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Today's News

  • Meeting a hero, close to home

     

    It used to be Superman,

    Johnny Bench and then George Jones.

    But lately I’ve been finding all my heroes

    Closer to home.

    —The Oak Ridge Boys

    I never met Mason Rucker until I was out of college, but he quickly became one of my heroes.

    If you ever got to know him, he’d be one of yours too.

  • Learn how to plant garden, grow flowers on the cheap

    Those rascally rabbits just ate 100 of my tomato plants. At least I hadn’t planted them yet.

    Those were my later tomatoes, but still. It was easy pickins, and my fault, because they were in a float tray, in a tub, on the ground. Oh well, the trials and tribulations of a farmer.

    There have been several new gardening tips come my way lately and I thought I’d share with you this week. Gardening does have its expenses, so any time I can find a way to save, I’m on it.

    Let’s start with flowers.

  • Portion of U.S. 127 to be named ‘Logann Driskell Memorial Highway’

    A portion of U.S. 127 in Anderson County will soon be named for a state highway superintendent who was killed in 2014 in an automobile accident.

    The highway between mile points 2.535 and 5.295 will be designated as the “Logann Driskell Memorial Highway,” the state transportation cabinet announced last week.

    A ceremony to unveil a sign is scheduled for 10 am. Friday, July 1 at the Anderson County Park.

    The public is welcome.

  • Man, 88, struck while crossing Main Street

    From staff reports

    An elderly Lawrenceburg man suffered a head injury Monday afternoon when he was struck while walking across Main Street.

    Roy Metzger, 88, was struck by a vehicle driven by Lawrenceburg resident Christopher Allex, according to officer Jamie Dunn of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dunn said witnesses saw Metzger walk out into traffic when he was struck by Allex’s car, which was turning onto South Main from East Woodford Street. Witnesses told police that Metzger was not in the crosswalk.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    Ryan, 82, passed away in Lousiville, according to information provided by Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home, which is charge of services.

    Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ritchey and Peach Funeral Home, 701 North Main Street. A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Teens see father shot during dispute over weed trimmer

    As they stood in front of their trailer Monday morning on Versailles Road, Summer Grace pulled up her husband Chuck’s T-shirt to reveal an angry-looking bruise on his back, just below his right shoulder.

    A lump beneath that bruise was formed by a .38-caliber bullet that ripped into his chest the night before, splashing blood on his face and sending his twin teenage sons — who were busy celebrating their 14th birthday — fleeing for help.

  • Turning grief into giving

    When Pat Roberts lost her 2-month-old grandson to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 2006, she had no idea that his death would take her life on a different path.

    To honor what would have been his first birthday, Roberts hosted a family party, asking those in attendance to bring new baby items. She collected all the items in a large 30-gallon storage tote and called the health department, asking them to identify an expectant mother in need that could use the supplies.

  • Son busted for stealing items from father’s house

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after he allegedly stole a number of items from his father’s house.

    Brian Daniels, 32, of 302 Suzanne St., and another man were seen allegedly loading a white passenger car with lawn mowers and other yard maintenance items on June 21, according to a police report.

    They also took several DVDs and CD player from inside the home.

    Police arrived and found that two sheds on the property had been forcibly entered, according to the report.

  • Woman gets DUI with grandkids in car

    A woman with her grandchildren in a vehicle was charged with being nearly three times the legal limit late this afternoon when she was stopped by officer Brian Brashears of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Pamela G. Perkins, 52, of 131 Sunrise Lane, Lancaster faces charges of DUI, two counts of second-degree wanton endangerment, careless driving, no license, no insurance, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to have children properly restrained in her vehicle.

    The children, ages 8 and 10, were turned over to a family member who came to get them.

  • Fair carney charged with rape

    Federal marshals swooped into the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show tonight and arrested a carnival worker wanted on a charge of aggravated rape.

    The worker is identified as Sean Halper, 28, of Worcester, Massachusetts, where the alleged rape occurred.

    Agents with the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, along with Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, made the arrest around 6 p.m. at the fair.

    Taylor is a member of the Eastern District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force.