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Today's News

  • Police nab suspected diamond ring thief

    A Glasgow woman was arrested Monday after police found several stolen rings, a variety of pills and marijuana in her vehicle during a traffic stop on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Charlotte M. Woodcock, 45, of 271 Needmore Acres Road, Glasgow, and an unidentified 71-year-old woman were pulled over after leaving the Best Western Lawrenceburg Inn just after noon for failing to stop and signal, according to a police report filed by Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Feds seeking comments on Highway 151 truck ban

    The federal government is seeking comments on turning a temporary ban of Surface Area Transportation Act trucks in Highway 151 into a permanent ban.

    Comments will be accepted through July 15 by logging onto www.regulations.gov and going to https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FHWA-2016-0012-0001.

    Getting a permanent ban would eliminate only the largest tractor-trailers from traveling the dangerous stretch of state highway, which has made headlines in recent months after residents sued Kentucky to prove it is safe enough for large trucks.

  • Lawrenceburg man busted third time for heroin possession

    A Lawrenceburg man was busted for heroin possession for the third time Monday afternoon.

    Robert Bentley, 48, of 101 Plantation Drive was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving on South Main Street, according to a report filed by officer Clay Crouch of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Crouch reported that Bentley appeared to be under the influence of something other than alcohol and had a “small amount of blood visible on his left forearm,” according to the report.

  • Biker airlifted following early morning wreck on U.S. 127

    A woman was airlifted to an area hospital this morning (Monday) after the motorcycle she was riding wrecked while avoiding a collision with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 127.

    The woman, identified as Lexington resident Penny Powell, suffered what first responders said was a compound ankle fracture when she “laid down” her motorcycle to avoid colliding with the tractor-trailer.

  • Wildcat Road sewage dumper found guilty

    The man indicted for dumping an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wildcat Creek in 2012 was found guilty last week in federal court on a felony violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

    David Christopher Giles, who reportedly lived in Tyrone at the time of the incident, was convicted Friday by a jury of 12 following a three-day trial conducted in U.S. District Court in Frankfort.

    He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12. There was no immediate indication as to how much time in federal prison he could be sentenced to serve.

  • Dope, pool dominate budget debate

    Heroin and the raiding of the county’s swimming pool fund dominated the discussion last Tuesday when the Anderson County Fiscal Court passed its 2016-17 budget.

    Two magistrates — David Montgomery and Juretta Wells — voted against the $7.4 million budget, with Montgomery objecting the court pulling $125,000 out of a fund set up to build a community swimming pool.

  • School board OKs student fees, higher lunch prices

    The Anderson County School Board voted 3-1 Monday night to keep most instructional fees at Anderson County High School the same for the 2016-17 school year.

    “The one big change is Culinary I and II,” high school principal Chris Glass explained. “They cook a lot and buy a lot of groceries.”

    School board chairman Lee Hahn questioned Glass as to whether the ACHS fees were in-line with what other districts charge.

    “Usually, if they sign up for the courses, they know ahead of time,” Glass said.

  • Anderson native honored by NAIA sports info pros

    Campbellsville University’s sports information department claimed 10 Media and Publications Contests awards at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Information Directors Association Convention, according to a news release.

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves leads the department as the school’s sports information director.

  • Curry, Aldridge named All-State, play in East-West games

    The awards keep rolling in for Anderson County High School softball players.

    Senior Mia Aldridge and junior Bailey Curry have both been named to First Team All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    It is the second consecutive year that Curry, a catcher, has been named to the first team. She was a second team selection in 2014.

    Aldridge was a third team selection last season.

  • Aldridge selected to Kentucky All-Star team, will play against Tennessee’s best

    Anderson County High School softball player Mia Aldridge continues to pull in the honors. Aldridge, who graduated last month, has been named to the Kentucky All-Star team, which will play the Tennessee All-Stars on Wednesday, June 29 at South Warren High School in Bowling Green.

    Aldridge, who will attend Campbellsville University, was selected as a pitcher and outfielder for the team.

    Aldridge becomes the first Anderson County player selected for the all-star games since Courtney Turpin in 2010.