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Today's News

  • Greenhouse teaches students business skills, responsibility

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    While their peers sweated out exams and lectures last Friday, members of the high school’s greenhouse class did a little sweating of its own.

    It was the day before the greenhouse’s annual grand opening and the team’s four managers were busy making everything just right while waiting on school staff who were buying up potted flowers and vegetable during what amounts to a sneak preview.

  • Trash ‘just everywhere’

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Health officials suspended food service Saturday evening at Wildcat Championship Wrestling on Hilltop Drive and someone apparently wasn’t happy with the decision.

    While a Lawrenceburg police officer escorted an environmental inspector through the building, someone “keyed” the officer’s car in the parking lot, leaving large scratch marks on the cruiser. That incident remains under investigation, according to Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.

  • Wild Turkey employee among those indicted

    One Wild Turkey employee was among nine people indicted Tuesday by a Franklin County Grand Jury in the theft of bourbon from that distillery and Buffalo Trace, along with distribution of steroids.

    Mark S. Searcy was the Wild Turkey employee indicted. All were said to be part of what prosecutors called an organized crime syndicate that has operated since 2008.

    Authorities said that the stolen bourbon included the pricy Pappy Van Winkle.

  • BUSTED! Heroin, meth, pot land eight behind bars

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Last week wasn’t a good one for those involved in the use and sale of heroin and other drugs in Lawrenceburg.

    Police made several arrests, including one involving a man allegedly selling the heroin.

  • Team Blake adds an all-American

    By Ashley Wilkins, Landmark News Service

    In 2012, Blake Hundley – just 6-years-old at the time – was diagnosed with brain cancer.

    And in the last three years he has battled and beat cancer time and time again.

    A great-grandson of Mt. Eden residents Junie and Phyllis Temple, Shelby County’s poster boy of inspiration has been in our thoughts for several years, but more recently he’s captured the heart of his own hero, University of Kentucky basketball all-American Willie Cauley-Stein.

  • THE WAY WE WERE: ANDERSON COURTHOUSE BURNS APRIL 13, 1915

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1965

    Fire guts courthouse 50 years ago

    In a fire that started at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1915, the Anderson County Courthouse and five Main Street business-houses were destroyed by fire. The blaze was of unknown origin but believed to have started in the rear of the Waterfill grocery, occupied by the A&P Company in 1965.

  • Church continues to rebuild in wake of tower collapse

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    After eight months of hardship, the congregation of Waddy Baptist Church is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since the church suffered substantial damage from the collapse of a water tower on its property last summer, members have been deprived of their fellowship hall and dining area and their youth have no place to meet because a house next to the church that accommodated their Sunday school classes was also destroyed.

  • Health department receives state’s highest honor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Health Department received the highest award given during the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, held last Wednesday in Owensboro.

    The department received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health during the event, which was presented to Director Tim Wright by the Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, Kentucky’s commissioner of public health.

  • Former Anderson resident charged with embezzlment sued

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools and former resident of Lawrenceburg who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • News Briefs for April 22, 2015

    Poker run to benefit Healing Field

    A poker run to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the Healing Field is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, the Legion Auxiliary announced.

    The Healing Field, located on Broadway, honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

    The poker run will be at Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg and will be between 80 and 100 miles. Poker hands are $15.

    Two extra cards are available at $5 each. Riders are $10.

    Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at noon.