Local News

  • Lawrenceburg woman jailed following armed standoff with police

    A Lawrenceburg woman is behind bars following a standoff with police last night in Lexington, according to a report on television station LEX 18’s website.

    Robin Holbert, 46, took off on foot after police pulled her over near Red Mile Road in what was reportedly a stolen vehicle, the television station is reporting. When police caught up to her, officers said Holbert pulled a gun out of her waistband as they tried to handcuff her, and refused to drop the gun despite police twice using a Taser to subdue her.

  • Call him champ

    When he turned 16, Jacoby Wiley needed some new wheels.

    Not just any wheels, mind you. And he certainly did not want a late model sports car like many of his Anderson County High School classmates.

    He wanted a truck. A standard shift truck.

    It was all the better for truck tugging.

  • Local woman head over heels about Halloween

    For Brenda Holder, Halloween is more than a holiday — it’s a celebration.

    It’s hard to miss Holder’s home on the corner of Willoughby Woods and Canterbury Street — her hearse is parked on the front lawn, jockeying for position among the countless monsters, skeletons and goblins that hang from limbs and sway in the breeze.

  • Staying put!

    Francis Recycling gets to stay in business, for now.

    The family-owned recycling center, located on Daniel Drive just off U.S. 127 Bypass, received a reprieve last Thursday night from the county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA), as members voted unanimously to allow the owner Victor Francis to keep a conditional use permit. The board will review the permit in six months, but could do it sooner if the business is cited for violating the conditions of its permit.

  • Choked coach incident remains under investigation

    No criminal charges had been filed against the parent of a girls’ volleyball player who allegedly assaulted a coach before a match Oct. 10 at the high school.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, officials said.

    The incident allegedly occurred before the girls’ team played Owen County on senior night.

  • Humane Society to help fix problems at animal shelter

    News earlier this year that Anderson County’s animal shelter ranks among the worst in Kentucky didn’t sit well with the Anderson Humane Society, so the group decided to do something about it.

    Humane Society Director Donna Callahan penned a letter to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton on Oct. 12, offering the agency’s help to bring the animal shelter “up to acceptable industry standards.”

    Gritton jumped at the chance.

  • No discussion, just approval

    After months of sometimes heated debates and delays, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved the list of county highways that will be paved without so much as a peep of dissention.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton presented the list of roads during last Tuesday’s meeting, explaining that highway foreman Glen Hawkins has developed a grading system to determine which of the roads magistrates submitted for paving are actually the worst.

  • Fire destroys home on Goodnight Road

    A deep fryer accident is being blamed for a fire Friday afternoon that destroyed a home at 1027 Goodnight Road in western Anderson County.

    Shannon Bybee was using a deep fryer on her kitchen stove when it caught fire, spreading flames to the rest of the kitchen and eventually the entire dwelling.

    Chief Pat Krogman of the Anderson County Fire District said the trailer was complete loss.

  • Man charged with choking women, beating dog

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed Saturday night after allegedly assaulting a dog, his adult daughter and her girlfriend.

    Joseph E. Snellen, 49, of 1039 Melody Lane is charged with fourth-degree assault and cruelty to animals following a Saturday night melee that ended with him getting a bloody nose and taken to jail, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department

  • Bluegrass whiz-kid Taylor performs in Harrodsburg

    From staff reports

    Singing sensation Mikaya Taylor kept up her busy schedule when she performed Oct. 18 in Harrodsburg during an “On Your Front Porch” event.

    Taylor, a sixth grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, is fresh off the release of her first CD: “Mikaya Taylor: Small Town, Big Heart,” a collaboration between Mikaya, her mother, Traci Taylor, Old Town Recording Studios of Berea and Blind Dog Studios of Crestwood.

    Local musician Kevin Chilton plays banjo on the CD.