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Today's News

  • Woman jailed for punching officer in mouth

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    A woman is behind bars after being charged with punching a Lawrenceburg police officer in the mouth early Tuesday morning on Poplar Drive, according to police reports.

    Katherine D. Yarborough, 31, 207 Hawthorne St., Frankfort, faces a host of charges that include second offense DUI, third-degree assault of a police officer, second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, prescription not in proper container and resisting arrest.

  • A humbling surprise

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    He processes hundreds of deer each year, but none give Denny Markwell as much pleasure as those he cuts and wraps for children who participate in the annual youth hunts organized by officers with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

    Markwell, owner of Markwell’s Deer Processing on Bruner Road, doesn’t charge a fee for processing those deer but was rewarded for his efforts recently by being selected the 6th District Sportsman of the Year.

  • Get out!

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Sheriff Troy Young says he’s had about all he can stand of so-called “gypsies” showing up here from the Carolinas each spring and scamming unsuspecting residents.

    “I’ve been dealing with these people for 23 years,” said Young. “Every year it’s fence painting, barn painting or a blacktopping scam.

    “I pretty much have come to expect they’re going to show up, just like the dandelions. Sometimes you just gotta go out and spray.”

  • Skeletal remains ID’d

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    The skeletal remains of a man found last fall in western Anderson County were identified last week.

    The remains were of Justin Michael Smith, 27, of Indianapolis, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of Smith’s death is not known.

    “There is no evidence of blunt force trauma,” Tussey said, “and no evidence of penetrating trauma.”

    Smith disappeared about a year ago but wasn’t found until last fall when hunters came across his remains.

  • City firefighters save woman’s home from fire

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    This time, the trailer survived.

    A fire damaged but didn’t destroy a woman’s house trailer on Versailles Road, thanks to quick action by the Lawrenceburg Fire Department and some remodeling of the structure.

    The fire broke out around 8 a.m. Monday at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 43, in a home owned by Jacqueline Lendrum, who was home when it broke out but escaped without injury, according to Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Bobby Hume.

  • State funds OK’d to resurface part of Highway 749

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Tuesday to accept nearly $500,000 in state funds, the bulk of which will be used to resurface 4.9 miles of state highway 749 between Hickory Grove and Bonds Mill roads.

    Magistrates approved the state’s recommendation to spend $335,588 on that portion of the road, but rejected the recommendation to use the balance of the funds — $151,063 — to pave an additional two miles of that road.

  • Firefighters douse trailer fire

    Firefighters were able to douse a trailer fire that broke out around 8 a.m. today at 1141 Versailles Road, lot 43. Chief Bobby Hume of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department said the cause of the fire, which filled the trailer with smoke and forced firefighters to break out several windows, was likely electrical. A woman was home at the time and appeared uninjured. For a full report, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: COACH HURT WHEN CEILING FALLS DURING MEETING

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 29, 1965

    Three win superior

    Three of eight Anderson County students who participated in the state Speech Festival held at the University of Kentucky received superior ratings.

    Mary Jane York, Anderson High, received a superior in Oratory; Lanie Wright and Jeff Hodson, students at Saffell Elementary School, received superior ratings in poetry and prose divisions respectively.

  • National Day of Prayer is May 7

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    This year’s National Day of Prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the Anderson County Courthouse, according to a news release.

    The annual event is open to “all followers of Christ,” said Minister Terry Cooper of Ninevah Chistian Church.

  • District Court Docket, published April 29, 2015

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 26.

    Michael W. Hays, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – fines and costs converted to eight days to serve (concurrent with time serving).

    Destyni R. Holland, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear, bench warrant.

    Stephanie L. Jackson, show cause, operating vehicle with expired operator’s license – paid.