Local News

  • Tourism commission elects officers again

    The newly formed Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Joint Tourism Commission elected its officers at its second monthly meeting last Wednesday.

    Gabe Ueble was named chairman. Marlene Yung assumed the position of secretary, and Gene Wilhoit will serve as treasurer.

    “I’d be honored to do it. My door is always open” Ueble told the eight people gathered around a large table at Heavens to Betsy! “We aren’t coming in with an agenda. Everything is open.”

  • Arrests made in vehicle break-ins

    A Franklin County man described by police as being part of a crime syndicate responsible for the rash of vehicle and building break-ins in Lawrenceburg is under arrest, Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins confirmed this morning.

    Justin Henderson of Schenkle Lane in Frankfort was arrested last night by the Frankfort County Sheriff’s Office following a tip by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, Sheriff Pat Melton told The Anderson News this morning.

    Two juveniles were also taken into custody.

  • Here’s who to blame for school budget woes

    The mere mention of former Gov. Beshear in anything but a positive light these days seems to elicit an immediate lawsuit from his son in the attorney general’s office, but that’s a risk I’ll just have to take.

    While putting together a story about our school district’s budget woes for last week’s paper, it became obvious that the hand wringing by the education establishment and elites in Frankfort directed at Gov. Bevin following his election was misplaced and should have been directed at Beshear.

  • Parkway wreck can’t derail Ohio man’s hog hunt

    A man headed to Arkansas to hunt hogs had his trip derailed Sunday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway just outside of Lawrenceburg.

    Freddie Thacker, 73, of Hillsborough, Ohio was headed to his family’s farm in Arkansas when a strong gust of wind forced the trailer he was hauling to begin fishtailing and toppled onto its side, according to deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thacker was alone in his vehicle and not injured, Likins said.

  • New office will assist drug addicts

    “We can’t wait that long.”

    With those five words, Sherry Satterly Walker got the attention of The ASK (Addiction Support of Kentucky) Foundation focused on the drug addiction problem in Anderson County.

    Walker was meeting with Ida Roberts, CEO and founder of The ASK Foundation, when Roberts mentioned that the foundation was planning to open an office in Lawrenceburg next year.

  • Economic Development Authority receives, gives grants

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Economic Devel-opment Authority showed it was good to both give and receive during its meeting Wednesday morning at Law-renceburg City Hall.

    The agency approved a $500 grant for the fledgling Anderson County Arts Council after accepted a $2,000 grant from the Lexington Board of Area Realtors (LBAR).

  • Burgoo Eating Contest set for Sept. 24

    From staff reports

    Think you can eat burgoo faster than anyone in Anderson County?

    Find out by entering the inaugural Burgoo Eating Contest, a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 during the annual Burgoo Festival.

    Entry is limited to the first 10 people to sign up and pay a $25 entrance fee at Ace Hardware in Lawrenceburg. All proceeds will benefit CASA, an organization that assists children going through legal proceedings.

  • For Buckleys, the show keeps going on

    For most people, a trip to the Kentucky State Fair means a long day or two of walking and fun.

    For Tyler Buckley and his family, it’s nearly a week of work. And so much fun they would not trade for any other experience.

    If all went as planned, Tyler, his wife, Kelli, and their sons, Colt and Luke, packed up enough of their belongings Tuesday to spend a week in the Kentucky Exposition Center’s West Wing with a dozen head of their Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle.

  • It’s Joe!

    It’s a job Joe Milam says he’s been preparing for his entire career.

    At the end of this month, he will have a chance to put all of that preparation into action.

    Chief Deputy Joe Milam was tapped Tuesday night to replace retiring Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, who is stepping down Sept. 1.

    The announcement, which was largely expected, was made by Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Man charged with drunk boating after going over lock

    A Frankfort man whose jon boat got stranded below Lock 5 on the Kentucky River this afternoon was charged with boating while intoxicated, according to police.

    The man is identified as Robert Callahan. Police sources said Callahan was cited for boating while intoxicated about a year ago and has had numerous DUIs during the past two years while driving vehicles.

    Reports indicate that Callahan's boat ran out of gas and went over the lock, stranding him on rocks.