, the club has announced.
    The breakfast, which benefit’s the club’s annual scholarship fund, will be held in the cafeteria at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    Tickets are $7. Children younger than 5 are free with a paying adult, and players in uniform are also free with a paying adult.
    Tickets will be available at the door or from any Rotarian.