Today's News

  • Teens busted for ‘huffing’ in county park


    Two teenagers were charged Sunday afternoon after police found them in the county park, allegedly huffing Air Duster, according to citations on file in Anderson District Court.

    Freeman Verda Denny, 18, of 148 Bell St., Lawrenceburg, and Austin Ross Abshire, 19 (no address listed) were each charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and public intoxication by deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • ‘God needed her more than me’

    A 17-year-old Lawrenceburg girl was killed last Saturday night when a vehicle crashed on Alton Station Road near Rainbow Drive. Sydney Peffer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by another 17-year-old girl, who was not injured in the wreck. Her name had not been released as of Monday. The Kentucky State Police are investigating, and declined to comment if charges are pending.

  • Shelburne rocks Lawrenceburg


    The community came together Friday for “Nashville on the Green,” a free concert featuring Taylorsville native J.D. Shelburne. Many local businesses sponsored the event that proved to be a success as the crowd continued to grow once the music started.

    At one point, Shelburne paused before starting a new song to tell the audience about his Kentucky roots.

    “I’m one of you guys, really,” said Shelburne. “I just got a guitar in front of me.”

  • Man jailed for choking woman

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after allegedly choking a woman until the blood vessels in her eyes burst, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brock O’Neil Thompson, 22, of 424 Secretariat Drive, allegedly broke into the woman’s home and waited for her to return while hiding in a basement closet, according to an arrest warrant requested May 8 by officer Nathan Doty.

  • Former Legion commander passes at 81

    The longtime commander of American Legion Post 34 and Korean War veteran Bobby Thornberry, 81, passed away suddenly Saturday at Baptist Health Lexington.

    A mainstay at the Legion, Thornberry lead numerous efforts through his years of service that brought statewide and national recognition to the local post.

    Funeral services were still pending Sunday afternoon at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, and were expected to be completed Monday.

    Thornberry is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Hyatt Thornberry.

  • Photos from DARE Graduation
  • Rod’s guitar makes it back on stage with J.D. Shelburne

    There might be times when Rod Cunningham has the itch to get back on the stage and play a few measures. It was his life for over 10 years and he sometimes still sits at his Lawrenceburg home to just jam.

    Rod has not been on stage in years but when J.D. Shelburne gets going on the Lawrenceburg Green Friday night, he’ll have a part of Cunningham with him.

  • High school bookkeeper fired

    The bookkeeper at Anderson County High School was fired last week for what Superintendent Sheila Mitchell described as dishonesty, insubordination and conduct unbecoming of a school employee.

    Kristi McIntosh, who served as bookkeeper for seven years, had been suspended with pay for several months while the school district conducted an investigation.

    Mitchell said she could not elaborate on the reasons she fired McIntosh, and declined to say if the matter has been turned over to law enforcement for additional investigation.

  • Scenes from Nashville Live on the Green
  • Small town girl Hannah Blaylock looking forward to opening Nashville on the Green

    When Hannah Blaylock takes the stage to open the Nashville Live on the Green concert Friday night, she might be in a thriving metropolis compared to where she grew up.

    “My parents were born and raised in central Arkansas,” Blaylock said in an e-mail. “A year before I was born, they decided to move to Alaska to experience the last frontier of America and go on an adventure. My parents are awesome.