Today's News

  • Circuit Court judge issues deadline for briefs in lawsuit to ban trucks on 151

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    No trial date was set last Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by Alton residents trying to ban non-local commercial vehicles from Highway 151.

    Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd gave attorney Sheilah Kurtz, who is representing Group 151, and attorneys representing the state’s Transportation Cabinet deadlines reaching into January to file briefs he will use to determine standing and jurisdiction in case.

  • Sargent, Tipton to square off for 53rd District seat Nov. 8

    Landmark News Service

    James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) is challenging incumbent James A. Tipton (R-Taylorsville) for the 53rd District seat in Frankfort, which includes all of Anderson and Spencer counties, along with a portion of Bullitt County. Following are responses to questions asked leading up to Tuesday’s election.

    What prompted you to run for office?

  • Grant will slash local debt of Alton sewer project

    The $2 million project to replace the the rickety vacuum sewer system in Alton became considerably less expensive for Lawrenceburg residents Monday morning.

    The City of Lawrenceburg has been awarded a $992,500 federal Community Block Development Grant, which was delivered during an announcement on the Lawrenceburg Green by Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington).

  • Want a cheerleader? Look somewhere else

    Column as I see ’em …

    As a customer of the city’s water and sewer department, I was happy report about the federal grant that will shave off nearly half of the debt the city was about to incur for the $2 million sewer project in Alton.

  • Same bands, different tastes leave Marching Bearcats hungry again

    It was somewhat fitting that the final performance of the 2016 season for the Anderson County High School Marching Band would come at a place named for a pizza empire.

    I’ll take the ham and pineapple. You can have pepperoni and mushrooms.

    We can both be happy.After having some pizza — Really, what else can you eat at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium? — the Marching Bearcats were just ready to finally claim that elusive big trophy they have been chasing the last five years.

    It was to be their year, you know.

  • Seven vie for six seats on Lawrenceburg City Council

    From staff reports

    Voters will elect a new Lawrenceburg City Council when they go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    There are seven candidates running for six available seats in what are deemed non-partisan races.

    Six of the seven candidates are incumbents, with Joe Marshall attempting to unseat one council member.

    Below are responses to a questionnaire sent to each candidate.

    Bobby Durr

    Question: What do you consider the biggest current need in the city and how will you go about getting it done?

  • Woman indicted for armed robbery

    A Lawrenceburg woman charged following an Oct. 26 armed standoff with Lexington police was indicted Tuesday for armed robbery of the Evergreen Market in Franklin County.

    Robin Holbert, 46, allegedly robbed the convenience store at gunpoint the night before the standoff. Surveillance video displayed during a news conference Monday at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shows Holbert wearing what appeared to be white facial pant and wearing masculine clothing, pull a handgun out and demand a clerk hand over cash.

  • Milam first female in KSP history to carry Guidon

    Courtney Milam has always been one to be a leader.

    On the basketball court, she put the Anderson County Lady Bearcats on her shoulders and took them within a minute of making Kentucky’s Sweet 16.

    At St. Catharine College, she came back from a serious knee injury to lead the Lady Patriots to one of the best years in school history.

    Those times will eventually be forgotten by those not closely affected by her hoops teams but now Courtney Milam is leading the way for something that is lasting.

  • More than Trump, Clinton on ballot

    From staff reports

    Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton leads the ballot, but Anderson County voters will have many more races to decide when they head to the polls Nov. 8.

    Leading those races is a showdown between incumbent state Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) for a seat in the 53rd District. For a preview of their race, see A7.

  • Mistakes doom Bearcats at Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – When seeing the final count of Collins’ 41-21 win over Anderson County Friday night, it would be hard to fathom that at halftime, it was a 10-7 football game.